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Ruble Remains Volatile as Fear Grips Russia
Business  (tags: world, society, news, economy, russia, ruble, financial stability, President Vladimir Putin )

Darren
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
MOSCOW -- Russia's leaders took drastic action Wednesday to combat the worst threat to financial stability in President Vladimir Putin's 15 years in power, calling in the nation's economic and security elite and by day's end erasing the ruble's losses for
Russia's Steep Rate Increase Fails to Stem Ruble's Decline
Business  (tags: business, consumers, government, corporate, finance, investing, investments, investors, marketing, money, news, oil, politics, society, world, russia )

Frank
- 2 days ago - nytimes.com
"Despite the Russian central bank's extraordinary move to defend the currency, the ruble's value continued to slide on Tuesday, presenting President Vladimir V. Putin with an acute set of political and economic challenges"-newyorktimes.com
Rights Monitors Slam Russia for Spiraling Attacks on Gays
World  (tags: humanrights, violence, government, Russia, gay rights, homophobia, Putin, hate crimes )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for "inaction" and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.
Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, ignorance, usa, government, HR5859, war profiteers, Ukraine, Russia, unanimous consent )

Nancy
- 2 days ago - truthdig.com
I would often camp out in the House chamber, near the clerk's desk, prepared to say "I object" when something of consequence appeared out of the blue. Dec. 11, 2014, is one of the few times I regret not being in Congress to have the ability to oversee...
Russia: Stray Cat Enjoys $1,000 Fish Feast
Offbeat  (tags: fish, delicatessen, Cat, Russia )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A stray cat got its paws on a gourmet feast courtesy of an airport delicatessen, after managing to get inside the fish counter, it's reported.
Why Russia Is Courting Europe's Far-Right Parties
World  (tags: Russia, xenophobia, world, politics, freedoms, government, society )

Cal
- 5 days ago - csmonitor.com
Under communism, Europe's xenophobic nationalist parties were shunned by Russia. Now, Moscow is embracing these parties as partners who can help further Russia's interests.
Ban Hounding in Russia
Animals  (tags: Ban, hounding, Russia, animal welfare, animal cruelty, petition )

Scooby
- 20 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
We - the citizens of Russia - appeal to the world society and ask to support our demand for the ban of hounding - the training of hunting dogs for killing living animals allowed by the Russian legislation, a real sadism and obscurantism.
Russian Circus Attaches Hamsters to Balloons and DROPS Them on Children as 'Gifts'... But They Are Dead on Arrival
Offbeat  (tags: Russia, Russian circus, balloons, gifts, dead, hamsters, animal cruelty )

Scooby
- 21 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Animal rights campaigners in Russia are furious after a circus allegedly attached hamsters to balloons and dropped them down to children in the audience as 'live gifts'.
Russia Considers Deploying Crime-Fighting Reindeer to Fight Siberian Hooliganism
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, wildlife, protection, safety, russia, interesting )

Angela
- 22 days ago - msn.com
While the English-language reports are oddly vague about what "reindeer police" are, one assumes that it refers to (human) police who ride on reindeer in remote areas.
Demand Russia Stops Blocking the Creation of the World's Largest Antartic Marine Reserve
Environment  (tags: Antartic, marine reserve, Russia, blocks, worlds, largest, petition )

Scooby
- 26 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
At a time when scientists are warning of catastrophic consequences unless action is taken to protect our oceans - Russia is being accused of blocking the creation of a vast Antarctic marine reserve.
Condemn Russian Footballer That Hired Bear From Local Circus for SonâEUR(TM)s Party! No More Bears in Russian Circuses! | YouSignAnim
Animals  (tags: russia, bear, circus, birthday party, child, riding on animals, booked, zoo, humans, suffering, animalrights, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, animalcruelty, animalwelfare )

Susanne
- 27 days ago - yousignanimals.org
27-year-old Kirill Kombarov, from FC Torpedo Moscow posted online photos of his son's birthday party. The show included a performance from a live bear, who appeared while being tied up and muzzled. In one photo, Kombarov's 2-year-old sun, Timofei...
Russia's Environmental Watchdog Blames Moscow Refinery for Air Pollution
Environment  (tags: pollution, world, politics, Russia, healthconditions, protection, environment, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, energy, habitat, healthconditions )

Cal
- 37 days ago - reuters.com
Russia's environmental watchdog, Rosprirodnadzor, has noticed an increase in air pollutants to above permitted levels in Moscow coming from the area of the local region's oil refinery, the ministry for natural resources said
Winston Churchill Wanted to Nuke Kremlin 'to Win Cold War,' FBI Memo Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Tags History, Nuclear, Politics, Russia, UK, WWII )

Ray
- 38 days ago - rt.com
A secret memo from the FBI's archives has revealed that Britain's Winston Churchill once urged the US to drop an atomic bomb to "wipe out" the Kremlin. He reportedly thought it was the only remedy against the spread of communism to the west.
LGBT Marriage? Two Brides Officially Tie the Knot in Russia (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Russia, Sex )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
A marriage of two brides has been officially registered in Russia's St. Petersburg despite the country's laws prohibiting same-sex marriages. The couple has managed to find a loophole in the system, puzzling authorities.
Time for a 'New World Order?' No, It's Already Here
Offbeat  (tags: Economy, Politics, Russia, USA )

Ray
- 46 days ago - rt.com
Putin has called for a "new world order," with the aim of stabilizing the globe. He believes the US is abusing its role as global leader. What's not being widely reported is the fact that the pillars of the old order have been crumbing for years.
 

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