Dmitry Medvedev

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    October 24, 2011

    Putin and Medvedev Play Badminton for Control of Russia

    Last month, Dmitri Medvedev announced he will not seek reelection and plans to allow Vladimir Putin to run for the Russian presidency in 2012. Any suspicions of bad blood between the two can be put to rest after watching the above video of Putin and Medvedev engaged in what looks like the most tepi ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Dmitry Medvedev Gets Down, Gets Funky

    Because it's fun to watch people dance, foolishly, and because it's more fun when they are Russian presidents, here is Dmitry Medvedev (in the gray) dancing his ass off to "American Boy," but not the version you're thinking of. While Animal NY thinks that Medvedev's rigid dance is akin to treason, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Charles Rangel to Receive Punishment Today; Mike Bloomberg Lights World's Largest Menorah to Kick Off Hanukkah

    ​• Rep. Charles Rangel will finally get his punishment: The House is expected to vote on his censure for 11 ethics violations today. Although the octogenarian Congressman has been lobbying for a reprimand instead of the harsher censure, it seems unlikely that that will happen. [NBC NY]

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    November 19, 2010

    In Soviet Russia, TWITTER Follow YOU!

    Public Service Announcement for the Internet: if you didn't already know, the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, has changed his Twitter username to @MedvedevRussiaE. That is all. Previously: In Soviet Russia, DOG Name YOU! [FK]

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    October 18, 2010

    Russia Honors Inept Spies With "Important Achievement" Award

    ​Life is good for our dearly deported Russian spies, especially for sexy spy Anna Chapman, who not only is likely to make bank on a book deal but is also attending surprise space launches in Kazakhstan and becoming the "new celebrity face of a Russian bank" -- just like a Russian spy-ish vers ... More >>

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    April 10, 2010

    Lech Kaczynski, Polish President, Killed in Plane Crash

    ​Ninety-seven people, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife, were killed this morning when the Tupolev-154 plane they were flying to Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre in Katyn, in which 22,000 polish prisoners of war were killed by Russian soldiers. Th ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Meet Your Morning Links

    ​Happy Thursday to all! Here's your news roundup for today. • We broke records yesterday; heat records, that is: At 1:57 p.m. Central Park hit 92 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees set April 7 in 1929. Fortunately, these days we can get away with a bit less clothing (people were wea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Booze News: Protein-packed Vodka & Terroir Debunked

    ​A new vodka is being launched out of San Francisco. And it's packed with protein. Devotion Vodka is the "first-ever 80-proof, four-column-distilled vodka with the benefits of [added] protein made in the United States." Patent pending. [Reuters] In other vodka news, Absolut and Smirnoff are g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Vladimir Putin's Vodka Popularity

    A vodka that bears Vladimir Putin's name is far more popular in Russia than a new vodka named after current President Dmitry Medvedev that is struggling to find its place in the market. [WSJ]A growing number of California winemakers are producing lighter, dryer pinot noirs, in stark contrast to the ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2008

    The Harrowing Adventures of President Obama

    Looking back on his first term

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008
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    August 12, 2008

    Russia Halts Invasion of Georgia

    Well, that's a relief: CNN reports that "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced Tuesday that he has ordered an end to military operations against Georgia." Russian "peacekeeping troops" occupying South Ossetia, a "breakaway" province considered to be part of Georgia, were attacked during the w ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008
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    May 5, 2008