Some strange things have been happening in Russia lately - and this is another example. A video has emerged of a BMW on a Russian road colliding with a "Ghost car" on a busy road. The bizarre images were caught by a camera on a dashboard, reports the Mirror.
Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian? Read more...
1. Pro-Russia militants ignore agreement between Russia, UkraineSaying they do not take orders from Washington or Moscow, pro-Russia militants refused to end their occupation in eastern Ukraine on Friday. Russia, the European Union,Show More Summary
by Victor Kotsev Will Bulgaria be the next testing ground in the escalating confrontation between Putin’s Russia and the West—and why should you care? The answer may have something to do with gas. Follow the Pipelines “If the Russians...Show More Summary
Edward Snowden — the man who fled to Russia after spilling more American secrets than anyone before him — gave quite the propaganda coup to Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday, tossing a softball question to the strongman as he held court for four hours on Russian television.
Foreign ministry pledges assistance to end crisis in eastern Ukraine, as stand-off over occupied buildings continues.
The crisis in Ukraine was always a confrontation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama. In the opening round, Russia won a huge psychological victory by humiliating America’s NATO alliance as a military paper-tiger, annexing the Crimea and gaining amnesty for Russian supporters. Show More Summary
Despite Russia's attempts to control the Internet and manipulate opinion, especially over events in Ukraine, the truth seeps out. Social-media activists help ensure the free flow of ideas and facts.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the surprise agreement between the U.S., Russia and the E.U. Does it mean anything? Scheer says yes, and that those hoping for a new Cold War won’t get one.
The White House warned Russia that it would face tougher sanctions if it failed to abide by a new deal on Ukraine. ||| Washington - The White House warned Russia on Friday that Moscow would face tougher sanctions if it failed to abide by a new international deal on Ukraine or moved to send Russian forces into eastern Ukraine. Show More Summary
Edward J. Snowden insisted that he had been trying to hold Russia’s government to account over its surveillance practices, as he did with the Obama administration.
Vladimir Putin's spokesman makes harsh comments amid warnings from Washington.
Russia's solution for the crisis in Ukraine would only destabilize the country further and prevent it from deepening ties with the West.
Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine de […]
They’re not much to look at. A black-and-white printout, in Russian, photocopied, featuring Russia’s national symbol at the top. But the message is clear — and concerning: all Jewish citizens in the Donetsk region need to register with the pro-Russian authorities here or face deportation and the loss of property. Show More Summary
With Sarah Palin in it, I presume. There’s a peculiar petition climbing up the charts over at the We the People petition site run by the White House. In just three weeks, over 42,000 people have signed a petition calling for the United States to give Alaska back to Russia. If you were really paying […]
By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told his parliament Friday that he refuses to accept that Crimea will remain a part of Russia, asserting that Ukraine will “fight for it” if necessary. “We will together with the international community continue to bring back step by step the region as in political, diplomatic sense, […]
Edward Lucas is a senior editor at The Economist. Lucas has had a distinguished, 30+ year career covering Russian and Eastern European affairs. His most recent title, The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster, is available on Kindle. Show More Summary
In "Insatiable" the Economist says "The cost of stopping the Russian bear now is high—but it will only get higher if the West does nothing". Economist: Mr Putin has used the Ukrainian crisis to establish some dangerous precedents. He has claimed a duty to intervene to protect Russian-speakers wherever they are. Show More Summary