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Putin Nukes Florida in New Animated Video Showing Russia’s Futuristic Weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the country’s Federal Assembly today, showing off some impressive new weapons in the process. One of the concept videos even showed a nuclear strike using multiple warheads against the United States. The video depicts the state of Florida, to be exact—the site of President Trump’s private club in Palm Beach. Read More >>

Instagram Bows to Russian Censor’s Pressure, Will YouTube Be Next?

With fears of government crackdowns looming from every corner of the globe, tech giants have to decide who they’re willing to piss off. Following a demand from Russia’s internet censor, Instagram has removed videos relating to bribery allegations made by the country’s most prominent activist. So far, YouTube hasn’t complied with the same request. Read More >>

Chechen Leader Who Oversees the Torture of Gay Men Is Super Sad About Losing His Instagram Account

The leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was recently hit with US sanctions over human rights abuses such as his government’s torture and “purge” of gay men. But there’s one thing about the sanctions that seems to particularly bother Kadyrov: Losing his Instagram account. Read More >>

Venezuela and Russia Move Forward With Laughable Dive Into the Dirty Business of Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela and Russia both have economies that are heavily dependent on the price of oil. Both countries are dealing with economic sanctions imposed by the United States. And in the past few days, both countries began moving forward with an official state cryptocurrency. Neither offering sounds like it should be taken seriously. Read More >>

Not Even Putin Can Scare Bitcoin Investors

Bitcoin’s having a wild time. It kicked off with a strange flash crash registered by the CoinDesk tracker that momentarily caused the cryptocurrency to appear to plunge by 12 percent. Almost simultaneously, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for regulatory restrictions on digital currencies for the first time. And then, as it does in recent times, Bitcoin’s price just went up. Read More >>

That Viral Photo of Putin is Totally Fake

Have you seen this viral photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin? It shows the authoritarian leader in the middle of an intense discussion between other world leaders at the G-20. But it’s completely fake. And the fakery has even inspired a meme. Read More >>

In Worrisome Move, Kaspersky Agrees to Turn Over Source Code to US Government

Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a disturbing trend of governments demanding that private tech companies share their source code if they want to do business. Now, the US government is giving the same ultimatum and it’s getting what it wants. Read More >>

Russia’s New Missile Violates a Cold War Treaty But We’re Sure Trump Will Tell Putin What’s What

According to new reports, Russia has deployed a secret cruise missile system that violates a treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Known as the SSC-X-8, the Obama administration previously warned Russia about developing the land-based system, but the country went ahead and built it anyway. Now that Trump is in office, there’s speculation about what the new administration will do about it. Read More >>

Russia Proposes Cigarette Ban For Anyone Born After 2015

Aside from meddling in the US election, there’s another thing the Russian Federation seems to be worrying a lot about these days: cigarette smoking. Read More >>

Putin: Russia Didn’t Hack the DNC, But Lol

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia definitely didn’t hack the US Democratic National Committee and expose embarrassing emails, he seems glad someone did it. Read More >>

This Delayed Rocket Launch Really Pissed Off Putin

Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from its brand new Vostochny cosmodrome. But Vladimir Putin, who’d flown 3,400 miles to watch the spectacle, was far from happy about the 24-hour delay he had to endure. Read More >>

10 Terrifying Real-World Problems to Scare You Senseless This Halloween

One of the most inexplicably human traits is the desire to get scared on purpose. We’re an innovative species. It isn’t just scary films we’ve made, but we’ve also built devilish contraptions like roller-coasters and dentists’ chairs specifically for this purpose. We even have an annual event every October where we try to scare each other by dressing up as monsters, demons and “sexy” versions of otherwise unsexy things. Read More >>

Russia Will be all up in Everyone’s Business at the Winter Olympics

Not to be outdone by the sheer magnitude of the NSA's PRISM program, Russia's FSB security service is preparing to monitor every single communication made by competitors and spectators alike during the 2014 winter games in Sochi, according to a report by The Guardian. Read More >>

Vladmir Putin Hired Boyz II Men to Sing Until Russians Make More Babies

Vladmir Putin is on a mission to raise Russia's birth rate. Best way to do that? Hire Boyz II Men to croon the babies right into the bellies. Read More >>