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#Vladimir Putin

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas - but Russia hopes the 'Putin koala' was spared
# Unbearable
# Unbearable

Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas - but Russia hopes the 'Putin koala' was spared

Mar 4th 2015, 4:10 PM 10,459 Views 21 Comments

The cull was because the animals were in poor health, the local government said.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk
# Putin The Boot In
# Putin The Boot In

Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk

Jan 27th 2015, 11:25 AM 12,283 Views 96 Comments

Things are really not going well for the country’s economy.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda"
# Russia
# Russia

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda"

Jan 23rd 2015, 7:39 PM 8,185 Views 69 Comments

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 12 January, 2015

Could Frank Underwood be taking on Russia in House of Cards season 3?
# Putin On The Ritz
From The Daily Edge
# Putin On The Ritz

Could Frank Underwood be taking on Russia in House of Cards season 3?

Jan 12th 2015, 9:38 AM 10,312 Views 12 Comments

A character in the brand new trailer looks very like a certain world leader.

# vladimir-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 12,991 Views 44 Comments

Should we be alarmed?

# vladimir-putin - Friday 26 December, 2014

Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses
# Priorities
# Priorities

Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses

Dec 26th 2014, 10:18 AM 15,950 Views 47 Comments

Government ministers have been ordered to keep working through the New Year.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ukraine just took a big step towards the West... and Russia's not happy
# This Could Get Ugly
# This Could Get Ugly

Ukraine just took a big step towards the West... and Russia's not happy

Dec 23rd 2014, 5:36 PM 17,978 Views 120 Comments

The eastern European nation voted to drop its non-aligned status if a war breaks out.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 21 December, 2014

The Briefcase: Rouble the new lira, a banking inquiry and the Metro Herald is kaput
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: Rouble the new lira, a banking inquiry and the Metro Herald is kaput

Dec 21st 2014, 11:00 AM 12,183 Views 2 Comments

This was the week in business.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians
# Putin It Away
# Putin It Away

Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians

Dec 18th 2014, 1:48 PM 18,120 Views 135 Comments

People are sinking their cash into the safe haven as the rouble plunges.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Guess who's been named Russia's Man of the Year?

Guess who's been named Russia's Man of the Year?

Dec 17th 2014, 10:09 AM 12,658 Views 54 Comments

What was that about the Rouble?

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 30 November, 2014

'We even f**ked up fiddling it': The Sunday Times' remarkable World Cup bid allegations
# Gripping Thriller
From The42
# Gripping Thriller

'We even f**ked up fiddling it': The Sunday Times' remarkable World Cup bid allegations

Nov 30th 2014, 9:00 PM 10,730 Views 5 Comments

A previously-unseen submission from the newspaper alleges the England 2018 team hired outside agencies to spy on rivals.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Things got pretty awkward for Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in China today
# No Love Lost
# No Love Lost

Things got pretty awkward for Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in China today

Nov 11th 2014, 11:04 PM 31,365 Views 59 Comments

Oh dear god ,the tension.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Putin and Poroshenko are meeting next week to try and rescue a truce
# Won't Be Easy
# Won't Be Easy

Putin and Poroshenko are meeting next week to try and rescue a truce

Oct 11th 2014, 5:03 PM 5,032 Views 58 Comments

The talks will include talks British Prime Minister David Cameron as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 10 October, 2014

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights
# Chasing The Rainbow
# Chasing The Rainbow

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

Oct 10th 2014, 6:28 PM 32,685 Views 188 Comments

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Russian children celebrate Putin's birthday with exceedingly creepy music video
# Creepy
From The Daily Edge
# Creepy

Russian children celebrate Putin's birthday with exceedingly creepy music video

Oct 8th 2014, 4:44 PM 2,328 Views 4 Comments

It may haunt your dreams.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 1 September, 2014

Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe
# Crimea
# Crimea

Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe

Sep 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 53 Views 201 Comments

The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.

# vladimir-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 14,087 Views 210 Comments

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia
# Bullyboy Ban
# Bullyboy Ban

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia

Aug 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 14 Views 93 Comments

We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 11 August, 2014

Steven Seagal performed for pro-Russian bikers in Crimea
# What?
From The Daily Edge
# What?

Steven Seagal performed for pro-Russian bikers in Crimea

Aug 11th 2014, 4:59 PM 1,767 Views 3 Comments

Because of course.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's how Russia's ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland...
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Here's how Russia's ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland...

Aug 7th 2014, 11:04 PM 55,586 Views 440 Comments

The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights

Jun 29th 2014, 4:31 PM 7,911 Views 142 Comments

He said he does not know what will come of it, but he has to try.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down

Jun 24th 2014, 5:16 PM 5,810 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine
# Poroshenko
# Poroshenko

Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine

Jun 6th 2014, 6:39 PM 5,057 Views 45 Comments

Both Russian and Ukrainian leaders have jointly called for an end to violence in the region.

# vladimir-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 10,390 Views 253 Comments

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

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal
# Russia
# Russia

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal

May 8th 2014, 2:14 PM 8,015 Views 79 Comments

Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Putin has banned the F-word from Russian films and plays
# Putin On The Ritz
From The Daily Edge
# Putin On The Ritz

Putin has banned the F-word from Russian films and plays

May 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,324 Views 4 Comments

All offenders will have to throw money into a massive swear jar. Kind of.

# vladimir-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 47 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.

May Day protests in Turkey turn violent with 90 injuries and 142 arrests
# May Day
# May Day

May Day protests in Turkey turn violent with 90 injuries and 142 arrests

May 2nd 2014, 10:26 AM 4,802 Views 38 Comments

Meanwhile in Moscow, over 100,000 turned out to voice their support for Vladimir Putin.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 14 April, 2014

EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes "with a cost"
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes "with a cost"

Apr 14th 2014, 9:46 PM 8,329 Views 61 Comments

Tensions have been rising over the past 48 hours, with pro-Kremlin militants seizing official buildings in orchestrated attacks.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 31 March, 2014

Column: A divided EU will embolden Putin
# Crimea
# Crimea

Column: A divided EU will embolden Putin

Mar 31st 2014, 1:00 PM 26 Views 79 Comments

The lack of consensus amongst EU member states over the annexation of Crimea will prove costly for the EU, writes David Moloney.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 28 March, 2014

What is Vladimir Putin doing in Portarlington?
# Very Important Putin
From The Daily Edge
# Very Important Putin

What is Vladimir Putin doing in Portarlington?

Mar 28th 2014, 2:55 PM 3,685 Views 4 Comments

You wouldn’t want to steal this lad’s seat.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today
# Diplomatic War
# Diplomatic War

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today

Mar 18th 2014, 2:37 PM 9,077 Views 136 Comments

The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,865 Views 50 Comments

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation
# Standoff
# Standoff

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

Mar 18th 2014, 7:49 AM 10,059 Views 186 Comments

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 15 March, 2014

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 3:38 PM 7,436 Views 121 Comments

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,669 Views 40 Comments

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 14 March, 2014

'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure
# No Deal
# No Deal

'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure

Mar 14th 2014, 7:25 PM 6,291 Views 71 Comments

The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Liam Neeson threatening Vladimir Putin is the best thing you'll see today
# Big Fella
From The Daily Edge
# Big Fella

Liam Neeson threatening Vladimir Putin is the best thing you'll see today

Mar 9th 2014, 9:55 AM 7,036 Views 0 Comments

The Big Fella from Ballymena means business.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 3 March, 2014

'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Mar 3rd 2014, 7:56 AM 7,122 Views 157 Comments

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 24 February, 2014

Russia withdraws ambassador from Kiev as stand-off with Western powers deepens
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Russia withdraws ambassador from Kiev as stand-off with Western powers deepens

Feb 24th 2014, 7:47 AM 8,180 Views 74 Comments

The US has warned Russia against sending troops into Kiev, with National Security Adviser Susan Rice saying such a move would be a “grave mistake”.