Putin Promises No Problems at Sochi Olympics

Putin Promises No Problems at Sochi Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin promises no problems at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, but says that Russia needs to get rid of homosexuality.  Putin has come under fire almost since the anti-propaganda law governing homosexuality was passed in June 2013. The anti-propaganda law has caused many gay rights activists to call upon athletes to boycott the […]

Khodorkovsky Speaks Out

Khodorkovsky Speaks Out

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is speaking out for the first time in a decade. Once ranked as the richest man in Russia, as well as Forbes’ 16th richest man in the world, Khodorkovsky was a model of success in the post-Soviet era of perestroika. He accumulated a tremendous amount of wealth during the privatization of state-owned assets, […]

Putin Amnesty and Sochi

Putin Amnesty and Sochi

Putin, and that would be Vladimir with a “V,” Russian fuehrer, leader, czar, prime minister, president, Sochi host, the great and powerful whatever (and, really, does the title matter?) granted several people amnesty this week. Make no mistake, Putin’s in charge. The number for the man who runs the show in the Russian Federation just […]