Russia won a proxy victory in Ukraine today, after that country decided that it would delay a deal with the European Union and strengthen its ties with Russia, and that jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko (who was jailed on a variety of politically-motivated charges nearly three years ago) would stay in jail.
If you’re punching random people for fun, please don’t. Sincerely, everyone else.
A time lapse video of all 2053 nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998. Just watch. It also interestingly puts the nuclear arms race into perspective.
I am writing to assure you that the Greenpeace I know is most certainly not an anti-Russian organization. In my experience they tend to annoy every government! And they never take money from any government or corporation anywhere in the world.Paul McCartney, in an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking the Russian government to let go of 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists being held after attempting to board a Russian oil rig in a protest a couple of months ago. McCartney is one of many asking for a safe resolution to the plight of the Arctic 30, who currently face charges of piracy.
As long as the Olympic Charter is respected, we are satisfied. This is the case.Jean-Claude Killy, IOC delegate and former gold medal skiier • In response to criticisms of Russia’s new anti-gay laws, during a press conference that followed a recent visit of the Sochi facilities by several IOC representatives. Despite widespread criticism of Russia’s new law, the International Olympic Committee says the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will go forward as planned. source