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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…

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.…

Stewart ‘credits’ Fox News chief: ‘If anybody knows how to deal with egomaniacal sociopaths, it’s Roger Ailes’

Jon Stewart granted Fox News head Roger Ailes with a bit of credit on The Daily Show Thursday night, pointing out that Ailes himself proposed a scenario in which the U.S. would let Russian President (and “shirt-allergy survivor”) Vladimir Putin take the lead on a diplomatic solution to the civil…

Top Syrian diplomat passes Assad’s thanks to Russia

Syria’s foreign minister on Monday passed on the personal thanks of President Bashar al-Assad to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his support, as he held talks in Moscow amid growing expectations of military action against the regime. Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem held talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov as US…

Russian television network accidentally airs anti-Putin rant

A Russian television channel accidentally interrupted its evening news show with a doom-laden report of evils committed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently slipped on air by a disgruntled employee. The female newsreader on the Eastern Express channel, based in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, read an upbeat item about…

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…

Snowden gets proposal tweet from ex-Cold War spy

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) – A tabloid says Vladimir Putin is Russia’s most eligible bachelor, but the president may have competition from an American half his age: Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport. Snowden, 30, has received a…

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…

Senator: Russian Prime Minister Putin’s acceptance of Edward Snowden ‘a finger in the eye’ of U.S.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday said he believes Vladimir Putin personally approved allowing NSA leaker Edward Snowden to travel to Moscow, adding that the Russian prime minister had purposefully antagonized the United States. “Allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways,” he said, “and Putin always…

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…

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