The Eurovision competition isn't supposed to be about politics. But it often creeps in. And this year's entry from Ukraine, about the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944, has Russia crying foul.
Tabloid news outlets are calling him the Russian Rambo. Alexander Prokhorenko was a Russian special forces soldier who died in Syria on March 19. It’s being reported that he called in an airstrike on his own position as it was being overrun by ISIS fighters. But how true is the story?
Leaked documents show that close friends of Vladimir Putin own multiple companies in offshore tax havens worth billions of dollars. One such friend is a famous cellist, a guy who once ran with Putin on the streets when they were teenagers.
Leading up to the March 8 holiday, some Russian environmentalists have been discouraging consumers from going too crazy with the bouquets. They say that cultivating some of those pretty flowers and transporting them way over to Russia is harmful for the environment.