Simon Ostrovsky, courtesy of his eponymous Web site.

Russian puppet in Ukraine explains why he kindapped US journalist

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Ponomaryov suggests reporter Simon Ostrovsky is being held hostage, in part, it appears, because he’s Jewish.
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Power’s bitch: Snowden responds to criticism of TV appearance with Putin

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Snowden claims he intended to spark a national dialogue in Russia about that country’s domestic spying. Seriously.
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Jews in eastern Ukraine told to register with pro-Russian forces, or else

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Sec. Kerry: “It’s not just intolerable, it’s grotesque.”
Oleg Nilov.

Russia’s 1st sexual harassment bill sexually harasses women

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The country’s first sexual harassment legislation will protect “the more beautiful, but weaker sex.”
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HIV/AIDS explodes in Russia as Putin eschews “western” science

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New HIV infections in Russia are out of control, and Kremlin shows little interest in seriously addressing them.
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Russia withheld important info from US before Boston Marathon bombing

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The Russians failed to tell the US that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had discussed “Islamic jihad” with his mother by phone.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Russia appears preparing to invade rest of Ukraine

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I don’t want to see anyone killed. But at this point, peace is going to lead to one guaranteed casualty: Ukraine.
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Kremlin posts White House Web site petition demanding Alaska back

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The petition was posted to show how “dangerous” free speech is. Seriously.
Andrey Illarionov at the World Economic Forum in Russia, 2 October 2003, Moscow (Credit: World Economic Forum)

Putin wants Finland, Baltic states, says former top adviser

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“Putin claims to have ownership” of “significant parts of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic States and Finland.”
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Russian state media floats bizarre “China did it” conspiracy theory about Flight 370

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Russia’s bizarre theory came 2 days after China embarrassed Russia by abstaining on a Crimea resolution at the UN.
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