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WATCH: Russian Soldiers Share Steamy Gay Kiss In New Music Video

Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices

British indie-pop band Autoheart send an artistic message on Russia's infamous "gay propaganda" laws in the new music video for their single "Moscow."...

One Night in Moscow: An Entry from Edward Snowden's Personal Diary

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

Today was Day 21 stuck in transit at Moscow Airport. Or is it Day 22? Who knows anymore -- one day just bleeds into the next, especially with the windows in the transit lounge blacked out for my security.

Caracas Nest of Spies: From WikiLeaks to the Snowden Affair

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Prior to the Snowden affair, it looked as if Secretary of State John Kerry might have brokered a thaw in U.S.-Venezuelan relations. If anything, however, the Snowden affair will probably exacerbate the poisonous atmosphere.

Snowden's Legal and Financial Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Millions around the world support Edward Snowden for revealing secret information about NSA surveillance activities. But in his quest to continue to ...

Bad News For LGBT Tourists In Russia

Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Bad news for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers hoping to visit Russia, as foreign tourists will now be subjected to the same "ga...

Russia Is a Proud and Powerful Country

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Tweeting melodiously, Alexei Pushkov, of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, lets fly an observation: "He can't live ...

Jihadists at the Gates of Jerusalem? Practically

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

Remember the spillover from Afghanistan when the war ended and there were thousands of mujahideen fighters emerged with nowhere to go? The same will apply in Syria. Where will all these jihadis end up?

Alleged Snowden Statement Clouded With Skepticism

Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

More than a week after he landed in Moscow, WikiLeaks released a letter Monday claiming to be from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The letter de...

NSA Leak: Privacy Is Lost, And We Are All to Blame

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Americans don't want to be groped or scanned, don't want our personal spaces invaded, but we're willing to endure both in the name of security. Such is the contract between the people and the state in the new, post-9/11 America.

From Russia With Love: Snowden and Putin

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.25.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

So is it possible that Snowden was working for Russia all along? Could this be a James Bond style spy caper in the making? Hard to tell, but knowing Vladimir Putin and his gang, it's certainly possible.

'Nowhere Man': A Playlist for Edward Snowden

David Wild | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

To me, Edward Snowden just seems like a narcissistic creep who wants to be a star on the global stage. But rest assured that would never stop me from making the man a playlist that's perfect for long trips from Moscow to Ecuador in the company of Wikileaks lawyers.

Thousands March Against Putin In Moscow

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule a...

Dozens Hurt In Moscow Subway Fire

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A rush-hour fire in Moscow's subway on Wednesday injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands of commuters and closed parts ...

The Startup Formula Goes Global

Evan Burfield | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Evan Burfield

Americans must take the opportunity to lead, or eventually find ourselves following. The fact that countries around the world are adopting America's model for innovation creates tremendous long-term opportunities to build grassroots links across the globe.

Moscow's Top Court Rejects Pussy Riot Appeal

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Moscow's highest court has rejected an appeal by punk group Pussy Riot against their sentence for a protest against Vladimir Putin. Moscow ...

Russia Arrests 140 At Moscow Mosque

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian police and security agents detained 140 people at a mosque in Moscow on Friday on suspicion of involvement with Islamic extremi...

U.S. Embassy Sends Team To Bombing Suspects' Parents

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime

MOSCOW — U.S. investigators traveled to southern Russia on Tuesday to speak to the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects, a U.S. Embassy of...

Unnerved by the Uncertainty of Complexity: The Boston Bombings

William Bradley | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
William Bradley

Even before the wild overnight developments in the Boston bombings -- Russians, Chechens, the Caucuses (sic), Kyrgy-what? -- it was clear that we are culturally unprepared for the complexity of the Boston bombings.

Why Moscow Is Important to Pyongyang

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If war were to break out, the presumed influx of refugees into Russia could create a humanitarian crisis and a burdensome price tag for the Kremlin -- just as it would for China. Russia is similarly vulnerable to any radiation that may blow from the peninsula on to Russian territory.

Helping Vulnerable Children in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Alexander J. Szikla

It is simply astounding to see how much more growth Russia has yet to achieve. Thankfully, there are institutions in Russia which have trail blazed forward in an attempt to equip the nation to respond to the challenges demanded by the modern global economy.

Report: Long-Time Kremlin Foe Found Dead

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

LONDON — Boris Berezovsky, a self-exiled and outspoken Russian tycoon who had a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was fo...

Are Foreign Multinationals Paying Their Fair Share of U.S. Tax?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Martin Sullivan

There are two main ways multinationals shift profits out of the countries where they actually do business and into tax-haven holding companies.

What the North Korean Missile Interceptors Are Really All About

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The announcement last week by Defense Secretary Hagel that the U.S. will, over the coming months, deploy additional anti-ballistic missile interceptors in Alaska and on America's west coast is not really what it is being portrayed as.

WATCH: Acrobat Falls 85 Feet In Moscow Circus Accident

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW — A Kenyan acrobat fell through a safety net during a show at a Moscow circus, suffering severe injuries including a fractured vertebra. ...

Soviet Founder Vladimir Lenin Comes Back to Life

Reuters | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts

Soviet nostalgia is nothing new for Moscow. An embalmed body of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has been on display in Moscow’s Red Square since...