Vladímir Putin

'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 15.09.2014 | 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.

Markets Blind to Geopolitical Risks?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Monetary blinders Neither stock markets nor oil prices have responded strongly to geopolitical unrest. On the contrary, recently stock indices have b...

Vladimir Putin Is 'Possessed By Satan'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has been accused of being possessed by Satan by a church leader and - possibly worse - called "self-centred" by the Dalai Lama. Patr...

EU To Impose More Sanctions On Russia As Protesters March Against Nato Meeting

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

A raft of fresh sanctions is to be imposed on Russia by the European Union, according to British government sources. In a show of support for the bele...

Nato Leaders Warn Putin 'We Will Fight Back'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Nato leaders have ramped up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin - with a warning they will fight back against any incursion by Moscow against all...

Russia Today Belatedly Remembers Which Side It's In 'The Thick Of It' Type Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Russia Today, the broadcaster accused of spouting Kremlin propaganda throughout the war in Ukraine, announced that Kiev and Moscow had agreed a ceasef...

Ukraine And Russia Agree Ceasefire -- But Here's Why That Won't Stop The Fighting

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Ukraine and Russia have reached a tentative deal to put an end to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, though officials could not say whether in practice ...

Brave BBC Reporter Won't Take No For An Answer From Putin In Dramatic TV Stare-Down

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has boasted that he could take the Ukrainian capital Kiev in "two weeks", according to reports of a telephone conversation between Russ...

Putin Reminds West Russia Is One Of The 'Largest Nuclear Powers'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

Do not "mess with Russia" was the bellicose offering from Vladimir Putin on Friday, as the Russia President reminded an increasingly exasperated West ...

Putin Preaches Peace... But Sends In Troops

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

President Vladimir Putin's claims that he wants a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine are "not credible" while tanks roll across the border, Da...

Putin's Crossing and the 'Chocolate King'

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

'Dear comrade Putin,' says a woman who has lost a leg by a shrapnel during shelling near her home town in eastern Ukraine, 'we're told that fighters and weapons are coming across from Russia. Take pity on us because we're choking from grief and in blood. Please take back your men.'

The Unacceptable Face of Putinism

David Clark | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

The first step should be for the European Union to follow US policy in putting Igor Sechin on the sanctions list of individuals subject to travel bans and asset freezes. The US included Sechin on its list because of the immense influence he has exerted during Russia's lurch towards authoritarian nationalism.

Russian Ambassador Summoned To Foreign Office After 'Military Incursion' Into Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

The Russian ambassador Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko has been summoned to the Foreign Office to explain the reported Russian military incursion in...

Steven Seagal Visits Russian Arms Fair Following Controversial Concert In Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Steven Seagal, erstwhile Hollywood mystic turned local law enforcement officer turned guitarist, has abutted a controversial performance of his Blues ...

Russian Military Vehicles Enter Ukraine As Aid Convoy Stops Near The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

As a controversial Russian convoy remains parked near Ukraine's border, two British reporters have claimed they have witnessed Russian military vehicl...

Why the World Is About to Become a Far More Dangerous Place

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Note to Der Spiegel: Germany belongs to NATO, a collective defense organisation, and is bound by treaty membership to defend Latvia (and the other Baltic nations) if attacked -- just as the U.S., Britain and others were obliged to protect West Germany during the Cold War.

The Polish Are Using Apples To Give Putin The Finger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Poles are gleefully eating apples just to bite back at Vladimir Putin - after Russia slapped an embargo on Polish produce in retaliation against Weste...

EU Agrees Package Of Economic Sanctions Against Russia

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

The European Union has agreed a package of new economic sanctions against Russia, as Prime Minister David Cameron met families of Britons killed in th...

BP Really Does Not Want The West To Punish Putin Any More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics

BP has warned that any further sanctions imposed on Russia by Western leaders could have a "material adverse impact" on their business. The British...

What Does the World Say to the KGB Agent?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Andrea Chalupa

When my grandfather was a young man in Donbas, he was summoned to the local office of the NKVD--the Soviet secret police and the predecessor of the KG...

Nick Clegg Has An Idea About How To Punish Russia For MH17

PA | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia ...

Is This Man The Solution To The Gaza Conflict?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin, not content with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, now apparently wants to get involved in the violent situation in the Gaza Strip. ...

Putin's Ukraine Clash Hits Him In The Wallet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin's military engagement with Ukraine has taken its toll on Russia's economy as the International Monetary Fund has issued a withering ver...

Paul Vale

Why Putin Just Might Be Undone

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Responding to the renewed crisis in Ukraine, on Tuesday the European Union (EU) moved towards imposing economic sanctions on associates of Vladimir Pu...