Peter Spinella

News 3 years ago

Russian Gangster Jailed for Contract Killings in 1990s 'Aluminum Wars'

Russian Gangster Jailed for Contract Killings in 1990s 'Aluminum Wars'

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A Russian crime boss whose nervous blinking tic earned him the nickname "Pasha Strobe Light" was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

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Russian Women Jailed in New Twerking Scandal at WWII Monument

Russian Women Jailed in New Twerking Scandal at WWII Monument

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In the second twerking scandal to rock Russia in recent weeks, several women who were filmed dancing in front of a World War II monument in southern Russia have been put in ...

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Russian TV Reporter Detained for Starting Fire for Report About Wildfires

Russian TV Reporter Detained for Starting Fire for Report About Wildfires

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A reporter for Russian state television network Channel One was detained by police for setting a brush fire to set the scene for his report about devastating wildfires in Siberia, the Kommersant ...

City 3 years ago

Orthodox Church Launches Virtuous Music Channel to Compete With MTV

Orthodox Church Launches Virtuous Music Channel to Compete With MTV

City 3 years ago

The Russian Orthodox Church has launched a music channel to serve as a virtuous Christian alternative to dozens of other such networks on Russian television, the Church said in a press release ...

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Siberian Man Faces 10 Years in Prison for Setting Forest Fire

Siberian Man Faces 10 Years in Prison for Setting Forest Fire

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A Siberian man faces up to 10 years in prison for maliciously setting fire to forestland, police said Wednesday, as local regions struggle with the aftermath of a recent spate of wildfires ...

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Poll: Russians Haven't Been This Positive About Their Country in 5 Years

Poll: Russians Haven't Been This Positive About Their Country in 5 Years

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Russians are more positive about their country than they have been since the Public Opinion Research Center began surveys for its social sentiment index five years ago, the pollster said Tuesday.

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Russian Firefighting Boss in Wildfire-Ravaged Region Arrested as Putin Visits

Russian Firefighting Boss in Wildfire-Ravaged Region Arrested as Putin Visits

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Shortly after President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that officials should be held responsible for damage caused by recent wildfires in a southern Siberian region, investigators said the head of a local fire ...

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Miss Russia to Be Photographed by Murder Suspect

Miss Russia to Be Photographed by Murder Suspect

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Days after the Miss Russia competition was rocked by claims that the master of ceremonies brutally beat up his girlfriend, news reports said Monday that a famous photographer suspected of murdering his ...

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Russian Mayor Disappears for Days to Escape Assassination Attempt

Russian Mayor Disappears for Days to Escape Assassination Attempt

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The mayor of the capital of Russia's Marii-El republic who went missing over the weekend said Monday his disappearance was part of an operation by authorities to apprehend those who were planning ...

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Belarussian President Won't Attend Moscow's Victory Day Celebration

Belarussian President Won't Attend Moscow's Victory Day Celebration

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Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said Saturday that he won't attend Moscow's grand celebration of Victory Day on May 9 because he will be attending Minsk's own parade, Belarussian news service BelTA reported.