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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

Sports

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

Russia

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

News

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

Eurovision

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

Blog

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

World

Russia's poverty rate reaches nine-year high

AFP

© 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