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Putin regime showers Russia's Olympic medallists with expensive cars they don't want: 'I'd sell mine, too'

MOSCOW — Luxury cars, apartments, even a racehorse — being an Olympic medallist in Russia can come with great material rewards, but also controversy.

Under President Vladimir Putin, it’s become a tradition for Russia’s Olympic heroes to be showered with large cash sums and sometimes unwanted gifts. 456 more words


Meet Russia's 'Respectables'

hey provide a dignified facade for a corrupt, authoritarian, and aggressive regime.

Some are adept at cloaking blatant lies behind a veneer of soothing diplomatic language. 802 more words


Farming plump hybrid tomatoes helps Putin play catch-up on flagging Russian economy

MOSCOW — Deep in the Caucasus, downriver from Europe’s highest peak, North Korean women roam Soviet-era hothouses growing what tycoon Vladimir Evtushenkov is betting will be his next big bounty: the T-34 battle tomato. 1,530 more words


REPORTS : "Russia will not participate in the Eurovision song contest anymore!" - Dmitry Medvedev

“Russia will not participate in the Eurovision song contest anymore!” – Dmitry Medvedev.

Serbian news agency SlobodniMediji.com are reporting that AP have reported that Russian Prime Minister Medvedev has said today of the Eurovision Song Contest. 178 more words


Putin on a Show

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Before we start can we just take a moment to see how funny it is that his first name and patronym are the same? 1,301 more words


Russia defends selling arms to both Azerbaijan and Armenia

MOSCOW – Russia’s prime minister has defended Moscow’s policy of selling arms to both Armenia and Azerbaijan, whose military forces have faced off in a sharp escalation of fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh. 109 more words


Russia's poverty rate reaches nine-year high


© AFP/File | People walk past kiosks in an underground passage in Moscow on November 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s recession-hit economy has propelled the country’s poverty rate to a nine-year high, state statistics published Monday showed, as the country struggles to cope with a crippling economic crisis. 315 more words