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Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping Solidify Bromance By Cooking Russian Pancakes With Caviar

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 Man Gets 9-Years in Pr‌is‌o‌‌n For B‌rut‌al‌ly M‌u‌rd‌er‌in‌g His Girlfriend

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.

Russia Just Got Banned From Going to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea

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.

Filipinos in Hong Kong Are Being Trafficked to Russia for Fake Job Opportunities

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.

North Korean Travel Agency Hilariously Fails at Trying to Seduce Japanese Tourists on Twitter

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 Offering Tours to Russian Tourists By Saying It’s “safer than London”

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.