Pussy Riot Band Members Detained in Sochi

Pussy Riot Band Members Detained in Sochi

Two of the most popular members of the anti-Putin protest group Pussy Riot have been detained in Sochi and released, according to the Associated Press.  Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by local police on suspicion of theft from the hotel where they were staying.  Tolokonnikova noted on Twitter that she and Alyokhina […]

Putin Condemns European Union Interference in Ukraine

Putin Condemns European Union Interference in Ukraine

  Vladimir Putin has condemned the European Union’s interference in Ukraine. In a Tuesday meeting in Brussels between Putin and representatives from the EU, Putin warned that more ‘intermediaries’ would only cause Ukraine more problems. The statement comes after Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych recently dismissed the Prime Minister as well as his Cabinet in hopes […]

Putin VS. ‘Homosexual Propaganda’

Putin VS. ‘Homosexual Propaganda’

The Russian preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics has inadvertently sparked heated controversy over LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered) issues that have seemingly plagued President Vladimir Putin. LGBT rights have been nearly nonexistent in Mother Russia, and had even been further conceded when a law criminalizing gay sex were recently put up for debate. […]