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Cannes: Patryk Vega to Make Vladimir Putin Drama as English-Language Debut (Exclusive)

Polish box office champ Patryk Vega (Pitbull, Women of Mafia) will make his English-language debut with a true-life gangster tale about Vladimir Putin’s rise to power in Russia. The film, whose working title is The Vor in Law, a reference to a Russian mafia term akin to “the godfather,” will look at Putin from his hardscrabble beginnings in St. Petersburg “all the way to the war in Ukraine,” Vega told The Hollywood Reporter.More from The Hollywood ReporterCannes: Lukas Dhont on the Pressures of Making a Second Film and Why His Competition Title 'Close' Explores FriendshipCannes: IFC Films Takes Sci-Fi Comedy 'Turn...
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Vladimir Putin is ‘quite seriously ill’, says former spy who wrote Trump Russia dossier

Vladimir Putin is “quite seriously ill” claims the former British spy Christopher Steele, who wrote a dossier on Donald Trump and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.“Certainly, from what we’re hearing from sources in Russia and elsewhere, is that Putin is, in fact, quite seriously ill,” the former British spy said in an interview with Sky News on Sunday.Mr Steele, however, said it could not be determined what the exact illness is.“It’s not clear exactly what this illness is — whether it’s incurable or terminal, or whatever. But certainly, I think it’s part of the equation,” he...

Sean McVay's Fiancée Adds Vladimir Putin Toilet Paper To House 'Accents'

Sean McVay's fiancée has taken her disdain for Vladimir Putin to her bathroom ... revealing she just recently added some Putin toilet paper to her house. Veronika Khomyn, who's been dating McVay -- the L.A. Rams head coach -- for years, showed off the new bath tissue on her social media page on Sunday evening.

Vladimir Putin is micro-managing Ukraine war ‘at level of low-ranking colonel’ — report

Vladimir Putin is micro-managing the Ukraine war right down to the level of a low-ranking colonel or brigadier, western military sources have been quoted as saying.The Russian president, along with his military chief General Valery Gerasimov, is getting involved in the kind of low-level manouevres that would typically be decided by an officer managing a battalion of as few as 700 Russian troops, according to two UK media reports.Mr Putin is said to be personally dictating the movement of forces in the Donbas, a region where Russia has suffered a number of recent military setbacks including the effective loss...

Why Emmanuel Macron's peace efforts with Vladimir Putin are probably pointless

On Victory Day — the May 9 commemoration of the former Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War — Russian President Vladimir Putin was expected to officially declare war on Ukraine. However, Putin didn’t mention escalating the war in his speech. Is it any coincidence that on the same day, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, who also holds the European Union presidency, dismissed or delayed the prospect of Ukraine’s membership in the EU? Secret backroom deals are a common diplomatic tool, as I examine in my research Power and Influence: The Embeddedness of Nations. Unfortunately, because of the...

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies scolded over Ukraine at CSTO summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin It hosted a meeting of the Russian-led military coalition, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on Monday on its 30th anniversary — but the meeting It was anything but ceremonial. Instead, heads of state from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which make up the...