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Russia Fires Cruise Missiles At Syria, Hits Iran

AP | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, two US defense officials said...

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Grab Your Tin Hats -- Russian Aircraft Are Violating NATO Airspace

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Tensions surrounding Russian military airstrikes in Syria escalated on Monday after it was revealed Moscow’s warplanes twice violated NA...

Russian Weather Forecaster In Bizarre Segment On Syrian Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Conditions in Syria are perfect for fighter jets taking to the sky and launching airstrikes, a Russian weather forecaster said on the country's state ...

Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.

Michael Fallon: Russia Is Propping Up Assad With Syrian Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has blasted Russian airstrikes in Syria, claiming that Moscow’s military intervention is propping up Bashar Assad r...

Russian and US Jets Are Flying Over Syria... What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A second day of Russian airstrikes battered positions in Syria on Thursday, while diplomats peddled conflicting reports as to which groups Moscow’s ...

SHOTS FIRED! The Russian Embassy Just Picked A Fight With Philip Hammond

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

Normally when politicians tweet an important view on a world issue, their replies consist mostly of abuse and far-from-helpful advice. But not so f...

Bad Parenting 101: Toddler Allowed To Play On 8th Floor Window Ledge

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

A video has emerged of a toddler playing on the outside window ledge of an 8th floor apartment while his parents are nowhere to be seen. The shocki...

Cameron Reacts To The Russian Bombing Of Free Syrian Army

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has called the Russian bombing of Syria a “retrograde step” after reports Moscow's forces targeted positions held by the Free Syrian...

What Children's Dreams Can Tell Us About Our Societies

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

I love talking to children. They are so unaffected and they can tell you so much more about a society, and in a much more nuanced way, than famous politicians, experts, journalists, and the like. They are even better than taxi drivers who tend to provide such a deconstruction of the social and political life of their country that sometimes I want to say to them - please, take me back to the airport!

Russia Attempts To Stop Gay Holidaymakers With New Tourism Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Travelling to Russia? Be careful if you're gay, or you could be pulled up on their legislation against the "promotion of homosexuality" which seems to...

The Cold War Never Went Away in the Middle East: It Also Had a Bearing on the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Catriona Luke | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

If you thought the Suez crisis of 1956 was a long way away, consider that there were joint Russia-China-Iran naval exercises this year, the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 could be considered just a pause and the West versus the world's murkier and more dictatorial states is still a conflict in progress.

MI6 Spy 'Killed By Russia For Refusing To Become Double Agent'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

Gareth Williams, the MI6 spy who was found dead in a padlocked holdall in his bath, was “exterminated” by Russia because he refused to become a do...

This UFO Was So Insane It Stunned A Driver Into Crashing His Car

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech

Imagine you're driving along and suddenly, out of the blue a UFO appears in the sky. What do you do? If you're the driver in this video, then you cras...

Here's What Putin Told Elton John When He Actually Did Call Him

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has finally called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights after the singer was pranked by a Russian comedy duo last week. Earlier this...

The Bodies Of Russia's Last Tsar And His Wife Are Being Exhumed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

The bodies of Russia’s last tsar and his wife have been exhumed, almost a century after they were murdered in the country’s revolution. The Ort...

How Russia's Destruction of Food Led to the Birth of New Leaders

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Today is an important day in Russia: over 400,000 signatures will be delivered to President Putin in Moscow in protest of the Government's destruction of imported food.

FSB 'May Have Been Involved' In Whistleblower's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

Russian secret police "may well be involved" in the death of a whistleblower living in Britain, an inquest was told on Monday. Alexander Perepilic...

ISIS, Russia, and the Rejection of the West

Peter Frankopan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Frankopan

So, mercifully, the latest glossy video released by ISIS does not show innocent people being executed, or cultural treasures of the world being destroyed by thugs. For once, the high production values gives some hope that those at the top of ISIS are moving out of the teenage phase of blood-lust and wanting to play a new game that is basically good news (well, it could hardly get any worse). The new game is for adults only. It is called Government.

The Eurasianist Answer to Russia's Discontents

Richard Cashman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Cashman

'Scratch a Russian and you find a Tatar', so the Napoleonic proverb goes. The comment was no doubt meant as a slight, and for many Russians that is st...

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Moscow

Richard Cashman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cashman

I've woken up; I think because the snow plough's just rattled past my window clearing the small access road beneath. Or maybe it's because it's freezing in the room since I've fallen asleep with the window open again.

Pranksters Behind 'Putin's' Call To Sir Elton John

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two Russian pranksters said they impersonated Vladimir Putin in a call to Sir Elton John, leading the singer to believe he was discussing gay rights w...

Kremlin Denies Putin Rang Elton John To Discuss Gay Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

The Kremlin has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights. Sir Elton, 68, posted a photograph of Put...