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The Unacceptable Face of Putinism

David Clark | Posted 21.08.2014 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Pussy Riot Day of Action

Amin Elmubarak | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics
Amin Elmubarak

Though many have speculated that Judge Syrova's decision was a foregone conclusion, on Friday 17 August, all eyes will be fixed on Russia to see the fate of the Pussy Rioters.

There Is Hope For Russia's Stance On Syria

Tomas Hirst | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tomas Hirst

The United Nations Security Council is now crucial for Russia to achieve its foreign policy aims, and this should provide grounds for optimism over Syria.

Russia's Protest Movement Faces a Leadership Crisis

Tomas Hirst | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Tomas Hirst

The stuttering of Russia's protest movement should be seen as a failure of leadership, not a reflection of Vladimir Putin's success.

Life After The Apocalypse: Russian Artist Vladimir Manyuhin Gives A Stark View Of The Future (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home

Decaying, overgrown and deserted, these nightmarish visions of the future are the eerie brainchild of Russian photographer Vladimir Manyuhin. Many...

Putin's Victory is Not Without Casualties

Tomas Hirst | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Tomas Hirst

Following his victory in yesterday's presidential election Vladimir Putin gave a tearful, patriotic speech to supporters in central Moscow befitting the characterisation of his election campaign as a battle.

Vladimir Putin: A Man Who Believes He Is President in Waiting

Mark Seddon | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Seddon

The trouble is that Putin's attachment to democracy is largely based on him winning elections, never losing them.

Putin's Persistent Presidency - Why Russia's dominant politician never really ceased to be its head of state.

Ben Abrams | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Abrams

So it appears that Russians haven't been too happy with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency, which has potentially extended his tenure as the co...

'Russian Spy' Who Worked For MP Wins Appeal Against Deportation

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics

A former MP's aide accused of being a Russian spy has won her appeal against deportation, after arguing that she was not sending state secrets to Mosc...