The Russian president’s enormous influence over the country’s destiny has forced comparisons between Putin and the former Tsars.
A journalist recounts his harrowing experience of 'Black October' and asks why Russians choose to forget the dark episode of Russian history.
The summit on July 16 comes as US allies in Europe seek to isolate Russia over various issues such as the Ukraine and the Skripal poisoning case in the UK and following a Nato summit.
Putin has announced that he will contest the 2018 presidential election. In Russia today, Putin is in the house, and the house always wins.
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