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Russian Senator: Lawmaker Behind Anti-Gay Propaganda Ban Should Face Criminal Charges, Psychiatric Test

10 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

St. Petersburg, Russia, lawmaker Vitaly Milonov (above) wants to put people in jail if they promote so-called gay propaganda. But a member of Russia's upper house of parliament says Milonov himself should be jailed for his extremist behavior. Russian Senator...

Shirtless & Ripped Mickey Rourke Wins First Boxing Match in 20 Years

Check out Mickey Rourke showing off his boxing skills while competing against Elliot Seymour in a boxing match on Friday (November 28) in Moscow, Russia! The 62-year-old actor and retired boxer knocked out the 29-year-old fighter in the second round to win the match. Watch the video below! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

Mickey Rourke -- Wins Obviously Fixed Boxing Match

69 year-old Mickey Rourke won his big boxing match in Russia... when he sorta kinda tapped a guy with a body shot... and the guy went crumbling to the ground.The fight was against Elliot Seymour -- a 29 year-old fighting well above his weight with…

Russian Dashcam Video Captures A Car Nearly Flipping After A Collision

A dashcam video captured footage of a car almost flipping over after colliding with another vehicle on a motorway in Balakovo, Russia earlier this month. Luckily, both drivers managed to escape without injuries. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

The First Oil-Exporting Casualty Of The Crude Carnage: Venezuela

In the aftermath of OPEC's failure to cut oil production, Russia has been acting surprisingly sanguine, perhaps as a result of less leverage in its system as compared to America's own high yield-funded shale complex - now that it isShow More Summary

Russia Cuts Off Coal Deliveries To Ukraine, Could Lead To Dangerous Power Cuts During Winter

Russia has suspended deliveries of goal to Ukraine, forcing officials in Kiev to declare a state of emergency as its people face the prospect of a long and difficult winter. The conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Moscow...Show More Summary

This 9-Year-Old Girl Might Be The World’s Youngest Supermodel, If That’s Even Possible


Video: 62-year-old Mickey Rourke returns to boxing, stops Elliot Seymour in second-round Russian beatdown

After a 20-year absence, the Golden Globe winning actor returned to the boxing ring to face 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in a five-round contest in Moscow, Russia.

Two Friends Obsessed With GoldenEye Steal A Package, James Bond-Style

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two friends have spent evening after evening playing GoldenEye, but now that one of them has a job in Russia, they're about to be separated for the first time. But first, they need to steal a package from a shipping facility, and they decide they'll do it (sort of) like James Bond would. Read more...

Soviet Russian Flight

A group of people appear to push a 30-ton plane free from the frozen ground at the Igarka Airport in Russia. Officials say that a truck off-camera was that one that freed the plane, but some of the passengers are sticking to the sto...

majority of Germans back tougher stance on Russia

Although Germans have been wary of sanctions against Russia, a new poll has found that support for the policy has increased lately – even though German exports have taken a hit in recent months. A majority of Germans approve of the European Union’s economic sanctions and of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hardening stance on Russia over […]

Russia’s Run Capital injects $6 millon in Californian mobile marketing startup AppInTop

AppInTop, a California-based company founded by Russian serial entrepreneur Nikolay Evdokimov, has secured $6 million in a series A round from Moscow-based Run Capital. The capital injection will be used for marketing and business development. AppInTop develops a mobile marketing platform that helps companies to “eliminate routine in app promotion” and “make life much easier […]

Why do nearly 40 percent of Germans endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea?

6 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea has found supporters in an unlikely country: Last Sunday, an opinion poll in Germany found that nearly 40 percent of the country's population accept the move. Read full article...

World View: Russia and Venezuela on Their Knees with Oil Prices Plunging

This morning's key headlines from Oil prices crash after OPEC meeting ends in discord Oil price plunge pressures budgets of oil exporting countries Russia and Venezuela on their knees with oil prices plunging...Show More Summary

Russian Warship Flotilla Enters English Channel For Military Exercises

The French delivery of two Mistral ships to Russia may be postponed indefinitely (a move which ultimately would cost Hollande over $4 billion in contract breach penalty fees he simply can't afford to pay), but that doesn't mean the Russian navy has been hobbled or is hiding in the corner. Show More Summary

Putin Expects Oil Prices To Find Balance By Middle Of 2015

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was confident the oil market would find its balance by the middle of next year. "I am confident that in the first quarter, in the middle of next year the (oil)...Show More Summary

Russia's Economy Ministry: 'We Will Not Collapse!'

The Russian Economy Ministry just tweeted a bizarre quote from Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev. On its official account on Twitter the ministry posted a picture of the minister alongside a quote saying — "We will not collapse!". Show More Summary

The Russian Rouble Is Collapsing To New Record Lows

Russia's currency is tanking after OPEC declined to cut production to support oil prices on Thursday. In early trading the rouble briefly touched a new record low of 50 roubles to the dollar, before bouncing back. However, it now look to be on its way back across that threshold: Join the conversation about this story »

Russia's Northern Fleet Is In The English Channel

A squadron of ships from Russia's Northern Fleet is currently conducting drills in the English Channel, according to Russian media. The squadron, lead by the Udaloy-class destroyer Severomorsk and including the Alexander Otrakovsky amphibious...Show More Summary

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