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Violence Shows Risks Of Being Gay In Chechnya

Professor Dan Healey | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor Dan Healey

The world is watching in horror this week as a campaign of persecution unfolds in the Chechen Republic, part of the Russian Federation. Over the last ...

Corbyn Hits Back At 'Smear' That Putin Wants Labour Victory

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at a Tory “smear” that Russian President Vladimir Putin would welcome a Labour general election victory. Labour sources...

Have We Become Appeasers?

Alex Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Fuller

The world must be dealt with how it is, not how we might like it to be. We are a civilisation seeking peace but swimming in chaos.

Royal Navy Scrambled To Escort Two Russian Warships Through English Channel

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK

A Royal Navy ship has escorted two Russian warships as they passed through the English Channel. HMS Sutherland monitored Steregushchiy-class corvettes...

Syria: A Duty On The UK To Lead

Hywel Williams | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Politics
Hywel Williams

Plaid Cymru MPs stand ready to discuss a proper peace plan in Westminster and would welcome any attempt by the UK Government to facilitate a diplomatic solution that involved all the major powers. The United Kingdom and the international community must step up. The responsibility lies on the UK Government to forge a diplomatic solution to this problem that ensures that a plan for peace prevails.

Why We Must Continue To Highlight The Chechen Internment Of Gay Men

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

In a country where 20 per cent of the population thinks that gay people should be 'isolated from society' and 41 per cent think that the state should persecute people with 'untraditional sexual preferences' in order to 'exterminate the phenomenon', we have no option but to remain vigilant, and remain loud.

Russia Quits Eurovision Following Ukraine's Ban On Its Contestant

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Russia has pulled out of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, it has been confirmed. This year’s event will take place in Ukraine and last month,...

Bashar Assad Should Hope Vladimir Putin Stays In Power In 2018

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

It simply means that there is always a risk that the updated Russian administration might not be as accommodating to Assad as the current one, especially if the U.S. agrees to Moscow's conditions in Syria, which must be different than merely keeping Assad in power. Tillerson's visit to Moscow is probably aimed at finding out about these prospects personally from the Russian elites.

US-Russia Relations 'May Be At All Time Low,' Donald Trump Says After Syria Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said US-Russia relations might be at “an all time low”, after the two countries clashed over the future of Syria and Russia vetoe...

Theresa May Told To Intervene To Stop Chechen 'Concentration Camps' For Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May has been urged to intervene and condemn the shock emergence of “concentration camps” for gay men in Chechnya. British politicians from...

Boris 'Embarrassed' UK With Failed Plan To Impose Sanctions On Russia

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson “embarrasses” the United Kingdom with his failed attempt to persuade the G7 to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, John McDonnell has ...

EU Referendum Site Crash 'May Have Been Result Of Foreign Hack'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

The crash of a key voter registration website in the run-up to the EU referendum may have been the result of a foreign cyber attack, MPs have warned. ...

Ukraine Beset By Debts To Russia Backed Up By English Law

The London Magazine | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
The London Magazine

Two weeks ago the High Court in London ruled there is no 'justiciable defence' on Ukraine's part for the non-payment of a $3bn debt to Russia. Once again, Ukraine, beset by economic, military and political problems, is left in the unenviable position of being caught between Russian aggression and English legal sophistry.

A United Response Is Preferable To Opportunistic Criticism Of Boris Johnson

Crispin Blunt | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Crispin Blunt

Recognising that Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria presented the two most urgent challenges, we recommended that the UK should conduct a meaningful and regular political dialogue with the Russian Government in a spirit of 'frankness and honesty' while maintaining the UK's core values. In that spirit, we welcomed the announcement soon after, that Boris Johnson would personally go to Moscow.

Nostalgia For The Future In The Post-Soviet Space

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

When I was little, I used to enjoy singing in a choir. One of the songs we sang went: "The Revolution has a beginning, but the Revolution has no end"....

From Chechnya To St Petersburg: Russia's Divided Solidarities

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

I have not lived in Russia for almost 10 years, but until recently I would frequently visit the country. However, increasingly I find that I am simply not welcome. Russia - like the rest of the world - is consumed by increasing levels of ethno-religious intolerance and hate.

'By Proxy Russia Is Responsible For Syrian Gas Attack' Sir Michael Fallon Turns Up Heat On Moscow

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics

Russia is responsible “by proxy” for the deaths of more than 80 civilians gassed in Syria last week, the Defence Secretary claimed today in bold a...

Sunday Shows: 'The World Can Sleep More Safely Thanks To Trump Bombing Syria'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Former Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond appeared down the line from Aberdeen, and claimed Boris Johnson looked like a “mini...

Critics Savage 'Washington Poodle' Boris Johnson For Pulling Out Of Moscow Visit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson will push leading nations to demand Russia withdraws its forces from Syria when he meets counterparts for talks in Italy next week. The ...

7 ‘Extremist’ Pictures Of Vladimir Putin In Drag That Are Now Banned In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

An image featuring Vladimir Putin with painted eyes and lips has been banned in Russia. The picture is listed on the Russian Justice Ministry’s list...

From Russia, With Chaos

Kester Brewin | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Kester Brewin

The question that the left faces is how to counter this. Certainly, it won't be an easy task, and nor is it one for a counter myth-maker like Corbyn and his Momentum gang. As the profoundly well-qualified Hillary Clinton found out, it's going to take a quite extraordinary effort, overcoming forces that are well-hidden, and very very connected.

First Picture Of Russia Subway Bombing Suspect Akbarzhon Jalilov

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

The Russian intelligence agency has named the man it suspects is responsible for Monday’s terror attack that killed 14 and wounded more than 40 as a...

Police Suspect Suicide Bomber As 11 Killed In 'Terrorist Attack' On Russian Subway

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

At least 11 people died and dozens were injured after a bomb exploded on a train in St Petersburg, in what authorities believe was a terror attack. Ci...

Trump's Son-In-Law To Be Questioned Over Ties To Russia (And He's Got A Cushy New Job)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s son-in-law is to be interviewed by the body investigating ties between the President’s associates and Russian officials. The Senate...

Putin And Trump: The View From Russia

Jana Bakunina | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jana Bakunina

People in Russia are at the mercy of the state-controlled media. People in the West needn't be. If this is the new Cold War, then the West would do well to remember what had helped it to bring down the Berlin Wall and diffuse tensions at the end of the last century.