All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Russia’

Apple’s U2 Album Giveaway Turned Kids Gay, Say Russian Wingnuts

According to some right-wing Russians, this is probably going to turn your kid gay: [timeout] #u2 #Gift #u2songsofinnocence Thanks Barclays @U2Kouklitsa @vanycf @U2ThreeChords pic.twitter.com/hgXJ7aLloS — Dewood (@nirvana0898) November 3, 2014 [/timeout] That’s the cover of U2’s most recent album, Songs of Innocence. You might remember it as “that album my iPhone kept playing whenever I accidentally opened up iTunes.” The …

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Anna Duritskaya, Girlfriend Of Murdered Putin Critic, In Hiding And Fearing For Her Life

Anna Duritskaya was standing right next to Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov when he was gunned down just steps from the Kremlin. In fact, Anna Duritskaya and Nemtsov were walking home after a dinner out. Anna Duritskaya reportedly called her mother from the grisly scene. Her mother said, “She was crying and saying that Boris had been killed. I …

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Google Facing Another Antitrust Probe – in Russia

Google is facing another antitrust investigation, as Russian search company Yandex has asked the country’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to take a look at Google’s practices – specifically relating to Android. Yandex is upset by Google’s bundling of its search engine, as well as other apps in with its Android operating system – which comes equipped on 86 percent of smartphones …

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Hitler Beauty Pageant in Russia Gets Shut Down

In a move that is at least as historically confused as Kirk Cameron’s Halloween revisionism, Russian women were queuing up to compete in what has been called a “Miss Hitler” beauty contest. On the website VKontakte, which has been described as “Russia’s Facebook”, and has an interface very similar to the old classic Facebook wall, an “Adolf Hitler” appreciation group …

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Oil Prices Could Weaken Vladimir Putin’s Resolve

Oil prices stand at a three year low of $81 per barrel. That’s significantly less than the $100 per barrel that was in place when Vladimir Putin first invaded Ukraine. While falling oil prices are good news for American consumers, it is bad news for Vladimir Putin. Half of Russia’s budget depends on oil and gas trading. Despite having a …

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Fish With “Human Teeth”? You Won’t Believe The Explanation

A fish with HUMAN teeth? This is what a fisherman in Russia claimed to have captured after reeling in a most peculiar sea animal. Aleks Korobov was fishing at Arkhangelsk Oblast district’s Northern Dvina River when he caught the creature. At first the 50-year-old was convinced he’d hooked an ordinary bream. Said Korobov, “I opened its gills which were nice …

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World War 3: Has Vladimir Putin Been Planning to Instigate Major War?

According to a former advisor of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president has been planning to spark a major conflict in the Baltic region for the past decade. Andrey Illarionov, a former advisor to Putin, said the Russian leader has been planning for a major war since at least 2003. His accusation came during a conference in Lithuania. According to the …

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Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

According to various reports, starting with Russia’s CNews, nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked, and published to a Russia Bitcoin forum. You can see the original report in Russian here, but The Daily Dot recaps: Much of the information is old and potentially out-of-date, Google representatives told Russian media, so the so-called “leak” may be more accurately …

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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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Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, according to the AFP. Shortly after The Guardian published leaked documents obtained by Snowden during his stint as …

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David Duchovny Defends Russian Beer Ad

Actor David Duchovny recently defended a controversial Russian beer commercial he stars in, telling TMZ that he does not support Russian policy of late, especially the invasion of Ukraine. In the Sibirskaia Korona ad, which runs over two minutes long, Duchovny muses about how his life might have turned out if he was born in Russia instead of the United …

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Steven Seagal’s Estonia Blues Gig Canceled

Concert organizers for the Tallinn, Estonia “Augustibluus” summer blues festival axed action star Steven Seagal’s time slot due to his pro-Russia/Vladimir Putin leanings. Back in March while filming a movie in Romania, actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, musician and reserve deputy sheriff Seagal did an interview with the state-run Russian newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, in which he’d expressed that …

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