The Kremlin reportedly gives Russia Today about $300 million annually. The satellite channel finds the decline of the West lurking in almost every daily headline.
Russa's 'gay pride fines' impose hefty fines for providing information about the LGBT community to minors or holding gay pride rallies. Individuals will be fined up to 5,000 rubles ($156) and 1 million rubles ($31,000) for a company, including media organizations. Foreign citizens arrested under the new law can be deported or jailed for up to 15 days and then deported.
Within hours of Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin's surprise divorce announcement after a night at the ballet, Russian wags and satirists were flooding the Web with jokes.
Allegations of voter fraud in Russia are nothing new. But this time it's the Kremlin making them.