Vkontakte, Russia’s biggest social networking site, was put on a state registry of blacklisted websites by mistake earlier today, a spokesman for Russia's telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor said.
May 23 On this day. 1992: President George H.W. Bush agreed to the Lisbon Protocol. Four former Soviet republics — Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan — pledged to abide by nuclear reduction treaties signed by the U.S.S.R. before its 1991 collapse. Show More Summary
Muslim immigrants torched cars and rioted for the third straight night in a Stockholm suburb yesterday. 100 cars torched– Russia Today reported: Riots in Stockholm’s suburbs continued for the third night after the fatal shooting of a 69-year old man … Continue reading ?
Earlier today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his country's fifth place finish in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. At a press conference, Lavrov denounced supposed voting irregularities, claiming that Russia's points were "stolen," and called the anomaly "an outrageous act," promising Russian retaliation. Netizens were deeply amused.
Today was the second day at the EFPT Aqualeto Cup in Russia. No wind and no competition until now, but Steven van Broeckhoven and Julien Mas are entertaining the crowd.
Also: Israel and Syria exchange fire over border; new Congolese fighting threatens a tenuous ceasefire; Los Angeles votes for a new mayor today; and Russia charges that voting for the Eurovision song contest was rigged.
Science isn’t safe in Russia today. That, anyway, was Lev Gudkov’s message in a public statement today, announcing that prosecutors in Moscow contacted him five days ago, to issue an official warning that the Levada Center is operating...Show More Summary
MOSCOW – In a breach of protocol, Russia has publicized the name of a man it says is the CIA station chief in Moscow. In comments to Russian media today, a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB (the successor to the KGB), confirmed...
Today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and activists around the world will recognize the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
What a thrill it is to hear Tamara Volskaya (and the rest of the Abaca String Band) play this piece! Before today I only knew her as a brilliant woman of mystery from somewhere in Russia, in black and white. Now, a generation later and in full color (I think it's appropriate that she wears red), she continues to be a real inspiration. Here are some more treats:
Russia’s abysmal track record for gay rights got unnecessarily worse last year, when a court ruling banned gay parades in the country for the next 100 years. Today, Stockholm Pride and M&C Saatchi Stockholm are fighting back with gowest2013.com,...Show More Summary
Getty Images News broke Tuesday that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) had arrested a U.S. diplomat, Ryan Christopher Fogle, on charges of being a CIA agent. In a photograph published by Russia Today, Fogle is shown being pinned...Show More Summary
Normally, you wouldn’t catch me laughing when a building goes up in flames. Yet when it was reported that packages inside the central office of Pochta Rossii, Russia’s beleaguered national postal service, were on fire today – I couldn’t suppress a rueful giggle.
The United States and European countries have changed their stance on the Syrian civil war to a “more realistic” one, Syrian Prime Minister Qadri Jamil said in an interview aired on Monday by the Arabic-language Russia Today channel...
What can we make of David Cameron’s meeting with Vladimir Putin today? One substantive result is that Britain will restore intelligence cooperation with Russia on the specific issue of securing the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year. Make no mistake: that is a British concession. Back in 2007, David Miliband, then Foreign Secretary, stopped all [...]
Today Russia, next the States – but there's no hiding place when the Tory eurosceptics have their tails up Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 11:11 ON Fri 10 May 2013 DAVID CAMERON gets to play the world statesman over the next few days and leave his troubles over UKIP and Nigel Farage far behind. Show More Summary
Boston's police chief says the FBI never informed his department that it investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev a while back after getting a warning from Russia. Would it have mattered? Ed Davis told a House panel today that it's impossible to say but that his department "absolutely" would have taken its own...
A team of scientists from the United States, Russia and Germany who drilled into the bottom of a Siberian lake, found that the Arctic was not covered in a sheet of ice 3.6 million years ago as it is today, but was warm and forested, a study published Thursday says.
Today's edition of quick hits: Secretary of State John Kerry is in Russia, hoping to progress towards a diplomatic solution in Syria.
Today, Russia and the U.S called for peace talks on the Syrian civil war, a move that was welcomed by Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League peace envoy. However, Syria’s opposition coalition has responded by insisting that any political...Show More Summary