The fathers of rebel leaders say the darndest things. Case in point: Philosopher Yury Borodai Ч the father of eastern Ukraine rebel leader Alexander Borodai Ч who posited in a monograph that ape evolved into man not through labor, but through masturbation and sexual repression.
Among about 40 bills signed by President Vladimir Putin in a marathon session on Tuesday was a widely lambasted law that will strip hundreds of independent Russian television channels of a basic source of income: advertising.
Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic relinquished the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine last week to Malaysian authorities early Tuesday morning as hundreds of bodies from the crash site were taken away by train.
The Education and Science Ministry has drafted an order that expanding the scope of essential high-school education beyond the "basic" subjects — such as language, literature and math — to include "personal results" like patriotism.