Vladímir Putin

Navalny Versus Putin

Damon Boughen | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damon Boughen

A few weeks ago Alexei Navalny walked out of court in Russia and straight into a protest against Putin, to many people's surprise. The surprise was not that he arrived at the protest and was subsequently rearrested but that he was released at all...

Russian Foreign Minister Accuses US Of Wanting 'World Domination'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Russia’s foreign minister has lambasted President Obama’s State of the Union speech, suggesting the address proved America wants “world dominati...

Russian Government Says Transgender People 'Unfit To Drive'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

Russia's road safety regulation has been changed, resulting in sweeping new rules on who can and can't drive. Transsexuals, transvestites and other...

'Putin Doesn't Want To Annex Eastern Ukraine - He Told Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK

François Hollande has urged Western leaders to ease sanctions on Russia should progress be made during negotiations in Kazakhstan later this month. T...

2014 - A Bad Year for Reasoned Debate

James Snell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Debate may have had a bad year in 2014, but if we collectively use technology a little bit better, who knows? Maybe we can resist the appeal of the swirling vortex. Maybe 2015 won't be such a bad year after all.

Putin Hails Crimea's Historic 'Return Home' In New Year's Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year's speech to hail Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula. He said Crimea's "return home" w...

Thousands Attend Anti-Government Protest In Moscow

AP | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as retribution by the Kremlin, settin...

Pussy Riot Release New Witch Video to Protest Trial of Kremlin Critic

Patrick Reevell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

The Russian punk-protest band, Pussy Riot, released a new video late Monday night calling for a mass demonstration in Moscow in response to the trial of a prominent opposition activist. It's the band's first video in almost a year.

Thousands To Protest In Moscow After Putin Foe Navalny Found Guilty Of Fraud

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on central Moscow after Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner and leading adversary to Russia...

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...