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Stunning Skies of Bright Greens: Aurora Borealis Illuminates Russia's North (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Physics, Russia, Thrills&Spills, Travel, Weather )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Northern Lights of rare intensity were observed in several regions of Russia's north at the start of the year. Clear frosty air with cloudless skies and no snow storms let both locals and tourists capture the stunning natural light show.
Big Break: Russians Search for Cat Who Sneaked $1,000 Feast at Seafood Shop
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Crime, Mass media, Russia, Social networks )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
A ginger tomcat who broke into a closed shop at Vladivostok international airport and treated himself to seafood worth over $1,000 has gone missing. The fishy story has sparked a media frenzy - both in Russia and beyond.
From Daredevils to Good Samaritans: 9 People Who Made 2014 Count
Offbeat  (tags: Bahrain, Clashes, Fracking, Human rights, Israel, Protest, Rally, Russia, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
By accident of birth or design, some people were born to break the mold and march to the beat of their own drum. Below are the stories of nine people who made waves, both big and small, in their own special way in 2014.
Russians Can Now Carry Guns for 'Self-Defense'
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Law, Russia, Shooting )

Ray
- 26 days ago - rt.com
In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry licensed weapons for the purposes of 'self-defense.'
Siberian 'Hachiko' Dog Allowed to Stay in Hospital Where Owner Died 1 Yr Ago
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Mass media, Russia )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
The holiday spirit is alive and well in a hospital in Siberia, where Masha, Russia's own 'Hachiko' dog was given permanent residence status. For a whole year the loyal pet kept 'dogging' the hospital, waiting for her owner who had passed away.
Public Won't Let Washington Sweep CIA Torture Under the Rug - Russian Diplomat
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Meeting, Russia, Terrorism, USA, Ukraine )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration won't be able to throw the torture issue under the table, as the US Senate report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program has sparked a global public outcry, the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman told RT.
The Coldest Village on Earth
Offbeat  (tags: weather, cold weather, village, russia, culture, environment, humans, photos, pictures, world )

Lone
- 34 days ago - ba-bamail.com
If you think that the winter where you live is cold, the people in the village of Oymyakon, Russia will have a good chuckle at your expense.
Russia: Bailiffs Seize Cats Over Payments
Offbeat  (tags: Pets, Cats, Tax Collectors, Russia )

Ray
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Tax collectors in Russia have stumbled across a new way of getting people to pay their debts - by threatening to take away their cats, it's been reported.
Russia: Stray Cat Enjoys $1,000 Fish Feast
Offbeat  (tags: fish, delicatessen, Cat, Russia )

Ray
- 40 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.
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
- 58 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
- 59 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.
Winston Churchill Wanted to Nuke Kremlin 'to Win Cold War,' FBI Memo Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Tags History, Nuclear, Politics, Russia, UK, WWII )

Ray
- 75 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
- 76 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
- 83 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.
Don't Touch Debris! Antares Explosion Leaves Highly Toxic Elements Beyond Hazard Area
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Russia, Space, USA, Vessels )

Ray
- 86 days ago - rt.com
The explosion late Tuesday of the Antares rocket, on a mission from Virginia to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, scattered toxic wreckage beyond a protected 'hazard area' that should be avoided, NASA has warned.
 

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