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Who Is Boris Nemtsov? 19 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

The murder of Boris Nemtsov, Russia's most high-profile and charismatic opposition leader has sent shockwaves across Russia, and drawn condemnation fr...

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...

Latest MH370 Theory Involves Putin And A Kazakhstan Airstrip

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

A science writer and pilot who has regularly appeared on TV to discuss the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has posited an intriguing t...

British Troops To Be Deployed To Ukraine

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine over the next few weeks to provide advice and training to government troops, Prime Minister D...

We Need to Remember the West Is Worth Defending

John Fletcher | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
John Fletcher

It is time we shook ourselves from the malaise and cynicism and remembered that, for all the faults and failures of our governments and our culture, it is still much better then any of the alternatives actually achieved.

Putin's Bombers Are Risking Collisions With British Civilian Aircraft

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

An air safety expert has joined former chief of the defence staff in expressing fears that Russian aircraft could collide with civilian aircraft in UK...

We Must Arm Against Russia, Says Ex-Minister

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK

Britain and other western powers should start supplying sophisticated weaponry to the Ukrainian government to enable it to fight back against the heav...

Russia: The Enemy?

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Poland, Hungary, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, plus the three Baltic states, are all members of NATO, as are Albania, Slovenia and Croatia. With the exception of Albania, they are all also members of the EU. It's not quite tanks on the Kremlin's lawn, but it's not far off.

UK 'Sleepwalking Into Russia Crisis' And We Can't Defend Ourselves, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Former military leaders have expressed their concern over the UK's ability to defend itself against a Russian attack, as the Government was accused by...

The US Porn Star Forced Into Bizarre Denial Over Ukraine Murder Propaganda

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

Rumours of the death of Entourage actress Sasha Grey have been greatly exaggerated. And they’re frankly weird too. The former porn star was ...

RAF Jets Intercept Two Russian Bear Bombers Off Cornwall

PA | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled to escort two Russian Bear bombers spotted in international airspace off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of De...

We're Not Donetsk, We're Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Russia is not merely a menace to Ukraine and its own people, but to the rest of Europe and to international norms. That is not a parallel with Ireland or Britain.

Review: 'The Uses and Abuses of History' by Margaret MacMillan

James Snell | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

This book is not perfect, certainly, and I would advise anyone short on time to leave out the final fifty pages entirely - nothing of any great value would be missed. But, regardless of these criticisms, any work of historical theory which is written as well as this one is certainly worth looking at and - maybe with caution, in this particular case - taking to heart.

How Do You Steal $1Bn? You Never Leave Your Room

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

A criminal organisation has managed to steal $1bn from banks all over the world in what security experts are calling "the most sophisticated attack th...

Putin's Snapped Pencil And 11 Other Reasons To Be Sceptical Of Ukraine Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Ru...

Navigating the 'Arm Ukraine' Debate

Dr Rory Finnin | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Rory Finnin

There has been a lot of debate in the Western press over whether to supply Ukraine with defensive arms. How to make sense of all the editorialising? Which op-eds and columns should one take seriously? Consider the following questions:

Man Jumps Off Building While On Fire, With GoPro

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

When you see the iconic phrase 'Don't try this at home' it's hard to suppress the immediate instinct to ... immediately try it at home. In this ins...

Britain Condemns Putin In Strongest Language Yet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin is behaving like a "mid 20th-century tyrant" over Ukraine and leading Russia in a way "civilisation nations" shouldn't behave, Foreign ...

America's Last Hope in the Caucasus

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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...

What future for the 'New Ukraine'?

Jo Simmons | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

So far, the EU and the US have failed to provide a quick response to address the new wave of attacks and the pro-Russian rebels seem as determined as ever to stay the course in spite of the sanctions.

Lesbians Share A Kiss In Front Of Homophobic Russian Politician Who Claimed 'Gays Rape Kids'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

An image of two Russian women sharing a kiss on board a flight has gone viral – thanks to the presence of a somewhat unassuming man in the backgroun...

Kiev Students Record Video Telling Russian Youths: Doubt Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Kiev, Ukraine have recorded a video message addressing the students of Moscow universities to "raise the information curtain" and think ...

Obama's Middle East Challenge - The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

It is often difficult to identify an historic opportunity and seize the moment, however the US and its Allies may realize that it could be time to focus on forging an agreement for peaceful co-existence and cooperation even among 'unfriendly nations' that share a more important common goal - fighting terrorism and total chaos.

Spy's Death An 'Act Of Nuclear Terrorism On Streets Of London'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

The poisoning of former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko in London was an "act of nuclear terrorism on the streets of a major city", a ...

Even If You Don't Like Ice Hockey, This Is Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport

Nikita Gusev has stunned the ice hockey world after scoring one amazing shot. The 22-year-old was taking part in a shoot-out in the Russian Kontine...