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Putin Cancer Rumors

Richard Johnson at PAGE SIX reports that the Russian press believes Vladimir Putin has cancer. News outlets from Belarus to Poland have reported for months that the Russian strongman has cancer of the spinal cord. But my sources say it’s pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. Putin is allegedly being [...]

The head of the Russian Tennis Federation had unkind remarks for the Williams sisters. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also said the sisters were “scary” to look at. “I think the WTA did a great job of taking (the) initiative and taking immediate action to his [...]

The controversial death metal band Cannibal Corpse is touring Russia – and getting treated like Pussy Riot: Cannibal Corpse knew that entering Russia for a string of shows wouldn’t be the easiest run of their career. After a number of shows had to be cancelled, Cannibal Corpse took the stage in Nizhny Novgorod on Oct. [...]

All the furniture and appliances in this Russian home are hung from the ceiling.   …this seemingly gravity-defying home is just a clever optical illusion – designed to boggle the minds of those who visit the unusual attraction in Volgograd, Russia. After walking through the (upside down) door, visitors are greeted with a fully-furnished home [...]

A Russian billionaire who spent 10 years as a political prisoner says the downfall of Vladimir Putin is coming. In December 2013, when Vladimir Putin released Mikhail Khodorkovsky from prison after 10 years, the former oil tycoon and political prisoner said he would not enter politics. Only months later, however, he is spending millions to [...]

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being the boss of the world, dictating “what is good and evil.” “The U.S.-led Western alliance that portrays itself as a champion of democracy, rule of law and human rights within individual countries … (is) rejecting the democratic principle of sovereign equality of states enshrined [...]

If you think Eric Cantor is shamelessly cashing in, check this out. Russia has two new American comrades stepping up for them. Republican Trent Lott and Democrat John Breaux are now lobbying for a Russian bank sanctioned by the United States this summer. Gazprombank GPB, a subsidiary of Russia’s third largest bank, Gazprombank, and controlled by [...]

Is recreating the Soviet Union Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal? Putin adviser Theodore Lukianov dismissed that idea but added this warning: “But the former Soviet states should be recognized by the West as a zone of special interest and exclusive rights for Russia.” That comment is especially chilling for the three former Soviet states or republics [...]

No more Mr. Nice Guy for Vladimir Putin. From now on, Muscovites will have to get by on kasha, kalduny and borscht instead of Big Macs and fries. Russia’s consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has shut down all four Moscow McDonald’s, including the restaurant at Pushkinskaya Square which, at one time, was the largest McDonald’s in the [...]

Countries responsible for some of the world’s worst human rights abuses are watching the United States act like they do. From China came “a comment piece published by the state-run Xinhua news service on Monday excoriating the US for the ‘racial divide’ that ‘still remains a deeply-rooted chronic disease that keeps tearing US society apart, [...]

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