Vladimir Putin
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1975, graduate, Law Department, Leningrad State University. 1975, with KGB Foreign Intelligence Service; Adviser to Rector, Leningrad State University; 1990, left KGB; Head, Mayor's External Relations Committee, St Petersburg; 1994, Deputy Mayor; Head, local branch, Our Home is Russia; 1996, resigned, moved to Moscow and Deputy Head, Management Department, Presidential Administration under P Borodin; 1997-98, Head, Main Controlling Department, Presidential Administration; 1998, Deputy Head, administration in charge of relations with regions; 1998, Director, FSB; 1998, Member, Security Council; 1999, Secretary, Security Council; 1999, Prime Minister; 2000-08, President; since May 2008, Prime Minister.

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Being Strong: National Security Guarantees for Russia

32 Comments | Posted 23 February 2012 | 23/02/12 00:00

In a world of upheaval there is always the temptation to resolve one's problems at another's expense, through pressure and force.

It is no surprise that some are calling for resources of global significance to be freed from the exclusive sovereignty of a single nation. This cannot...

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Russia: The Ethnicity Issue

7 Comments | Posted 24 January 2012 | 24/01/12 00:00

For Russia - with its rich diversity of languages, traditions, ethnicities and cultures - the ethnicity issue is without any exaggeration a fundamental one. Any responsible policymaker or public leader must realise that public and inter-ethnic harmony is one of our country's key requisites.

We see what is happening in...

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