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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

Date of Birth: 7 October 1952
Place of Birth: Leningrad


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MPLA on uncertain ground

Some critics have suggested that Lourenço will like Russian President Vladimir Putin did with Dmitry Medvedev put forward Esperança Costa as candidate in 2026 with him as Vice-President...


Gulf states vie for position in region

Somalia's Abdullah Mohamed Abdullah 'Farmajo' tried to court Russia in his last months in office but President Vladimir Putin was not tempted as the main strategic focus for the Kremlin remains its interests in Sudan such as gold mining and a presence in the Red Sea...


How manganese pipeline helps the ANC

UMK's role in funding the ANC is not the only potential reason the government is refusing to condemn Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine...

On 15 June South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Russia's Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone apparently at Ramaphosa's request after which the Kremlin reported that the presidents had 'expressed satisfaction with the current level of the two countries' strategic partnership'...


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Zelensky gets on the line to Addis

But after Sall and AU Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat met with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Moscow earlier this month AU officials seem to have calculated that they could give the Ukrainian president the floor without jeopardising their stated neutrality...

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Sall cuts deal on food crisis

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen were able to brief that they and the AU had agreed on a united message on food security placing the blame for disruptions to food supply squarely on Russian President Vladimir Putin's shoulders (Dispatches 10/5/22 The UN reports that food and energy crises are deepening due to Russia's war on Ukraine)...


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