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Putin's PR Team Are Really Running Out Of Ideas Now

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK

Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym, eating barbecued meat and drinking afternoon tea have been released by the Kremli...

Meanwhile, In Russia...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Oh, nothing to see here. Just a man walking his bear down the street in a Russia. On a lead. Like a dog. As if it's a totally normal thing to do. S...

Watch Every Nuclear Explosion From 1945 To Present Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech

Since the US detonated the first atomic bomb during the historic Trinity test there have been a staggering 2053 nuclear explosions on the planet Earth...

US F-22 Raptors Deployed To Europe To Counter ‘Russia's Military Activity'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The US Air Force is to dispatch a pair of lethal fighter jets to Europe in a show of solidarity with its NATO allies following Russian encroachment in...

Not Content With Blocking Reddit, Russia Tried To Ban Wikipedia

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech

Update: The New York Times reports that Russia has since lifted the ban early this morning after it was discovered that the offending article has now ...

Jeremy Corbyn and Foreign Policy: The Boy in the Bubble

Gary Kent | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Such radical thinking on domestic and foreign policy highlights the gap between Corbyn and mainstream social democracy, a big plus for his followers, who are fed up with centrist politics. Every generation challenges received wisdom.

First They Came for the Cheeses and No-One Spoke Out - Russia's Banning Mania

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

On top of existing prohibitions on "undesirable organisations", on numerous public demonstrations, on gay pride rallies and on materials said to "promote" homosexuality, Russia's recent restrictions are faintly ludicrous and distinctly sinister.

A Corbyn Victory Would Be Disastrous for Democracy

David Browne | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
David Browne

With the deadline for Labour leadership voters to register having now passed and ballots almost ready to be issued, the only question left is who the winner will be, and whether this will be former outsider Jeremy Corbyn. If he does win it will be bad not just for Labour, but for democracy as a whole.

Kafkaesque Caucasus: The Interplay of Fear and Paranoia

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently I have become very popular among my London circle. During a recent trip to South Ossetia I had been interrogated by the security services, wh...

'Russian BUK Missile Parts' Found At Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash Site

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Fragments believed to be from a Russian missile system have been found at the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down, Dutch investiga...

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

Putin Government Shows The West Who's Boss -- By Steamrolling Cheese

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The Russian government has struck back at the western sanction imposed following his annexation of Crimea -- by steamrolling cheese. In public display...

One Year On - The Sparks Which Could Reignite 'Hot War' in Ukraine

Richard Howitt | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

The last week has left me in no doubt that this is quite literally a fight for Europe within Ukraine. Europe has to consider very carefully the consequences for all of us whether it is a fight we can afford to be lost and to decide for ourselves exactly what constitutes victory or defeat? Cold war, hot war or no war at all.

Chilling Footage Reveals The Reality For 'Gay' Couples Who Hold Hands In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

This simple act of holding hands on the streets of Russia was an experience fraught with fear, two men have revealed. The duo, both straight actor...

Russia Has A New Weapon In The Battle To Combat 'Gay Fever'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's party United Russia has unveiled a new flag designed to combat so-called "gay fever" just weeks after the US supreme court ruled that...

Something Exploded Over Russia But Mysteriously All The Evidence Has Vanished

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

On Sunday 6 July, Russian student Ana Zhmaeva filmed on her smartphone what she thought was a mid-air plane crash over St Petersburg, Russia. I...

Steven Seagal in Possibly the Laziest Display of Martial Arts Ever

Chris Rooney | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

Some have accused Seagal of faking the scene. I actually think it's genuine. If you were going to fake a fight, you would at least make it look exciting. As it was, there was a grim, detached look on Seagal's face as he worked his way through the hired toughs.

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

This Is NASA's Plan For The End Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Looks like NASA is taking a leaf out of the Hollywood blockbuster Armageddon. The space agency is working with National Nuclear Security Administr...

This Guy Became A Walking Oyster Card By Slicing Up His Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Forgetting your Oyster card is the bane of most commuters' lives and one Russian engineer has come up with an odd (and brutal) solution to the problem...

Typhoons Dispatched After NATO Holds Exercises 100 Miles From Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons based in Estonia were dispatched three times in the past 24 hours to intercept Russian jets flying close to NATO military exercises in th...

As Conflict in Ukraine Continues - What of Chechnya?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently, Russian socio-political discourse has been buzzing on a new topic, widely discussed in Russian society and by experts, but less so by the political elite and by international experts. The topic of discussion is rather significant and serious, and could mark the beginning of a new trend in the relationships between Chechnya and Russia, Chechnya and the Kremlin, and Chechnya and the rest of the North Caucasus.

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Planes... Again

PA | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons have intercepted and shadowed two Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it has been disclosed.The jets were scrambled from Amari...

Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Sayed Bukhari

It was a big surprise to most of the footballing world when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively...

'UFO' Imitating The Moon Is Either Proof Aliens Make Terrible Actors Or A Hilarious Fake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

UFOs are by their very nature hard to prove. It's part of the reason we love seeing them and it's also part of the reason that people love to fake the...