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# vladimir-putin - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The42 Olympians come out against Russia anti-gay laws Opposition

Olympians come out against Russia anti-gay laws

In a statement, the two groups also announced protests to be held in Moscow, Sochi, London, Rio de Janeiro and other cities.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine?

Three people were killed in Kiev clashes this morning amid renewed violence in the Ukrainian capital. But what’s behind the dispute?

# vladimir-putin - Friday 17 January, 2014

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer?

The creation of a vibrant renewable energy sector would not only give the EaP countries energy independence, it would also reduce Russian political interference in their affairs, writes David Moloney.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Putin warns ‘terrorists’ face total destruction

Putin made the comments in his New Year’s address from Khabarovsk.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 22 December, 2013

'A fight for power is not for me': Putin foe Khodorkovsky vows to stay away from Russia

The Kremlin critic surfaced in Germany hours after his release on Friday from a prison in an obscure corner of northern Russia, following a surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From The42 Obama names gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on Olympic delegation Billie Jean

Obama names gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on Olympic delegation

Obama move hailed as a “stroke of genius” in fight against Russian laws targeting homosexuals.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Putin woos Ukraine President with €11 billion bond deal

The deal is aimed at encouraging Ukraine to shelve a pact with the EU and build closer ties with Russia.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Elton John criticises Russia's anti-gay laws on Moscow stage

Elton John had been asked to cancel the concerts by gay rights advocates but said he felt he would be abandoning gay and lesbian couples in Russia if he did so.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: ‘Are we really foreign agents?’ – Russia’s crackdown on civil society

For 20 years, my organisation has focused on the promotion of human rights and peace through non-violent means. So it came as a shock to us when in March this year our offices were raided by a host of authorities, writes Valentina Cherevatenko.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 28 October, 2013

From The42 'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin Equality

'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin

The Russian president made the promise despite the country’s new controversial law.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 14 September, 2013

US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

The US and Russia have reached “a shared assessment” of the existing stockpile, agreeing that Syria must destroy all of its weapons.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Putin: US strikes will kill the elderly and children in Syria

Although Putin acknowledged that gas poison was used in Syria, the Russian President warned that military action could throw world balance out of order.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Were Femen's breast-baring protests ever truly credible?

Allegations that Femen is run by a bully-boy svengali who hand-picks pretty girls to carry out topless protests underlines how confused this approach to tackling sexism really is, writes Lisa McInerney.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting

The painting portrays Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together in lingerie.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival Equality

Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival

The Prison Break star snubbed an invitation, saying he was “deeply troubled” by Russia’s treatment of gay men and women.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 16 August, 2013

Protest to take place at Russian embassy in Dublin over 'anti-gay laws'

The signing of a controversial law which prohibits the dissemination of so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’ to minors in Russia has been widely criticised.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Obama denies bad relationship with 'bored kid' Putin

Tensions between Obama and Putin escalated after Russia granted asylum to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Meet Putin's morality crusader: anti-gay and against cursing online

Yelena Mizulina also wants to impose a tax on divorce.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Putin opponent sentenced to five years in penal colony

Moscow mayoral candidate was Alexei Navalny earlier convicted of embezzlement in Russia’s northern Kirov region.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'

The new law introduces fines for anyone who disseminates information which suggests that gay and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent”.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

G8 calls for urgent peace talks and a transitional government in Syria

The G8 nations pledged almost €1.1 billion in humanitarian aid for refugees inside and outside Syria.

Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap G8

Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap

It’s known as the family photo. Some family.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 17 June, 2013

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders G8

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders

Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Putin and wife announce divorce after three decades of marriage

Persistent rumours have swirled for years around Putin’s marriage and even alleged mistresses but until now there has been a total taboo over discussing his private life in mainstream Russian media.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 3 June, 2013

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit Predict A Riot This post contains images

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit

A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 26 April, 2013

Fire at psychiatric hospital near Moscow kills 38

Many patients died in their sleep from inhaling fumes after taking medication before going to bed, according to local reports.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 12 April, 2013

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Post-mortem finds Boris Berezovsky died of hanging

Police in England say there was nothing to indicate a struggle had taken place at the home of the exiled Russian oligarch.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 25 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 examples of world leaders being total softies Squee

9 examples of world leaders being total softies

All you need to do is add cats, dogs and babies to the mix.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Boris Berezovsky death 'unexplained' but no signs of radiation - police

Police officers trained in detecting chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) material inspected the house where the Russian billionaire and Vladimir Putin critic was found dead yesterday.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead

The 67-year-old was found dead at his home in Surrey in southeast England earlier today, his spokesperson said.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Putin sacks Olympic deputy chief on anniversary of Sochi winter games

The Russian president had sarcastically told deputy chief Akhmed Bilalov beforehand: “Well done. You are really working well.”

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Reports of migrant worker abuses at Sochi Olympic sites

A year before the games, Human Rights Watch has published a report which details the abuse of workers.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 25 January, 2013

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing

The Bill was only opposed by one MP out of 450, and could lead to fines for any gay demonstrations in public.