Category Archives: Russia

Music Monday: “One Like Putin”

  It’s become a meme the last several years that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a strong, handsome macho-man who discovers 6th-century Greek urns or having an entire calendar dedicated to him. Not to mention the casual shirtless expeditions. The Russian … Continue reading

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Russian Journalists and Security of the Nation

In early November last year, it came to the attention that state-sanctioned news site RT must register as a foreign agent in the United States. It was a move that was condemned by RT and Moscow, claiming it was unconstitutional. … Continue reading

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A Century of Communism: The Bolshevik Revolution 100 Years Ago

It was one hundred years ago today that the Bolshevik Party, led by the formerly ousted and exiled Vladimir Lenin, forcibly seized and took control of the buildings of the provisional government. Thus starts the formation, implementation, and execution of … Continue reading

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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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