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Calm down, Putin isn't dead
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# He's Fine

Calm down, Putin isn't dead

Mar 16th 2015, 2:27 PM 12,701 Views 65 Comments

He appeared at a press conference with the leader of Kyrgyzstan earlier today.

Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to
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# Sure He's Grand

Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to

Mar 12th 2015, 3:37 PM 16,568 Views 72 Comments

The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public in a while.

Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing
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Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing

Mar 7th 2015, 11:32 AM 7,047 Views 79 Comments

The politician was a high-profile government critic under Putin’s rule.

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together
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'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together

Feb 19th 2015, 2:54 PM 32 Views 26 Comments

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...
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# Putin The Boot In

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...

Jan 30th 2015, 12:09 PM 12,397 Views 135 Comments

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more
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# Civil War

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

Jan 24th 2015, 7:45 PM 16,224 Views 246 Comments

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving
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# Restrictions

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

Jan 9th 2015, 10:50 PM 42,913 Views 209 Comments

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

Russia is training killer robots, as you do
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# Putin The Boot In

Russia is training killer robots, as you do

Jan 2nd 2015, 6:11 PM 12,984 Views 44 Comments

Should we be alarmed?

Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow
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Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow

Dec 30th 2014, 6:39 PM 6,820 Views 33 Comments

Alexi Navalny, a leading critic of the Russian President, has also been arrested.

There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand
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# War Games

There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand

Nov 28th 2014, 12:32 PM 15,427 Views 56 Comments

They’re just on exercises according to the Russian military.

And he's off... Vladimir Putin's heading home from the G20 early
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# Skipping Lunch

And he's off... Vladimir Putin's heading home from the G20 early

Nov 15th 2014, 2:00 PM 18,241 Views 44 Comments

Putin’s camp deny that the Russian President is bowing out under pressure from Western leaders, who have accused him of “bullying” Ukraine.

Unfortunately, Putin didn't really travel in this penis-shaped motorcade
# Sweet Ride
# Sweet Ride

Unfortunately, Putin didn't really travel in this penis-shaped motorcade

Nov 11th 2014, 2:11 PM 12,479 Views 1 Comment

Our hopes were so high…

Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late
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# International Diplomacy 101

Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late

Oct 16th 2014, 8:41 PM 62,995 Views 78 Comments

Oops.

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin
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# Crisis

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Sep 8th 2014, 1:00 PM 50 Views 143 Comments

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

Ukraine has agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels
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# Breaking

Ukraine has agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels

Sep 5th 2014, 2:35 PM 5,533 Views 95 Comments

The Ukrainian President has ordered his troops to cease fire at 4pm.

For the first time, Vladimir Putin's raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine 'statehood'
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# Raising The Stakes

For the first time, Vladimir Putin's raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine 'statehood'

Aug 31st 2014, 1:01 PM 14,080 Views 210 Comments

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia
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# Crossing The Line

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

Aug 29th 2014, 10:31 AM 5,578 Views 126 Comments

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

Obama: 'It's plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine'
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# Tan Suit

Obama: 'It's plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine'

Aug 28th 2014, 10:04 PM 8,713 Views 60 Comments

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine
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# What's The Story?

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine

Aug 28th 2014, 7:33 AM 9,368 Views 160 Comments

And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)
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# Icebreakers

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

Aug 27th 2014, 9:01 AM 4,092 Views 28 Comments

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

Ukraine isn't going to let Russia's 'humanitarian convoy' across its border
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# Careful Now

Ukraine isn't going to let Russia's 'humanitarian convoy' across its border

Aug 12th 2014, 12:06 PM 11,834 Views 168 Comments

Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission.

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site
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Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:42 PM 6,647 Views 78 Comments

Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US
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# Civil War

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US

Jul 25th 2014, 8:28 AM 9,938 Views 270 Comments

US officials called Russian artillery fire a “clear escalation” of the conflict.

All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels
# Ukraine
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All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels

Jul 20th 2014, 10:57 AM 32,006 Views 179 Comments

The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.

Ukraine accuses Russian plane of shooting down jet
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Ukraine accuses Russian plane of shooting down jet

Jul 17th 2014, 12:24 PM 5,687 Views 50 Comments

Ukraine’s Security Council also said their troops had been fired on with missiles launched from a Russian village.

Ukrainian astronomers adopt star and name it 'Putin is a d*ckhead'
# Written In The Stars
# Written In The Stars

Ukrainian astronomers adopt star and name it 'Putin is a d*ckhead'

Jul 4th 2014, 11:46 AM 1,603 Views 0 Comments

Twinkle, twinkle little star.

Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert"
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# Bad Neighbours

Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert"

Jun 21st 2014, 1:08 PM 9,084 Views 89 Comments

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea
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# Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea

Jun 7th 2014, 12:48 PM 6,913 Views 93 Comments

The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.

Obama and Putin exchanged "brief comments" while waiting for lunch today
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# Awkward

Obama and Putin exchanged "brief comments" while waiting for lunch today

Jun 6th 2014, 3:28 PM 8,803 Views 34 Comments

The ‘informal conversation’ was their first meeting since the start of the Ukraine crisis.

Obama and Putin may "cross paths" during D-Day commemorations
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# Awkward

Obama and Putin may "cross paths" during D-Day commemorations

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:32 PM 7,235 Views 112 Comments

Obama is in Poland and announced a expansion of US military presence in Europe.

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President
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# War Of Words

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President

May 24th 2014, 4:09 PM 7,076 Views 88 Comments

Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.

Putin threatened with "consequences" if election fails to go ahead
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# Ukraine Crisis

Putin threatened with "consequences" if election fails to go ahead

May 10th 2014, 1:03 PM 9,397 Views 77 Comments

France and Germany are warning Russia it may face further sanctions if Ukraine’s presidential election fails to go ahead as planned at the end of the month.

Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea
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# Victory Day

Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea

May 9th 2014, 6:31 PM 10,380 Views 253 Comments

11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.

Russia: We've pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven't
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# Standoff

Russia: We've pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven't

May 7th 2014, 6:04 PM 8,634 Views 65 Comments

40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country
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Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

May 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 43 Views 31 Comments

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings
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# Escalation

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings

May 1st 2014, 5:43 PM 8,056 Views 160 Comments

Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.

The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions
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The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions

Apr 29th 2014, 10:23 AM 4,207 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.

G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis
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# Invasion

G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis

Apr 26th 2014, 9:05 AM 5,344 Views 246 Comments

The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him
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# Tensions

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

Apr 25th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,990 Views 33 Comments

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

Putin's face appears on coin marking Crimea's annexation
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# Face Off

Putin's face appears on coin marking Crimea's annexation

Apr 23rd 2014, 1:08 PM 7,947 Views 80 Comments

The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.