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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.

The Good News About UK Expats' Rights In The EU Ignored

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

In addition, nationals of 88 non-EU countries (including Russia) working in the EU are accorded the same rights as EU citizens by agreements between these countries and the EU. Why can't Britain become the 89th such country? As far as I am aware, this possibility has never been raised by anyone in the UK. And, once again, these are agreements with the EU as a whole, not with individual EU member-states.

Kellyanne Conway's Tweet From Last Year Is Coming Back To Haunt Her

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

A tweet sent by Kellyanne Conway in 2016 is being vigorously recirculated in light of the FBI’s confirmation it is investigating alleged links betwe...

International Women's Day: Gender, Identity And Ideology In The Soviet Union

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

Thinking about the legacy of the USSR, I never cease to be amazed at the professionalism with which Communist propaganda permeated every walk of life. Ideology worked on all levels, touching everything, manipulating people's deepest emotions, consciousness and sense of identity.

We Asked Donald Trump Supporters What They Think Of The Russia Links Scandal

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK

Six weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency and one of the few constants has been allegations of ties between members of his administration and Russia....

Boris Johnson To Visit Russia In Coming Weeks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to visit Moscow. The move signals a potential thaw in Anglo-Russian relations after years of antagonism. Johnson wi...

Theresa, Stop Using EU Citizens As Bargaining Chips! British Expats In The EU Are NOT In Danger

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

Dear Theresa - You suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Lords on 1 March 2017 on the rights of EU citizens after Brexit. But you still stubbornly refuse to accept this. Instead, you cling to the irrational intention of using EU citizens' rights as a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations.

Donald Trump's Administration Embroiled In Yet Another Russia Scandal

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

Another member of President Donald Trump’s administration is facing calls to resign after it emerged they also spoke to Russian officials during the...

Turkmenistan: Burning Craters And Empty Cities

Emma Rosen | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Standing at the edge of a crater the size of an American football field that is leaking flaming gas, my old nemesis of vertigo was making himself known. Or was it just the smell of the methane fumes? I was standing alone at the edge of the Darvaza Gas Crater, central Turkmenistan, which is also known as the 'Door to Hell' - a very fitting accolade.

Are Left And Right Wing Political Labels Rapidly Becoming Redundant?

Phil Jones | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

We really are in a 'through the looking glass' phase of national and international politics with a dangerous growth of 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' dogma. Self styled moderates behaving like the right. Vexed liberals coming over all authoritarian. Reactionary western nationalists having a love-in with long time foe Russia.

Donald Trump Says Russia Leaks Are 'Absolutely Real' But News Is 'Fake'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has unleashed an extraordinary attack on the news media as he claimed leaks about his sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn were...

Here's What Donald Trump's Latest Tweets On The Russia Scandal Mean

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has come out fighting against accusations members of his team had contact with Russian intelligence officials during the election campaig...

Trump's Week Goes From Bad To Worse As Two Scandals Engulf His Administration

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

Despite still being less than a month old, Donald Trump’s administration has found itself embroiled in two growing scandals, one being investigated ...

Theresa May Is The Bridge Between Donald And Xi Jinping In Post-Brexit Future

Alexander Temerko | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

The Trump presidency offers a chance for Britain to reposition itself as a truly global power, with real political and economic ambitions, and boasting interests around the world again. It is an opportunity we must be ready to grasp.