Kremlin Confirms Trump's Team Reached Out During 2016 Election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK

The Kremlin has confirmed that Donald Trump’s lawyer reached out to them during the 2016 presidential campaign in an attempt to obtain the Russian g...

Have We Become Appeasers?

Alex Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Fuller

The world must be dealt with how it is, not how we might like it to be. We are a civilisation seeking peace but swimming in chaos.

Putin And Trump: The View From Russia

Jana Bakunina | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jana Bakunina

People in Russia are at the mercy of the state-controlled media. People in the West needn't be. If this is the new Cold War, then the West would do well to remember what had helped it to bring down the Berlin Wall and diffuse tensions at the end of the last century.

Why Do We Care How Bullying Dictatorships Feel?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Remember that YouTube video where a fairly obese kid responded to a weak and bony bully by performing judo kind of move and smashed the bloke into the...

Nemtsov Murder 'Russian Government's Way Of Warning Critics'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK

The killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was the Russian government's way of warning that those who spoke out against Vladimir Putin wou...

Putin's Foe Gunned Down Outside Kremlin, Days After Family Predicted His Murder

The Huffington Post UK/AP/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a...

America's Last Hope in the Caucasus

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

The past year has been a difficult year for the whole region. Cold War rhetoric returned to the former Soviet Union and was met with rejection and, at times, with fear. Azerbaijan was not different...

Gorbachev, the Pious Fool

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

By the end of the Cold War, the West has gotten to know a voice of sanity from Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, or "Gorby" as West Germans tenderly called. He was a smart politician, a politician indeed rather than a supreme ruler of the second most powerful superpower equipped with the deadliest weapons of mass destruction.

The Unacceptable Face of Putinism

David Clark | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

The first step should be for the European Union to follow US policy in putting Igor Sechin on the sanctions list of individuals subject to travel bans and asset freezes. The US included Sechin on its list because of the immense influence he has exerted during Russia's lurch towards authoritarian nationalism.

UK Will Hold Public Enquiry Into Polonium-Poisoned Spy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

The UK is to hold a much longed-for public inquiry into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Theresa May has announced. The enq...

How Myths and Narratives Are Dominating Events in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

I have always admired the expressiveness of the Russian language. Popular turns of phrase that have become enshrined in everyday language reveal quite colourfully Russians' attitudes towards themselves and ongoing events. In particular I am struck by the way Russians reflect on failure with easy humour, as captured in the phrase 'they hoped for better, but it turned out as usual'.

'Non-Interventionist' Russia Will Pay Dearly for the Crimea

Isabelle Younane | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Isabelle Younane

Putin may win permanent control over the Crimea, but at the cost of abandoning his hard-earned cover of non-interventionism that has coloured Russia's image in the international community, revealing an attitude of pure self-interest that cannot be reconciled with UN values of international peace and cooperation.

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

After Shock Moscow Election Success for Navalny, Kremlin Learning It Can't Have It Both Ways

Patrick Reevell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

A woman outside a polling station in Moscow told me yesterday, that she didn't think it would matter if Sobayanin won honestly in the city's mayoral elections, whose results were released this morning, because "no one will believe it anyway."

Jessica Elgot

INTERVIEW: 'Driving A Truck Through British Law' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A Russian policeman planning to sue a British hedge fund boss through British courts, for alleging he was part of a conspiracy to torture and murder l...

Why the Kremlin Jailed Navalny and Let Him Go (And Why It Won't Be for Long)

Patrick Reevell | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

To everyone's surprise Alexei Navalny was released this afternoon, pending the results of his appeal. First interpretations are that the Russian gover...

Jessica Elgot

Still Furiously Tweeting, Russia's 'Mandela' Is Jailed | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

The energetic Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny, named the country's 'Mandela' for his devoted followers and fierce opposition to the establishmen...

Meet President Putin's New High Tech Anti-Leak Machine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Kremlin's security agency has reportedly purchased £10,000 worth of electric typewriters in an effort to prevent security leaks. The Russian F...

Call For Public Inquiry Into Spy's Poisoning

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

A coroner has written to the government to request a public inquiry in place of an inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko. Sir...

Boston Bombing Could be Bad News for Chechnya

Patrick Reevell | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

For the time-being we don't know why the Tsarnaevs chose to bomb the United States. But regardless of the reasons, the worry is, the Tsarnaevs may just have done in a day what the Kremlin has been trying to do for almost 20 years- painted all Chechens as terrorists.

Pussy Riot Member Freed On Probation

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Pussy Riot member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, has been freed on probation by a Moscow court after an appeal by all three women against a charge of 'hooli...

Pussy Riot Appeal Conviction Over 'Hooliganism'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl, anti-Kremlin punk trio, have appeared in a Moscow court to appeal against their conviction for "hooliganism motivate...

Putin's Bizarre Birthday Video Sees Macho Stunts Recreated By Russian Girls

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

In one of the most bizarre birthday videos ever produced, young (nubile) females from the pro-Kremlin movement Youth Guard have celebrated Putin's 60t...

Two Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

Two members of punk band Pussy Riot have fled Russia to escape arrest, a Twitter account for the group has claimed. Earlier this week police were s...

Moscow Bans Gay Pride Celebrations For A Century

Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Politics

A Russian court has upheld a ban on gay pride parades taking place in Moscow for the next 100 years. Nikolai Alexeyev, the founder of the Russian c...