Vladimir Putin

    • Ruling United Russia party slapped in Moscow vote

      Ruling United Russia party slapped in Moscow vote

      Russia's ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, lost about one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly at the local elections held last Sunday, according to final data cited by Russian news agencies. Nevertheless, the party retained its majority in the assembly, and its candidates for regional governors won in St Petersburg and in 15 other parts of the country.

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    • Putin asks Italy to mediate in lifting EU sanctions

      Putin asks Italy to mediate in lifting EU sanctions

      Meeting Italian PM Giuseppe Conte on Thursday, during his one-day visit to Rome, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked him for help in improving relations between the EU and Russia and stop sanctions on Moscow, news wires reported. Putin said he hopes Italy will explain to the EU the damage that has been caused by economic sanctions imposed by the EU and the US after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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    • Pope to meet Putin at Vatican on 4 July

      Pope to meet Putin at Vatican on 4 July

      Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin for an audience on 4 July, the Vatican announced on Thursday. The meeting will be the third between the two men, with Francis having received Putin most recently in 2015, when the pope urged all parties to the conflict in Ukraine to make a "sincere effort" for peace.

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