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Members of Congress ‘proud’ to be sanctioned by Russia’s Putin

US lawmakers scoffed at sanctions imposed on them by Russia Thursday, saying it was a point of pride to be on President Vladimir Putin’s blacklist. Minutes after President Barack Obama announced expanded sanctions against Russian officials over the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin struck back with travel bans against US lawmakers,…

Madonna introduces Pussy Riot at star-studded sellout concert in NYC

Feted by Madonna and cheered by thousands, Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot defied President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Olympics at a star-studded New York concert. The performance highlighted soaring tensions between Russia and the United States, which drastically deteriorated when Moscow granted asylum to U.S.…

Pat Buchanan: Anti-LGBT Vladimir Putin is a true conservative hero

Pat Buchanan has a man crush on Vladimir Putin, and he doesn’t care who knows it. The American arch-conservative lauded the Russian president for his crackdown on LGBT people in his own country, saying that Putin was defending “moral clarity” in a world gone mad. “While privacy and freedom of…

Russian anti-gay lawmaker: Actor Stephen Fry ‘a bringer of evil’

Vitaly Milonov believes that British actor Stephen Fry is a “bringer of evil,” thinks homosexuality is a perversion and thanks God for giving Russia Vladimir Putin to defend its values. Milonov, a lawmaker in the local parliament of Russia’s second city of Saint Petersburg, has become a hate figure for…

McCain tells Russia Putin ‘doesn’t believe in you’

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who “doesn’t believe in you.” The senior US lawmaker, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents,…

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