Vladimir Putin


AP | Lynn Berry | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada

MOSCOW -- To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his readi...

Canada Sending Fighter Jets In Response To Ukraine Crisis

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada announced Thursday it will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission in response to the crisis in Ukraine, just...

3 Dead In Attack On Ukraine Base

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada

KYIV, Ukraine - Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a national guard base in the Black Se...


AP | Yuras Karmanau | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada

IZYUM, Ukraine -- Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricad...

The Biggest Concerns for Ukraine's New President

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

In a few weeks time Ukrainian voters will be going to the polls to elect a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country for the safety of Russia amid a Tahrir Square-style, people power uprising. The Cabinet of Ministers has no lack of urgent agenda items to deal with. Several pitfalls lie ahead:

Here's What Harper Got From Putin And Yanukovych

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has in his possession a wide array of gifts that he has received over the years from Russian President Vladimir...

Harper's Gifts From Putin Now Awkward Mementoes

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - They are the awkward mementoes of happier times, a closet-full of gifts that Prime Minister Stephen Harper graciously accepted from Russian P...

Harper: Kick Russia Out Of G8

CBC | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making it clear he wants G7 leaders to expel Russia from the G8 group of industrialized nations. Harper made a brie...

Why I Won't Be Travelling To Russia

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Travel

Perhaps if this had been a one-time occurrence it would be easier to digest, but the fact is Russian president Vladimir Putin has a shameful record when it comes to just about everything. He has never hesitated to put political rivals behind bars, even going as far as jailing the protest band Pussy Riot.

Harper Meets With Ukrainian PM

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Politics

KYIV, Ukraine - Stephen Harper paid a visit to Ukraine on Saturday, becoming the first G7 leader to witness the devastation in Kyiv as he took in the ...

After Crimea, the Only Question is "What's Next?"

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

The mood on Maidan Square in central Kyiv remains decidedly grim after a referendum widely branded as illegal and illegitimate took place in Crimea on Sunday. Two Ukrainian kozaks loudly beat drums in a rhythm that is normally used in the call to arms. It serves to heighten the sense of foreboding. Now that Crimea has been hived off from mainland Ukraine, "what next?" is the question on everyone's minds

Ex-Obama Adviser: If You Reject Keystone, You Make Putin's Day

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's former national security adviser says rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would be a gift to Vladimir Putin and a...

Step Away From The Crimea, G-7 Urges

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has once again called on Russia to back away from its efforts to split the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.Harpe...

Mulroney: Putin Is No Gorbachev

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney describes Russian President Vladimir Putin as a leader longing for the days when the Soviet Union enjoyed superp...


CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speed...

A Tale of Two Russia Today Anchors

Davide Mastracci | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On the evening of March 5, anchor Liz Wahl resigned from Russia Today-America at the end of her 5 p.m. broadcast. While it's not fair to speculate that Wahl made her dramatic exit in order to score a new, and potentially higher paying, job, it is certain that her patriotic exit will likely be rewarded by American media.

Last Tango In Paris?

CP | Lori Hinnant And Juergen Baetz, The Associated Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada

PARIS - The building blocks of a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine emerged Wednesday as top Russian and Western officials tried to defuse one of...

Pro-Russian Troops Take Ferry Terminal, Borders In Crimea

AP | DALTON BENNET AND DAVID MCHUGH | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government -- with ...

Baird Rules Out Military Response To Intervention In Ukraine

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government ramped up its denunciations of Russia on Sunday, threatening the potential for more sanctions even as it ruled out west...

Canadian Ambassador Recalled, Prep For G8 Suspended

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ominous developments in Ukraine have prompted Prime Minister Stephen Harper to strongly condemn Russia military intervention in the country w...

Sochi 2014 Wins a Gold Medal in Hypocrisy

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada
Akaash Maharaj

Vladimir Putin posed as a protector of children, while making gay youth outcasts in their own country. The IOC posed as an organisation above politics, while unabashedly bending national politics to its commercial interests. Barack Obama posed as a defender of human rights by grappling with foreign governments, while he shied from the fight in domestic politics.

Ukraine Violence Hasn't Cast a Shadow Over Sochi - We Have

Marko Sijan | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada
Marko Sijan

Critics claim the violence in Ukraine has 'cast a shadow' over Sochi. The shadow of death? But the media has already cast one of those, with its endless probing of accidental deaths of athletes in training and competition, or the deaths of athletes' loved ones, or athletes' miscarriages, all to plumb the human spirit's capacity of "labouring under the shadow of death" to earn the life-choosing glory of Olympic victory. The carnage then in Ukraine doesn't cast a shadow on the Sochi Games. Instead it casts a light on something true about us, something we may already know but don't think much about, something Mark Twain was getting at when he said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

Putin Visits Canada House

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada

Guess who visited Canada House on Friday. If you guessed Vladimir Putin, you'd be right. The Russian President drew a crowd when he paid a visit to...

WATCH: Putin's Facebook Look Back Is As Creepy As It Gets

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada

OK, OK, we know you're getting tired of these Facebook look back videos, but come on, this is Vladimir Putin. And this retrospective on the Russia...

Sochi's Gonna Be Grrrrrrreat!

CP | Steven R. Hurst And Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Vladimir Putin, rugged outdoorsman and tough-guy Russian president, promoted a cuddly image Tuesday as his Olympics drew near.Putin ch...