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Students at Putin's Top Pilot School Filmed in Bizarre BDSM Music Video
Cadet at Vladimir Putin's top pilot training college have caused scandal after footage of them wearing BDSM costumes while writhing to music in their digs emerged. More than a dozen half-naked male cadets from Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute are seen dancing to the club track Satisfaction by DJ B
Will Russia's Putin Rule Until He's 100? Someone Is Buying Election Websites for the Next Four Elections
Russian President Vladimir Putin may be term-tied from spending another decade in power, but not everyone seems convinced this will deter him. In fact, the website addresses bearing his name and the date of the next four election cycles have all been taken, waiting to spring into action. Putin is cu
Hungarian plans to tackle illegal immigration are from 'Putin playbook', rights group claims
A leading human rights group in Hungary has attacked Hungarian government proposals to tackle illegal immigration, claiming they are from the "Putin playbook" and an attempt to intimidate groups helping refugees. Announced this week, the legislation aims to reduce illegal immigration into Hungary by
The NRA Is Part of the Trump–Russia Scandal Now
Russian intervention in the 2016 campaign has a number of complex threads. But the latest development is simple and old-fashioned. McClatchy reports that the FBI is investigating whether a Kremlin-linked Russian banker funneled money through the National Rifle Association to help elect Donald Trump.
Deadbeat Dictator: Assad Isn't Paying His Debts to Putin
As the Syrian president piles up IOUs with the Kremlin and the mullahs of Iran, he's hoping he can cover the debts with Syrian oil. But Moscow wants its money now. To the charges against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity can now be added an
Putin Sets Major Address for Feb. 6, Officials Say
Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to make his annual state-of-the-nation speech to the legislature on Feb. 6, laying out plans for the fourth term he's expected to win easily in March, according to two officials familiar with the preparations. Though Putin announced his candidacy in Dece
FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump
The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the acti
It's official-Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest
US president Donald Trump came to office promising an isolationist foreign policy, which put "America First," above the rest of the global order. He has actively rejected taking global leadership. The world has responded by rejecting him, according to a poll released today (Jan. 18). Gallup asked a
Trump accuses Russia of supporting North Korea, helping to evade sanctions
November 11, 2017: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. (Reuters) President Donald Trump Wednesday accused Russia of supporting North Korea and bypassing international sanctions against the reg
Russian oligarchs are desperately lobbying to avoid new US sanctions
Anxiety in Moscow is deepening over an imminent new US sanctions list. A leading Russian paper estimates that 300 oligarchs could be named. To avoid inclusion on the list, some are reportedly changing their schedules to avoid being seen with president Vladimir Putin. Others are liquidating holdings
Why Is Putin "Allowing" Israel to Bomb Syria?
Informationclearinghouse recently posted an article by Darius Shahtahmasebi entitled "Israel Keeps Bombing Syria and Nobody Is Doing Anything About It". Following this publication I received an email from a reader asking me the following question: "Putin permitting Israel to bomb Syria - why? I am c
Russian Google Declared Putin the Winner of the March 2018 Presidential Election
This piece originally appeared on Global Voices Advocacy. Russia's presidential elections are two months away, and while there are multiple contenders, the expectation is that Vladimir Putin will secure a fourth term handily. On Monday, in what looked like an effort to save time or skip the nail-
Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions
President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seatSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrantsGOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE accused Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government of helping North Korea's Kim Jong Un e
Masha Gessen: Putin has created 'a mafia state'
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Putin's Secret Armies Waged War in Syria-Where Will They Fight Next?
In the desert of eastern Syria, not far from a town called Deir ez-Zor, there's reportedly a pile of stones surrounding a wooden board, with an Orthodox cross and an inscription burned into the wood: "2017. To the eternal memory of the warriors killed and missing in the SAR [Syrian Arab Republic]."
Russia's Putin Is in Great Shape and Does Not Need a Test to Prove It, says Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not take a page out of the White House's book to prove he is in good shape, but if you take the Kremlin's word, he's tougher than most. Asked if Putin plans to provide any evidence of his own well-being in the same way U.S. presidents do-by briefing the public o
Man Torches Himself to Protest Corruption in Russia
A Russian man set himself on fire in front of his local city council in what witnesses say was a deadly attempt to protest against widespread corruption in the country. The incident took place on Monday in the central Russian region of Bashkortostan, near the border with Kazakhstan. Corruption is on
President Trump's 2017 performance review, from Putin with love
Dear Donald: Sincere thanks from everyone here in Russia's leadership for your unstinting work on our behalf. We realized, when preparing this performance review, that you have done so much for us - including your verbal attacks on America's allies while singing my praises, encouraging racial and re
Is Lithuania's President Ready to Warm Up to Putin?
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait has a reputation of being a hawk toward Moscow, and even among hawkish-to-Russia leaders of other Baltic states, including Poland. On Panorama of the Week, a Lithuanian news program, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis described Lithuania as a "unique
Bitcoin falls below $10,000 as cryptocurrency 'bloodbath' enters a 2nd day
Markets InsiderBitcoin falls below $10,000, down 12%, and Ethereum breaks $1,000 to trade 15% lower.Russian President Vladimir Putin is proposing tighter regulation of the cryptocurrency space. LONDON - Bitcoin fell to a six-week low on Wednesday as global cryptocurrency markets entered the second