Vladimir Putin

When Countries Fall Apart

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I don't see why it would be such a tragedy if Ukraine and Russia redrew their borders, with one, all-important proviso: that it is done in accordance with the wishes of the majority of the people in the region affected, as expressed in a fairly-conducted referendum. After all, that's what is planned for the people of Scotland...

On the Brink of Extinction in Russia

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Bacciarelli

With rights groups shut down, opposition activists shut away and those attending public gatherings and protests potentially criminalised, Putin's government is overseeing a human rights dark age for Russians - no matter what message their placard bears.

Obama To Putin: Rein In Pro-Russian Ukrainian Separatists

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

US President Barack Obama has urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to make pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine stand down, after violent clas...

Ukraine Clashes See Dead And Wounded On Both Sides

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

A Ukrainian has been killed and five pro-Russian activists wounded as security forces exchanged gunfire with separatists in an operation to clear them...

Europe Warns Putin Over 'Extreme' Threat To Cut The Gas Flow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

European leaders have voiced their fury at Russian president Vladimir Putin, after he threatened "extreme measures" against the gas supply to Europe i...

Valery Gergiev Faces the Music Over Support for Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Peter G Tatchell

Gergiev is a great conductor but he colludes with an expansionist tyrant. He seems to have little respect for freedom and equality. He is not fit to conduct the LSO.

These Ominous Images Of A Razor Wire Barricade Could Show Ukraine's New Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Built from a mountain of black tyres and razor wire, newly built barricades form a gash across a Ukrainian city, a new border you need a secret passwo...

Pro-Russian Agitators Seize Old KGB Building In Ukrainian City Of Luhansk

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

Pro-Russian separatists in the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, which sits 30 miles from the Russian border, have occupied the former headquarters of the KG...

Violence Flares As Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Clash With Russian Troops

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A Russian marine has apprently shot dead a Ukrainian officer, in what Ukrainian authorities insinuated was one of a number of ploys to cause disorder ...

No Tacos For YOU: Putin Banned From Mexican Chain For Being A Bully

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in big trouble now. Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, has banned him from no...

McDonald's Vs Russia: Kremlin Not Lovin' It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

McDonald's has already abandoned its restaurants in Crimea and now a Moscow politician has called for all of the US fast food chain's outlets in Russi...

PICS: Vladimir Putin's Tinder Profile

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Comedy

His divorce has just been finalised - and it hasn't taken long for Vladimir Putin to get back out there... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by...

Sarah Palin Speaks To Vladimir Putin On Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Sarah Palin placed a call to her “neighbour” Vladimir Putin on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, with Jimmy Fallon playing the Balalaika-playing form...

Sarah Palin Speaks To Vladimir Putin On Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Sarah Palin placed a call to her “neighbour” Vladimir Putin on the Tonight Show on Wednesday, with Jimmy Fallon playing the Balalaika-playing form...

Vladimir Putin Now Free To Marry Nigel Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Vladimir Putin's divorce from his wife Lyudmila has been finalised - paving the way for him to marry Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Farage has been wooi...

Vladimir Putin Is Officially A Single Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Ladies, get queuing. Vladimir Putin is officially a single man. The divorce of the Russian President and his wife, Lyudmila, has been finalised, th...

Americans Polled Over Whether US Should Intervene If NATO Were Attacked By Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

During the Cold War, Britain could always rely on America should the Queen spot a regiment of Soviet tanks rolling up The Mall. Well… that was the t...

7 Things Farage Could Learn From Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

So, Nigel Farage is a big admirer of Vladimir Putin. Speaking to GQ magazine, the Ukip leader expressed a certain respect for the Russian leader "a...

Clegg Says Farage Has 'Utterly Grotesque And Morally Perverse' Views

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has criticised Nigel Farage for his "utterly grotesque" praise of Vladimir Putin, saying the comments show how "extreme his views have beco...

Western Ineptitude and Weakness Has Handed Russia Ukraine on a Plate

Daniel W Smith | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

To be brutally honest the approach by the Western Powers has been embarrassing, in the United Kingdom it was leaked to the press that the Britain would not put in place heavy sanctions against Russia because it was against our economic interests to do so. When this was leaked the Government suddenly changed its tune and announced it would enact sanctions against Russia.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: George Osborne Vs Nick Clegg

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 31 March 2014... 1) GEORGE OSBORNE VS NICK CLEGG The deputy prime minister seems to be fight...

Apparently, Putin Wants To Conquer Finland Next

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

A former advisor to Vladimir Putin has said after the annexation of Crimea, the Russian president will not stop until he's conquered Belarus, the Balt...

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

White House Petition For Alaska To Secede To Russia Gains 30,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Having added Crimea to the Russian Federation with barely a shot fired, Vladimir Putin’s next territorial acquisition could come gift wr...

The Ukraine Crisis Raises Uncomfortable Questions About Territorial Legitimacy

Joseph Miles | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

The criticism that the Crimean referendum is an affront to the territorial integrity of Ukraine is not a valid one. Even in the absence of consent by the Ukrainian parliament, the Crimean right to self-determination exists...