Vladímir Putin

Second Russian Pilot 'Safe And Sound' After First Killed In 'Savage Way'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

The second pilot from a Russian warplane that was shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border has been rescued, Vladimir Putin has confirmed. The Ru...

Vladimir Putin Accuses Turkey Of Being 'Accomplices Of Terrorists'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Syrian soil some four kilometers from the Turkish border as a "sta...

Putin Directs Military Operations From Dr Strangelove's War Room

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

Russia’s beefy leader Vladimir Putin has a Hollywood-style war room from which to direct the military campaign in Syria, fresh pictures reveal. The ...

Our First Reaction to Atrocities Like Syria Will Always Be to 'Do Something' - But It Is Vital That We Do the Right Thing

Graham Allen | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Graham Allen

Parliament, by delaying the rush to war has done a further great service by winning vital thinking time. This has enabled all of us, especially Government, to better comprehend the incredibly complex, multi-dimensional nature and history of the regional conflict... The evil of Islamic State must be beaten, their cruelty plumbs new depths of inhumanity and immorality, self-justified by perverted religious fundamentalism. To defeat them cannot happen on the battlefield alone. To do that we need to be smart and not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Fox News Epically Fooled By Fake Putin Quote On Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

American broadcaster Fox has fallen foul of a fake quote doing the rounds on social media today. The organisation mistakenly attributed a line fro...

Russia-Iran Style Cooperation in Syria Could Prove Possible in Afghanistan, But With Greater Success

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Twenty-five years ago the Soviet Army returned home after nine years of fighting in Afghanistan. After the soviet withdrawal, the country plunged i...

A Random Man Just Did Something Very Weird Right Next To Obama And Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Comedy

We've all been there - you find yourself in a room with the two most powerful men in the the world, walk in front of the camera and then... Actuall...

No One Is Buying Russia's Hackneyed Propaganda About Nuclear Tsunamis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

The existence of a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo was “accidentally” revealed by Russian state-controlled TV on Wednesday, the Kremlin ins...

Vladimir Putin's Says 325-Page Report Into Doping Is Not 'Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's spokesman has hit back at accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia, saying the claims appear unfounded. The Russian Preside...

Sir Elton John Fears Vladimir Putin Will Give Him A 'Quick Polonium Injection'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK

Sir Elton John has said he fears telling Vladimir Putin what to do over gay rights at an upcoming meeting because he might get a “quick Polonium inj...

Labour's Road to Damascus - The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kate Godfrey | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

When the choice to support action against Isis is laid before Labour MPs, they should vote to back it. As a country, we should vote against Assad, and against collusion with Russia's wars. We should vote for Syria.

Elton John Reveals What Putin Really Said To Him During LGBT Phone Call

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin was "very apologetic" when he called Elton John to discuss gay rights after Russian pranksters played a hoax on the singer a few weeks ...

Forbes Publish List Of Most Powerful People In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has been named by Forbes as the most powerful person in the world -- for the third year running. The former KGB operative beat American...

Winning the Game of Shadows

Stephen Kinnock | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Kinnock

There can be no doubt that the Syrian crisis is spiralling out of control, and that US and EU attempts to develop anything that remotely resembles a coherent approach have been woefully inadequate. But it is not too late. Now is the time for our government to step into the vacuum; now is the time for our Prime Minister to show some leadership, and to start engaging in pro-active diplomacy in Moscow, Tehran, Washington, Ankara and Riyadh; now is the time for a roadmap to peace and stability... Clearly, we will have to compromise with Moscow and Tehran, and those compromises will certainly cause us discomfort along the way. The Syria crisis is a blood-soaked game of shadows. We must now learn and adapt to its rules; and we must start playing to win.

Putin Colludes With ISIS to Shore Up Assad and All Obama Can Do Is to Prevaricate

Nehad Ismail | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Russian jets and warships have been bombarding targets across Syria for nearly 2 weeks in a campaign which Moscow says is aimed at the Islamic State f...

Lewis Hamilton Sprayed Putin With Champagne And Now Everyone Thinks He'll Be Murdered

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Sport

Winning a Grand Prix must be a joyfully heady feeling but is even that an excuse to take your life in your hands and drench Vladimir Putin with Champa...

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Russia's Beefy Tyrant Turns 63 -- Happy Birthday Vlad!

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

Happy birthday Vladimir Putin. The Russian President has packed a lot into his 63 years, from working for the most notorious state-security machine of...

Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russian and US Jets Are Flying Over Syria... What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A second day of Russian airstrikes battered positions in Syria on Thursday, while diplomats peddled conflicting reports as to which groups Moscow’s ...

Cameron Reacts To The Russian Bombing Of Free Syrian Army

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has called the Russian bombing of Syria a “retrograde step” after reports Moscow's forces targeted positions held by the Free Syrian...

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...

Should the UK Enter Syria? Eight Things We Need to Question

Scenes of Reason | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics
Scenes of Reason

Syria's quite a large country; how are we going to sustain a campaign fighting on several fronts? If we are going up against the Syrian government AND Islamic State we would need quite a lot of soldiers on the ground...

Elton John Hits Back At Putin Prank Callers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Elton John has responded to pranksters, who convinced him that he was on the phone to Vladimir Putin earlier this week. The ‘Rocket Man’ singe...

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...