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Unjust, Surreal, Sublime, Ridiculous (USSR): Anti-Extremism Laws In Modern Russia

The Kremlin doesn't want you to listen, watch, or access dissent.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

"Girls"-Illustrated 13 Virtues Of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin's words to live by lived by Hannah & Co. (Or not.)

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Gang Sentenced To 58 Years In Prison For Killing Gay Men In ... Moscow?!

What this verdict means for the struggle for LGBT rights in Russia.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago
Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

The Most Thrilling Cross-Country Olympic Relays Since 1992

The relay race is a marquee event in cross-country skiing at the Olympics. We've seen some thrilling finishes in recent history. Here are the most memorable of them, with medals won, or lost, by one second or less.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

12 Reasons Why NBC's Olympics Coverage Sucks. #NBCFail

It's not just the tape delay. It's the overall experience. I stream everything because of #NBCfail.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

10 Cold-Hearted Bastards Of Russian Literature

Forget Sochi, let's focus on what's really important: the Russian soul.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

The Art Of An Olympic Boycott: Moscow 1980 Vs Sochi 2014

These are some mean posters, comrades.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Vladimir Putin's New Unlikely Allies: Prepare To Be Disappointed

The Russian President has made some new friends. Will they last?

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Russia's Invisible Children, Adults

Russia's discriminatory anti-"propaganda" law is a poorly enforceable populist measure that will wither away. Will it help make the LGBT community more visible?

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

The ABCs Of #Sochi2014

The Winter Games in Sochi are here. The story's taken on a positive turn because Russia had so much to offer the world for the Olympics. Learn your ABCs here.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Why Russia's New Year's Celebrations Are Simply The Best

Joseph Stalin invented "New Year's Day," still celebrated as Russia's biggest holiday. Nearly half of 140 million Russians are also celebrating the "Old New Year" on January 13. What makes the Russian New Year the best in the world?

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

I See People: 31 Mass Protests Of '13 Ranked By Crowd Size

In 2013, people rallied in mass protests across the world, for many reasons. It was televised, shared, and rebuzzed. This countdown lists demonstrations of more than 13,000 participants.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Is Vladimir Putin Having A Best Year Ever?

An avalanche of stories about Vladimir Putin and Russia has been rocking the news boat in 2013. Since it's the 20th anniversary of Russia's Constitution, here are twenty factors--PR fluff mixed with serious stuff--that contributed to the Russian President's best year ever.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

International Children's Books Heroes Every American Should Know

A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and E.B. White's Stuart Little are among standard-mouse-bearers for recognition by American kids. But are there global characters Americans know too little about? There're thousands, of course, but here is a start:

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Things To Remember About Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole was a marvel of a man. Here are eight things, one for each of his Oscar nominations, I'll miss about the actor who "raised hell -- and standards."

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

A Week Of Good News For Pussy Riot?

Vladimir Putin's fresh-off-the-griddle amnesty proposal looks promising for the jailed activists from Pussy Riot. Furthermore, today the Russian Supreme Court questioned their 2-year prison sentence.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Holiday Fashion From Italy: Thirteen Reasons To Like Murano Glass

The Murano glassblowers' craftsmanship is celebrated and copied (poorly) across the world. So what makes Venetian glass so special? #MuranoArtisans

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Free Speech In Europe: Keep Bob Dylan Off Of This List

Bob Dylan is being sued for "racist" remarks in France, which is the latest high-profile fiasco in Europe's approach to addressing offensive and hurtful speech through criminalization and endless lawsuits.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago

Why Biathlon Should Be Your Favorite Olympic Sport

Shooting + cross-country skiing = watch this ish.

Innokenty Grekov • 5 years ago