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A Russian YouTuber could face 5 years in prison for playing Pokémon Go in a church

Ruslan Sokolovsky has criticized the Russian Orthodox Church before.

On Sep 5, 2016 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Fish Are Trying to Read’ is Russia’s coolest underground meme

From Russia, with fish.

On Aug 29, 2016 by Jay Hathaway

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Cat is leading candidate in Siberian mayoral race

He's ready to clean up this town (and himself).

On Dec 16, 2015 by Nayomi Reghay

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Meet the government-sponsored, gay-hunting kids of Russia

They're called the Media Guard, and they have a new target.

On Aug 10, 2015 by Darina Gribova

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3 women stole $3,000 from ISIS militants in elaborate catfishing scheme

Thanks for the cash, ISIS. See ya.

On Jul 30, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Russian government censors online atheist group for offending Christians

And just like that, it was back.

On Jul 14, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Russian women are posing for sexy selfies while holding shawarma

We talked to the man behind the bizarre trend.

On Jun 19, 2015 by Dylan Love

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We talked to the founder of Tittygram, the so-called ‘Uber for boobs’

We talked to founder Vladimir Gritsenko about Tittygram, a startup that he claims is the future of advertising.

On May 27, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Russian students celebrate Obama’s birthday with racist laser show

The writing's on the wall—and it aint pretty.

On Aug 7, 2014 by Miles Klee

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The Internet has a creepy crush on a teen volleyball player

When getting a real girlfriend is out of the question.

On Jul 31, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Rebel claims he took down flight MH17 on Russian Facebook

This will teach them: Do not fly in our skies.

On Jul 18, 2014 by Taylor Hatmaker

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Secret to integrate with Russian social network VK

From Russia, with love: Vkontakte and Secret are working together.  

On Jun 7, 2014 by Kate Knibbs

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Pavel Durov, founder of Vkontakte, ‘fired’ over Kremlin dispute

"Most likely, in the Russian context, something like this was inevitable from the start," he said.

On Apr 22, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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VK founder sells shares to protest Russian spying

"I don’t have any property, but more important things remain in my custody: untainted soul and ideals, and I’m ready to protect them."

On Apr 17, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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CEO of ‘Russia’s Facebook,’ Pavel Durov, rescinds ‘prank’ resignation

Nobody's laughing.

On Apr 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Robinson