Latest posts by Kevin Rothrock from February, 2015
Being gay is dangerous business in Russia, but it’s especially risky when you troll the country’s leading opponent of gay rights.
“Female smoking,” the legislation’s explanatory note says, “harms the body’s reproductive system, causing irreparable damage to the genetic stock of the nation.”
Last week, users of the image-board 2ch.hk launched a campaign to test Russians’ gullibility, when it comes to information about the Donbas separatists’ “fallen heroes.”
One permitted way to mention such organizations it to do so "in a negative light, ascribing them characteristics like 'radical,' 'extremist,' or 'nationalist.'"
"We went from having never received a request to receiving more than 100 requests for account information. We did not provide information in response to any," Twitter's report says.
Facing economic crisis at home and armed conflict in Ukraine, there has been a concerted effort across the airwaves to remind Russians about the anniversary the country’s 2014 Olympic triumph.
The children in Altai are in for some curious February entertainment, as a the organizers of a local festival ponder executing or burning in effigy a Barack Obama doll.