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  • Lunar South Pole
    Russia's lunar program hit by budget cuts and faces cancellation
    Just a few months after bravely announcing a goal of landing a Russian cosmonaut on the moon, the project has become wracked with budget cuts and may face cancellation, according to a Tuesday story in NDTV. Nevertheless, the moon remains a goal of...
  • People walk by fresh graffiti depicting Vladimir Putin in Simferopol
    As Russia's economy goes into free fall, Putin may be on his way out
    The Fiscal Times reported on Wednesday that Vladimir Putin’s Russia faces a grim, economic future, largely the result of falling oil prices. The ruble has collapsed, and the Russian economy is in free fall. Even though Putin remains popular...
  • Charas hashish
    Russia banned Wikipedia for hashish entry, lifts ban just hours later
    Russia has long be the enemy of Western values. From suppressing dissent and doubling down on Russian Orthodox social values to passing laws aimed at suppressing NGOs that could be deemed a “threat” to the Russian social fabric and...
  • Russia snubbed by 40 countries throughout the world
    Russia snubbed by 40 countries throughout the world
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to make most popular politician anytime soon. According to Pew Research Monday, people around the world outside Russia hold that nation in low regard, and most do not have confidence that Vladimir...
  • Dozens of photographers at 'Native American clothing contest' in Santa Fe
    Dozens of photographers at 'Native American clothing contest' in Santa Fe
    The "Santa Fe Indian Market" ends today on Sunday Aug. 23, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM at 5 p.m. Over 100,000 artisan fans walked through the native vendor booths at the Santa Fe plaza. Many of those fans gathered inside the plaza to watch the ...
  • Maritime jurisdiction and boundaries in the Arctic region
    New map of the Arctic seafloor shows an overlap in ownership
    The Arctic has long been a point of contention between the world’s superpowers. Russia, Canada, the United States and more have all staked claims to the Arctic’s vast expanse. This expanse, filled with precious natural resources, has...
  • Putin vs. Poroshenko, The Blame Game
    Putin vs. Poroshenko, The Blame Game
    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko spoke yesterday and blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin of stirring up tension in Eastern Ukraine when the latter attended a tourism conference in Yalta. Putin spoke today about the escalation of...
  • Russia Wants Your Tourism Dollars
    Russia Wants Your Tourism Dollars
    Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Crimea on Monday to talk of all things, tourism. Crimea, it seems, since its annexation last year has been one of Russia's largest group of tourists to visit Mother Russia. Putin as he was speaking at...
  • Ruins of Chersonesos
    Academics, the church, and the government butt heads over “Russian Troy”
    The Tauric Chersonesos preserve located in Crimea at the city of Sevastopol was initially set up to be an academic site in 1827, since it was “preserved in almost pristine condition,” as Vasily Novikov, a history PhD who regularly...
  • Ukrainian Cease Fire Collapsing
    Ukrainian Cease Fire Collapsing
    The German Defense Minister spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel about the growing strain between the government in Kiev and the rebels of the east. Russian President Vladimir Putin last week spoke on a number of violations that have occurred since...
  • Not your average serial killer: Russian Tamara Samsonva admits to horrors
    Not your average serial killer: Russian Tamara Samsonva admits to horrors
    She looks like the neighborhood grandma with three cats and flowers in her yard, but 68-year-old Russian Tamara Samsonva is a serial killer, suspected of murdering her tenants for over 20 years.Soviet police are now searching Samsonva’s...
  • Navy Band Celebrates the End of WWII [Image 1 of 3]
    Russia: Obama and DOD differ on dealing with strategic threat
    Russia is a national security threat to the United States but a new report reveals the Obama White House and the Department of Defense differ on how the U.S. should respond to it.The Daily Beast reported on August 6 that the U.S. Department of...
  • Viking Ingvar's "Waterways of the Tsars" River Cruise
    Viking's Russian River Cruise a Five-Star Standout
    River cruising is booming these days, especially with baby-boomers and the over 55 market. And why not? River cruising offers a more scenic, intimate, and refined cultural experience appealing more to those wanting to expand their knowledge rather...
  • Tamara Samsonova
    Tamara Samsonova: Russian 'Granny Ripper' eviscerated and ate thirteen victims
    Tamara Samsonova is most definitely not your average grandma. While some sweet dowagers are your typical granny-like matriarchs – gathering with church friends for small sandwiches and uttering phrases like “Oh honey” and &ldquo...
  • Space station access
    NASA buys more Russian trips to space station
    NASA announced Aug. 5 that it has extended a contract to use Russian spacecraft to take American astronauts to the International Space Station, saying budget cuts have delayed developing U.S.-built crew capsules.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden...
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