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The CIA Just Tweeted In Russian

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

The CIA caused a bit of a stir earlier after tweeting in Russian. The translation revealed it to be a quote by the influential Russian author Boris Pa...

New Shaky Low-Quality Footage Is Indisputable Proof Of The Yeti

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

Fans of mythical and almost certainly non-existent creatures have been working themselves into a lather over new footage of the notoriously camera shy...

Sickening Islamic State Video Shows Men Being Shot Dead By Young Child

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

Islamic State have released one of their most sickening videos to date, showing what appears to be a young child shooting two suspected "Russian spies...

What Were These 11 People Doing At A Rally For Free Expression?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Leaders from Egypt, Turkey and Russia were dubbed grossly hypocritical for attending the Paris march for the journalists murdered at Charlie Hebdo mag...

Russian Government Says Transgender People 'Unfit To Drive'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

Russia's road safety regulation has been changed, resulting in sweeping new rules on who can and can't drive. Transsexuals, transvestites and other...

'Putin Doesn't Want To Annex Eastern Ukraine - He Told Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK

François Hollande has urged Western leaders to ease sanctions on Russia should progress be made during negotiations in Kazakhstan later this month. T...

Thousands Attend Anti-Government Protest In Moscow

AP | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as retribution by the Kremlin, settin...

Pussy Riot Release New Witch Video to Protest Trial of Kremlin Critic

Patrick Reevell | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

The Russian punk-protest band, Pussy Riot, released a new video late Monday night calling for a mass demonstration in Moscow in response to the trial of a prominent opposition activist. It's the band's first video in almost a year.

Thousands To Protest In Moscow After Putin Foe Navalny Found Guilty Of Fraud

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on central Moscow after Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner and leading adversary to Russia...

Reading Russia Today for a Week Made Me Believe in Anything

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

"This is what happens then there is no second opinion" as those filthy and badly painted ads of Russia Today say all across London tube stations. I agree, this is exactly what happens when there's no other voice in an authoritarian country.

Thieves' Car 'Destroyed By Lightning' After Robbing Church

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech

An incredible video shows - allegedly - a car full of robbers being struck and destroyed by lightning after ransacking a church. The footage was sh...

Russian Art: To Buy or Not to Buy

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Following the various bans imposed on Russian citizens living in Europe, and the drop in oil prices, there was apprehension surrounding Russian Art Week in London last month. Dealers and auction houses were wondering how the political and economical situation would impact the Russian art market. In essence, the market has proven to remain strong.

Putin Blames West For Trying To 'Defang' Russian Bear In Emotional Christmas News Conference

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin hit out at the West on Thursday, accusing Europe and the US of engineering the savage economic crisis currently engulfing the Russian s...

Putin Gets Really Ironically Timed Honour Amid Economic Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russia's economy is plunging further into chaos, with its currency slipping to new lows and its central bank warning that more measures will be needed...

Crimea's Drug Users in a Predicament

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dimiter Kenarov

Sitting on his bed in a tiny hostel room in Kiev, Georgii Gaydamaka plays an acoustic guitar. His voice is powerful, boldly taking the highest notes, only to plunge into desperation a few moments later. He is 28 years old but his features look vulnerable, almost boyish.

Putin's Tiger Defects To China And Eats A Pet Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK

A tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has been filmed killing and eating a pet dog after crossing the border into China. Kuzya has been ...

Should the Elgin Marbles Stay at the British Museum?

Theodora Clarke | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Were it not for Lord Elgin's removal of the sculptures, they would have remained at the mercy of looters and military commanders. Would they even have survived beyond the 19th Century?

Elgin Marbles Could Finally Return To Greece... But There's Quite A Big Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

One of the Elgin Marbles could return to Greece where they were first displayed - but only if the Greek authorities promised to give it back to the Br...

Eyes and Ears in Grozny: Conflict and Social Media

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

It's 00:30 on December 4th 2014. Russia has invaded Chechnya again. Maybe. Reports say that Chechnyan rebels have killed some police officers. Six rebels, or maybe fifty, or maybe three hundred. Others are speculating that with the number of reported military vehicles it must be more, but the number of military vehicles is unconfirmed. Putin's motorcade has been spotted rushing to the Kremlin. Nobody is quite sure what is going on.

Russia Today UK Is Bad News - But Even Tyrants Have a Right to Free Speech

James Snell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
James Snell

Yes, RT is bad, but maybe by exposing its partisanship and the many flaws in its approach to a wider range of people, we might be able to defuse some of its negative potential. If our arguments for liberal democracy were not good enough to stand up to this sort of naked political manoeuvring, that is the point at which we should begin to worry.

This Is The New 'Peaceful' AK-47

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is without doubt one of the most recognisable -- and devastating -- pieces of technology and after decades the company is giving...

Even More Allegations That Russia And Qatar Fixed World Cup Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport

Further allegations of corruption have been made surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. A "secret database" held within the England 2018 bid...

Russia Tests New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

AP | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliabili...

British Court To Rule On Legality Of Sanctions Against Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

The High Court is to rule on Thursday on whether the British Government can, from this weekend, make it a crime in the UK to breach international sanc...

Gung-Ho Passengers 'Get Out & Push' Plane Frozen To Tarmac

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

Passengers gamely left their seats and pushed their aircraft across the tarmac after its brake pads froze solid. The bizarre incident unfolded on ...