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‘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

buzzfeed.com — Putin smiled up a storm at the APEC summit in Beijing. ..

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.

25 Reasons You Should Visit The Country Of Georgia Right Now

buzzfeed.com — The views. The countryside. THE FOOD. ..

A Russian Company Took Down A Huge iPhone Sculpture Because Tim Cook Is Gay

buzzfeed.com — "Now, when it's clear that iPhones are more dangerous than cigarettes or drugs, when in addition to its technology this brand becomes a symbol for sodomistic sin, reasonable people in the world will start rejecting Apple products en masse," he said.

Watch The Israeli Prime Minister's Face When Someone Compares Him To Beyonce

buzzfeed.com — No one - NO ONE - can handle being compared to King B.

ISIS Release Video Showing New British Captive

buzzfeed.com — In a darkened room he says he will seek to dispel the western media's "manipulated truths". The video, entitled "Lend Me Your Ears" shows Cantlie wearing an orange jumpsuit, similar to that worn by the three western hostages who have been executed in previous ISIS videos.
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Nov 28, 2014

RT @OliverBullough: It's okay, don't worry, Save the Children is going to think before giving an award to a warmonger next time theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

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