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Russia Could Be Completely Banned From The Summer Olympics. Here’s Which Sports Were Implicated.

A new report confirms the existence of a large-scale, state-sponsored program to hide and replace Russian athletes’ positive drug tests.

Kylie Cheung | July 18, 2016 - 7:47 pm

Russian Makeup Artist Faces Backlash After Using Dead Fish As Cosmetics

Apparently, not only has she been using the dead fish, but she kills the fish herself, causing further vitriol from people who claim it’s unnecessary cruelty.

Bronwyn Isaac | December 3, 2015 - 9:30 am

Russia Gives France A New Puppy To Replace Killed Beloved Police Dog

Russia is improving its relations with France by sending an Alsatian puppy to them named Dobrynya in a gesture of solidarity after the beloved Parisian police dog Diesel, a Belgian Shepherd, was…

Katrin Higher | November 21, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Russian Politicians Seeking To Criminalize Being Gay In Public

Russian politicians are stepping up anti-gay legislation, building upon their now-infamous “propaganda” law. The original law criminalized any kind of LGBT-accepting public communications, but now members of the

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Putin Claims He And Russia Support LGBT Rights Despite The Evidence To The Contrary

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview on “60 Minutes” this Sunday that despite all of the evidence to the contrary, Russia is not homophobic and that

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

Russia Bans PornHub Because It’s Hurting Kids Or Something

Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has banned PornHub and ten other web sites. The agency claims that it’s protecting children, and that the sites illegally distributed and produced pornography.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm

10-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Swimmer At World Championship

A Bahrainian girl named Alzain Tareq just became the youngest swimming competitor ever to qualify for the World Championships on Friday in Kazan, Russia, swimming in the 50 meter butterfly heats.

Katrin Higher | August 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Russia Thinks Facebook Pride Emojis Might Be Gay “Propaganda”

The Russian government is investigating whether or not Facebook’s pride emojis break its laws about gay “propaganda.” A Russian Senator, Mikhail Marchenko, wrote an appeal to Roskamnadzor, the state’s media…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 31, 2015 - 10:30 am

Russian Teens’ Winnie The Pooh-Themed Twerk Routine Causes Big Trouble In Russia

The dance studio is charged with negligence and perverted deeds

Megan Reynolds | April 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm

10 Beers To Drink In Case You Care That Pabst Is Being Bought Out By A Russian Company

OH NOES! Pabst Brewing Company is being bought out by Russian company Oasis. This doesn’t just mean that the Russians will own PBR — they’ll also own Schlitz, Old Milwaukee,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Pussy Riot To Sue The Russian Government

The two members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, who were imprisoned for speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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