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Sexy ‘Graft’ Video May Lead Russia to Block Instagram, YouTube

Russia may block access to YouTube and Instagram after billionaire Oleg Deripaska won a court injunction against videos and photographs that showed him and Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko relaxing on a yacht with a woman described as an escort. 530 more words


Russia's elite think the US "oligarchs list" is hilarious

Moscow’s upper echelons spent months consumed with worry about a sanctions list that would be published by the US Treasury at the end of January. Now they’re laughing. 636 more words

The Politics of Humor and Creativity (2012)

Reposting of Theater Plus blog No. 172. My post below came about largely because of a woman who became one of Oksana’s and my favorite friends – Tatyana Gubarkova. 1,259 more words

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Russia's only independent pollster has been blocked ahead of this year's presidential election

The Levada Center has long served as a crucial member of Russian civil society. The pollster has published the country’s only independent surveys, since it split from state-run VTsIOM in 2003, providing unique insights into Russians’ views about politics, economics, culture, and much else besides. 408 more words

Walking and Laughing with Artists (2012)

Reposting of Theater Plus blog No. 169. Another fun day and another fun memory. Can’t imagine this happening now. Today we are all exchanging the news that the embezzlement charges against theater director Kirill Serebrennikov have been doubled, and that tomorrow the prosecutor will ask to keep Serebrennikov and the other defendants in the case under house arrest or in jail for another three months. 873 more words


Russia will never admit doping, prime minister says

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the state will never acknowledge the accusation of state-sponsored doping that led to the Russia Olympic Committee’s ban from the Pyeongchang Olympics because it considers it false. 125 more words


Russia Mulls Easing Visa Requirements as Chinese Tourism Grows

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is currently in China after getting invited by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in part prompted by a 35 percent increase… 70 more words

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