Quantcast

All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Russia’

Russia Boosts Ukraine Economy with $15 Billion Loan

Over the past month, Ukraine has faced its largest series of anti-government protests since the Orange Revolution in 2004, where thousands of citizens protested what appeared to be a corrupt and fraudulent presidential election. This series of protests are not the result of election fraud, but rather outrage against current president Viktor Yanukovych and his decision to not sign the …

Read More

Ukrainian Rally Draws Massive Anti-Government Crowd

Even after violent confrontations with police this past week, Ukrainian anti-government protesters have shown they will not be deterred. Well over 200,000 disgruntled citizens packed into Independence Square in Kiev. They marched through ultra cold temperatures in a bid to make clear their dissatisfaction with the current administration. Protests began on November 21st when current president, Viktor Yanukovych, made the …

Read More

Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott

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 aunt, uncle, cousin, friend who is gay, you don’t win a gold medal by yourself. There is a team of …

Read More

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 their protests over the past month. Many of the protesters are optimistic that this withdraw of troops represents a shift …

Read More

Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions

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 was some speculation that it might not happen. The helicopters were purchased for the Afghan military, and it was claimed …

Read More

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, a journey which has been wrought with struggles due to its proximity to and past with Russia. In 2004, Ukraine …

Read More

Russia Investigating Boeing 737 Crash

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 is situated roughly 500 miles east of Moscow. The Kazan crash has raised new concerns over Russia’s poor aviation safety …

Read More

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 and two freelance journalists that are currently being detained. The Arctic 30 are facing charges of hooliganism, and were transferred …

Read More

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 two journalists have been held in Russia on charges of hooliganism that can carry a maximum sentence of seven years …

Read More

‘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. Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, the movie has already made $8.3 million in China and $47.7 million in Russia. Not bad …

Read More

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 just not a very good coaster compared to the other girls, so the head wind was a little bit of …

Read More

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 much more personal and I’m allowed to just do what I want to do. Quite often in acting you have …

Read More

Page 9 of 17« First...«7891011»...Last »