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Athens-Moscow: An (Un)orthodox Alliance?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Shortly before Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Vladimir Putin in Moscow on his first official visit to Russia, the Financial Times publishe...

A Tense Day Of Warships And Fighter Jets Is Just 'Normal Practice' For Russia

Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Experts have warned that Russia is showing that it has “full spectrum capability warfare” by sending warships and planes into UK territory yesterd...

Typhoons Scrambled Yet Again As Russian Planes (And Warships) Approach Britain

PA | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

Military tensions between the UK and Russia ratcheted up further today after RAF fighter planes were scrambled at the same time as Russian warships we...

These 3 Russian Warships Are A Little Close For Comfort...

PA | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

A Russian destroyer and two other ships are being "monitored" through the English Channel. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the Udaloy class dest...

Ukip Is Now Criticising The EU For Failing To Recognise Annexed Crimea

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics

During his time as Russian leader, Vladimir Putin has presided over a brutal war in Chechnya, encouraged the fracturing of South Ossetia from Georgia,...

Russian Hackers Breached The White House Say U.S. Officials

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech

Russian hackers were able to break the White House's online security firewalls and gain access to unclassified but sensitive information about Preside...

US Engaged In 'Frenzied' Propaganda War Of 'Russophobic Lampoons'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics

Moscow has accused the US of engaging in a "frenzied anti-Russian campaign" of propaganda via the media and political analysts during Russia’s prolo...

Strange Lights Are Turning Russia's Nights Into Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

For the second time in six months a huge blinding flash has temporarily turned night into day above the skies in Russia. The mysterious white light...

Russian Project Would Link Britain To Alaska

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Russia wants to connect Britain to the United States –- by one long superhighway. Reported by The Siberian Times, authorities in Moscow are looking ...

6 Breathtaking Cruise Routes To Try In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here are six reasons to try out a cruise holiday this year on board P&O's new cruise liner, the Britannia... 1. Visit Russia without a visa ...

Rise of the Political Technologists: "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible" by Peter Pomerantsev

James Snell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

For the critiques of this transparent media manipulation alone, Pomerantsev's book is a vital resource. And it is more than that; he creates a powerfully written, endlessly evocative and terribly recognisable description of the state of Russia today.

Putin's Cryptic Remark Deepens Mystery Over 10-Day Disappearance

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin resoundingly failed to explain why he disappeared from public view for 10 days today, using his reappearance to say only that "life wou...

Kremlin Denies Baby Rumour Surrounding Russian President

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK

Intrigue surrounds the life and wellbeing of Russian kingpin Vladimir Putin, with fresh rumours on Friday suggesting that his well-documented recent a...

The Conservatives Are Underplaying Our Hand in Europe and It Benefits No-one - Except Russia

Tim Farron | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Conservative's foreign policy isn't foreign, it's not even domestic - it's electioneering skewed by Ukip's populism. That is not leadership and it undermines our diplomatic efforts... I am fully in favour of EU reform. But I am passionately against Euro-phobia. Especially in the context of a resurgent Russia, an assassinated opposition leader, 6,000 dead, an annexed Crimea and increasing nervousness around the Baltic states.

Russia's New Military Drone Is A Floating Tank

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

Russia has a new drone, and if these first images are anything to go on, then it's not one you'll want to mess with. Created by the United Engineer...

Putin's Russia Is 'Single Biggest Threat' Facing UK

PA | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics

Russia under President Vladimir Putin is potentially the "single greatest threat" to Britain's security, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned. ...

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Peter Rolton | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Peter Rolton

One thing is for sure: any plan based on restricting access to cheap fuel is doomed to fail from the start, so we have no other choice but to address the problem and create long-term, sustainable solutions.

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Why Do We Care How Bullying Dictatorships Feel?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Remember that YouTube video where a fairly obese kid responded to a weak and bony bully by performing judo kind of move and smashed the bloke into the...

Putin Speaks Over Nemtsov Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

In which the Russian President gives a frankly unexpected take on the death of political rival Boris Nemtsov (courtesy of David Schneider, James Marti...

A New Documentary Film Charts the Rise of Ukraine's Maidan Protests

Matt Potter | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Potter

I was asked to review Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary record of the Ukraine protest movement Maïdan for Radio 4's Front Row programme this month. It's a timely film. Russia's black propaganda efforts since Maidan have been unrelenting...

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...