Posts tagged "russia"

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.
This is

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.
Tareq, whose…

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

Russian Politician Tells Aides To “Violently Rape” Pregnant Journalist

A Russian politician ordered his aides to “violently rape” Russia Today journalist Stella Dubovitskaya, who is six months’ pregnant, when she asked him about the Ukraine. He also said…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Pussy Riot Tweets Paddy Wagon Selfies After Sochi Olympics Arrest

The two members of Pussy Riot arrested outside the Sochi Olympics tweeted selfies from inside a police wagon today. Authorities still haven’t explained why members of the group, who were…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Panty Protests In Russia And Kazakhstan Sparked By Lace Lingerie Ban

A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist. On Sunday, 30 women protesters in Kazakhstan were arrested and thrown into police…

Huffington Post Weird News | February 18, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Pussy Riot Members Detained Outside Of The Olympics

Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot say they were detained outside of the Sochi Olympics and accused of vague crimes. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2014 - 10:30 am

Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

Russia has banned adoptions by same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is legal. (The United States has already been banned from Russian adoptions for a year now.) Single…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Pussy Riot Members Claim They Weren’t Kicked Out After All

Nadezhada Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina say Pussy Riot have been falsely represented online and and they’re still very much part of the Russian punk rock feminist collective. So, they weren’t

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Pussy Riot Members Kicked Out Of Band

Pussy Riot members back in Russia have kicked Nadezhada Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina out of the feminist punk collective for participating in an Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn last night.

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

We See Chick Flicks: HBO’s “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer is available on HBO Go and select HBO viewings.

HBO Go and HBO are currently airing a film I’d eagerly been anticipating all…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2014 - 11:30 am

Pussy Riot Win At Life On “The Colbert Report”

Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! You can watch the second part of Colbert’s interview at the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Pussy Riot Is Headed To Brooklyn!

Just two months after being released from a Russian penal colony, members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot are coming to America. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear…

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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