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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 of the Russian feminist punk band were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” last month after they staged a protest inside a churchMore »


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 you built models of various objects using macaroni? So you did, and the ad campaign fizzled, but your life was forever changed. Now… More »


Worst Boyfriend Ever Pretends To Die In Order To Show Girlfriend What Life Would Be Like Without Him

Alexey Bykov wanted to prove to his girlfriend how important he was to her. How romantic, right? So he contracted a stuntman, makeup artist, screenwriter and director to stage a fake car crash just so his girlfriend could watch him die. Only, of course, Bykov, 30, from Onsk, Russia, wasn’t actually dead. He had staged… More »


Pussy Riot: Two Members Of Feminist Punk Band Flee Russia, Fearing Arrest

Following the conviction of three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, two additional members have fled the country, fearing arrest for their participation in the band’s punk prayer performance at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Church. Last week, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (above), Mariya Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to two years in prison for… More »


The Man Married To Pussy Riot

“Media attention has blown the girls up to the size of Russia’s government,” said Pyotr Verzilov, husband of 22-year-old Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, in a Skype chat two weeks ago. This was before a Russian judge sentenced Nadya and bandmates Katya Samutsevich, age 29, and Maria Alyokhina, age 24, to two years in prison. Before Yoko Ono called… More »


Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of Hooliganism [UPDATED]

A judge found three members of Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — guilty of “hooliganism,” while hundreds of people protested outside the courthouse, calling for “Russia without Putin.” The judge in the case, Marina Syrova, said the three defendants “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred.”  The sentence has yet to… More »


Pussy Riot Issues Statement On Eve Of Court Verdict

Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has written a letter, passed through her lawyers, on the night before her court verdict is read. Pussy Riot has been on trial these past two weeks in Russia over an incident in February when the feminist punk band disrupted a church service and spoke out publicly against… More »


Pussy Riot: Everything You Need To Know About The Case That’s Rocking Russia

Back in February, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich — three members of the controversial Russian feminist band Pussy Riot — walked into Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior and engaged in a raucous performance at the church’s altar. Shedding their winter clothes, the girls, clad in colorful dresses and balaclavas, danced and jumped… More »


12 Photos Of Vintage Russia

We fell in love with these vintage images of  Russi  and had to share. Taken during the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s, this collection showcases the exotic style of life behind the Iron Curtain. Check out the drama, the romance and the sweet vintage style! … More »


Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot At Moscow Concert

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. This video sent chills up and down my arms as Madonna spoke about censorship, democracy and freedom. What an incredible reminder not… More »


Enjoy This Shar Pei Nursing A Couple Of Tiger Cubs

Animals are great in that sometimes they help each other out, despite the fact that in different circumstances, they would be at each other’s throats. Take for example this Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra, who was enlisted to help nurse a couple of orphaned tiger cubs at a zoo in Sochi, Russia. 

“[Cleo]… More »


Yet Another Radio Station Is Giving Away A Mail Order Bride As A Prize

Watch out, the stupidity is spreading from Down Under: Just like a New Zealand radio station did earlier this year, Canada’s 100.3 FM is hosting a “win a wife” contest. The winner receives airfare to Russia, 13 nights accommodation, and $500 to spend with his mail-order bride. 100.3 FM will hook up some sad sack… More »


Bikini-Clad Stewardesses Scrub Down A Plane In A Russian Airline Commercial

Ugh, put this as Exhibit A in your “Objectification of Women” file: a commercial for Russian airline Avianova where sexy stewardesses strip down to bikinis on the tarmac, scrub down an airplane and suggestively drip soap suds all over their boobs. The kitschy scooby-dee-dooby-doo soundtrack is the only thing that doesn’t make me… More »


Quick Pic: Britney Spears Boob Tattoo

Guess nothing says “Number One Fan” like getting a celeb’s image tattooed on your chest. Britney is slated to visit Russia soon and will probably appreciate 18-year-old Savina’s gesture. You know who won’t? Savina, when she gets older and, hopefully, wiser. [Buzzfeed] … More »


In Russia, The Po-Po Is Brad Pitt

File this one in the “are you kidding me” bin: I’m not completely believing the Jalopnik and AP story, but apparently, local traffic cops in Omsk, Russia, are wearing cardboard cutouts of Brad Pitt over their faces as a way of getting motorists to slow down and obey traffic laws—and it’s working! Can you imagine? More »


Rich Men Don’t Like Sequins Or Fake Tans

Russia ranks second (behind the U.S.) in wealthy bachelors, which makes sense, because the country has 110 billionaires and 130,000 millionaires. Hoping to cash in by selling women guides on how to marry rich, a bunch of authors have written books on the subject.

In the book Marry A Millionaire, socialite authors Oksana… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Bye-Bye Bald Men, Physical Therapy, And Russian Regulations

Those of us who have a thing for baldies might soon be out of luck, as researchers have identified a gene linked to hair loss. [MSNBC]
Women who experience dyspareunia, aka painful sex, might benefit from physical therapy, where you learn to relax and control your pelvic floor muscles. [ABC News]
In Russia, a bill… More »


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