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 5:20pm 5/21/15 5:20pm

Russian Pol Very Sure Latest U2 Album Is Dangerous Gay Propaganda 

Remember when Apple just forced that new U2 album on everyone and we were outraged because a) no one likes U2 anymore unless it’s an instrumental version of “With or Without You” and b) putting music we don’t want on our phones is basically a sign that Big Brother is watching? Well, a Russian politician thinks it’s… » 4/30/15 11:05pm 4/30/15 11:05pm

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 1:00pm 3/16/15 1:00pm

Sasha Grey Is Not a Murdered Battle Nurse in the Ukraine

Former porn star Sasha Grey would just like to make sure we're all clear on the fact that she's not dead. Contrary to the reports of some dicey-looking Internet memes, she also wasn't working as a nurse for the Russian Army, and has never—not even once—been captured by Ukrainian soldiers and then brutally murdered.… » 2/18/15 4:30pm 2/18/15 4:30pm

Woman Fractures Legs Repeatedly in Order to Become 6-Foot-Tall Model

Alexandra Transer is a 30-year-old Russian woman who dreams of becoming a model. Told by agents that 5'4 was too short, she's undergoing a series of surgeries that will make her taller. But model-quality beauty doesn't come without pain: Raw Story reports that the procedure includes both fracturing and stretching her… » 2/13/15 1:10pm 2/13/15 1:10pm

Russians None Too Pleased With the 'Leningrad Blockade Diet' 

Today is the 71st anniversary of the end of the years-long siege of Leningrad, one of many horrible chapters from the book of horrors that was World War II. And some Russian Facebook diet blogger thought encouraging everyone to diet like the Nazis had just cut their food supplies would be a good commemoration. Many of… » 1/27/15 4:50pm 1/27/15 4:50pm

Russian Orthodox Christians Want a Total Ban on Abortion and IUDs

Orthodox Christian lawmakers in Russia passed a resolution this week during a meeting at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, saying they'll push for a change to the country's Constitution that will state that "life begins at the moment of conception," paving the way for a ban on abortion, emergency contraception and… » 11/18/14 11:45am 11/18/14 11:45am

Vladimir Putin Got a Little Too Cozy With the First Lady of China

Let me ask you something: What would you do if suddenly, unexpectedly, you found the arms of terrifying gun-toting, chest-bearing Russian president Vladimir Putin wrapping a shawl around your shoulders? Think fast! Because that's the position Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan recently found herself in. » 11/11/14 4:45pm 11/11/14 4:45pm

Grave Robber Digs Up Dozens of Dead Girls, Turns Bodies Into Dolls

Just in case you were having a pleasant day and needed to be reminded that basically everything in the world is terrible and that life is a meaningless void from which none of us are able to truly escape, here's a story about a man who dug up dead girls, turned them into dolls and stuck music boxes into their ribcages. » 10/30/14 1:10pm 10/30/14 1:10pm