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Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members

As the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi in February draw near, Russia’s parliament passed a new amnesty bill on Wednesday, which is widely viewed as being a measure to calm international watchdog groups over the Kremlin’s human rights records. …

Ukraine Signs Controversial Pact With Russia Ukraine Signs Controversial Pact With Russia

Earlier today Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed agreements with Russian President Vladmir Putin that anti-government protesters in Ukraine have been dreading. Ukraine has been struggling economically, with the European Union slow to respond to the country’s plea for financial aid. …

Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott 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 …

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Agreement Is A “Historic Mistake” Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Agreement Is A “Historic Mistake”
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As Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama celebrated a series of resolutions on nuclear proliferation that they supposedly reached with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the complete opposite tone. In a speech today before Israel’s cabinet, …

Paul McCartney Urges Putin To Free Greenpeace Activists 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 Asks Putin to Release Prisoners Paul McCartney Asks Putin to Release Prisoners

Paul McCartney is playing the Beatles card to try to get 28 Greenpeace protesters and their photographer and videographer out of jail in Russia where they are being held on charges of Hooliganism, according to CBS. He quoted the line …

Paul McCartney Writes Letter To Vladimir Putin 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 …

Edward Snowden’s Russian Adventure: ‘Fearful’ 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 …

John McCain’s Op-Ed Appears on Pravda.ru 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: …

George Stephanopoulos talks to President Obama George Stephanopoulos talks to President Obama

President Barack Obama went mano-a-mano with George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News segment “This Week” to talk about what will certainly be a defining moment for the Obama presidency: the handling of the Syrian chemical weapons quandary. Stephanopoulos spoke with …

John McCain: I’ll Reply to Putin’s NYT Op-Ed in Pravda John McCain: I’ll Reply to Putin’s NYT Op-Ed in Pravda

For the first time in history, one world leader will respond to another world leader via newspaper columns in their respective nations and languages. Vladimir Putin penned a NYT column last week that discussed U.S. foreign policy with regard to …

Putin Pens New York Times Op-Ed, Talks Foreign Policy Putin Pens New York Times Op-Ed, Talks Foreign Policy
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The “bad boy” president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has a message for the American people, and in a conveniently timed viral column that The New York Times published on September 11, Putin bypasses political pleasantries and gets right to business. …

G20 Summit: Syria, World Economy Discussed G20 Summit: Syria, World Economy Discussed

The Group of 20, a group of countries developed and emerging whose populations comprise two out of three people on Earth, saw their world leaders gather in St. Petersburg over the last two days. First coming together in 2009 to …

Obama Cancels Visit to Russia over Snowden’s Asylum Obama Cancels Visit to Russia over Snowden’s Asylum
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It seems that Edward Snowden’s new found asylum in Russia may result in soured diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the United States: President Obama has formally cancelled his bilateral meeting with Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin after the …

Edward Snowden Isn’t Leaving Russia Anytime Soon Edward Snowden Isn’t Leaving Russia Anytime Soon

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor that leaked the agency’s surveillance programs to newspapers all over the world for the past two months, is currently holed up in a Moscow airport as he awaits news on his asylum requests. It …

Vladimir Putin Makes Nice over Super Bowl Ring Row Vladimir Putin Makes Nice over Super Bowl Ring Row

Vladimir Putin’s had a lot on his plate recently. Divorce. A scandal-clad $1bn palace financed with public funds. Butting heads with the West over what to do about Syria. And now he’s been accused of stealing a Super Bowl ring. …

Russian Navy To Have Permanent Presence Near Syria Russian Navy To Have Permanent Presence Near Syria
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The Russian Navy has always had a presence in the Mediterranean, but now it has the go ahead to stick around permanently. Bloomberg reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed his Navy’s plan to stick around the Mediterranean Sea. …

Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance
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If you follow world politics, you may have heard that Vladimir Putin is back in charge as president of Russia. The former president turned prime minister turned president again has caused quite a bit of stir within the country with …

Helvetica Use On Twitter Nearly Leads To Row Between U.S., Russia Helvetica Use On Twitter Nearly Leads To Row Between U.S., Russia

The comedic art of Twitter parody accounts is reliably known to have only a few rules: be funny, be crass, and – this according to Twitter – be obvious about being a parody. Regarding that last rule, the most one …

Russian Anonymous Leaks Emails of Pro-Putin Group Russian Anonymous Leaks Emails of Pro-Putin Group
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The Russian branch of Anonymous has leaked emails that claim Nashi, a Russian youth group, is paying off journalists and bloggers for positive coverage of Vladimir Putin. The Guardian is reporting that the emails detail conversations between Vasily Yakemenko, the …

Putin’s Probable Successor Gets A Website

He may claim to not have a car, but Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin’s would-be successor, now has a website.  And the website has lots of pictures.Putin's Probable Successor Gets A Website