Vladimir Putin (left) attaches a satellite transmitter to Serga the Siberian tigress in August 2008. Activists allege that Serga was not wild but rather a zoo animal who later died as a result of a sedative overdose…[read more]
News announcer on North Korean state TV reads a congratulatory message by Kim Jong Un to Vladimir Putin:
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, I offer my congratulations to you upon your election as president of the Russian Federation.”
“I wish you achievements in your responsible work for building a powerful Russia, expressing belief that the traditional bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation would grow stronger as required by the agreements between the two countries and in the interests of the two peoples.”
@PowerVertical’s Brian Whitmore takes a look at a video of a #Russian electoral commission official recounting in detail how the authorities sought to falsify results in December’s parliamentary elections — and plan to do so again in the presidential vote on March 4…[READ MORE]
Putin speaking today at a meeting with leaders of Russia’s major religions in Moscow.
“Under present conditions we should be talking about a different kind of secularism. Secularism means that the state and religious organizations must develop a new relationship — one of partnership, mutual help, and support.”
News presenter on TVK in Kemerevo, Russia, has landed in hot water — and on the weather desk — after a little slip of the tongue last week.
Every perky young news anchor working at a local television station in a remote Siberian city dreams of one day attracting national attention, getting their big break. That dream, in a way, has come true for Maria Bukhtuyeva of Kemerevo’s TVK.
Her short segment from the channel’s January 28 newscast has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people and is quickly becoming a meme of the Russian-language Internet…[READ MORE]
“Vladimir Putin has been in power for 12 years. He worked a lot. That’s enough. He should let other people work now.”