The internet fame of Crimea’s chief prosecutor, Natalya Poklonskaya, rages on. A patchy music clip made from Poklonskaya’s videos has scored millions of views on YouTube, with a celebrity opposition figure calling the attorney a "sex symbol of Russia."
Police in Hong Kong are searching through a landfill site after cleaners allegedly tossed a multi-million dollar painting in the trash. The ink-wash painting ‘Snowy Mountain’ had been auctioned off the day before for US$3.7 million.
Oscar nights haven’t been kind to Leo DiCaprio – despite four nominations, he has gone home empty-handed. Now actors in Chelyabinsk, the Urals city hit by a meteorite, have set things right – awarding him another chunk of rock, their very own Oscar.
Ukrainians in the eastern city of Donetsk have voted in an online spoof referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the UK. Residents wrote that their hometown was founded by a Briton, so the UK should seize this “decisive moment” and take them in.
Imagine shrinking one-eighth of the world down to just 800 square meters. A group of designers have done just that, turning the vast expanses of the Russian Federation into a 3-D, interactive ‘SimRussia’ model of the world’s largest state.
An online petition demands that YouTube removes the latest music video by Katy Perry. The signatories believe her zapping a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is blasphemous.
The quest for Olympic gold has more than once been paved in a trail of tears, and Sochi 2014 has proven no exception, with some of the Games' most heartfelt and heart wrenching moments coming in victory as well as defeat.
A video of a wolf wandering through a hallway of a Sochi Olympic dorm posted by American luger, Kate Hansen, caused media frenzy in the US. Little did they know that the clip was filmed and placed on Hansen’s page by a US comedy talk show.