Vladímir Putin

Paul Vale

Why Putin Just Might Be Undone

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Responding to the renewed crisis in Ukraine, on Tuesday the European Union (EU) moved towards imposing economic sanctions on associates of Vladimir Pu...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'm Up For A Fight'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 23 July 2014... 1) 'I'M UP FOR A FIGHT' I've done a (long) profile of Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon...

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

5 Rich Russian Pals The Tories Would Prefer You Forgot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is busy talking tough about what sanctions Vladimir Putin and Russia could be hit in response to their backing of the Ukrainian rebels, ...

Cameron Acting Like Putin Over Human Rights, Warns Sacked Attorney General

PA | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britain risks "serious international reputational damage" with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights,...

Putin Supporter Steven Seagal Dropped From Estonian Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Steven Seagal has been dropped from the bill at an Estonian blues festival, with organisers made nervous by his ongoing support for Russian premier Vl...

Aussie PM Doesn't Hold Back At Putin As Fury Mounts At Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

George Osborne has said further sanctions will be considered against Russia if it fails to co-operate in efforts to secure the MH17 crash site, as pic...

Putin 'Could Snap His Fingers' To Allow Proper MH17 Investigation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been accused of "obfuscation and obstruction" over the investigation into the apparent shooting down of flight MH...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Made In Moscow?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 20 July 2014... 1) MADE IN MOSCOW? The shooting down of flight MH17 dominates the front pages of the ...

MH17 Crash 'A Direct Result' Of Russian Action, Cameron Says

PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has raised the prospect of further sanctions against Russia as the West's relations with Vladimir Putin grew increasingly strained follo...

Does This Video Prove Who Is To Blame For MH17 Attack?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

As the blame game continues over who launched the ground-to-air missile that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, videos have emerged purportedly ...

Russia's Unfinished Business

Paul Newman | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Newman

"From time immemorial, Russia has been a colourfully exotic, and to some extent unknown, country to the world at large. This unknown quantity - repres...

Can Malaysia Airlines Ever Recover After The MH17 And MH370 Disasters?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

In the wake of the MH17 and MH370 disasters, Malaysia Airlines now faces a massive struggle to recover as a business and win back the public's confide...

6 Theories Why MH17 Was Likely Brought Down By Pro-Russia Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Evidence is mounting that pro-Russia rebels were responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over the east of Ukraine yesterday, which killed ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Was Putin Behind The 'Act Of Terror'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 18 July 2014... 1) WAS PUTIN BEHIND THE 'ACT OF TERROR'? Yesterday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was...

Moment Rebels Realised Shocking Error Purportedly Captured By Ukraine Intelligence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Ukrainian rebels may have tampered with the crash site of the Malaysian airliner MH17, it has been alleged, with black boxes removed from the crash si...

Downing Of MH17 Places Huge Pressure On Putin Over Support For Pro-Russian Separatists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

The downing of the Malaysian jet MH17 could have a transformative impact on the crisis in the Ukraine, massively increasing pressure on Russian Presid...

Markets Take Fright After MH17 Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Markets have reacted with shock to reports of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet being shot down near the Russia - Ukraine border, as the price of gol...

What Sanctions? Putin Shrugs Off West's Toughest Actions Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin has brushed aside America and the European Union's toughest sanctions yet against Russia over the mounting unrest in Ukraine, warning t...

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

Russia's Ban on Swearing in the Arts - I Say Nyet!

Neil Durkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

I haven't seen much media coverage of the new ban on swear words in the arts in Russia and I was initially suspicious that it was some kind of hoax. A cock and bull story ...

How Ukraine Can Begin to Move Forward

Mohammad Zahoor | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Mohammad Zahoor

I have always been non-partisan when it comes to politics in the Ukraine - where I have lived since I was 19 years old - but I think that to be neutral in today's situation is criminal. You have to say what you see and say what you think as the country faces it's most dangerous challenges since World War II.

Yes, That Is An iPhone With Putin's Face Engraved In Gold On The Back

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone is a truly revolutionary product that's in the hands of millions of people -- and that's precisely the problem. How are you supposed to sta...

Putin's Bad Language

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

President Putin's confident geopolitical swagger seems at odds with Russia's recent, petty moves to choke the life out of language...

The Threat of Russian Expansionism Is Not Over

James Snell | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, Russia has been its own nation, but one which sought to exert the same influence on nearby countries as it did in its previous incarnation. President Putin, a former official in the sinister KGB, well schooled in the police state methodology, seeks to replicate this today...