Mayor Bans Basically Everything Good About Weddings

If you thought being cut off from the open bar at your best friend’s wedding was cruel and unusual punishment, check out the new regulations for weddings in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, which include strict rules about dancing, cake-cutting, and, strangely, shooting any and all firearms. Bummer. Worse, failure to… »10/08/15 4:43pm10/08/15 4:43pm


Chechen Leader: Women Must Stop Gossiping About Child Bride

Ramzan Kadyrov is some guy. The Chechen leader is close pals with Putin, has been accused of torture, kidnappings and assassinations around Chechnya, and loves to flex on Instagram! Standout posts include the dead body of an Islamic militant with the caption “Dogs will die like dogs,” and a photo of Chechen-American… »5/21/15 5:20pm5/21/15 5:20pm

Trial Brings Attention to Murdered Russian Journalist, But Maybe Not Justice

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in the stairwell of her Moscow apartment building on Oct. 7, 2006, but the trial of her supposed murderers began this Wednesday »10/17/08 3:20pm10/17/08 3:20pm, a little over two years after her death. The new documentary investigates the forces that led to her murder — and that may keep her…