On the Brink of Extinction in Russia

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Bacciarelli

With rights groups shut down, opposition activists shut away and those attending public gatherings and protests potentially criminalised, Putin's government is overseeing a human rights dark age for Russians - no matter what message their placard bears.

PICS: Vladimir Putin's Tinder Profile

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Comedy

His divorce has just been finalised - and it hasn't taken long for Vladimir Putin to get back out there... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by...

Are You Sure Nige? Putin Is Leader Most Admired By Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin is the world leader most admired by Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who has spoken of his admiration for the Russian President's style of ope...

The Ukraine Crisis Raises Uncomfortable Questions About Territorial Legitimacy

Joseph Miles | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

The criticism that the Crimean referendum is an affront to the territorial integrity of Ukraine is not a valid one. Even in the absence of consent by the Ukrainian parliament, the Crimean right to self-determination exists...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Ignorance Is Playing Down the Seriousness of the Crimean Crisis

James Morris | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Morris

As the political explosion in the Ukraine continues to rumble on for what feels like its fifth year, the time has come to stamp out the ignorance that has developed because of a lazy interpretation of the facts.

Europe on the Brink

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Western leaders who'll be meeting for emergency talks in Europe next week have an unusually important judgement call to make: do they believe President Putin when he says he intends to go no further in Ukraine?

Clampdown on Free Speech in Russia Might Be Temporary

Marina Kim | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Marina Kim

When the fuss about Crimea dies down, the grip on the freedom of speech must lessen, and the self-imposed iron curtain must go up. I might be in the minority but I am optimistic that it is going to happen.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Vs The US Media Vs Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Comedy

In this clip from 'The Daily Show' (airing at midnight tonight on Comedy Central Extra), Jon Stewart is surprised by America's tactics when it comes t...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Vince Vs The Home Office

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 6 March 2014... 1) VINCE VS THE HOME OFFICE The Guardian reports on the latest outbreak o...

LOOK: This Graph Shows How The UK Is Russia's Top Banker

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

With Moscow threatening to seize foreign business assets if the West imposes economic sanctions, how close are the UK's financial links to Russia? ...

Russia Threatens To Seize UK And Other Foreign Business Assets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

Russia could seize the assets of European and American companies operating in the country in retaliation for any economic sanctions imposed by the Wes...

Jon Stewart Takes On Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, sort of. In this latest clip from 'The Daily Show' - airing at midnight tonight on Comedy Central Extra - Jon Stewart brings us his take on ...

A Letter to Angela Merkel

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Dear Chancellor, It was really sweet of you to pop over to London yesterday afternoon, but frankly I'd much rather you'd cancelled the trip and flown to Moscow instead...

Ukraine: Could EU Referendum have Prevented Bloodshed and Chaos?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The desire of many people to join the EU is the fantasy that membership will be the remedy for the country's economy. And you can bet many workers would like the luxury of being able to seek work anywhere in the EU.

Pussy Riot Members Arrested In Sochi

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Both members of Pussy Riot, along with the activists and journalists arrested with them, have been released - all wearing their trademark neon...

Russia Is Losing Its Grip on European Energy Supply

David Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

Russia pulled off a major diplomatic coup in November by inducing Ukraine to abandon its proposed association agreement with the EU, the consequences of which are currently being played out on the streets of Kiev. But it would wrong to assume that Russia now calls all the shots in relations with its ex-Soviet neighbour...

'There Are No Gays In My City'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'No Gays In My Town, Thank God' Says Ultra Orthodox Israeli Mayor Moshe Abutbul The Mayor of the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics...

Let the Games Begin

Jacob Greaves | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jacob Greaves

As Sochi nears, expect a flourish of Russian leaders and key politicians on their best behaviour, but it won't make much difference.

The Olympics Will Endure in Spite of Sochi

Sri Sritharan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

To credit Sochi is to say that they have delivered some spectacular venues; and no one doubts that the elusive totalitarianism of Vladimir Putin's leadership will ensure the veneer be laid on thick once the dignitaries land...

A Letter From Sochi

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Lustig

Make no mistake: the Sochi Games are Project Putin. The president is a keen skier and he has long been a fan of the Sochi slopes. He has invested a huge amount of personal prestige in these Games, which is why everyone expects that they'll be a huge success. If they fail, Mr Putin fails. And the Russian president doesn't do failure.

Pyotr Pavlensky Nails Testicle To Cobblestone In Red Square

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

WARING: GRAPHIC VIDEO A Russian man was arrested and hospitalised after stripping naked and then nailing his testicles to a cobblestone in Red Squa...

Fears Grow For Missing Pussy Riot Member

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The family of one of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot protest band have revealed they are unaware of her location after she was moved to a new pri...

Leading Russian Gay Activist Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

One of Russia's most prominent LGBT activists, has died at just 36 years old. Alexei Davydov, a diabetic who was on dialysis, contracted an infecti...

Leading Russian Gay Activist Dies Aged Just 36

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

One of Russia's most prominent LGBT activists has died aged just 36 years old. Alexei Davydov, a diabetic who was on dialysis, contracted an infect...