Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of Crimea yesterday denouncing western hypocrisy in a searing speech to political elites in Moscow that is likely to go down as one of the defining moments of his long rule over Russia. In an hour-long speech in the Kremlin, shot through with angry rhetoric, the Russian president said western politicians "call something white today and black tomorrow" and aired a long list of foreign policy grievances going back to 2000, saying "we were cheated again and again, with decisions being taken behind our back". Full story >>
If you rail at (or against) something, you complain angrily about it. • He railed against/at the injustices of the system.