Vladímir Putin

Britain Responds To Argentina By Deploying A Couple Of These

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

A brace of Chinook helicopters are to be deployed to the Falkland Islands to deter an increasingly belligerent government in Buenos Aires. Speaking in...

Rise of the Political Technologists: "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible" by Peter Pomerantsev

James Snell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

For the critiques of this transparent media manipulation alone, Pomerantsev's book is a vital resource. And it is more than that; he creates a powerfully written, endlessly evocative and terribly recognisable description of the state of Russia today.

Putin's Cryptic Remark Deepens Mystery Over 10-Day Disappearance

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin resoundingly failed to explain why he disappeared from public view for 10 days today, using his reappearance to say only that "life wou...

Kremlin Denies Baby Rumour Surrounding Russian President

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK

Intrigue surrounds the life and wellbeing of Russian kingpin Vladimir Putin, with fresh rumours on Friday suggesting that his well-documented recent a...

The Conservatives Are Underplaying Our Hand in Europe and It Benefits No-one - Except Russia

Tim Farron | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Conservative's foreign policy isn't foreign, it's not even domestic - it's electioneering skewed by Ukip's populism. That is not leadership and it undermines our diplomatic efforts... I am fully in favour of EU reform. But I am passionately against Euro-phobia. Especially in the context of a resurgent Russia, an assassinated opposition leader, 6,000 dead, an annexed Crimea and increasing nervousness around the Baltic states.

Putin's Russia Is 'Single Biggest Threat' Facing UK

PA | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics

Russia under President Vladimir Putin is potentially the "single greatest threat" to Britain's security, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned. ...

Jihadi John 'Apologists Bear Huge Responsibility'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond hit out at "apologists" for Islamist terrorism who tried to blame Britain's intelligence agencies for radicalising Mo...

One Year On, These People Think They Know Where MH370 Is

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Could This Be The First Piece Of Debris From MH370? On March 8 last year, all 239 souls on board a Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Beiji...

Putin Speaks Over Nemtsov Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

In which the Russian President gives a frankly unexpected take on the death of political rival Boris Nemtsov (courtesy of David Schneider, James Marti...

A New Documentary Film Charts the Rise of Ukraine's Maidan Protests

Matt Potter | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Potter

I was asked to review Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary record of the Ukraine protest movement Maïdan for Radio 4's Front Row programme this month. It's a timely film. Russia's black propaganda efforts since Maidan have been unrelenting...

Nemtsov Murder 'Russian Government's Way Of Warning Critics'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK

The killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was the Russian government's way of warning that those who spoke out against Vladimir Putin wou...

Who Is Boris Nemtsov? 19 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

The murder of Boris Nemtsov, Russia's most high-profile and charismatic opposition leader has sent shockwaves across Russia, and drawn condemnation fr...

Putin's Foe Gunned Down Outside Kremlin, Days After Family Predicted His Murder

The Huffington Post UK/AP/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a...

Obama v Putin: 'Dr. Strangelove' and the Doomsday Machine

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The cold hard fact is that unless Ukraine can somehow stand up to Russian aggression on its own, the response from the West will continue to be limited precisely because Russia is a nuclear power.

Latest MH370 Theory Involves Putin And A Kazakhstan Airstrip

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

A science writer and pilot who has regularly appeared on TV to discuss the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has posited an intriguing t...

A European Energy Union Would Hit Putin Where It Hurts Most

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

If Europe can deliver an ambitious and effective Energy Union, we will deliver a range of crucial goals; more independence, a secure supply of energy, a more sustainable economy, with Europe once again leading the development of green technologies. Putin and many of the other energy exporters outside the EU, who have grown wealthy on our addiction to fossil fuels, will be willing us to fail; but this is a fight we cannot afford to lose.

British Troops To Be Deployed To Ukraine

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine over the next few weeks to provide advice and training to government troops, Prime Minister D...

Putin Talks About 'Apocalyptic' All-Out War With Ukraine

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has dismissed the prospect of an all-out war between Russia and Ukraine, describing the "apocalyptic scenario" as "unlikely". Speak...

Putin's Bombers Are Risking Collisions With British Civilian Aircraft

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

An air safety expert has joined former chief of the defence staff in expressing fears that Russian aircraft could collide with civilian aircraft in UK...

Never Mind Putin - Fracking and TTIP Will Make Idiots of Us All

Martin Whitlock | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

Officials both in Europe and America, The Guardian reports, are convinced "that the Russians have infiltrated, or are helping to fund, NGOs campaignin...

Bluster From The Kremlin Over British Minister's Comments

PA | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Russia has reacted with fury after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned there was a "real and present danger" that Moscow could repeat the tactics ...

RAF Jets Intercept Two Russian Bear Bombers Off Cornwall

PA | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled to escort two Russian Bear bombers spotted in international airspace off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of De...

Royal Navy Tracks Russian Warship In English Channel

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

A Russian warship was tracked by the Royal Navy as it passed through the English Channel, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. Yaroslav Mudry and i...

Review: 'The Uses and Abuses of History' by Margaret MacMillan

James Snell | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

This book is not perfect, certainly, and I would advise anyone short on time to leave out the final fifty pages entirely - nothing of any great value would be missed. But, regardless of these criticisms, any work of historical theory which is written as well as this one is certainly worth looking at and - maybe with caution, in this particular case - taking to heart.

Putin's Snapped Pencil And 11 Other Reasons To Be Sceptical Of Ukraine Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Ru...