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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

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


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New powers, new policy

Comrade companies This week Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in South Africa the essential first stop on his belated Africa tour...


Pause in St Petersburg

Neither the host President Vladimir Putin nor his core agenda of extracting maximum diplomatic leverage from Russia's vast energy reserves had much interest for Africa...


Lev Leviev takes on De Beers

Leviev born in Uzbekistan and a member of the Jewish ultra-orthodox Chabad Lubavitch movement has helped Russian President Vladimir Putin in his battle against oligarch Vladimir Gusiinsky...


The old-timers

Pro-Bouteflika Algerians argue that he is still the best President they will get and are proud that within a few weeks he has conferred with Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his old friend Cuba's Fidel Castro and with Louis Freeh Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...


Winners and losers in Angolagate

Leviev is said to have helped Russian President Vladimir Putin in his battles with oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky; this helps the Leviev-Gaydamak partnership build on Gaydamak's already strong ties with Russian securocrats...


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