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Trump and Putin met at the APEC Summit in Vietnam in 2017.

Trump might attend Russia’s Victory Day military parade, which would be a huge win for Putin

Trump's attendance at the parade in Russia would be highly controversial given the historic level of animosity between Moscow and Washington.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C front) visits the Russian Navy corvette Gremyashchy at the Yantar Shipyard in the city of Kaliningrad; centre back; Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Putin says the Russian Navy’s newest ship will soon carry a new hypersonic missile that may be unstoppable

Little is known about the Zircon missile, which Russia says can travel at speeds up to Mach 9 and has a range of 1,000 km.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, in October 2019.

Russia officially introduced a ‘sovereign internet’ law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web

The law, ostensibly to protect the country from cyberattacks, came into force Friday. Critics say the Kremlin could use it to censor unsavory content.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen during his holiday in the Siberian forest, October 7, 2019.

Vladimir Putin is looking unstoppable after a string of victories that Trump handed to him on a plate

This week alone, the Russian president has usurped the US as a new kingmaker in Syria and gained a closer ally in Europe's backyard.
Boys wave at a convoy of US vehicles withdrawing from northern Syria, in Erbil, Iraq, October 21, 2019.

Trump’s plan to leave some US troops in Syria to guard its oil is now doomed, thanks to Putin

"The implementation of this memorandum will strongly interfere with these plans," a Russian official said. "We will work to nullify them."
President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the conflict in Syria as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands at his side in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington on October 23, 2019.

Trump tries to spin his disastrous Syria retreat into a big success, says he showed ‘vision’ and ‘courage’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday portrayed his Syria retreat as a big win, despite the calamitous consequences of his decision.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, southern Russia, on October 22, 2019.

After pulling out of Syria, the US is left watching the country’s fate being decided in Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Russia to discuss a potential peace plan for northeastern Syria with President Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan meet in Ankara.

3 of America’s biggest adversaries are now united against the US in the Middle East

Turkey's offensive gives the Kremlin the opportunity to play the role as the region's top powerbroker, which unlike the US, has forces on the ground.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Minneapolis

In just one week, Trump’s Syria retreat has caused the nightmare scenario everyone warned him about

ISIS is regrouping in Syria, US credibility has been badly damaged on the global stage, and Russia is the biggest winner of all.

Trump’s coziness with authoritarians is backfiring spectacularly in Syria

Trump's cozy relationships with some of the world's most repressive leaders is coming back to haunt him at a ferocious velocity in Syria.