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Scrotum-Nailing, Bank-Burning Artist Interferes With Paris Mayoral Campaign

Pyotr Pavlensky — who gained notoriety in Russia for sewing his lips shut in solidarity with Pussy Riot and nailing his scrotum to Red Square, and who, having received political asylum from the French government, proceeded to set fire to the Bank of France — obtained, posted online, and gave to the newspaper Libération sexting messages and images sent to a woman by President Macron’s former spokesman, who is — make that was — running for mayor of Paris. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Paris, Red Square, Macron, Pyotr Pavlensky, Libération, Bank of France, 02.14.20

Russia's Putin oversees hypersonic missile test near Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw military exercises from a naval vessel in the Black Sea near Crimea, including the test launch of a hypersonic air-launched Kinzhal missile, the Kremlin said. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has since built up military infrastructure on the peninsula. The first public outing of the Kinzhal occurred during a Red Square military parade in May 2018 and was one of several world premieres for Russian weapons.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Kremlin, Black Sea, Red Square, Kinzhal

Russian government to 'use the advantages' of climate change

Russia is planning to “use the advantages” of warmer temperatures brought about by climate change, according to a document published by the government at the weekend. The report notes increased opportunities for navigation and trade as ice melts in the Arctic, an area where Russia has also boosted its military presence in recent years. The two-year, “first stage” plan lists other advantages including decreased spending on heating over the winter and the possibility of new areas available for far...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Paris, Arctic, Moscow, Donald Trump, Red Square, Russia Moscow, Dmitry Medvedev Russia

A Reunion For Team USA After 40 Years

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Most of the Boys of Winter are well into their 60s now, with Lake Placid, the Russians, and Olympic glory a footnote to cherish in perpetuity with grandchildren and buddies at the golf course. Next month will mark the 40th anniversary — say it quickly, the old hockey injuries will hurt less — of Team USA’s stunning win over the CCCP and its subsequent gold medal triumph over Finland at the 1980 Winter Games. To celebrate it all once agai...
Tags: Sport, Finland, Las Vegas, NHL, Florida Panthers, Boston Globe, Team USA, Lake Placid, Red Square, Yanks, Vladislav Tretiak, Thomas Mack, Kevin Paul Dupont, John Ziegler, Herb Brooks, Mike Eruzione

Putin Calls Trump Impeachment Grounds ‘Spurious’: Russia Update

(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding his annual press conference with more than 1,000 reporters from around the country and the world.Key Developments:Putin denounced the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump as “spurious” but said it won’t lead to conviction in the Senate.Putin questioned the causes of climate change, but said not doing anything about global warming isn’t an option.The Russian leader said he was “alarmed” by recent suggestions from Ukraine that the Mi...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Senate, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Paris, Moscow, Ussr, Kremlin, Republican

Russia 'shouldn't touch' Lenin's body in mausoleum: Putin

The body of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin should stay in its mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow, so long as Russians retain personal memories of the Soviet period, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Asked at his annual press conference whether the embalmed body of the first Soviet leader, who died in 1924, should be removed, Putin said his position had not changed but also criticised the way Lenin set up the USSR. Liberals regularly raise the question of removing Lenin's body for burial ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow, Ussr, Vladimir Lenin, Lenin, Red Square, VTsIOM

House of Representatives votes to progress Donald Trump impeachment inquiry in historic moment

The US House of Representatives has voted to move forward its impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, putting a congressional stamp on the historic bid to remove him from office. The House, where the Democrats hold the majority, voted 232 to 196 on a resolution that spelled out the process for how the impeachment inquiry will progress. It is the first time in 21 years that the House has backed an impeachment inquiry, something that only three other US presidents have faced in history.  The vote s...
Tags: News, Minnesota, White House, US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump

Moving Franco’s Grave Doesn’t Make Him Less of Monster

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Spanish government on Thursday exhumed the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco, who died in 1975, from a mausoleum in the Valley of the Fallen near Madrid and took them to a city cemetery where Franco’s wife is buried. It may give Spain’s caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who is fighting for re-election, a boost in the polls, but it won’t really put anything right.Franco’s old resting place was probably the most ostentatious of any 20th century tyrant’s in E...
Tags: Europe, News, Supreme Court, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Church, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Italy, Franco, Francisco Franco, Hitler, Kremlin, Madrid

Melaka River Cruise: A Delightful Experience

The water glittered in shades of purple, pink and blue, and the boat meandered its way past the décor, buildings and art. It seemed like I was in trance mode with everything bright, beautiful and beaming around me. If I take off the colours, it may seem like am in one of the narrow canals of Venice. But, I wasn’t. I was amidst all the beautiful colours and art of Melaka and cruising through river Melaka. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Melaka in Malaysia is known for its beautifu...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Venice, Chinatown, Unesco World Heritage Site, Travels, River Cruise, Malacca, Melaka, Unesco World Heritage, Red Square, MYR, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Melaka River Cruise, River Melaka

Russia 'probably' violating nuclear test ban treaty, top US official says

Claim by Lt Gen Robert Ashley draws scepticism as nuclear test watchdog says monitoring system has detected nothing unusualRussian ballistic missiles roll along the Red Square during a rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in Moscow in 2017. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesThe head of the US defence intelligence agency has claimed that Russia has “probably” been violating the nuclear test ban treaty by carrying out low-yield tests in a remote Arctic facility.The claim by Lt Gen R...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, US, Moscow, Geneva, IMS, Ctbto, Soviet Union, Hudson Institute, Ashley, Red Square, Novaya Zemlya, Robert Ashley, Alexandra Bell, Mikhail Svetlov Getty ImagesThe

AK-12 Rifles Shown at 2019 Moscow Victory Day Parade

The Moscow Victory Day Parade takes place on Red Square each year on May 9. It is dedicated to commemorating the anniversary of victory in World War II. From the standpoint of small arms enthusiasts like me and you, it is always interesting to watch it because often times you can see new weapons and […] Read More … The post AK-12 Rifles Shown at 2019 Moscow Victory Day Parade appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Moscow, Wwii, Parade, Daily News, Red Square, Rifles, Ak-12, Victory Day, Ak-200, May 9

Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

Are All the World's Problems Ours? U.S.A. –-( In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East. Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into Baghdad, met with the prime minister and flew out in four hours. The visit was kept secret, to prevent an attack on the Americans or the secretary of state. Query: How successful was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which c...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Guns, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, La, China, Iraq, Russia, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Canada, United States

Putin on Victory Day: Russian military to be strengthened

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the annual military Victory Day parade in Red Square that the country will continue to strengthen its armed forces. The parade on Thursday marked the 74th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. It included about 13,000 servicemen and 130 pieces of military equipment, ranging from […]
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Red Square

Visit Moscow, Russia’s Amazing Capital with Royal Orchid Holidays

Moscow is a city of contrasts, the ancient and modern walk hand in hand through the 21st century. The country’s history, often turbulent and controversial, is colorfully evident throughout Moscow. From the Tsars to dictators, from the fall of communism to democracy, Moscow is a fantastic window of historical understanding. 5 Places to check out when you Visit Moscow Red Square, the Iconic Epitome of all that is Moscow For many, its name is associated with communism. In fact, the truth is ve...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Moscow, Kremlin, Trinity Church, Ivan, Moscow Russia, Lenin, Red Square, Saint Basil, Catherine II, Moskva River, Amazing Capital, Moscow Red Square, State Department Store GUM State Department Stores, State History Museum Visitors

Repurposed churches in former USSR

Although Christianity is experiencing a comeback under Putin’s Russia, the relationship between the Kremlin and the Church hasn’t always been trouble-free. Following Karl Marx’s idea that religion is the “opium of the people,” the Soviet Union set out to eradicate organized faith entirely, with the Russian Orthodox Church being its primary target. In the attempt to convert the whole nation into atheism, Lenin and his successors persecuted believers and most members of the clergy, sending Chri...
Tags: Travel, Putin, Nazis, Russia, Church, Unesco, New York Times, Arctic, Moscow, Ussr, Karl Marx, Kremlin, Kiev, All, White Sea, Yuri Gagarin

3 March Political Anniversaries in Russia

I follow several Russian news outlets and commentators on social media, and this past week has been filled with anniversaries having to do with politics. As much as I love Russian party games or quirky memes, I realize that many “Russia aficionados,” especially abroad, are more interested in and familiar with Russian history and politics. Even for the apolitical, the events commemorated this week are worth reflecting on. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Stalin’s Death The Soviet leader Joseph S...
Tags: UK, News, Russia, US, Gorbachev, History, Linguistics, Ussr, Kremlin, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Salisbury, Lenin, Red Square, Mausoleum, Moscow State University

my life list, redux

Making a new friend in Kenya (number 61) (photograph by the amazing Morgana Wingard) Exactly nine years and three days ago, I sat down to create my Life List — a list of at least 100 things to do before I die. The idea was inspired by my friend Maggie Mason, who was passionate about having people create a dream list of things to try to accomplish and experience. I was recently t...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Cook, London, Tibet, Greece, Bali, California, South Africa, Alaska, Paris, Sydney, Wisconsin, Kenya, Myanmar, Tokyo

Travel News: February 22, 2019

Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists Reuters The deserted souvenir shops and cafes on the mountainous road leading to the 2,600-year-old site are the only reminder that this used to be a major tourist destination. Looting has hit Libya’s archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. Cyrene is one of five of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the North African co...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Los Angeles, Unesco, Moscow, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kremlin, Haiti, Caribbean, American Airlines, News And Deals, Reuters, Red Square, Cyrene

An entrepreneur’s guide to Moscow: Scaling between the golden domes

The majesty of Moscow is no secret, but relatively few Westerners have had the chance to get to know it up close. Fulfilling a longtime dream, a team member recently had the special opportunity to see and explore Russia’s larger-than-life capital. He returned telling us of the awe-inspiring Red Square, the Kremlin’s looming presence over the city, and the opulent beauty of the capital’s many colorful, gold-hatted Orthodox churches glittering in the sun. But besides being stunned by Old Moscow, h...
Tags: Startups, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Contributors, Red Square, New Moscow

Most expensive tourist visas

Americans enjoy a powerful passport and plenty of benefits that make travel easy, but that doesn’t mean entry to every country comes cheap. Tourist visas to some countries add a relatively hefty financial burden to the trip-planning and budgeting processes for hopeful visitors. Travel is always worth the expense, but make sure to leave some extra room in your budget if you’re an American planning to visit these countries. And keep in mind that these prices aren’t the same for all nationalitie...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Washington, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Virunga National Park, Uzbekistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Visas, Embassy, Democratic Republic Of Congo

Most beautiful wooden churches

Not all churches are elaborate stone and marble structures like Westminster Abbey or Notre Dame. Some of the coolest churches are structures made of wood that might seem simple at first glance but are actually quite intricately built — some without using even a single nail. The wooden churches found in Europe and Eurasia represent cherished architectural styles from bygone eras, and they’re pretty eye-catching to boot. Here are nine of the most amazing wooden churches you need to check out. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Unesco, Poland, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Slovakia, Iceland, Kremlin, Churches, Eastern Europe, Kiev, All, Eurasia

Putin scores five times in ice hockey match on Red Square

The Russian President took part in an ice-hockey game in Red Sqaure alongside retired hockey legends and Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Tags: News, Putin, Red Square, Sergei Shoigu, Red Sqaure

'Ice man' Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

Vladimir Putin has been showcasing his ice hockey skills by taking part in a game in Moscow's Red Square. The Russian president got kitted out in pads and helmet alongside defence minister Sergey Shoigu and veteran players Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bur. Saturday night's exhibition match was part of an amateur league that the president helped set up in 2011 and was played on an ice rink near the walls of the Kremlin.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Moscow, Red Square, Sergey Shoigu, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Pavel Bur

What to see and do in Moscow

If you think Russia is a frozen, barren land dotted with drab Soviet buildings, you need to make your way to Moscow. The city is filled with world-class museums, modern parks, and jaw-dropping architecture that’ll bust those stereotypes once and for all. As for food, it’s not all about spuds and thin onion soup either — once you try a hot, savory blini and a bowl of borscht, you’ll never want to have a can of Campbell’s ever again. Plan a trip to Moscow and hit these nine cool spots to experi...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Moscow, Time Magazine, Kremlin, Travel Tips, Takashi Murakami, Stalin, Campbell, Lenin, Red Square, Tretyakov Gallery, St Basil, Santiago Calatrava, Gorky Park, Moscow City

17 Top Tourist Attractions in Moscow

The capital of Russia is an incredible place to explore. Visitors to Moscow come away spellbound at all the amazing sights, impressed at the sheer size and grandeur of the city. Lying at the heart of Moscow, the Red Square and the Kremlin are just two of the must-see tourist attractions; they are the historical,
Tags: Travel, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Red Square

Russia marks anniversary of 1941 military parade

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of troops in World War II uniform marched across Moscow’s Red Square on Wednesday in a re-enactment of a historic wartime parade. On Nov. 7, 1941, Red Army soldiers marched directly to the front line during the Battle of Moscow to repel the invading Nazi forces closing in on the Soviet […]
Tags: Travel, News, Russia, Ap, Moscow, Red Army, Red Square, Nation & World

European capitals ranked by cost

Europe used to be cheap. Like dirt cheap. Ask your parents about their 1960s backpacking adventures across post-World War II Europe and they’ll tell stories of 10-cent hostels, five-cent beers, and the best pizza you ever had for a quarter. Like a lot of your parents’ stories, they’re highly exaggerated, but they’re also a far cry from the $7 pints and $200-a-night hotels you find in big Euro capitals now. That’s not to say the entire continent is a bank-breaker, though. Look hard enough and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Travel Planning, France, Germany, Berlin, America, Georgia, Eu, Cyprus, Rome, Danube, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

Red Square at Night

St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. What gems it holds for its people and for us visitors This tour has crammed in so many activities museums palaces magnificent royal residences that I will definitely look to travel with Trafalgar again.
Tags: Travel, Russia, St Petersburg, Red Square


I thought this paragraph from the History of Russian Literature (see this post) was worth posting: After its fledgling start in the Jesuit plays of the seventeenth century, it would be several decades before theater became a fixture in the culture of the court. In 1702, on the order of Peter the Great, a theater opened to the general public in a special building on Red Square. It was named the Kunst–Fuerst Theater after the two German directors of the company that also trained Russian actors. Th...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Peter, Red Square, Calderon, Molière, Kunst, Kunst Fuerst, Fuerst Theater, Robert Leach, Victor Borovsky, Johann Kunst, Otto Fuerst

Has Russia Given Up on the West?

Russian Tanks U.S.A. –-( By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back.Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.And how have we husbanded the fruits of our Cold War triumph?This month, China's leader-for-life Xi Jinping stood beside Vladimir Putin as 3,000 Chinese troops maneuvered with 300,000 Russians, 1,000 planes and 900 tanks in Moscow's largest mi...
Tags: Guns, Greece, Vladimir Putin, Navy, North Korea, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Georgia, Reagan, Iran, Ukraine, Bliss, West, Xi Jinping