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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

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


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Posturing in Palermo

On 7 November Haftar visited Moscow to see Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Yevgeny Prigozhin the head of Wagner the Russian firm which sends Kremlin-approved mercenaries abroad and who is close to President Vladimir Putin...


Moscow abhors a vacuum

New friendsTouadéra has so much confidence in the Kremlin that he believes President Vladimir Putin is ready to protect his administration against bullying by any local or regional actor such as Chad...


Riyadh to the rescue

Activists claim that President Vladimir Putin who had made advance payments based on Zuma's personal assurances about the Rosatom deal is allowing Russian money to find its way to the ANC's foes in the EFF and the right-wing lobby group AfriForum...


Kabila names his dauphin

The secretary general of Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy Shadary may be intended to keep the presidential seat warm for Kabila much in the way that Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped down as president to avoid breaching a two-term limit before taking the job again after a period away...


Diplomats down, spies up

Later in November El Beshir vented his anger with Washington during a public meeting with Vladimir Putin asking Russia's President 'to protect Sudan from American aggressions'...


Zuma goes down fighting

Ramaphosa also told reporters in Davos that the nuclear deal with Vladimir Putin's Russia would not go ahead...


The trillion rand thank you

Much of the raison d'être of the controversial 1 trillion rand (US$72 billion) nuclear deal with Russia rests on President Jacob Zuma's belief that he owes his life to President Vladimir Putin say sources close to the Zuma family...


Squaring the triangle

Yet much as President Vladimir Putin may like dealing with a strongman a range of sources have told Africa Confidential that there remain limits to Moscow's commitment to Haftar and to a much wider role in Libya...


Hot-money boost for economy

He has developed close relations with both Russia's President Vladimir Putin and new United States President Donald Trump...


Two trumpeteers overboard

Haftar already enjoys strong support from two other presidents Egypt's Abdel Fatah el Sisi and Russia's Vladimir Putin both of whom are close to Trump...


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