Fighting in Ukraine’s Parliament as it ratifies the extension of Russia’s Crimean lease until 2042.
At last, Russia has a homegrown star to match Borat. Peter Nalitch’s cheesy pop video “Gitar” has taken the newly launched youtube.ru by storm, notching up more than 350,000 views already. Seriously – who could resist the charming Nalitch as he croons “Gitarrr, Gitarrr, Gitarrr, jump to my yaguarrr, Gitarrr, Gitarrr Gitarrr, come to my [...]
Remember the story I posted a couple of weeks ago, about a member of Putin’s advance party to Kennebunkport trying to buy whisky with a fake $100 bill? Well, it’s hit the mainstream – big time. A (rather deranged, it must be said) CNN presenter, has decided that the money came right from the top: [...]
President Putin’s speech to the Olympic Committee in Guatemala is widely credited as being one of the key factors that tipped the Winter Olympic vote in Sochi’s favour. And now, you can see the speech in its entirety (plus some dodgy introductory music), courtesy of Russia Today: I have to say, I was very impressed [...]
This weekend saw three major demonstrations in Moscow. An anti-Putin dissenters march, which drew about 2,000 demonstrators, including Garry Kasparov. The were outnumbered four to one by 8,000 police, who earned their money by arresting around 50 of the protestors. A demonstration to remember killed Russian journalists, which drew about 250 demonstrators, and hundreds of [...]