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# putin - Friday 9 January, 2015

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

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

Jan 9th 2015, 10:50 PM 42,886 Views 216 Comments

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

# putin - Friday 2 January, 2015

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

Russia is training killer robots, as you do

Jan 2nd 2015, 6:11 PM 12,980 Views 44 Comments

Should we be alarmed?

# putin - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 30th 2014, 6:39 PM 6,814 Views 33 Comments

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

# putin - Friday 28 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 28th 2014, 12:32 PM 15,410 Views 56 Comments

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

# putin - Saturday 15 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 15th 2014, 2:00 PM 18,240 Views 45 Comments

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

# putin - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 11th 2014, 2:11 PM 12,179 Views 1 Comment

Our hopes were so high…

# putin - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 16th 2014, 8:41 PM 62,953 Views 78 Comments

Oops.

# putin - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin
# Crisis
# 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 48 Views 143 Comments

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

# putin - Friday 5 September, 2014

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

# putin - Sunday 31 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 31st 2014, 1:01 PM 14,074 Views 210 Comments

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

# putin - Friday 29 August, 2014

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

# putin - Thursday 28 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 28th 2014, 7:33 AM 9,363 Views 160 Comments

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

# putin - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

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

# putin - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 12th 2014, 12:06 PM 11,830 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.

# putin - Saturday 2 August, 2014

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

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:42 PM 6,643 Views 78 Comments

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

# putin - Friday 25 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 25th 2014, 8:28 AM 9,936 Views 270 Comments

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

# putin - Sunday 20 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 20th 2014, 10:57 AM 31,998 Views 179 Comments

The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.

# putin - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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

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.

# putin - Friday 4 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 4th 2014, 11:46 AM 1,602 Views 0 Comments

Twinkle, twinkle little star.

# putin - Saturday 21 June, 2014

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

Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert"

Jun 21st 2014, 1:08 PM 9,082 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.

# putin - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 7th 2014, 12:48 PM 6,910 Views 93 Comments

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

# putin - Friday 6 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 6th 2014, 3:28 PM 8,802 Views 34 Comments

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

# putin - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

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

# putin - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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

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

May 24th 2014, 4:09 PM 7,075 Views 88 Comments

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

# putin - Saturday 10 May, 2014

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

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

May 10th 2014, 1:03 PM 9,397 Views 78 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.

# putin - Friday 9 May, 2014

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

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

May 9th 2014, 6:31 PM 10,376 Views 253 Comments

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

# putin - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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

# putin - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 42 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.

# putin - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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

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

May 1st 2014, 5:43 PM 8,050 Views 160 Comments

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

# putin - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

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

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.

# putin - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 26th 2014, 9:05 AM 5,343 Views 246 Comments

The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.

# putin - Friday 25 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,989 Views 35 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 - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 1:08 PM 7,938 Views 80 Comments

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

# putin - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Four militants dead in Ukrainian night fight despite 'Easter truce'
# No Let Up
# No Let Up

Four militants dead in Ukrainian night fight despite 'Easter truce'

Apr 20th 2014, 11:58 AM 5,404 Views 32 Comments

An accord struck on Thursday by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union has also been widely ignored.

# putin - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action
# Escalation
# Escalation

Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action

Apr 16th 2014, 9:32 AM 7,021 Views 240 Comments

Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.

# putin - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'

Apr 15th 2014, 11:30 AM 4,527 Views 101 Comments

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Apr 15th 2014, 8:18 AM 7,838 Views 2 Comments

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# putin - Thursday 10 April, 2014

EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine's supply
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine's supply

Apr 10th 2014, 10:16 PM 13,273 Views 105 Comments

Nearly a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia, and about 13 per cent transits through Ukraine.

# putin - Monday 7 April, 2014

George W Bush has turned his hand to painting. Here's his portrait of Putin
# Art Attack
# Art Attack

George W Bush has turned his hand to painting. Here's his portrait of Putin

Apr 7th 2014, 8:30 PM 16,657 Views 79 Comments

Should he give up the day job?