Category Archives: Russia

Wanted by Police for Visiting a Library

No, this isn’t Fahrenheit 451. This is modern-day Russia. Police are looking for visitors – as far as 18 years ago – of a Ukrainian library in Moscow. This comes in a crackdown of supposed anti-Russian sentiment, with Ukrainian sympathy being … Continue reading

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In the News: Vladimir Putin and Rupert Murdoch’s ex wife are “serious”?

The Boston Globe opens this rumor succinctly: “No, it apparently isn’t an April Fool’s joke.” It continues: Russian President Vladimir Putin is dating Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Us Weekly, which isn’t famous for breaking news … Continue reading

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Trade a Ukrainian Pilot for Terrorists? U.S. Says No

As the Nadiya Savchenko drama continues to unfold (click here and here to catch up), we have yet another update. However, it doesn’t actually get us anywhere. From The Moscow Times: President Vladimir Putin might like to trade convicted Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko … Continue reading

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Update on Savchenko: Russia Adamant on Her Release

A small update from my previous post; last we heard, Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer stated that there were “very good signals” that the Ukrainian pilot, who was recently sentenced to 22 years imprisonment by a Russian court, would be released through an … Continue reading

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In the News: Nadiya Savchenko Found Guilty

Quite a bit has happened in the last several days. Now that the Conference I attended is over, let’s get started with what we missed. I apologize for all the links here, as I had planned to talk about it … Continue reading

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Immortality in the Computer? One Russian Thinks So

Humans want to conquer death. We always have. From something that science-fiction authors would have only dreamed of five years ago: one Russian millionaire, Dmitry Itskov, wants to put his brain in a computer, making him immortal and free from … Continue reading

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You May Want to Move to Moscow Now

Want to live in Russia? Moscow may be a great start. According to Russia Beyond the Headlines, the recent Economist Intelligence Unit has reported that the cost of living in Moscow has dropped significantly this past year: from 50th most expensive … Continue reading

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