Vladímir Putin

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...

First They Came for the Cheeses and No-One Spoke Out - Russia's Banning Mania

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

On top of existing prohibitions on "undesirable organisations", on numerous public demonstrations, on gay pride rallies and on materials said to "promote" homosexuality, Russia's recent restrictions are faintly ludicrous and distinctly sinister.

'No, Mr Bond, I Expect You To Dive...'

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin hit peak SPECTRE on Tuesday, the Russian president pictured diving to the bottom of the Black Sea to explore wreck of a Byzantine tradi...

For The Love Of Cheddar... Russia Destroys Seven Tonnes of 'Illegal' Cheese

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Russia is destroying seven tons of illegally imported cheese in retaliation against sanctions imposed on Moscow by the EU and allies over the conflict...

Putin Government Shows The West Who's Boss -- By Steamrolling Cheese

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The Russian government has struck back at the western sanction imposed following his annexation of Crimea -- by steamrolling cheese. In public display...

Putin Is A 'Tin-Pot Despot' Who Saw Litvinenko As 'An Enemy Of The State'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

The lawyer of Alexander Litvinenko’s wife called Vladimir Putin a “tin-pot despot” on Friday, while the widow of the former KGB agent said the B...

'Daddy, Putin Has Poisoned Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Alexander Litvinenko told his father "Daddy, Putin has poisoned me" before he died, the inquiry into the Russian spy's killing has heard. Walter Li...

Sepp Blatter Isn't The Most Ridiculous Person To Be Suggested For A Nobel Prize..

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for leading Fifa, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, prompting disbelief from online commentators. The ...

Russia Has A New Weapon In The Battle To Combat 'Gay Fever'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's party United Russia has unveiled a new flag designed to combat so-called "gay fever" just weeks after the US supreme court ruled that...

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Denies Owning Ostriches On 'Newsnight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

In an interview with BBC "Newsnight" on Monday, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich defended himself against claims that he used his position...

Typhoons Dispatched After NATO Holds Exercises 100 Miles From Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons based in Estonia were dispatched three times in the past 24 hours to intercept Russian jets flying close to NATO military exercises in th...

QUIZ! Who Said It: Vladimir Putin Or Kanye West?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Comedy

So you think you know your Russian President from your hip-hop superstar? Think again... From what we can tell, the only difference is Kim Kardashian....

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Planes... Again

PA | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons have intercepted and shadowed two Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it has been disclosed.The jets were scrambled from Amari...

Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Sayed Bukhari

It was a big surprise to most of the footballing world when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively...

Forget the 'Daily Show' Hype, This Is What the Scottish National Party Really Stands For

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

This week Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party and unexpected media star of the UK's recent general election is on a 'charm offensiv...

Putin: 'Only An Insane Person' Would Think We'd Attack Nato

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK

"Only an insane person" would believe Russia could attack Nato after it seized the Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian presid...

Nick Clegg Has Been Banned From Russia

PA | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK

Nick Clegg is among 89 European Union politicians and other senior figures who have been banned from entering Russia. The name of the former deputy...

Britain Considers 'Nuclear Option' Amid Fifa Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has today urged Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa President as the calls to re-open the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes got louder....

Kremlin Hawk Warns West 'Tanks Don't Need Visas'

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

An outspoken loyalist to President Vladimir Putin has responded to Western protestations about the increasing Russian military presence in the Arctic ...

Russia Threatens To Block Facebook, Google And Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A further step was taken in Russia’s slow authoritarian regression on Friday after it was revealed Google, Facebook and Twitter would be banned by t...

Celebrating the Great Patriotic Struggle... To Create Twerk Videos

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?

Athens-Moscow: An (Un)orthodox Alliance?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Shortly before Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Vladimir Putin in Moscow on his first official visit to Russia, the Financial Times publishe...

Who Does Vladimir Putin Want in Number 10?

Luke Alexander Prescott | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Luke Alexander Prescott

Putin may be hoping that Miliband remains out of Number 10 to ensure the EU isn't strengthened by a renewed and active partner in the United Kingdom under a Labour government.

Ukip Is Now Criticising The EU For Failing To Recognise Annexed Crimea

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics

During his time as Russian leader, Vladimir Putin has presided over a brutal war in Chechnya, encouraged the fracturing of South Ossetia from Georgia,...