Vladimir Putin
  • Russian police officers detain a protester outside the Federation Council Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Several protesters were deta

    The upper chamber of Russia's parliament unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 26, 2012, 2:45 PM EST
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is in India for talks intended to help cement Russia's position in the growing Indian market and reinvigorate political ties.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 24, 2012, 4:40 AM EST
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin welcomes the leaders of member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.

    The Russian president says the draft bill is a legitimate response to a new U.S. law that calls for sanctions on Russians deemed to be human rights violators.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 20, 2012, 5:09 AM EST