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Everyone Is Making The Exact Same Joke About Cuba

21 Ways Russians Are Dealing With The Collapse Of The Ruble

buzzfeed.com — This person has taken 1,000-ruble and 5,000-ruble notes and rolled them up so the language reads, in loose translation, "WTF." 2. This mock bill, called "the Sacral NewRuble," plays on Vladimir Putin's project of recreating "New Russia" through his meddling in east Ukraine. His regime has been hit with several rounds of U.S.

Russia Threatens To Ban BuzzFeed

buzzfeed.com — Russia has warned BuzzFeed that it will ban access to the entire site over a post published on Wednesday about a deadly gunfight in the capital of Chechnya. BuzzFeed received an email on Friday from Roskomnadzor, Russia's federal communications agency, saying that the post "contains appeals to mass riots, extremist activities or participation in mass (public) actions held with infringement of the established order."

Eurovision does little to help human rights in Azerbaijan

theguardian.com — Elnur Majidli, a shy 22-year-old Azeri, lowered his voice when he talked about the time he spent in prison. He mainly read books to pass the time - 102 in all. "I discovered George Orwell," he said. "The novel 1984 is the situation we have in Azerbaijan today.

‘Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible,’ by Peter Pomerantsev

nytimes.com — The name "Vladimir Putin" is almost impossible to find in "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia." He usually appears only as "the President," lording over and lurking behind the tales of tragedy and absurdity in Peter Pomerantsev's captivating new book about modern Russia and its discontents.

14 Photos That Prove Vladimir Putin Has Never Been Happier

Hilary Swank 'regrets' partying with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

theguardian.com — The actor Hilary Swank has reportedly said she "deeply regrets" taking part in a lavish concert for the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, following criticism from human rights groups. The two-time Oscar winner said she was unaware that Kadyrov had been accused of orchestrating brutal extrajudicial killings and abductions.

Russia Has A New Propaganda Outlet And It's Everything You Thought It Would Be

buzzfeed.com — The Kremlin on Monday launched a brand new global propaganda effort called Sputnik as it seeks to build on the success of its English-language propaganda channel Russia Today. Sputnik will comprise a website and radio, and will broadcast in 30 languages from "multimedia hubs" based everywhere from London to Rio de Janeiro to New Delhi and Washington, the Moscow Times reported.

Demand Is Growing in the Bedroom, Too

themoscowtimes.com — Glistening skyscrapers and fancy office buildings aren't the only things rising across Moscow these days. Amid the oil-fueled boom that shows no signs of waning, the splurge in consumer spending has spread beyond iPhones and trips to Paris, to whips and vibrators.

The hell of Russian bureaucracy

theguardian.com — A few weeks ago, I got to a dinner party, promptly hid myself in the host's bedroom for 15 minutes and collapsed into a cascade of tears. The cause? Dry cleaning. On the face of it, Moscow has most of the trappings of modern, European life.
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Dec 19, 2014

@HayesBrown :) Now let's figure out who the hell "William Boot" is.

Dec 19, 2014

@HayesBrown I think it's a fair nod, actually, to the reporter's digging work.

Dec 19, 2014

US spent $1bn on Afghan women's rights over 2yrs and there's zero evidence it's actually accomplishing anything buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/1-bi…

Dec 19, 2014

Good-bye Cuban exile lobby. Hello Venezuelan exile lobby. buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/m… @drnoriega reports from Miami

Dec 19, 2014

RT @TasneemN: Remember Ebola? It's still around and still very awful. buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrul… via @buzzfeednews

Dec 19, 2014

@jlfeder Lester you're like tweeting from an alternate universe.

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