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Big-name Pussy Riot backers jump on Putin's judo jaunt

Russian President Vladimir Putin has flown into a storm of Olympic proportions as he arrived in London to watch his favourite sport, judo, on the sidelines of a diplomatic free-for-all with his British counterpart David Cameron, including talRs on Syria.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Who said it?

[The police] invoke any and every reason for moving us on ... a policeman told us there had been a noise complaint before we had even started playing!

Busker Joseph von Hess

The ICAC is an independent institution. It is not the chief executive's private weapon

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Making a stand against big bear

Did Chelski's billionaire Roman Abramovich fund that huge 'This Is Russia' flag unfurled over three tiers of the National Stadium during the grudge match between Poland and bitter football - and political - rivals Russia?

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sino-Russian relations find uneasy accord

With a common strategic interest in counterbalancing the West, China and Russia have presented a united front in major international issues, but analysts noted that long-term divisions between the two major powers still exist as they jostle for leading roles in global affairs.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China and Russia to deepen ties on key issues

China and Russia have signed a deal to set up a US$4 billion joint investment fund yesterday as Russian President Vladimir Putin kicked off a three-day visit to Beijing.

Putin's visit comes as the two countries seek to counterbalance the geopolitical clout of the United States in Asia and to bolster their joint stance on Syria.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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Putin in Beijing for state visit and regional summit

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

They want to see this sort of work no longer happening so you get rid of me, you get rid of the subject

Dr Sam Winter on HKU not extending his contract when he turns 60 next month

Jumping from the post of the head of the assembly line [to presidential envoy] is madness

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

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Vladimir Putin steps up to a changed world

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chess games over Central Asia between rivals - and allies

Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in Russia was predictably controversial in Europe and America. In Beijing, the official read-out provided by Xinhua highlighted a positive conversation, with President Hu Jintao stating with 'confidence that Putin's new presidential term would see faster progress in building a stronger and richer nation'.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

President Putin has two choices

Vladimir Putin is basking in the glory of another election win, but his leadership of Russia this time cannot be the same as during his previous two terms. The protests that sprang up after rigged parliamentary polls three months ago have returned and speak volumes about the state of the nation and the aspirations of a fast-growing middle class.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I said, 'What about your husband?' But she didn't answer. So I didn't question her any more

A North Korean defector recalls the decision of her friend Sung Hae-rim (above) to move in with Kim Jong-il

He should do the same thing I did. That way, he will be able to preserve all the positive things he did

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Big Brother Putin' gains status of cyber celebrity

A farmer in Anhui province has been catapulted to instant fame after photos showing his resemblance to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin were circulated online.

Luo Yuanping has been affectionately dubbed 'Big Brother Putin', in keeping with a well-established tradition for mainland recipients of cyber celebrity status.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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Tsang gives last policy address as chief executive

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Neighbours on the brink of signing landmark deal

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said negotiations with China on a huge natural gas supply deal would soon enter the final stage, after talks with Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday, when both sides gave an upbeat assessment of bilateral ties.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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Marchers demand abolition of death penalty

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am