Friday Apr 18
The Daily Beast
ReutersPutin's Ukraine Crew Won't Give InThe agreement diplomats...
Diplomats reached an agreement in Geneva to defuse the Ukraine crisis, but the people at the heart of it aren't listening.
The Washington Post
Vladimir Putin: Ethnic Russian Nationalist
A staff person watches a speech given by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a cafe in Simferopol, Crimea, March 18, 2014.
Sign of the times: Vladimir Putin is depicted as Hitler at a demonstration in Kiev on Sunday.
Moscow: As Russia tightens its grip on Crimea and threatens other regions of Ukraine, it seems Western leaders can do little but wring their hands over the Kremlin's neo-Soviet handling of its own "back yard".
Giant Wooden Penis Chained To Putin Critic's Car
Got wood? Just when you thought that things in Russian couldn't get ... uh .. any harder, a noted Twitter satirist and vocal critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin awoke last week to find a giant wooden penis chained to her car, Complex.com reports.
Putin Critic Finds 200-Pound Wooden Cock On Roof Of Her BMW
BMW drivers get accused of being dicks probably more than any other group of motorists, so critics of a popular Russian satirist may have found the most BMW-appropriate form of protest ever.