Russian President Vladimir Putin Current Affairs - 2020

77.95% Russians Voted in Favour of Constitutional Amendment, Putin can lead Russia until 2036

Constitutional Referendum as proposed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during his address to the Federal Assembly on 15th January 2020 was held from 25th June to 1st July 2020. As per the votes during the Referendum, 77.95 percent of Russian citizens have voted in support of the Amendments to the 1993 Constitution of Read More…

Vote for Constitutional Reforms begins as Putin looks to lead Russia until 2036

On 25th June 2020, Voting for Constitutional Reforms in Russia had begun amid the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The voting was originally scheduled to be conducted on 22nd April 2020 had to be rescheduled to 1st July 2020 following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Russia. In order to maintain social distancing Read More…

Russia awards North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal

On May 5, 2020, the Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the North Korean leader a commemorative war medal. The medal has been awarded to mark the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Highlights The award was received by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri-Son-Gwon on behalf of Kim. Kim was awarded with the medal for preserving Read More…

 Ural: Nuclear-powered Arctic icebreaker launched by Russia

Russia recently launched nuclear-powered Arctic icebreaker named ‘Ural’ at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The move is to tap commercial potential of Arctic Ocean. Key Highlights Background: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in April 2019 that Russia will step up construction of icebreakers with aim of significantly boosting freight traffic along its Arctic coast. About: Read More…