Russia Created an Official 'Straight Pride' Flag to Combat 'Gay Fever'

Russia, a country with absolutely nothing else to worry about, has decided to double down on being a human-rights-violating monstrosity of a place for anyone who isn’t straight or pretending to be: The country’s ruling class—to be clear, not a fringe group, but Putin allies Russia United—has unveiled a new flag… »7/09/15 3:30pm7/09/15 3:30pm


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

Did Vladimir Putin 'Go Missing' So He Could Have Plastic Surgery?

Russian President and hairless, scowling badger Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public, after a 10-day absence and a string of public appearance cancellations. During his mysterious unannounced sabbatical, rumors swirled that he was sick, or dead, or attending the birth of another secret baby with his very-not-secret… »3/16/15 1:00pm3/16/15 1:00pm

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina Arrested While Occupying Christmas Ball

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina was one of 100 people detained after a protest in central Moscow Tuesday night. At the time of the arrest, Alyokhina was one of about 20 activists who were occupying a "giant Christmas ball" near the Red Square. Despite subzero temperatures, the activists spent most of the night in the… »12/31/14 12:50pm12/31/14 12:50pm

Obama's Olympic Delegation Features 2 Gay Athletes. Your Move, Putin.

Conundrum: 2014 Winter Olympics host country Russia just enacted an ass-backward anti-gay law that isn't popular in countries led by less awful people. How's a self-respecting world leader to give the government the finger while still supporting their home country's athletes? By sending an Olympic delegation chock… »12/18/13 2:45pm12/18/13 2:45pm

Missing Pussy Riot Member Was Sent to Penal Camp in Siberia

Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova — who is currently serving the last few months of her two-year sentence for her participation in an anti-Putin performance — is being sent to a prison colony in the depths of Siberia, according to her relatives and lawyers. Last week her family reported that they hadn't… »11/05/13 7:00pm11/05/13 7:00pm