SNP leader Alex Salmond has said he admires "certain aspects" of Vladimir Putin's leadership of Russia and said he had "restored a substantial part of Russian pride.
In an interview with former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell for GQ magazine, the First Minister said Mr Putin was "more effective" than some perceive him to be.
However, he also tempered his praise by criticising "aspects of Russian constitutionality and the inter-mesh with business and politics" in the country.
More top news
Elena Veronica Ciochina left her home in Newham on Saturday night and hasn't been seen since.
Sarah Champion quit in June as 172 Labour MPs backed a vote of no confidence in the party leader - but she has now asked for her job back.
The child was attacked by co-workers armed with an air compressor, at a factory on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka.