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Ice Age Mammoth Hair Hat on Sale in Russia

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An unusual hat crocheted from ancient woolly mammoth hair has reportedly gone on sale for $10,000 in Yakutsk in Far East Russia. Woolly mammoths are believed to have gone extinct some 4,500 years ago. The mastermind behind the hat is Yakutsk builder Vladimir Ammosov, who said he had the headgear made after buying a bag Read More

Beaten Russian Election Observer Gets Political Asylum in U.S.

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A volunteer at opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s foundation has reportedly been granted political asylum in the United States after being beaten and receiving death threats in Russia. Alexei Muzhetsky was reportedly abducted by masked men who said they were FSB officers, days after documenting election violations during the March 2018 presidential vote in the southern Read More

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

Ruble Falls on U.S. Sanctions Bill Targeting Russian Debt

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The Russian ruble slumped towards two-week lows on Thursday after U.S. senators proposed sanctions on Russia’s new sovereign debt. In an attempt to raise pressure on Russia, particularly in response to Moscow’s alleged meddling in U.S. elections, the new bill called for “sanctions with respect to transactions relating to new sovereign debt of the Russian Read More

WTO Rules in Russia’s Favor in Ukraine Trade Dispute

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Ukraine lost the bulk of a legal dispute against Russia on Monday, when a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel struck out many of its arguments about Russia refusing to import Ukrainian railway equipment, a major export earner for Kiev. Ukraine complained to the WTO in 2015 after Russia suspended conformity assessment certificates for Ukrainian rolling stock, railroad switches and other Read More

Russia Struggles to Mourn the Romanovs 100 Years On (Op-ed)

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There is still no national consensus on the legacy and death of the last royal family. Public Domain July 17, 2018 marks 100 years since Russia’s Romanov family was executed by Bolsheviks in the basement of the Ipatiyev house in Yekaterinburg. Tsar Nicholas II had abdicated a year earlier, and after a period of confinement, Read More

Muddling the Masses, Russian Style

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Пенсия: pension, that thing our parents used to get in old age Since the dawn of time, when leaders have wanted to do something their subjects aren’t going to like, the first thought is not how to change their plan to make it easier on them, but rather what to call it to make them Read More

Russia Must Show Caution Now That It Has Publicly Sided With Trump (Op-ed)

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Having publicly entered internal U.S. politics, Russia must be prepared for unpleasant surprises. The main impression from the meeting between the Russian and U.S. presidents in Helsinki is that Vladimir Putin has apparently decided to back Donald Trump in his confrontation with most of the American political establishment. The Western media is used to Read More