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Colbert to Putin: F*ck you, we’ll bomb Syria with lesbian pilots flying the ‘Enola Gay’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert addressed the op-ed piece by Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin that appeared in the New York Times Tuesday evening and suggested that the U.S. take some very specific action by way of response. “Now, let’s talk about that Putin guy,” Colbert said.…

New York Times fends off criticism after publishing Putin op-ed

President Vladimir Putin won’t be getting a check from The New York Times as a “freelance journalist” but his controversial article on Syria was accepted for its newsworthy viewpoint. The newspaper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan said Thursday that the Russian leader’s editorial, submitted via a US public relations firm, created…

Putin ally Sobyanin wins tight Moscow election, challenger Navalny cries foul

Moscow’s pro-Kremlin mayor was set to win tight elections Sunday in the Russian capital, just escaping a second-round run-off after a strong challenge from protest leader Alexei Navalny, who denounced the results as falsified. Initial results showed that Sergei Sobyanin, a leading ally of President Vladimir Putin, would narrowly win…

‘Putin in women’s underwear’ painting seized by Russian police

Russian police said Wednesday they had raided an exhibition and confiscated a painting that portrayed President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together in women’s lingerie. Police said they confiscated four paintings by artist Konstantin Altunin and closed down the exhibition of his work in Russia’s second city…

Russians smell something fishy in Putin’s latest stunt

MOSCOW (Reuters) – There was a time when Vladimir Putin’s macho antics inspired pride among Russians, but many are finding it hard to believe the president’s latest stunt – catching a huge pike in Siberia. Video footage released by the Kremlin last week showed Putin dressed in camouflage fatigues and…

Putin signs law banning foreign LGBT adoptions

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a law banning gay and lesbian couples in foreign countries from adopting Russian children. The measure was one of a series adopted by Russian authorities in recent weeks that have been slammed by civil rights leaders as discriminatory. The Kremlin said in a statement…

Putin and Obama order security agencies to find way out of Snowden impasse

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have ordered the chiefs of their respective security agencies to find a way out of the impasse caused by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden’s stay in a Moscow airport, a senior official said on Monday. “Of course (Putin and Obama) don’t have…

John Oliver can’t believe Putin’s amazingly ballsy and blatant theft of Superbowl ring

Wednesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver mocked President Barack Obama’s troubled overseas trip. He was particularly entertained by the claim that Vladimir Putin boldly stole a Superbowl ring from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, suggesting it could explain the current tensions between Obama and the Russian…

New England Patriots owner: Putin stole my Superbowl ring

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said this week that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin stole his Superbowl ring in 2005 when Kraft and a group of American businessmen were visiting St. Petersburg, Russia. According to CBS Sports, what has been portrayed in the media as a “gift” of the $25,000…

Putin signs ban on foreign bank accounts into law

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into a law on Tuesday a ban on top officials and their families holding foreign accounts in a bid to improve a government image left tarnished by a tax scandal and economic slowdown. But the measure is a watered down version of the original bill…

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