Charles Maynes, NPR News

Charles Maynes, NPR News
Vladimir Putin

After a quarter century in power, Russian President Putin isn’t going anywhere

Vladimir Putin was reelected with 87% of ballots, in a three-day election derided by Russia's opposition and the West as neither free nor fair.
Vladimir Putin

Putin assails West for unleashing ‘real war’ against Russia, as it marks Victory Day

Russia's Victory Day ceremony traditionally echoes the grand military parades of the Soviet era, yet was scaled back amid the war in Ukraine.
russian missile strike debris in kyiv

Deadly missile strikes hit Kyiv as explosions reported in other cities across Ukraine

Explosions rocked several cities across Ukraine in the most extensive attack on the country since the early days of Russia's invasion in February.
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Putin announces a partial military mobilization for Russian citizens

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that will send Russians who have gone through military training to join the fight in Ukraine while stopping short of an all-out draft.