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40 Rare and Interesting Photos of Indigenous Sami People of The Nordic Areas and North Western Russia from the Early 20th Century

The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami) are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway. Show More Summary

Pope and Patriarch: Bridging Two Shores of Christianity

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia held a historic meeting to end thousand-year spilt of two churches and make them to raise together against the persecution of Christians in today’s world.

Russia Says A-10s Struck Targets In Aleppo And Warns Of World War If Arab Troops Invade

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Russia and the Assad regime have been tightening the noose around the sprawling and long embattled northwest Syrian city of Aleppo, creating a whole new surge of refugees escaping the violence. Today Russia also claimed USAF Warthogs bombed the city which is supposedly devoid of ISIS fighters while also warning of world war should Arab troops invade Syria. Read more...

OK Go shot their new music video in zero-gravity at a space training center in Russia

With hits like "This Too Shall Pass," OK Cupid has mastered the viral music video. Today, they dropped their video, which is for their song "Upside Down & Inside Out." They shot the accompanying music video in zero gravity. The result...Show More Summary

Great Power Pivot: U.S. Shifts Focus to War With China and Russia

Dave Majumdar Security, "Today, we are faced by a resurgent, revanchist Russia and a rising China." President Barack Obama’s 2017 defense budget proposal refocuses the Pentagon on great power conflict—or in other words, Russia and China. Show More Summary

Love as Principled Powerlessness: An Interview With Russian Poet Galina Rymbu

“…Today in Russia an intellectual or an artist simply must become an activist, if only for the rights of culture, while the activist is not obliged to become an artist or an intellectual, aestheticizing his or her struggle.” Now up at Music & Literature, a conversation with Russian poet Galina Rymbu and her translator, Jonathan […]

Turkey Poised to Invade Syria? Is NATO - Russia Confrontation Possible?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker discusses Turkey's military moves signalling a possible invasion of Syria at the moment of the collapse of Syrian Peace Talks.

Check Out Pussy Riot’s Latest Eff Ewe to Russian Government – “Chaika”

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Pussy Riot has a long history of criticizing government corruption, homophobia, and racism, both in their native Russia and here in the US. Today, they released a new video for their song "Chaika," which calls attention to Russia’s Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, who has been accused of working in collusion with gangs. Check it out after the cut!

Watch Pussy Riot's Video for Dave Sitek-Produced Protest Track "Chaika"

Image by  Denis Sinyakov Late last year, a documentary by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny purported to uncover links between the family of Russia's prosecutor general, Yuri Chaika, and a notorious Russian gang. Today, Pussy Riot have...Show More Summary

Remembering Rand

Ayn Rand (1905-1982) was born 111 years ago today, in St Petersburg, Russia. Through, in particular, her hugely influential novels such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, she was (and still is) responsible for more young people becoming interested in the ideas of individual and economic freedom than any other author. One can see why. […]

Listen to Las Hijas de Violencia’s “Sexista Punk” in Full

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Like Pussy Riot in Russia, Las Hijas de Violencia (The Daughters of Violence) in Mexico are a feminist arts collective that take on all manner of misogyny while rocking out. Earlier today, we shared a post with you from our friends at Runway Riot who posted an awesome mini-documentary on the group. Show More Summary

Saudi Production Cut Story Rejected: OPEC Delegates Say "No Plan For Meeting With Russia"

Headlines about "oil production cuts" are the new "Greece is saved" trial balloon. Following today's dizzying surge in crude oil on speculation by the Russian energy minister that the Saudis have proposed a 5% supply cut, which was subsequently...Show More Summary

Someone Please Laugh At Zach Braff's Joke

In today’s Tweet Beat, Zach Braff definitely knew what “OG” meant, Ryan Reynolds is in Russia and Erykah Badu tweets a picture I never knew I needed. Read more...

Stocks Storm Green, Oil Surges After Russia Says Will Discuss "Possible Production Cuts With OPEC"

Those wondering what matters in this market, here is the answer: moments ago US stocks stormed into the green...... following oil which after some confusion after today's massive DOE inventory build, has surged back over $32...... one...Show More Summary

Bulgaria Reviewing Options for MiG Modernization

SPRP MiG-29(click to view full) Like Poland, Bulgaria bought its MiG-29s back when it was a strategic buffer on the side of the Soviets. Which makes hardware upgrades a bit awkward today. Sending the old fighters off to Russia for refurbishment is awkward at a time when NATO is attempting to roust the impression of […]

Similarities between Iran today and 1920s Russia

To the editor: Doyle McManus correctly observes Iran's “contradictory” foreign policy — the release of 10 American sailors, regular cooperation on a range of issues and “chants of ‘death to America.'” ("Iran's dilemma: a country or a cause," Opinion, Jan. 24) He points out that “there's a historical...

Russia Unlikely to Eliminate Corruption Today Or Tomorrow - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian authorities do not have any brilliant victories in fight with corruption, but if the fight against corruption stops, the situation will only worsen.

30 Scientists to Study O&G in Arctic Ice, Vladivostok

Today Vladivostok-based Far Eastern Federal University (FENU) opened the International School of Ice Ice Mechanics to 30 students and young scientists from Russia,

Russia’s Questionable Attempt To Break A Siege On This Syrian City With Backfire Bomber Strikes

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Russia continues to use heavy bombers to fight anti-Assad regime insurgents and ISIS fighters in Syria. Today, the government posted this video of the imposing Tu-22M flying thousands of miles to drop the same 250 kg dumb bombs that their aircraft based in Syria may have dropped. Show More Summary

Until Today, I Assumed Putin’s Russia Killed Litvinenko … Then I Looked for Myself

I’ve always assumed that Putin’s KGB (now called the FSB) killed Alexander Litvinenko. But today’s announcement by the British that Putin “probably” approved Litvinenko’s murder made me curious enough to take a look for myself. Initially, Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium as he sipped tea in an upscale London hotel. Show More Summary

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