Sochi Mayor Claims No Gay People Live In His City

A Russian drag queen that goes by the name Madame Zhu-Zha said that there is in fact a gay community in Sochi and throughout Russia. “There are very many clubs for gay people in Moscow, in Sochi we have two…

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…

Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members

Two incarcerated members of the Russian protest-punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were released from a Russian prison Monday, due to a new amnesty legislation which some watchdog groups view as a Kremlin public relations stunt in time for the 2014 Sochi…

Vladimir Putin Signs Pardon for Mikhail Khodorkovsky

In an act that surprised the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned former billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the end of his annual press conference on Thursday. Some have speculated that the pardon was an attempt by Putin to appease world…

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

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 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”

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 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 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…