Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicVladimir Putin

Topic: Vladimir Putin

Ukraine’s economy is crashing. It should exit war and build itself instead

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Under fire for praising Trump’s Ukraine stance, Noam Chomsky says US ex-president ‘not the issue’

Unlike Trump, Biden administration doesn't seem to be supporting peace negotiations & is focussed on sanctions against Russia, says the linguist & political activist.

Vladimir Putin’s parade can’t hide a missing victory

The Russian President not formally declaring war on Ukraine or giving a call for mass mobilisation on Victory Day is a reminder of the limits of his power.

Ukraine invasion correct decision as West was prepared to invade us, says Vladimir Putin

The Russian President did not escalate the conflict to a war — as was feared — during his address at the Victory Day parade Monday.

EU likely to sanction Vladimir Putin’s alleged girlfriend Alina Kabaeva

The Russian President has denied a relationship with Kabaeva whose name was first linked to him a decade ago.

As Russian church backs Putin’s war, Orthodox Christians in Ukraine & Russia stand divided

Patriarch Kirill, the head bishop of Russian Orthodox Church, has openly supported Putin’s campaign in Ukraine, lending weight to the idea of it being a 'holy war'.

Putin is losing the war but he will escalate to show he’s still in charge

In the past, Putin has compared himself to a cornered rat: rather than giving up, the rat attacks. He's implied he will never back down. He’ll always escalate, even into self-annihilation.

Putin says Russia has taken control of Ukraine’s Mariupol, calls it a ‘success’

Mariupol would be the biggest city yet taken by Russia in its two-month invasion and is key to asserting control over the Donbas region and linking it by land with Crimea.

Putin’s nuclear threat makes Armageddon thinkable

Since the 1960s, nuclear weapons have largely receded from the public consciousness. Nonetheless, nuclear war is very much a 'thinkable' concept, however horrible it might have been.

Russian billionaires face fresh blow after Putin bans firms from foreign stock listings

Putin signed off on legal amendments that require Russian companies to delist their overseas shares, winding up a process that has gathered pace with the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

On Camera

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Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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