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Putin Blames West For Trying To 'Defang' Russian Bear In Emotional Christmas News Conference

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin hit out at the West on Thursday, accusing Europe and the US of engineering the savage economic crisis currently engulfing the Russian s...

Putin Gets Really Ironically Timed Honour Amid Economic Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russia's economy is plunging further into chaos, with its currency slipping to new lows and its central bank warning that more measures will be needed...

Gorbachev, the Pious Fool

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.11.2014 | 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.

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

Russia: Helping European Companies Deal With the Impact of Import Bans

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The situation is far from being resolved. Despite the agreed cease-fire, fighting continues in Eastern Ukraine and the EU has already announced further sanctions.

Russia Threatens To Force Western Airlines Into Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics

Russia has threatened to block Western flights over its airspace if the European Union brings in more sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, in a step tha...

Fidel Castro Says Nato Are Just Like The Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Cuba's aging former leader Fidel Castro has accused the West of war-mongering in the Middle East and eastern Europe, comparing Nato to the Nazi SS. ...

Douglas Carswell Is Wrong to Play Political Theatre at a Time of Global Crisis

Benedict Rogers | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

How could a man so widely praised for his "principles" play party political games and indulge in distracting political theatre at a time when we face some of the biggest global threats since the Cold War?

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.

What I Know About War in Ukraine

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

I'll tell you what I know about war in Ukraine, and life there. Some of you will scream "you are not there!" and that's right, I'm not in Ukraine but in France, and the war is not where I am but in Ukraine. However, as are all Ukrainians, I'm living this war too, even though I'm far away from it. It's like a long-distance relationship, and I know those very well.

What Does the World Say to the KGB Agent?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Andrea Chalupa

When my grandfather was a young man in Donbas, he was summoned to the local office of the NKVD--the Soviet secret police and the predecessor of the KG...

British Troops To Take Part In Nato Exercises In Eastern Europe

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in th...

Putin Could Be Sued By MH17 Victims' Relatives

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin could be personally sued by the families of the victims of the downed MH17 plane, because of Russia's alleged endorsement and tactical ...

5 Rich Russian Pals The Tories Would Prefer You Forgot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is busy talking tough about what sanctions Vladimir Putin and Russia could be hit in response to their backing of the Ukrainian rebels, ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband Takes On The Israelis

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 22 July 2014... 1) MILIBAND TAKES ON THE ISRAELIS Ed Miliband hasn't had much to say about Israel's ...

What Sanctions? Putin Shrugs Off West's Toughest Actions Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin has brushed aside America and the European Union's toughest sanctions yet against Russia over the mounting unrest in Ukraine, warning t...

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'.

Give Her A Hand Vlad! Putin Stares Away As Queen Edges Down The Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Gazing off into the distance, Vladimir Putin looks like he hasn't clocked, or deliberately doesn't want to clock, the 88-year-old woman gingerly attem...

Before The Hitler Stuff: 6 Pictures That Prove Prince Charles And Vladimir Putin Were Pals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

It's so embarrassing when you're caught slagging off someone behind their back, you've got to see them soon and you know they know. More embarrassing ...

This Ukrainian Protester Used Medieval Methods To Protect Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Kiev's protesters used plastic coke bottles as gas masks, now pro-Russia protesters in the country's east have resorted to rather more retro battle ge...

What Will Mr Putin Do Next?

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

As things stand, the pro-separatists insist that they will go ahead with the referendum, with or without Mr Putin's blessing. But at least now he can claim that he did what he could to halt it - and hope, in so doing, to lift the threat of further sanctions being imposed.

The Anti-War Left Has No Answers For Threats From Dictatorships

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

Just as the anti-war left had no answers to the massacre of the Kurdish people in 1991, just as it had no answers to the rise of fascism in the 1930s, naïve pacifism has no answer to the rise of expansionist Russia, and to the continued destruction of Syria.

Who Has Time for World War III?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Although the ominous situation in Ukraine directly affects the EU, it is not clear is how much economic pain the US, UK and the EU are willing and able to endure to send a clear and powerful message to Putin that it is time to retreat.

Putin Says The Internet Was Created By The CIA

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the internet was created by American spies. Putin said the internet was a "CIA project" and said Russi...

Let's Trail an Emperor

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Professor Ian Robertson

He is unsettling his fellow world-leaders so much that they are scrabbling to form an economic and military alliance to protect themselves from him. His behavior across central Europe is violent and unpredictable and he has made repeated attempts to shut off key supplies to his opponents.