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Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott
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Greg Louganis is opposed to a boycott of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Instead of boycotting the Olympics, Louganis urged athletes to dedicate their performances to the gay family and friends who have supported them. “If you have a supportive …

Ukraine Protesters Gain Traction; Police Back Down

Early Wednesday morning, riot police in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, withdrew from two separate areas where protesters were demonstrating. This move by the police signifies progress being made on behalf of the Ukrainian opposition party, which has seen brutal crackdowns during …

Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions
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The Associated Press is reporting that the United States Pentagon just spent roughly $1 billion on dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcrafts. Previously it had been reported that there was a great amount of difficulty in securing a deal and there …

Yulia Tymoshenko Case May Delay EU Agreement

Ukraine was one of the fifteen satellite states compromising the Soviet Union from 1922 to the dissolution of the of the USSR in 1991. Since that time, Ukraine has been trying to find its footing as an independent European nation, …

Russia Investigating Boeing 737 Crash
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Russian aviation investigators have commenced combing through a Boeing 737 wreckage near the city of Kazan Monday, after the plane crashed Sunday, killing all 50 passengers on board. Flags flew at half mast in the city of 1.1 million, which …

Paul McCartney Urges Putin To Free Greenpeace Activists

Paul McCartney has decided to help out the Greenpeace activists that are being detained in Russia. The activists have been imprisoned for protesting drilling in the Arctic, and have since become known as the Arctic 30. There are 28 campaigners …

Paul McCartney Writes Letter To Vladimir Putin

Former “Beatles” star, Paul McCartney, said during a recent interview that he had written a letter to President Vladimir Putin to ask for the release of the Greenpeace activists that are currently being held in Russia. Twenty-eight Greenpeace activists and …

‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm

Stalingrad‘s depiction of the battle between Hitler and Stalin during World War II has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In fact, the 3-D movie has now become the highest-grossing Russian release to ever hit the Chinese box office. …

Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon “Grand Slam”

A racer’s greatest elemental fear is perhaps a head-wind – anything that will slow one’s performance is generally frowned upon. However, the knowledge of a 17 mph head-wind going into Sunday’s New York City Marathon brightened Tatyana McFadden’s spirits: “I’m …

Sylvester Stallone Displays Artwork in Russia

Sylvester Stallone unveiled his artwork at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and admitted to reporters that he is a “better painter than an actor”. “I think I’m a much better painter than an actor,” Stallone said. “It’s …

Dmitry Medvedev Visits China, Strikes Oil Agreement

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been on an official trip to China since tuesday, when he arrived in Beijing after an official invite from the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. On the table for Medvedev’s visit are such activites as …

Dmitry Medvedev Sells Russian Oil to China As Russia Dies Out Dmitry Medvedev Sells Russian Oil to China As Russia Dies Out
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The party-state elite and oligarchs of Russia joined together to sign a $85 billion deal to extract Russian oil and sell it to China, through a mutual agreement between Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. …

Meteorite: Russia Uncovers One of The Largest Pieces Ever From Urals

On Wednesday, Russian divers recovered a sunken half-tonne “suspected” meteorite that had descended from space on February 14, 2013. The shockwave induced from the meteor had affected as many as 1200-1500 people in the Urals. Why it took so many …

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, …

“Anti-Breaking Bad” Guy Turns to Giveforward.com

Anton Buslov, a journalist and former astrophysicist from Russia is no Walter White. The 29-year-old was diagnosed a few years ago with Hodgkins Lymphoma a few years ago, and was devastated to find out that his home country offered little …

Eagle Attacking Deer Caught On Camera
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Nature strikes again. In Russia, a camera was placed in the wild to take snaps of untainted nature. Though the camera was originally intended to capture pictures of tigers, another unusual predator was captured instead. The camera took a series …

Edward Snowden’s Russian Adventure: ‘Fearful’

Edward Snowden is, to some, the most interesting man in the world for a variety of reasons. Yet Snowden is made infinitely more fascinating by his mystique; whatever opinions one might hold about him, nobody really knows anything about how …

Selena Gomez Won’t Perform Due To “Anti-Gay’ Visa Selena Gomez Won’t Perform Due To “Anti-Gay’ Visa

Selena Gomez had to cancel a string of European concerts due to conflicts with obtaining a Russian visa. The 21-year-old singer will not be performing at any of the Russian venues previously considered nor will she sing in Belarus and …

John McCain’s Op-Ed Appears on Pravda.ru
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Last weekend, John McCain made it clear he intended to write a counterpoint to Vladimir Putin’s viral NYT column, and that he wanted that piece published by Pravda. The internet teased McCain because of his outdated worldview (let’s face it: …

Russian Man Shot Over Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy

Two men, who were standing in line to buy beer in the southern Russian town of Rostov-on-Don, got into an argument over the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, which ended in one man being shot several times with a BB gun. …

Tim Tebow Rally Held by Jacksonville Fans
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At 3:16 PM today, a group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans decided to hold a rally, which was to last for 3 hours and 16 minutes (all allusions to Tebow’s faith, of course), in order to convince the owners of the …