Posts tagged "russia"

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

Subway Riders In Moscow Can Now Pay For Their Rides With Exercise

Russia is gearing up to host the winter Olympics in 2014, and as preparation, the organization Olympic Changes installed a very special ticket machine in one of Moscow’s subway stations.

Style Caster | November 14, 2013 - 11:50 am

Russian Performance Artist Nails His Testicles To Ground In Protest

Performance artists do a lot of wild, crazy, bold things to get attention and make a statement, but this story might take the case. On Sunday, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 11, 2013 - 11:20 am

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Is Missing

Relatives of one of the jailed members of Pussy Riot say Nadya Tolokonnikova has been taken from prison and is currently missing. They don’t know her whereabouts and haven’t…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Russian President Vladmir Putin Says Gays Are Welcome At The Olympics

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation…”
Russian President…

Claire Hannum | October 28, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Figure Skater Johnny Weir Defends His NBC Olympics Gig In Russia Despite The Country’s Gay Discrimination

“I risk jail time just going there, but the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement. I’m not a politician and I don’t really talk about politics.

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Wentworth Miller Comes Out … As A 41-Year-Old

Rejecting an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival on account of Russia’s criminalization of homosexuality, “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller has come out as gay … but…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2013 - 11:00 am

Why Everyone At The 2014 Winter Olympics In Russia Will Be Holding Hands

As, you’ve no doubt heard, Russia recently enacted an anti-gay law, banning all “promotion of nontraditional sexual relations [in front of minors], and makes any expression of real or perceived…

Daley Quinn | August 18, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Andy Cohen Refuses To Host Miss Universe In Russia Because Of It’s Anti-Gay Bigotry

Andy Cohen has a heart in there after all! The Bravo bigwig and “Watch What Happens Live!” star turned down an offer to host the 2013 Miss Universe pageant…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 8:00 pm

These Are Real-Deal Russian Portraits Of Cats

Russia’s Hermitage Museum holds more than three million works of art, and is the largest museum in the world. It’s also, likely the only museum with its own staff of…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

This Is What Tampon Commercials Look Like In Russia

In Russia, you don’t have period, period has YOU! In all seriousness, this Russian Tampax commercial (very graphic, by the way, so if you’re squeamish, skip), shows the imagined terror…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Russian Law Would Pretend Gay People Don’t Exist

According to a Russian bill that passed by a unanimous vote, it would be illegal to tell children that gay people exist or that homosexuality is socially equal to heterosexuality.

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Man Takes Four People Hostage, Demands Pizza

Have you ever got a pizza craving so intense that you’re like, “I would totally take four people hostage for several hours in order to get my hands on some…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Baby-Making Music: Russian Prez Vladimir Putin Hires Boys II Men To Help Russians Get It On

We couldn’t even make this up if we tried: Russian president Vladimir Putin has brought in the big guns to get Russia’s population on the upswing, and has hired Boyz…

Julie Gerstein | February 1, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Plays The Alcordion

Dear Ivan Zamotaev,
I’ve always had a thing for men who play accordions, so when you walked onto the “Russia’s Got Talent” stage and debuted your talent–playing a fascinating instrument called…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 24, 2013 - 12:20 pm

IKEA Pulls Pussy Riot Photo From Web Site

IKEA has pulled a photo depicting four people dressed like Pussy Riot, sitting on their couches wearing brightly-colored face covering balaclava masks.  The image — which appears to be…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm

German Court Rules Insurance Must Cover M-To-F Transexuals Breast Implants

A German court has ruled that male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to have their breast implants covered by health insurance if their hormone therapy does not give them…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Pussy Riot Book To Raise Money For Feminist Punk Band’s Legal Defense

A who’s-who list of indie musicians and artists are contributing to a new e-book of essays published to help raise money for the Pussy Riot legal defense team. Three members…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2012 - 11:20 am

Be My Boyfriend: Russian Pasta Artist

Dear Sergey Pakhomov aka The Pasta Artist,
Six years ago you were working on an ad campaign for a Russian macaroni company and were struck by divine inspiration: what if…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 6, 2012 - 9:20 am