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The Plan to Send Two Russian Bears to Rehab
Offbeat  (tags: bears, alcoholics, rehab, russia )

Angela
- 21 hours ago - msn.com
Two alcoholic bears may be given a new lease on life if animal rights groups succeed in their bid to have them moved from a cage outside a restaurant in Sochi, Russia, to a rehab facility in Romania.
Navy Frigate Intercepts Russian Warship in the Channel: HMS Argyll Escorts Heavily-Armed Vessel as Tensions Heighten Between UK
Offbeat  (tags: hms argyll, frigate, warship, united kingdom, russia, escorts )

Scooby
- 9 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A Russian warship was intercepted by the Royal Navy as it strayed close to the UK while passing through the English Channel.
Deep in the Siberian Taiga, on the Trail of Russia's Elusive Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, tigers, census, Russia )

Cher
- 10 days ago - theguardian.com
More than 2,000 people are combing Russia's far east for signs of the elusive wild cats to find out whether efforts to reverse their decline have been a success
Amur Tiger Population in Russia's Far East Small But Stable
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, wildlife, amur tigers, Russia )

Cher
- 12 days ago - themoscowtimes.com
The population of endangered Amur tigers living in Russia's Far Eastern Primorye region has remained stable for the past decade, the region's deputy governor said Monday.
Angry Russian Farmer Repays $610 Bank Loan With Manure
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, interesting, news, russia )

Angela
- 13 days ago - nbcnews.com
The Kremlin relies on Russian farmers to fill the gap caused by an import ban on Western foodstuffs imposed in retribution for sanctions over the war in Ukraine. A fed-up farmer kicked up a stink andby repaying a loan with the equivalent value in manure.
The Horse and Hound: Dog Becomes Internet Sensation After It's Filmed Riding on HORSEBACK With Russian Owner
Offbeat  (tags: Horse, dog, horseback, rode, video, Russia )

Scooby
- 20 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the incredible footage of the latest wonder-dog to send social media into meltdown - by riding on horseback.
Russian Bombers in the Skies Over Bournemouth: RAF Jets Scramble to Intercept Intruders
Offbeat  (tags: Russia, Russian bomb ears, bear, Bournemouth, UK, nuclear, RAF, fighter planes )

Scooby
- 30 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
British war planes were yesterday scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles as they flew south of Bournemouth.
Stunning Skies of Bright Greens: Aurora Borealis Illuminates Russia's North (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Physics, Russia, Thrills&Spills, Travel, Weather )

Ray
- 52 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
- 55 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
- 56 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
- 60 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
- 62 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
- 64 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
- 68 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
- 70 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.
 

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