Wednesday Feb 19
Humans Rights Watch
Russia: "Foreign Agents" Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs: Updated February 19, 2014
In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations to identify advocacy groups the government deems "foreign agents" and force them to register as such.
Original RoboCop starkly prophesied present
When Paul Verhoeven first brought RoboCop to the big screen in 1987, Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States and while the religion of deregulation had already taken hold, the idea of a privatized police force still looked funny, and the crass notion of ordinary bimbos with nothing to say on TV seemed so ludicrously vulgar and ... (more)
Oldest land predators had teeth like a Steak Knife:...
No end in sight! Snow set to hit the South AGAIN as big freeze goes on in the North East Hillary Clinton thought Bill didn't have sex 'of any real meaning' with Monica Lewinsky because they 'weren't lying down', secret papers reveal 'I hope you die': What jealous woman, 19, screamed as she 'stabbed Good Samaritan FIVE times for stopping her beating ... (more)
The St. Petersburg Times
St. Pete Gains on Moscow in Golden Mask Awards
As Oscar season prognosticating dominates culture pages in the U.S., Russia has the Golden Mask Festival and Awards, which highlight the best theatrical productions from around the country for the 20th year running.