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Pussy Riot's 2012 Overture: A Year on From the Cathedral Stunt

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

A year later it all seems quite surreal. Did it really happen? Did the authorities seek the arrest of the Pussy Riot women and actually put three of them on trial charged with the serious offence of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", a crime carrying a possible seven-year jail sentence? And were they really jailed? Sadly, of course, the answer is a triple yes.

Vladimir Putin - What a Guy

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

For anyone who hasn't been paying attention, Russia has been sliding back to authoritarianism over the last dozen years. The military-industrial complex is extensive; cronyism in politics is king.

Why Stalingrad Matters Today

Mark Perryman | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

World War Two has become an epic of nostalgia entirely disconnected from the cause of anti-fascism, the sacrifices made by the Red Army on the Eastern Front once again hidden from history. Stalingrad, forgotten, scarcely meriting a mention in the mainstream media despite its fixation with all things WW2.

Was Romania's 1989 Christmas Revolution a Fake?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

There is no doubt in my mind that Romania's change of government in 1989 was a revolution - even if it was stage managed and the mob were manipulated. It has all the ingredients of a classic revolution: a total chance of the political system; an angry mob; several days of chaos; armed groups fighting each other and a shadowy clique of power brokers arguing about who will take over.

US 'Planned To Blow Up The Moon'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech

The United States reportedly planned to attack the Moon with nuclear weapons during the Cold War. According to The Sun and The Week, repeating clai...

Seen at NY Film Festival: Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa'

Larry Jaffee | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Sally Potter was 13 years old when the Cuban Missile Crisis was going on in 1962. Apparently it made a deep impression on the teenager growing up in England. Fifty years later, she used as a backdrop of her new film the threat of a nuclear war between the US and USSR through the eyes of two BFFs, the title characters of Ginger & Rosa, which played the New York Film Festival earlier this week.

Putin Attempts A Spot Of Dentistry As He Pushes Presidential Bid

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

Vladimir Putin's photo opportunities have traditionally pictured him as a comic-strip super hero, but in the newest shots the Russian politician is a ...