A Russian Instagram user is facing massive backlash over a photo that expressed her support for “All Lives Matter”.
Regarded as critical of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, the “All Lives Matter” slogan argues that everyone — regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity and other considerations — is equally important.
Japanese legislator Hodaka Maruyama is being urged by his peers to resign over controversial remarks he allegedly made while heavily intoxicated.
Opposition lawmaker Maruyama sparked controversy after suggesting that the Japanese government should go to war with Russia to regain control of disputed islands, reports Mainichi.
A couple of Chinese tourists are being praised online after they helped apprehend three robbers using their martial arts skills during a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping just proved to the world that they are real best bros by cooking side-by-side during a break from their meeting at an economic forum earlier this week.
Chinese leader Xi and Putin showcased their cooking skills in front of people and the camera on Tuesday at the “Far East Street” during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia by making a traditional Russian pancake called Blini, according to Business Insider.
Russian bank executive Sergey Kovalchuk was sentenced to what was described by local media as a “lenient” nine-and-a-half year sentence after confessing to the brutal murder of his girlfriend.
Kovalchuk, 28, told a local court in Russia that he violently killed his girlfriend Vera Nurbaeva, 23, a mother of one, before dismembering her body and flushing her internal organs down the toilet, MailOnline reports.
There’s a collection of steamy homoerotic Communist propaganda posters from the 1950s floating around on the internet and we want some Sino-Soviet fan fiction about them.
On Oct. 1, 1949, Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, with Beijing as its capital.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang following doping allegations, according to an press release from the organization. Individual Russian athletes who still wish to compete may do so under a neutral flag — after they can prove that they are “clean”.
“The IOC Executive Board today studied and discussed the findings of the commission led by the former president of Switzerland, Samuel Shmid, addressing the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia,” stated the IOC in their official press release. “This report also addresses in particular the manipulation at the anti-doping laboratory at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 which targeted the Olympic Games directly. Over 17 months of extensive work, the Schmid Commission gathered evidence and information and held hearings with all the main actors. Due process, to which every individual and every organisation is entitled, was followed. This opportunity was not available to the IOC prior to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.” The press release was also made available in Russian.
Filipino helpers in Hong Kong are being tricked with the promise of better-paying jobs in Russia, a senior Philippine official confirmed.
Citing data from the Philippine embassy in Moscow, the anonymous official told South China Morning Post that over 4,000 undocumented Filipinos are currently working in Russia. Most of them are former domestic helpers in Hong Kong.
A new internet connectivity has been spotted in North Korea via Russian telecommunications company, TransTeleCom, amid rising tensions between the hermit kingdom and the United States.
The activity was spotted on Oct. 1 by Dyn Research, a company that specializes in monitoring internet connectivity, at around 9:00 a.m. GMT (5:00 a.m. ET), according to Reuters.
A travel agency in North Korea is trying to get Japanese tourists to visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) by using local attractions and what seems to be North Korea’s version of “Dragon Ball.”
JS Tours, a North Korean travel specialists agency, used Twitter to attract Japanese tourists to come visit the country, promoting, “North Korea is a safe country! No terrorism, no thieving, no earthquakes,” according to SoraNews24.
North Korea is doubling down on their efforts to capture the interest of potential Russian tourists by offering tours that show visitors “the multi-faceted life of this most closed of countries.”
Pyongyang might currently be in a dire state given North Korea’s sanctions, but that hasn’t stopped its government from offering “organized tours” to individuals or a group of ten people.
Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science plans to make Mandarin Chinese a mandatory foreign language in state testing across the nation by the year 2020.
In 2018, 9th graders in Russia will be given the option of taking Chinese on their final exams to help them prepare for the Unified State Exam, a college entrance test that 11th graders must pass in order to enroll, reported Shanghaiist.