We here at The Atlantic Wire were kind of eagerly anticipating learning where that falling Russian space probe would crash-land this week... only to be massively disappointed that the Russian space agency Roscosmos lost track of where it landed.
Russia's Federal Security Service claims to have thwarted a terrorist attack being planned for central Moscow, killing two suspects in the process.
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: the Phobos-Grunt space probe is hurtling towards earth for a Sunday arrival, Madonna is going to criticize Lady Gaga on 20/20 tonight, and Jimmy Fallon uses Tebowmania as an excuse to sing like David Bowie.
Within moments of Vladimir Putin launching his campaign website, calls for him to resign and drop his bid for Russian Presidency were so large that officials had to limit public access and
continued to live in denial blame hackers.
A weapon probably didn't cause Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft to fail (it's set to enter Earth's orbit next week), but that's a better story than than saying you built space junk.
The Russian Foreign Ministry just posted a scathing overview of the United States' human rights violation -- many of them obviously reference Guantanamo and the Patriot Act -- that sort of reads like an old issue of The Nation Magazine.
It took 18 years to do it but Russia was finally admitted to the World Trade Organization today, two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Five decades after the start of the race to the Moon between Russia and the U.S. -- and five months after the American shuttle program was mothballed -- a Russian probe meant to go to Mars will crash land on Earth -- meaning America still has the edge in the Space Race.
Need more signs of just how bad things are going for Vladimir Putin? The Russian Prime Minister is now happily (bizarrely?) taking credit for shaping those massive anti-government protests.
Though it probably won't appease the tens of thousands of protesters who took to Moscow's streets to chant "Russia Without Putin,' Russia today is without one of the prime minister's long-time allies, Boris Gryzlov, who announced his resignation today.
From the official numbers and down to the individual protesters, reports are surfacing that yesterday's 25,000-person strong Pro-Putin rally in Moscow was really all a sham.
After Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for an investigation into the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections believed to be rigged in favor of Vladimir Putin's party, Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire almost as audacious as Putin himself, has stepped forward to challenge him for the presidency next March.
Roughly 50,000 people came out to protest parliamentary elections in Moscow Saturday, the largest demonstration since the end of the Soviet Union.
While maintaining that he had no hand to manipulating the national elections in Russia himself, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has identified one nefarious agent that muddled with the alleged rigged results, and instigated the subsequent protests -- the United States.
The Moscow activists who protested the Russian elections in the streets of Moscow Tuesday did not do a good enough job of looking scary and violent, it seems, because Fox News cut its coverage of the protests with footage riot police and streets on fire -- in Athens.
After yesterday's crackdown on protesters in Moscow rallying against the allegedly fraudulent results of Sunday's parliamentary elections, activists are reconvening to organize online the largest demonstration to date.
They may be the two most prominent Tea Party freshmen in the Senate but their foreign policy views are an ocean apart—and things are starting to get testy.
The day after Russia's national elections, in which Vladimir Putin's ruling party was accused of fraud, pro- and anti-Putin took to protesting this evening at Triumphal Square in Moscow -- and, of course, on Twitter.
As more details emerge about the very messy, probably corrupt Russian election, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling for a full investigation, and believe it or not, YouTube might be the best place to look for evidence.
action hero Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, told his fellow party officials that he's content with yesterday's national election results -- results which many in and outside of Russia are saying he had a hand in fixing.
In a vote criticized for ballot box stuffing and political intimidation, Vladimir Putin's United Russia party looks to hold 238 parliamentary seats, down from 315.
Well this is awkward. English speakers are passing around video today of a Russian news anchor apparently lifting her middle finger up to the camera when she mentions Barack Obama's name.
In news that sounds scarier than it might actually be, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has issued a threat that Russia can aim its missiles at the U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if his concerns about the U.S. missile defense shield aren't met, according to the AP.
After a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
It's not like China or Russia are looking at your embarrassing purchases or the hours you spend watching cat videos--it's all about economics.
We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching trailers, viral videos, shaky cell phone footage, and people arguing on television. This is why The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Officials from both countries offered comment on the movement today
The 16-year-old boy briefly starred in a children's comedy show
Hilary Swank and Jean-Claude Van Damme were on hand
"Brezhnev wasn't a minus for the history of our country, he was a huge plus"
Russia and China are spinning why they won't condemn the Syrian regime
Police arrested 40 at the march in Moscow, including some who attacked demonstrators
The Russian prime minister will return after four years, surprising no one
The European Union hasn't expressed its opinion on the U.N. campaign
New signs that Russia's prime minister will challenge Medvedev for president
Also in sports: Texas A&M's move to the Southeastern Conference has hit another snag
Putin seems like he wants to send a message to Exxon
The rebel leaders will outline humanitarian and reconstruction needs
The effects global warming might actually make it easier for them to find oil
After a Russian rocket crashed, NASA's unsure about ferrying its astronauts
The clown, ice cream, and horse-filled story of her rise
The Russian prime minister and the American public can agree on Washington
Anders Behring Breivik's idols ranged from Vladimir Putin to Geert Wilders
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