Category: Vladimir Putin

Will Keen on Playing Vladimir Putin in ‘Patriots’ on Broadway: ‘The Sign of a Great Liar Is the Ability to...

How do  you play someone as notorious as Vladimir Putin? It would be easy to telegraph his cruelty, to turn him into a mustache-twirling villain. Or to give over entirely to caricature, without capturing what’s beneath the surface. Will Keen, who embodies the president of Russia in Peter Morgan’s latest play, “Patriots,” avoids these pitfalls. […] Go to Source

The Moscow terror attack could drive a wedge between Russia and one of its longtime allies

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon after posing for a photo prior to a meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in October 2023. AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin Russia says suspects in the Moscow terror attack came from Tajikistan, something the country denies. Tajikistan and Russia are allies, but tensions have been growing between them. Tensions have also been growing between Russia and other former Soviet republics….

Russia finally ditched the euphemism it used to pretend it isn’t at war with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a training center in October 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Russia has clung to the term “special military operation” to describe its invasion of Ukraine. But a Kremlin spokesperson admitted on Friday that “we are in a state of war,” blaming the West.  Putin signed a law effectively criminalizing calling the attack on Ukraine a “war” or “invasion.” Russia is…

Russia is preparing for an all-out war with NATO to happen sooner than originally believed: ISW

Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Sergei Guneyev/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Russia is ramping up its preparations for a “large-scale” war with NATO, says a US think tank. The ISW said Russian efforts at reviving its economy aren’t just about fighting Ukraine.  Instead, Russia could be readying itself for a war with NATO that may occur sooner than expected. Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s focus on reviving the Russian…