Putin losing support in “Putingrad”
Russian President Vladimir Putin lost support in his former stronghold city of Nizhny Tagil. In 2011, the industrial city of Nizhny Tagil was dubbed "Putingrad" for its residents' fervent support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nine years later, it appears the city no longer lives up to that nickname. Workers are speaking out against the constitutional changes that would allow Putin to stay in office until 2036 amid growing frustration
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Trump plans to invite Putin in the postponed G-7 summit
US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is postponing the G-7 summit until the fall and plans to invite four additional non-member nations, including Russia. New countries include Australia, India, Russia, and South Korea. "I don’t feel that as a G-7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world, “We want Australia, we want India, we want South Korea and Russia," Trump said
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Trump claims Saudi Arabia and Russia are about to sign a new oil deal
US President Donald Trump has said that Saudi Arabia and Russia will likely make a new oil deal within the next few days and will end their price war. He has invited US oil executives to the White House to discuss the global oil market. Global oil prices have fallen by two thirds this year.
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Russia sends plane full of medical equipment to the US
Russia has sent a military plane full of medical equipment and protective masks to the US in order to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic. The plane was sent after Putin and Trump discussed the crisis over the phone where both sides agreed to help each other if necessary.
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Putin may end up ruling Russia until 2036
Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the door for some constitutional changes that will allow him to stay in power until the year 2036. Without these changes, he would have to step down in 2024 after his fourth sequential term as President. The decision will be made via a nationwide vote.
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