Josef Stalin

Putin thanks nation for re-election, promises "breakthrough"

President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians Friday for his landslide re-election to another six-year term, pledging to lead the country to an economic …


Former Soros partner 'farming' in Russia

INTERNATIONAL - Former George Soros partner Jim Rogers is leveraging Russia’s agriculture renaissance as his next big investment.Rogers, who …

George Soros

Vladimir Putin calls for unity and 'deep-seated change' after election victory

Russia needs a "real breakthrough" to improve the life quality of its citizens and face historical challenges, President Vladimir Putin said in a …


Kazakhstan’s 1930s Famine Gets Film Treatment as Memories Fade

The set for Berkutchi, a movie production about the manmade famine that gripped Kazakhstan in the early 1930s, was not easy to reach.<p>“You’ll need an …

Russian Empire

Review: “Death of Stalin” is chilling … and funny; “Foxtrot,” “Goldsworthy” worthy films

Fans of HBO’s <i>Veep</i> will recognize the elaborately worded insults, the manic pace and the blatant grabs for power while watching creator Armando …


Vladimir Putin secures fourth term as Russian president

Russia's Central Election Commission announced final results of the country's presidential election on Friday, which showed that Vladimir Putin …


In Russia’s Dying Arctic City, Residents Plea for Putin to Offer Lifeline

A little more than 40 hours after leaving Moscow’s Yaroslavsky station, the Vorkuta Express pulled into its terminus after a 2,000-kilometer journey …


Newport councilman’s position on paying petitioners by the signature betrays state history

Once again, Councilman Scott Peotter attempted to undermine the constitutional rights of Newport Beach residents. At the recent March 13 council meeting, Peotter brought forward a recommendation to endorse Senate Bill 1394, a proposal by Democrat Josh Newman of Fullerton to prohibit paying …

Newport Beach

'Death of Stalin' director walked a narrow line between satire and terror

Film’s goal was to ridicule Russian leaders without insulting the populace.

Armando Iannucci

My worst moment: 'Death of Stalin's' Jason Isaacs and the missing co-star

Well-known in the U.K., British actor Jason Isaacs is probably best recognized in the U.S. as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, or more …

Harry Potter

Steve Buscemi's 'Death of Stalin' is a killer comedy

Farce traces the frantic scramble for power among his henchmen.

Steve Buscemi

'The Death of Stalin' is brilliant madness

"The Death of Stalin," a scathing comedy about the insanity that followed the death of the brutal Soviet dictator, is both hilarious and timely.

Andrea Riseborough

'The Death of Stalin' movie review: A brilliant dose of political comedy |

If you know the name Armando Iannucci, it's probably because of the English filmmaker's work on the multiple-Emmy-winning show "Veep," which he …

Armando Iannucci

John McCain Slams Trump’s Chummy Congratulatory Call To Putin For ‘Winning’ The Russian Election

There’s a good reason why Vladimir Putin’s election win was met with silence from most prominent world leaders, particularly in the West. Aside from the fact that Russia’s Election Commission barred popular opposition leader Alexei Navalny, it’s hardly a secret that Russian elections are plagued …

Vladimir Putin

Putin’s poisoning gamble has backfired spectacularly on the dictator

Tyrants like Vladimir Putin are rarely in the habit of expressing remorse for their actions. About the only time Mr Putin has publicly hinted at feelings of regret was when he famously remarked that he regarded the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th …


Trump Admits To Congratulating Putin On His Election Win: ‘We Will Probably Get Together Soon’

Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, securing a fourth term in office in a landslide victory. His win was hardly a surprise, as Russia’s Election Commission banned the anti-Putin opposition candidate Alexei Navalny from running his campaign, who was probably the only serious …


Defense Dept Gives Trump Enemy Bezos Ten-Year, Monopoly Cloud Contract

Most of us know the expression “Stop biting the hand that feeds you.”<p>Republicans have a long history of flipping that script – and feeding the hands …

Conservative View

Prosecutors Seek Nine Years In Prison For Russian Activist Charged With Child Pornography

Prosecutors in a politically charged child-pornography case have asked a Russian court to convict Yury Dmitriyev, a historian and activist who says …


Putin's Pals, The Night Wolves, Troll Bosnia And The Region

Is motorcycle club whose members were at the vanguard of Russia's occupation of Crimea out to ensure an "ethnically fragmented basket case in the …


Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.<p>Putin’s victory will take his political dominance of Russia …


London Brawl Between Pro-Putin Tycoons Tests Kremlin’s Patience

They’re two of Russia’s most powerful tycoons, each with a reach that extends into Vladimir Putin’s inner sanctum, and now their fight over one of …


Putin Hints This Might Be His Last Term After Election Win

"Do you think I'm going to sit here until I'm a hundred?"<p>In news as surprising as 'water is wet', Vladimir Putin stormed to victory in Russia's election yesterday taking a record 76.6 per cent of the vote. The large mandate means that the Russian president and human Action Man toy will serve …



There’s a looming and shockingly predictable crisis in Russia — and in major authoritarian countries around the world.<p>Sunday’s election in Russia, a rigged affair that Vladimir Putin won handily, seems on its face a testament to the strength of his regime. Putin staged a simulacrum of democracy, …

U.S. Politics

Russia trolls the UK: Putin aide THANKS Britain for boosting election turnout with spy attack row

A top aide to Vladimir Putin has THANKED Britain for "helping" him win a landslide victory as President.<p>Andrei Kondrashov boasted the diplomatic war …


Trade war fears stalk global markets ahead of G20 meeting

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets have started the new week on a soft note, weighed down by worries about a trade war.<p>KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 1.2 percent at 7,078 while Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 12,314. France's CAC-40 was 0.5 percent …

Stock Markets

Silicon Valley’s Anti-Conservatism Is Getting Really Ridiculous

It is the world’s worst kept secret that most massive companies of the Silicon Valley – and the broader Tech World – loathe conservatives and …

Silicon Valley

Alexander Litvinenko's wife Marina misses mother she is unable to return to Russia to see

Marina Litvinenko told Kay Burley she has not been back to her home country for 18 years and now is unable to see her mother face-to-face.<p>She fears …


Russians react to Putin's re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for another six years in power after an election where his victory was never seriously in doubt.<p>Many Russians believe he has restored stability after the chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.<p>For one woman, Putin is the only man to lead the …


Is this Vladimir Putin’s victory speech or a night at the karaoke?

<b>Vladimir Putin has been re-elected as president of Russia in what is being described as a landslide victory.</b><p>Despite tensions between Russia and the …


The Southern Flank of NATO: Strategy-Making on Rocky Ground

<i>The Southern Flank of NATO, 1951-1959: Military Strategy or Political Stabilization</i>. Dionysios Chourchoulis. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books,</i> …