Vladimir Putin

Sean Penn: Republican Leaders ‘Are the Party of Putin’

Actor Sean Penn, who has been pictured hobnobbing with Cuba’s communist dictator Raul Castro, dictator and former president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, and Russian president Vladimir Putin, went on the attack against Republicans again, calling its leaders “the party of Putin.” 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) greets US actor Sean Penn after a meeting in Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on March 5, 2011. Penn, who was visiting Caracas, thanked Chavez for the funding that his government gave to an NGO based in Haiti that assists the victims of the earthquake …

India Rejects Putin-Approved Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Trials

India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), the nation’s regulatory body for pharmaceuticals, has rejected a proposal to implement large scale trials of the Russian-developed — and Kremlin-endorsed — Sputnik-V vaccine for Chinese coronavirus, Reuters reported Thursday.

In this July 30, 2020 file photo, Kai Hu, a research associate transfers medium to cells, in the laboratory at Imperial College in London. Imperial College is working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. South Africa and India on Friday Oct. 2, 2020, asked the World Trade Organization to …

Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Accuses Vladimir Putin of Poisoning Him

Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny, who fell ill on a flight to Moscow in late August, has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating his assassination, saying that only he could have authorized the use of the nerve agent novichok, a regular fixture of Russian political killings, the UK Guardian reported Thursday.

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia. As Russia's most determined and durable opposition figure, Alexei Navalny has employed an astute understanding of social media and an …

Kremlin Claims Putin Will Take Coronavirus Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to get inoculated against the Chinese coronavirus in order to safely visit the South Korean capital of Seoul — which has been hit hard by the global pandemic — Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a meeting with members of the Security Council via teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow on September 4, 2020. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo by MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Navalny Posts Photo from Hospital, Vows to Return to Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday posted a photo of himself from his hospital room in Germany and said he was able to breathe for an entire day without the aid of a ventilator. Navalny reportedly told German officials he plans to return to Russia as soon as he has recovered from what several international diagnostic teams have now confirmed as Novichok poisoning.

Navalny appears in the hospital photo with his wife Yulia and two children.

John Bolton: Trump Is a ‘Useful Idiot’ to Many Foreign Dictators

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Situation Room” that President Donald Trump has been a “useful idiot” in his dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and North Korean Kim Jong-un.

The United States' National Security Advisor John Bolton said Wednesday that the U.S. is pursuing diplomatic and economic initiviatives to support Venezuelan National Assembly Leader Juan Guaido and against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI