Vladímir Putin

Putin Blames West For Trying To 'Defang' Russian Bear In Emotional Christmas News Conference

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin hit out at the West on Thursday, accusing Europe and the US of engineering the savage economic crisis currently engulfing the Russian s...

Putin Jokes A Stroke Survivor Is Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

In the middle of his annual press conference designed to restore some standing as Russia's currency plummets, Vladimir Putin suffered a pretty spectac...

Putin Gets Really Ironically Timed Honour Amid Economic Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russia's economy is plunging further into chaos, with its currency slipping to new lows and its central bank warning that more measures will be needed...

Putin's Tiger Defects To China And Eats A Pet Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK

A tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has been filmed killing and eating a pet dog after crossing the border into China. Kuzya has been ...

Gorbachev Warns 'We May Not Survive Through These Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

The US and Russia are preparing for “many long years of confrontation,” according to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Writing on Wednesd...

Kasparov Warns West Is Appeasing Putin Like Chamberlain And Hitler

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK

Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster and political activist, has accused Western leaders of treating Russia in the same way that former British Prime...

Gorbachev Blames American 'Triumphalism' For New Cold War

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Mikhail Gorbachev has blamed America for bringing about a new Cold War, warning that "militarists” are pushing Europe to the brink of conflict by bu...

Russia Tests New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

AP | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliabili...

Cameron Gets Tough With a Pick-Up Artist, But Not Putin's Put-to-Death Artists

Denis MacShane | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Russian money is now essential for the City. Russians make massive donations to Conservative Party funds. And while David Cameron's ministers can get tough with a pick-up artist from America they will not move against put-to-death artists from Russia if they are backed by Putin.

Number Of Unscheduled Russian Military Flights Above Baltic Has Doubled

AP | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

NATO's chief said Thursday that Russia's growing military presence in the skies above the Baltic region is unjustified and that its aircraft regularly...

Russian Media's MH17 Claims Dubbed 'Preposterous'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

An attempt by Russian state television to produce evidence denying Russian responsibility for the downing of MH17 has been mocked and branded "prepost...

Russia Denies Putin Is Leaving The G20 Summit Early In A Big Sulk

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics

UPDATE: The Russian president's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has denied reports saying Putin plans to leave the G20 summit ahead of time due to pre...

This Macho Macho Man Has Really Annoyed David Cameron Now...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has accused Vladimir Putin of "machismo" after the Russian president rather unsubtly sent an entire fleet of warships to the Australian ...

Putin Trying To Reclaim 'Lost Glories' Of The Soviet Union

AP | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country's northeas...

Chinese Media Aren't Happy About This Moment Between Putin And China's First Lady

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Meredith & Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin and China's First lady appeared to have a lovely evening at the APEC summit meeting in Beijing last night - but it doesn't seem to have...

Could This Be The Most Awkward Gathering Of World Leaders!

Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

China's President Xi Jinping drew the short straw this year to host President Barack Obama and other world leaders at the latest APEC summit The g...

Russian Military Flights Increasingly Violating European Airspace

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

Nato has reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights in European airspace after British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters were scrambled to i...

Press Told To 'Shut Their Traps' Over Putin Cancer Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

Russia has angrily dismissed rumours that Vladimir Putin has cancer, telling the speculative media to "dream on." Putin's spokesman on Wednesday sl...

The Luckiest Girl In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

This remarkable video shows a small Ukrainian girl narrowly escaping the shelling of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena on Monday. The CCTV footag...

Moving Beyond the 'Tug of War' Between Russia and Europe

Jo Simmons | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

A war in Ukraine would be a catastrophic end point to the crisis. One can hope that diplomacy in this day and age will prevail, much to the satisfaction of the late Tony Benn.

Why This Could Be The Most Brutal Political Encounter Of All Time...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

One is a Speedo-wearing boxing pro, the other is a judo-loving former KGB agent - the question is, who would win in a fight between Russian President ...

Russian Parliament Approves Bill Allowing Government To Seize Western Assets

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill granting compensation to those affected by Western sanctions and allowing the government ...

A Crisis of Confidence - Can Our Government Be Trusted?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

There have been a rash of outrageous breaches of the public trust relating to national and international security including: Failure of the US Secret Service to protect the President and the First Family. Failure of the Dallas Hospital and federal, state and local officials to initially detect the first person in the US infected with ebola...

'I Shot Two Lions & Can Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Heavy weight French actor Gerard Depardieu has claimed he shot dead two lions during a trip to Africa. The 65-year-old made reference to his "hero...

Some Suggested Steps to a Peaceful Solution in Ukraine

Mohammad Zahoor | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammad Zahoor

At such a tragic time for Ukraine I hope the country where I have spent most of my adult life, and most of my career as an investor and entrepreneur can learn from the lessons of business: clear thinking is needed, corruption must be rooted out and, above all, we must all act for the benefit of all of the people of Ukraine - and we can only do this in a climate of negotiated peace.