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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Moscow’

Mickey Rourke Loves His Vladimir Putin T-Shirt, But Hates Politics

Mickey Rourke is a fan of Vladimir Putin. In fact, on Monday, the actor was so much a fan that he decided to buy a t-shirt depicting Russian President. The scene took place right in Moscow’s Red Square, according to The Independent, right at the launch of the t-shirt brand. “If I didn’t like him, I wouldn’t buy the T-shirt …

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Anna Politkovskaya Murderers Given Life In Prison

Two of the five men found guilty for the 2006 killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya were handed life sentences on Monday by the Moscow city court. The other three men convicted have received prison sentences of 12, 14, and 20 years for their role in the murder. Politkovskaya, known for uncovering government corruption and human rights abuses as well …

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Pussy Riot Meets Hillary Clinton

While Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were attending the Women In The World Summit at the Lincoln Center in New York Friday, a Moscow court cleared the two of their inciting religious hatred charges stemming from one of their live rock shows. Alekhina and Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism with religious undertones of hatred after a …

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Putin Divorce Complete, According to Kremlin

The Kremlin has reported that the divorce between Russian president Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila Putina has been finalized. The couple had announced in June that they planned to end their 30-year marriage. Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov commented to a Russian news agency that the divorce had been “completed.” Putina née Shkrebneva met Vladimir Putin in Leningrad, Soviet Union when …

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Moscow Riot Ensues After Stabbing of Ethnic Russian Man

Yegor Shcherbakov was an ethnic Russian man who was returning to his home in Moscow on Sunday night who, after a dispute with a North Caucasus man over Shcherbakov’s girlfriend, was stabbed to death. Shcherbakov’s death sparked a race-related riot, with hundreds of protesters invading Biryulyovo, a working-class area of southern Moscow, targeting a fruit warehouse where the suspected killer …

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Tim Tebow Offered $1 Million for Two Games

Tim Tebow has been struggling to find work in the NFL. However, there is an American team in Russia that is willing to offer Tebow one million dollars for him to play just two games. The Moscow Black Storm owner, Mikhail Zaltsman, told the Russia Beyond the Headlines that he wants Tebow to play for his team. Zaltsman wants Tebow …

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Jehue Gordon Hurdles His Way to Victory

Humble, appreciative, and hard-working are just a few words that can be used to describe Jehue Gordon, the gold medal winner for the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships, which has been taking place in Moscow. Jehue, who is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, completed the competition in 47.69 seconds. Michael Tinsley, from the United States, completed in …

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Usain Bolt Says He’s Not Invincible, Is Still Confident He’ll Win The Worlds

Usain Bolt is said to be the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter will tell you that he’s fast, but he doesn’t want it going to his head. Bolt is currently training for the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow where he’ll compete against some of the best runners in the world. It should be a cinch for the accomplished …

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Next Angry Birds Update is Russian-Themed

Though the Angry Birds brand has embraced new seasons, movie tie-ins, and even Star Wars, all of the game series’ success can be traced back to the original Angry Birds game. Released in 2009, the game dominated Apple’s App Store games and has spawned a multi-million dollar brand with cartoons, plush toys, and even a movie. What’s remarkable is that …

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Moscow Attack Foiled, Two Suspects Killed In Shootout

A terrorist attack in Moscow was foiled after Russian security forces engaged in a firefight with the alleged militants. Sky News reports that two terror suspects were killed and a third captured after a shootout that took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo. The town is 85km east of Moscow, but Russian intelligence claims that the three people were planning …

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85-Foot Trapeze Fall Becomes Viral Video

A video from the Associated Press featuring a circus acrobat surviving an 85-foot fall is gaining viral steam, as more and more blogs are showing it. The fall apparently happened last month at a circus in Moscow. He hit the safety net, which was waiting directly below the stunt, but unfortunately he fell right through it. Somehow, he still managed …

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Mark Zuckerberg Travels to Russia, Meets Prime Minister Medvedev [PHOTOS]

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, as it dominates the market in a majority of social-media active countries across the globe. Russia is not one of those countries. In an effort to boost Facebook’s presence in this corner of the world, Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Moscow to meet with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. While in Russia, Zuckerberg …

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