After hearing criticism of the US and its foreign policy from his Russian counterpart for months, President Bush praised President Vladimir Putin for his truthfulness and frankness - a move that drew criticism from some Russia experts.
Popularity: 31% [?] July 3, 2007
Hundreds of ethnic Georgians confronted Russian peacekeeping forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia Thursday, throwing paint and gasoline on them and forcing them to stop blocking a road project, officials said.
Popularity: 27% [?] June 29, 2007
Internet sites in Russia should be censored to combat extremist material, a senior legal official says, the business daily Kommersant reported Friday, June 22.
Popularity: 19% [?] June 22, 2007
Will Putin run for a third term?
No he just gave himself a new title and still controls Russia. He is a modern day czar.
President Vladimir Putin, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term next year, left the door open for a return to the Kremlin in 2012, a Russian daily Kommersant reported Saturday.
Popularity: 17% [?] June 11, 2007
According to ITAR-TASS news agency report, the Socialist United Party of Russia (SUPR) will dissolve itself and its members will join the Just Russia party headed by Federation Council Chairman Sergei Mironov.
Popularity: 10% [?] May 26, 2007
Police clashed with protesters at a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn on Thursday as authorities prepared to remove the bodies, The Associated Press reported.
Popularity: 20% [?] April 27, 2007
Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych called the presidential decree on disbanding the Supreme Rada and holding new parliamentary elections on June 24 unconstitutional, Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reported on Thursday quoting prime ministerâ€™s head of staf.
Popularity: 14% [?]
Excavations at a common gravesite near the monument to Soviet soldiers in Tallinn apparently started early on Thursday, Russian news agency Interfax reported.
Popularity: 11% [?]
Vladimir Putin strongly rejected speculation that he would try to seek a third term, but did not mention who he sees as his preferred successor, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
Popularity: 12% [?]
Two-thirds of Russians approve of proposals by Federation Council speaker Sergei Mironov to increase the term of presidential office to 5-7 years and to allow a president to serve for three consecutive terms.
Popularity: 13% [?] April 17, 2007