All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Russia’

Winter Olympics Will See The Least American Visitors

As we’re weeks away from this year’s Olympic games, it looks like Sochi will see the least amount of American spectators visiting an Olympic games in the last 20 years. US tour operators blame poor reception on several factors: terrorism fears, lack of hostels and resorts, and the difficulty of obtaining a travel visa to Russia. Now, there’s even been …

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Ukraine Protests Continue: At Least Two Protestors Slain

Reports indicate that turmoil is amplifying in Ukraine as protests stretch beyond its capital. On Friday, protestors in cities near Kiev surrounded government buildings, confronting authorities. The demonstrations, which began in November, were initially spurred after Ukraine opted out from signing an accord on more cooperation with the EU, and instead decided to strengthen its relationship with Russia. The discord …

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“Black Widows” Sought Before Sochi Olympics

As many as four women with ties to terrorists may be plotting acts against the Olympics, according to Russian sources. The women–called “black widows” because they often want to avenge the deaths of their husbands–may be in the area of Sochi, where the Olympic games are set to kick off on February 7. Russian security officers have distributed “Wanted” posters …

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Vladimir Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently defended his country’s new controversial anti-gay law, and explained that it was not intended to discriminate against anyone. “It seems to me that the law that we have adopted does not hurt anyone,” he said during an interview in Sochi on Friday. “Moreover, individuals of non-traditional orientation cannot feel like second-rate humans in this country …

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Jamaican Bobsled Team Qualifies For Sochi But Lacks Funding

Good news for Jamaica – its two-man bobsled team has qualified for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The bad news is that the team lacks the funding it needs to participate at the games. Jamaica needs help to raise the $80,000 it will take to cover its travel and equipment costs. Jamaican sled driver Winston Watts discussed the dire …

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Jennifer Jones, Canadian Curling Team Head to Sochi

Canadian curling star Jennifer Jones spoke to the media after her team’s match against Norway at the Continental Cup on Sunday. Jones and the rest of the curling team are headed to Russia next month to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which are being held in Sochi. Jones and her coach, Brad Jacobs, both commented on the Canadian …

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Ian McKellen Protests Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws With Help From Nobel Prize Winners

Ian Mckellen is certainly one of the more outspoken of the homosexual celebrities, and often uses his influence to help others when he can. Russia has been criticized for its treatment of gay people a fair amount recently, and with the Olympics right around the corner, some people have decided to write a letter to President Putin, and make their …

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Krokodil Confirmed as Flesh-eating Drug in Mexico

Mexican health authorities have confirmed a homemade drug, better known as “the poor man’s heroin,” to be a flesh-eating substance. In December, a teenage girl was hospitalized in Mexico after injecting Krokodil (Desomorphine) into her genitals. The 17-year-old Texas-native experienced what appeared to be green and flakey skin. Doctors at first assumed her condition was related to a STD outbreak, but …

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Suicide Bombings In Russia Lead To Security Changes For Olympics

Two back-to-back suicide bombings in Volgograd have now claimed at least 30 lives and are believed to be acts of terrorism, and although no groups have come forward to claim responsibility for the attacks, officials say the bombs were the same. The first explosion rocked a large railroad station–at what investigators believe was outside security checkpoints–on Sunday, killing at least …

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Edward Snowden Interview With Washington Post

In a recent television message from Edward Snowden – his comment “I’ve already won” undoubtedly has people talking. Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) leaker, has given a revealing interview to The Washington Post about how the disturbing information he shared with the media has shed a light on the U.S. surveillance tactics. The secrets revealed from Snowden, a …

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, Pioneer of AK-47 Dies at 94

Russian gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov died on Monday 23 at the age of 94. He was well known for his creation of the AK-47, which became one of the most abundant machine guns that has ever been used in combat and war; especially in World War II. The AK-47 (AK being an acronym for “Kalashnikov’s machine gun” and 47 the …

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Maria Alyokhina Unimpressed with Pussy Riot Amnesty

Maria Alyokhina, 1/5 of the group that may hold The Most Edgiest Name of All Time, has wasted no time in speaking her mind after being released from jail this Monday. Alyokhina and fellow Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich all received two-year sentences for their profanity-riddled “punk prayer” at a Moscow cathedral in February 2012. Samutsevich was …

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