Brendan O'Connor · 08/30/15 03:15PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev toast each other after a brisk workout at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

New Kremlin Website Asking for Criticism From Citizens Proving a Little Too Popular

Nell Jensen · 02/01/12 09:05PM

Faced with huge protests in Moscow last December and growing unrest over government corruption and inefficiency, the Kremlin last week launched a new website called "Russia Without Fools" to create a sort of online support group for angry citizens. Russians are being asked to log on and share their gripes about inept officials with a promise from the government that complaints will be reviewed and addressed. No one seems particularly convinced that the site — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called it a "stupidity contest" — will lead to any problems actually being resolved, but it was immediately popular enough even on its first day that the traffic nearly crashed the servers.

All the Hottest Diplomatic Gossip From the Latest Wikileak

Adrian Chen · 11/28/10 04:35PM

The giant diplomatic cable dump released by Wikileaks today represents the world's largest leak of geopolitical gossip: Diplomats tittering about world leaders' sexxxy affairs, their financial skeeziness and weird quirks. Let's dive into a U.S. Embassy gossip roundup!