Russia Dismisses U.S. Allegation of Role in Charlottesville Racial Violence

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Russia’s Embassy in the United States has dismissed claims that Russia played a role in fanning racial tensions at a violent white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia one year ago. Russia-based social media accounts have been implicated in purchasing ads with politically divisive messages on Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Some Read More

Russians Having Sex in Moscow Parks are ‘Feral Animals’ Says Lawmaker

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Lawmakers have responded with anger and dismay to reports of an unprecedented number of couples caught on security cameras having sex in Zaryadye Park in Moscow. Moscow’s chief architect noted the “unprecedented” uptick in public copulation at the park last week, which sits adjacent to the Kremlin and Red Square. Public copulation is an administrative Read More

Putin’s Environmental Initiative Faces $4.5Bln Budget Cut

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A national project to tackle environmental issues commissioned by President Vladimir Putin after his election earlier this year reportedly faces a $4.7 billion budget cut. Putin issued a multi-pronged executive order in May to achieve a technological, environmental and economic breakthrough over his new six-year term in office. Following the president’s “May decrees,” the environmental Read More

Russian Metal Tycoons Lose $3.1Bln on Tax Hike Proposal From Putin Aide

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Some of Russia’s biggest metal tycoons have reportedly seen a loss of $3.1 billion in share value after a proposal by President Vladimir Putin’s top economic adviser to raise taxes on mining companies. Andrei Belousov, Putin’s closest economic aide, proposed a tax increase on 14 metal and chemical producers that would raise up to 500 Read More

Vkontakte Announces Privacy Reforms After Spate of Extremism Prosecutions

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Russia’s Vkontakte social media network has announced new privacy measures in the wake of criminal cases targeting its users for comments, images and memes posted on the popular platform. Russia’s Supreme Court estimated in 2017 that convictions under extremism charges have more than tripled since 2012. Activists have accused Vkontakte of cooperating with the authorities Read More

Tolstoy’s Great-Granddaughter Discovers Her Family History

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Provided by Tolstoy Museum The annual meeting of descendants of Lev Tolstoy recently took place at the writer’s familial estate, Yasnaya Polyana. More than 100 people came from all over the world to participate in this traditional gathering of one of the world’s most illustrious literary families. The descendants meet every summer to ride horses, Read More

Manqu or Torum: Who are you in the Ural mythology

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In August and September, the Ural branch of NCCA for the second time conducts the festival of contemporary art “Bazhov-fest.” This time it was devoted to modern myths of the Urals and how they manifest in our lives. Take our quiz to find out who you are in the Ural mythology — naive manqu, naughty Read More

MOE warned about the storm and the wind in the Moscow region

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On Sunday evening, August 12, in the Moscow region is expected storm with rain and wind with gusts up to 17 meters per second. According to the MOE, the adverse weather will continue until 22 hours. Strong winds and heavy rains confirmed to a leading specialist of the center weather “Phobos” Mikhail Leus. However, the Read More

UN Tells Russia to Rein in Torture, Report on Efforts

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Russia must halt frequent torture of detainees and prosecute perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate that led to a public outcry, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday. The UN Committee Against Torture, in a rare move, told Russian authorities to report back in a year on the emblematic case Read More

Hundreds of Fake Rubik’s Cubes Seized at Russian Border

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Customs officers in Siberia have stopped 1,500 counterfeit Rubik’s Cubes at the the Russian border. Russian border authorities said that the “three-dimensional puzzles in the form of a cube” are trademarked under the World Intellectual Property Organization. Patents over Rubik’s cubes have been at the center of several large-scale legal battles since the toy was Read More