Politics of Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses Nizhny Novgorod Oblast governor Valery Shantsev from his post, the second governor to lose his job in a week after Putin dismissed Samara Oblast governor Nikolay Merkushkin the day before. The dismissals come amid speculation that governors of several federal subjects will resign in anticipation of presidential elections in 2018.
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Voters in Russia cast their votes for the President of Russia. Incumbent Vladimir Putin wins a fourth term in office, with just over 75% of the popular vote. 2018-03-18 (Context: President of Russia, Russian presidential election, 2018, Vladimir Putin)
President Vladimir Putin announces his participation in the 2018 presidential election. 2017-12-6 (Context: Politics of Russia, Russian presidential election, 2018, Vladimir Putin)
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denies White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders' claim that Russia breached any international arms control pacts, after President Vladimir Putin's March 1 speech on nuclear weapons. 2018-03-2 (Context: President of Russia, Vladimir Putin)
Reports surface about the publication on January 29 by the United States of a list of Russian politicians and oligarchs that the U.S. government was required by CAATSA to draw up. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the list, on which he is not included, is an "unfriendly act" that complicates ties between the two countries. 2018-01-30 (Context: President of Russia, Vladimir Putin)
President Vladimir Putin declares victory over the Islamic State terror group across both banks of the river Euphrates. 2017-12-6 (Context: President of Russia, Vladimir Putin)