Russia

Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Asking Congress For $490M To Buy Seats On Russian Soyuz Rockets For Astronauts

NASA is asking Congress for another half billion dollars to pay Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

08/05/2015

The Russian national flag flaps in the wind during previews ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.(Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Anti-LGBT Russians Use Country’s Flag To Counter Facebook Rainbow Flag Filter

Facebook’s rainbow flag filter for user’s profile images proved to be wildly popular following Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, while also creating a backlash on the other side the world.

06/29/2015

TV stations work after a press conference at the FIFA headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a US investigation. (Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Probe Into World Cup Award After US Indicts FIFA Officials In $150 Million Bribing Scandal, 7 Arrests

The votes to award the World Cups to Russia and Qatar have been surrounded in controversy and accusations of corruption.

05/27/2015

Russian lawmaker Ilya Ponomarev says he is exiled in San Jose after standing up to President Putin. (CBS)

Russian Lawmaker Exiled In Bay Area After Standing Up To President Putin

A Russian lawmaker who dared to stand up to President Vladimir Putin is for all intents and purposes stuck in San Jose.

05/03/2015

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5 Dream Vacations Nearly Twice As Affordable In 2015 Thanks To The Strong U.S. Dollar

Get out your luggage. Get that passport in order. The dream vacation you never took to an exotic faraway destination could be a reality this year thanks to the strong U.S. dollar.

04/28/2015

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Russian Drone Space Freighter Out Of Control, Out Of Communication After Launch Toward Space Station

A Russian drone space freighter is out of control and out of communication after launching toward the International Space Station with 6,000 pounds of fuel, oxygen, water, and other supplies.

04/28/2015

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Hillary Clinton Ad Campaign Prompts 18+ Warning In Russia For Clip Of Gay Couple

A Russian TV channel slapped an 18+ age rating on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign video for featuring a gay couple.

04/13/2015

Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Year-Long Space Mission Underway; Twins To Test Effects Of Long Zero-Gravity Exposure

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts hurtled into orbit Friday for a year-long mission to study the effects of extended time in space on the human body.

03/27/2015

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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On “Red Army”

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

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