Have you seen this viral photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin? It shows the authoritarian leader in the middle of an intense discussion between other world leaders at the G-20. But it’s completely fake. And the fakery has even inspired a meme.
Following the Kremlin-directed cyberattacks that upended the Democratic Party last summer, then-President Barack Obama reportedly approved the use of cyberweapons targeting sensitive Russian computer systems, according to a new report from the Washington Post—one of the most comprehensive so far to describe the…
Have you seen Oliver Stone’s latest documentary, The Putin Interviews? The four-part series is getting a lot of flack in the American press for being a love letter to Vladimir Putin. But there’s one scene in particular that’s now getting extra scrutiny. Putin appears to be helping spread fake news.
If you had any doubt that Russian hackers attempted to meddle with the United States electoral system, a new report from Bloomberg is here to scare the shit out of you. Not only did Russia go after a voting software supplier in one state (as previously reported by The Intercept), Putin’s cyber army reportedly targeted…
James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, explained to an audience in Australia today precisely how quickly things are unraveling back home. How bad does Clapper think it’s getting? He called Trump’s current scandals worse than Watergate.
Vladimir Putin, who apparently had nothing better to do today, decided to throw water on claims that Russia had direct ties to the DNC email leaks during last year’s US election. Simultaneously, the strongman who has helmed Russia for the better part of two decades endorsed the hacks as being in his country’s best…
President Trump isn’t going to like this. Journalist Patrick Züst noticed something funny when he googled “donald trump office.” Can you spot it? It’s not exactly subtle.
Some say revenge is a dish best served cold. When it comes to alleged electoral interference by Russia, the White House apparently thinks it’s also best served largely symbolically.
President Obama just wrapped up a much anticipated press conference, where he mostly answered questions about Russia hacking the election. Did the commander-in-chief announce a superheroic effort to bring Putin to justice and find a way to re-do the election? Nah. But he did blame the media for being gossipy…
On Tuesday, Moscow announced that it would begin transitioning the email software on 6,000 of its government computers away from Microsoft and toward a state-run system.
Oh, comic books. You’re so silly.
Musicless music videos are always fun to watch so it’s no surprise that speechless speeches are just at great. In fact, they might be even funnier since heads of state are the people that they’re making fun of. Watch this speechless rendition of Putin done up with perfect sound effects for a few giggles.
Confused about what's been going on between Russia and Ukraine? You're not alone. And that's sort of the point — this conflict serves as a case study in the effectiveness of shadowy, "hybrid" warfare, which is hard to understand from the outside. And the effectiveness of this strategy means it could be the future of…
Russian president Vladimir Putin is saying that Britain and France are responsible for allowing the Nazis to run roughshod around Europe before the war, while saying there was nothing wrong with the USSR's pact with Hitler. It's a pathetic attempt by Putin to abuse history in a way that asserts his authoritarian rule.
Homophobic President Vladimir Putin asserted his masculinity yesterday while visiting a school somewhere in Russia. He drew a vagina in front of all the students and then he said it was 'a cat from behind.' No, Vladimir, that isn't a cat, you fascist pig.
A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last…
Edward Snowden can't stay in Moscow's airport forever. The American whistleblower hero needs to get to a safe haven in Bolivia or Iceland or wherever, before he is assassinated by Barack Obama's drones.
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]
Russia and America have been uneasy pals for a while now, but that could all go down the drain in a microwaved hurry: the Rooskies are testing an energy weapon capable of causing extreme pain and mind-control. Russian zombies burning an American flag.