Simon Hanukaev's family has lived along the western shore of the Caspian Sea for generations. Settled near the city of Derbent, a southern city in the Russian republic of Dagestan, Hanukaev's predecessors lived through khanates and tsars, under Bolshevik revolution and Stalinist resettlement. His pa ... More >>
It seems that Russian president Vladimir Putin has finally figured out what every middle-school boy has known since the '90's: if you play Boyz II Men for your date, it all but guarantees that her clothes are comin' off.
In a bid to astronomically increase the Russian birth rate, president Putin ha ... More >>
Did you feel a chilling breeze of Cold War nostalgia wafting though Houston today?
Yeah, neither did we.
But we could have, because the elements were present as U.S. Department of Justice officials here and in New York announced they'd busted a major ring credited with supplying secret high-tech h ... More >>
Above: A burka-clad Madonna talks about Pussy Riot to her Moscow audience
Rewind: Vladimir Putin: No Pussy Riot on His Watch
Free speech is a valued thing in this country. It's why journalists, writers, musicians and artists exist and are able to do what they do. However, in Russia, it seems to be ... More >>
Above: Video of the performance that got three Moscow punk rockers arrested
If he were still alive, Frank Zappa would have a field day with this one.
Just when we thought the Montgomery County sheriff's department was setting the standard for dodgy tactics and thought control with Friday's suspici ... More >>