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Vladimir Putin Sculpture in New York City’s Central Park

A sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been recently erected in a playground in New York's Central Park. The bright red statue depicts Putin sitting atop a miniature war tank. French artist James Colomina took credit for the statue on...

Putin Offers Russian Citizenship to Ukrainians

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended Russian citizenship to all Ukrainians on Monday. The decree will fast track the applications of Ukrainians seeking out Russian citizenship. Previously, only Ukrainians from the Russian-speaking breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, called the Donetsk...

Putin Has a “Hunger Plan,” Yale Historian Says

Yale historian Timothy Snyder said Russian President Vladimir Putin has a hunger plan that would create starvation in some countries as part of his efforts in Ukraine. Snyder published a lengthy Twitter thread Saturday explaining how he believes Putin is...

Putin and Erdogan: Architects of Revisionism

The violation of international law and disregard for international treaties by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine is a dark sign of revisionism

$700 Million Superyacht Linked to Putin Seized by Italy

A giant superyacht linked to Vladimir Putin was seized by Italian authorities on Friday after they recommended it be impounded as part of sanctions against Russia. Authorities in Italy said the $700 million superyacht, called 'The Scheherazade,' which is more...

President Putin Demands Russian Gas Payments be Made in Rubles

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to cut off Russian gas to Europe if "unfriendly countries" don't pay in rubles, the Russian currency, by Friday. "If unfriendly countries do not pay in rubles from April 1, we will consider this a...

US Astronaut’s ISS Return, Courtesy of Russia, Hangs in Balance: NASA

US astronaut Mark Vande Hei is slated to share a ride back from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Russia's Soyuz capsule later this month, despite tensions over the war in Ukraine, NASA said on Monday. Russia-US cooperation aboard the...

NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately” stop the war in Ukraine, adding that efforts to undermine the alliance had failed. “President Putin must stop this war immediately (and) engage in diplomacy in...

Nearly Three Million Ukrainian Refugees After Russian Invasion: UN

The number of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country after the Russian invasion approached three million on Tuesday, the United Nations said. Data from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) suggests about 2.95 million people have left Ukraine thus far. The UNHCR...

Russia Asked China for Ukraine Military Assistance, US Officials Say

Russia asked China for military support as well as economic assistance for its invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported on Sunday. The requests came after the invasion occurred, with one official declining to detail the Chinese reaction but indicated that they...