Russia gets a lot of attention over its ongoing aggression in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. What does not get a lot of attention is Russia’s non-lethal methods of hybrid warfare to influence political outcomes in nations it considers adversarial. The tool for this at the Kremlin’s disposal is state-funded…
According to new reports, Russia has deployed a secret cruise missile system that violates a treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Known as the SSC-X-8, the Obama administration previously warned Russia about developing the land-based system, but the country went ahead and built it anyway. Now…
Aside from meddling in the United States election, there’s another thing the Russian Federation seems to be worrying a lot about these days: cigarette smoking.
It’s Sunday morning and Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted about last night’s SNL mockery of him yet. Could it be that he doesn’t want to draw attention to a certain subject?
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia definitely didn’t hack the Democratic National Committee and expose embarrassing emails, but dang, he sure is glad someone did it. You know, for the American people.
Do you ever feel like half the images you see online are fake? So do we. Below we’ve pulled together twelve photos and GIFs that have been floating around the internet recently. And they’re all fake.
Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from its brand new Vostochny cosmodrome. But Vladimir Putin, who’d flown 3,400 miles to watch the spectacle, was far from happy about the 24 hour delay he had to endure.
Seemingly pulled right from a James Bond movie, we got a glimpse this week of Russia’s new super military nerve center in action, called the National Defense Control Center (NDCC), as Russian heavy bombers made their combat debut in the Syrian conflict. This was also the first time the venerable Tu-95 Bears or the…
The Guardian has a doozy of a report on Russia’s secret troll army: hundreds of bloggers and commentators paid to flood the internet with pro-Kremlin posts. Two former employees gave the paper a rare glimpse inside the troll army’s headquarters.
Who can blame him? This military robot doesn't exactly inspire fear. However, it does appear to be quite slow.
Not to be outdone by the sheer magnitude of the NSA's PRISM program, Russia's FSB security service is preparing to monitor every single communication made by competitors and spectators alike during the 2014 winter games in Sochi, according to a report by The Guardian.
Russia, a fascist state that's armed with enough nuclear weapons to easily kill everyone on Earth, is also a country that legally and officially hates homosexuals and anything that could be considered (by a bigot) to be pro-gay. At next year's Winter Olympics, visitors and foreign athletes will be subject to the same…
Vladmir Putin is on a mission to raise Russia's birth rate. Best way to do that? Hire Boyz II Men to croon the babies right into the bellies.
Like something out of a twisted Disney nightmare, President of Russia Vladmir Putin took to the skies, clothed in white overalls and a faux beak, and rigged into a strange flying contraption, in a fantastic effort to teach darling baby birdies—cranes, to be precise—how to fly.
Back in 2010, Vladimir Putin wasn't very happy about the prospect of wearing 3D glasses. But now he's donned a pair to watch a commemorative film of Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight, he looks pretty bad-ass in them. [Boing Boing]
F1 driving. Scuba diving. Cookware bending. Snowmobiling. Plane flying. Climate change researching. Whale hunting. Piano playing. Blacksmithing. Check out The Atlantic's gallery compiling all the nonsense jackassery Russian leader Vladimir Putin has done the past few years. [The Atlantic via Joshua Clements]
American politics: birth certificates, frenzied debates over evolution, looming debt ceiling apocalypse. Russian politics: Putin supporters stripping online for a chance to win an iPad 2. One ticket to Moscow, please.
When Russia's bad boy Prime Minister Vladimir Putin himself looks irritated with the idea of wearing 3D glasses, it's gotta be time to reconsider that whole trend. [Foreign Policy]