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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

Russian Socialite Dasha Zhukova Poses On Chair Made To Look Like A Black Woman [UPDATE]

Update: A publicist for Dasha Zhukova has sent a statement which you can find after the jump.

If you thought that Sarah Palin telling President Obama on her…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 11:40 am

Two Members Of Pussy Riot Released From Prison

Two imprisoned members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were released this morning from work camps. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were granted amnesty last week after serving time on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2013 - 2:00 pm