If you believe state media, the protesters in Kiev are depraved, Christmas-hating rabble-rousers driven to the streets by bad weather.
Conchita Wurst's entry has caused some 2,000 Belarusians to petition to prevent next year's song contest from being broadcast there, complaining that it has become "a hotbed of sodomy."
In a country that once denied it had disabled citizens, people who use wheelchairs still find "obstacles and barriers."
The topless protest leader is the newest incarnation of Marianne.
The upcoming Bolotnaya trials, which are named after the square that hosted some of Russia's fiercest protests, have come to symbolize the brutal tactics employed by the Kremlin.
And why he became the first pontiff in nearly six centuries to resign
Valentin Danilov was accused of spying for China.
Perhaps that'll teach the American government not to criticize Russia's electoral process!
You weren't expecting that question, were you? Well, it's a big controversy now.
The government now says it can shut down certain sites at will. Theoretically? All of YouTube could theoretically be blocked.
The fate of the "Bolotnaya 17" is a case study in the Kremlin's intensifying crackdown against dissent.