Andrei Molodkin’s Art Show ‘Bloodline’ Boldly Confronts the Language of Power

“This artwork is an act of international terrorism.” “This text converts you to Islam.” “This artwork makes you want to hijack an airplane.” Russian artist Andrei Molodkin’s newest exhibition shouts out these statements in loud, bold, blood-red letters. And the blood comes from real humans. Opening at Dublin’s Rua Red art space on Valentine’s Day,…



In 2020, NASA plans to send a rover to Mars to collect and store tubes of rock and dirt. The plutonium-powered vehicle will have seven instruments and may also carry a helicopter.


U.S. Says Billionaire Deripaska Laundered Putin’s Cash – FT

The United States believes that sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska laundered money for President Vladimir Putin, The Financial Times reported Friday, citing a U.S. Treasury letter to Deripaska’s lawyers explaining the sanctions. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Deripaska and two dozen other tycoons and officials in April 2018 in retaliation for what it called…


The first key milestone of 2020 – installation of the first tier of the reactor building outer containment – has been performed at Kursk NPP-2

The first of 10 key milestones related to the Kursk NPP-2 construction has been performed ahead of schedule in the current year – the installation of the first tier of the reactor building outer containment was completed at power unit No. 1.  “Work for Kursk NPP-2 power unit construction are underway according to the schedule…


Russia Probes BBC, Radio Liberty and Meduza for ‘Drug Propaganda’

Police in Russia are investigating news outlets BBC Russian, Radio Liberty and Meduza after lawmakers accused them of promoting drug use, Interfax reported Thursday. Ten foreign NGOs allegedly recruit activists to promote the decriminalization of drugs and the three outlets “actively cover” their rallies, State Duma deputy Vasily Piskaryov said at a session on foreign…


Top Russian Diplomat in Turkey Says Faces Threats Over Syria

Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Alexei Yerkhov, faces threats over the Moscow-backed military campaign in Syria, the envoy said in an interview Thursday, four years after his predecessor’s assassination. Yerkhov’s predecessor Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman at the opening of an Ankara exhibition in December 2016. Russia and Turkey support opposing sides…