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13 Men Share What It's Like To Be A Man At Davos

Russian Elite Warns Of War With The U.S

buzzfeed.com — DAVOS, Switzerland - The head of a leading Kremlin-owned bank warned on Friday that further banking sanctions would lead Russia and the U.S. to the "brink of war." Andrei Kostin, the head of VTB, reacted angrily when asked what the consequences would be if Russia were excluded from the Swift banking system, a secure means of moving money across borders.

Egypt's Sisi Given Free Pass On Rights Crackdown At Global Forum

buzzfeed.com — DAVOS, Switzerland - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was given a grand stage on Thursday from which to position his country as a force for stability as the West grows increasingly concerned about Islamist extremism. Speaking to the World Economic Forum, Sisi presented himself as the voice of the Egyptian people, winning a standing ovation from many attendees at the end of his speech.

A Feast In The Time Of Plague For Russia And Ukraine

buzzfeed.com — DAVOS, Switzerland - One year ago, Petro Poroshenko, a Ukrainian businessman who had made his fortune in chocolate, sat in a small room in this Swiss mountain town and listened as foreigners spoke about investing in his country.

How Should You Hug Someone You're Not Super Close To

Smugglers built vodka pipeline

telegraph.co.uk — The accused built a 2-kilometre pipeline through a reservoir that marks the Russian-Estonian border, and managed to pump 6,200 litres of spirits across before getting caught. "It might sound weird and unbelievable but it's a very real criminal case," Mari Luuk, a spokesman for Estonian prosecutors, told AFP.

The Cruelty Of The Kremlin

buzzfeed.com — Oleg Navalny is spending the night in Butyrka, a Tsarist-era prison in central Moscow that for centuries has held Russian criminals, dissidents and revolutionaries. The writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn spent time inside its cold fortress walls, as did Yevgeniya Ginzburg, who wrote movingly of the Stalinist purges that saw vast swathes of the country's population jailed in the 1930s.

Pussy Riot Release Glam New Video Ahead Of Moscow Protest

buzzfeed.com — Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, the two best known members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, have released a new video calling Russians to demonstrate outside the Kremlin on Tuesday as a court begins to read a verdict against opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from custody

theguardian.com — The Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was unexpectedly released from custody on Friday, one day after thousands of Russians marched on the Kremlin to protest against a decision to send him to jail. The Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was unexpectedly released from custody on Friday, one day after thousands of Russians marched on the Kremlin to protest against a decision to send him to jail.

Faced With Protests, Russia Speeds Up Verdict Against Top Opposition Leader

buzzfeed.com — A Russian court on Monday abruptly changed the date it would deliver a verdict in the latest case against opposition leader Alexey Navalny, after a protest planned on the original date began growing in strength. The verdict in the case was originally scheduled to be handed down on Jan. 15.
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Jan 26, 2015

Egyptian Appeals Court Dismisses Case Against 26 Men Accused Of “Gay Sex Party” buzzfeed.com/magedatef/egyp…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @ggatehouse: Just seen the Russian ambassador walk into Syriza HQ

Jan 26, 2015

I forgot how nice and calm Twitter is before the US wakes up.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @pressgazette: Buzzfeed UK appoints editor for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender content ow.ly/HVReJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @_EmmaGH: V&A have reinstated image of Muhammad after our report on how they were trying to hide it: theguardian.com/world/2015/jan… http://t.c…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @tanyalokot: Roscomnadzor issues warning to Russian media outlet RBK for article illustrated with photo of Charlie Hebdo covers. slon.ru/fast/russia/ro…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @arthurmacmillan: Sartorial overreach, MT @samar11 Narendra Modi isn't the first. Hosni Mubarak also wore suit with his own name on it pic.twitter.com/XGGfQ80vUU

Jan 26, 2015

RT @BuzzFeedIndia: Prime Minister Modi Wore A Suit With His Own Name Printed On It Thousands Of Times bzfd.it/1CWHzhb pic.twitter.com/b2toCezMHh

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