Poor Ed Snowden, who will never again be able to enjoy the smell of the homeland, step foot in the United States to go to Dave & Busters, or sample an unlimited Olive Garden pass. Right? Actually, indefinitely holing up in Moscow sounds pretty fucking sweet.Read more…
Continue reading Edward Snowden’s New Life in Russian Exile Looks Better than Yours
Just across town from a shady, possibly Russian-funded photo exhibit in Chelsea sits “Peacemaker Putin,” a shady, possibly Russian-funded t-shirt shop in Gramercy, hawking shirts with slogans like “From Russia with Love” and “Make Peace Not War.” Julius Kacinskis, the American-born owner, insists he’s just mad about Vlad.Read more…
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To his supporters, Vladimir Putin is Hercules, he is Atlas, riding shirtless on his noble steed or soaring over the Arctic with a flock of Siberian cranes. Fitting, then, that at a birthday art show for the Russian president in Moscow this week, the paintings looked like this:Read more…
Continue reading Look at This Ridiculous, Dragon-Slaying Vladimir Putin Birthday Fan Art
If you’ve been on the New York City subway this summer, you’ve probably seen those odd ads touting a gallery exhibition of “unique footage, artifacts, and video” that will tell “the whole reality about the countries involved in civil war.” “Syria, Ukraine…Who’s next?” the posters ask, forebodingly. I went to Chelsea earlier this week to find out.Read more…
Continue reading Who’s Behind This Shady, Propagandistic Russian Photo Exhibition?
The hockey great and subject of the riveting documentary Red Army, about the legendary USSR hockey team, discusses U.S./Russia relations and why the U.S. despises Putin.
Continue reading Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All
When the Free Syrian Army pushed Assad’s soldiers out of a town south of Damascus, the last thing they expected to find was a Russian spy post, a few miles from the Golan Heights.
Continue reading Rebels Seize Russian Spy Base in Syria
Targeted on all sides by thugs, the Kremlin, and the Orthodox Church, Russian LGBTs face a desperate situation that is graphically evoked in HBO’s new documentary.
Continue reading The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia
The man who spent 10 years in prison for crossing Putin says the Russian regime will fall, one way or the other, and those who want a democracy to replace it need to get organized now.
Continue reading Russian Tycoon: Putin’s Downfall Coming
If Cameron ignores rulings from the European Court of Human Rights, he would find himself in the same company as leaders of Russia and Belarus.
Continue reading Britain’s Awful Assault on Human Rights
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Russian oligarch Maria Baibakova says she is ‘ashamed’ of advising how to dispose of staff ruthlessly.
Continue reading Rich Russian Regrets Firing Staff ‘Tips’
Important domestic advice from Maria Baibakova in Russian Tatler
Continue reading The Oligarch’s Guide To Firing Your Maid
Some interesting news from the Oscar foreign film race: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan has been chosen to represent Russia as its foreign language entry after fellow contender Andrey Konchalovsky’s White Nights of a Postman was withdrawn from consideration. While Leviathan received wide critical acclaim and won the screenplay prize at Cannes, … More »
Continue reading Russia Makes Controversial Oscar Selection in Foreign Film Race
The Florida senator is warning about the threat of big powers like Russia and the need for a bigger U.S. military. If that sounds a lot like Romney to you, you’re paying attention.
Continue reading Rubio: We Need Romney’s Foreign Policy
Arsenal make a losing start to their Champions League campaign as Borussia Dortmund secure a deserved victory.
Continue reading Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal
Russia is now threatening NATO allies in the Baltics. If Moscow tries another invasion of commandos and spies, the alliance is prepared to act, NATO’s top general said.
Continue reading NATO Chief to Putin: Don’t Test Us
While Russians in America argue over Sergei Dovlatov’s legacy, Russia tightens its grip.
Continue reading From Moscow to Queens, Down Dovlatov Way
According to a preliminary report released by the Dutch Safety Board Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was hit with “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft” that caused the plane to break apart mid-air and crash in eastern Ukraine, leaving 298 people dead. The report all but confirms the widely-held suspicion that MH17 was shot down using a surface-to-air missile that detonates without actually striking its target, instead spraying shrapnel. Read more…
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As fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine, the Crimean example offers a bitter taste of Russia’s makeshift plans for the future.
Continue reading Putin’s Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
Ukraine signs a peace agreement with the rebels, and it has Russian President Putin’s blessing – but not his signature.
Continue reading “Peace In Our Time” in Ukraine?
Ukraine signs a peace agreement with the rebels, and it has Russian President Putin’s blessing—but not his signature.
Continue reading Putin’s ‘Peace’ in Ukraine