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What Children's Dreams Can Tell Us About Our Societies

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

I love talking to children. They are so unaffected and they can tell you so much more about a society, and in a much more nuanced way, than famous politicians, experts, journalists, and the like. They are even better than taxi drivers who tend to provide such a deconstruction of the social and political life of their country that sometimes I want to say to them - please, take me back to the airport!

Russia Attempts To Stop Gay Holidaymakers With New Tourism Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Travelling to Russia? Be careful if you're gay, or you could be pulled up on their legislation against the "promotion of homosexuality" which seems to...

The Cold War Never Went Away in the Middle East: It Also Had a Bearing on the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Catriona Luke | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

If you thought the Suez crisis of 1956 was a long way away, consider that there were joint Russia-China-Iran naval exercises this year, the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 could be considered just a pause and the West versus the world's murkier and more dictatorial states is still a conflict in progress.

MI6 Spy 'Killed By Russia For Refusing To Become Double Agent'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

Gareth Williams, the MI6 spy who was found dead in a padlocked holdall in his bath, was “exterminated” by Russia because he refused to become a do...

This UFO Was So Insane It Stunned A Driver Into Crashing His Car

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech

Imagine you're driving along and suddenly, out of the blue a UFO appears in the sky. What do you do? If you're the driver in this video, then you cras...

Here's What Putin Told Elton John When He Actually Did Call Him

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has finally called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights after the singer was pranked by a Russian comedy duo last week. Earlier this...

The Bodies Of Russia's Last Tsar And His Wife Are Being Exhumed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

The bodies of Russia’s last tsar and his wife have been exhumed, almost a century after they were murdered in the country’s revolution. The Ort...

How Russia's Destruction of Food Led to the Birth of New Leaders

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Today is an important day in Russia: over 400,000 signatures will be delivered to President Putin in Moscow in protest of the Government's destruction of imported food.

FSB 'May Have Been Involved' In Whistleblower's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

Russian secret police "may well be involved" in the death of a whistleblower living in Britain, an inquest was told on Monday. Alexander Perepilic...

ISIS, Russia, and the Rejection of the West

Peter Frankopan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Frankopan

So, mercifully, the latest glossy video released by ISIS does not show innocent people being executed, or cultural treasures of the world being destroyed by thugs. For once, the high production values gives some hope that those at the top of ISIS are moving out of the teenage phase of blood-lust and wanting to play a new game that is basically good news (well, it could hardly get any worse). The new game is for adults only. It is called Government.

The Eurasianist Answer to Russia's Discontents

Richard Cashman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Cashman

'Scratch a Russian and you find a Tatar', so the Napoleonic proverb goes. The comment was no doubt meant as a slight, and for many Russians that is st...

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Moscow

Richard Cashman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cashman

I've woken up; I think because the snow plough's just rattled past my window clearing the small access road beneath. Or maybe it's because it's freezing in the room since I've fallen asleep with the window open again.

Pranksters Behind 'Putin's' Call To Sir Elton John

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two Russian pranksters said they impersonated Vladimir Putin in a call to Sir Elton John, leading the singer to believe he was discussing gay rights w...

Kremlin Denies Putin Rang Elton John To Discuss Gay Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

The Kremlin has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights. Sir Elton, 68, posted a photograph of Put...

American Former Boxing Champion Given Russian Citizenship

AP | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has given Russian citizenship to former world heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. A decree published on the Kremlin's website ...

RAF Jets Scrambled Again Over Encroaching Russian 'Blackjack' Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted two Russian “Blackjack” aircraft on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Defence, the ...

Yeezus 2020 and the Art of Diplomacy

Zahid Ayden | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

Since 1984 the MTV Video Vanguard Award also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award is given to musicians who have had a profound effect on MTV c...

This Terrifyingly Huge Russian Sinkhole Is Swallowing Houses And Growing Bigger

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

A sinkhole in Russia has tripled in size in the past ten months - resulting in a 120 metre wide crater. The hole, which has swallowed up to 20 loca...

Why Is Syria's Bashir Al-Assad Still In Power?

James Coe | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
James Coe

In March 2008 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi addressed the Arab Leader's Summit in Syria. Gaddafi spoke without his trademark slurred speech and instead spok...

Hungry Polar Bears Trap Russian Researchers Inside Arctic Station

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

A group of hungry polar bears have trapped Russian researchers inside their weather station on the arctic island of Vaygach. The team of two meteor...

On China's Victory Day, Is Putin the Loser?

Ian Bond | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Bond

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the guest of honour at China's Victory Day parade in Beijing on 3 September, just as President Xi Jinping was...

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...