With the Rouble on its knees, things are going from bad to worse at the Russian president’s annual press conference … Correction: Kirov journo who asked #Putin about #Kvas NOT drunk – survived multiple strokes — RT (@RT_com) December 18, 2014 The journalist from Kirov Oblast had asked why French-owned supermarket chain Auchan refused to stock kvas, […]

Boris Johnson is asked a question about the Tories’ vetting of Russian donors on LBC — and immediately opens up another can of worms: “We’ve done, obviously we are relying heavily on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office because they are leading on this and I’ve had absolutely categorical assurances “I think I’ve met this gentleman’s […]

With David Cameron pushing for more sanctions on Russia in the wake of the MH17 disaster, pressure is building on the Tories to hand back a £160,000 donation — after Scrapbook pointed out that it came from the family of ‘Putin protoge’ Vladimir Chernukhin. Accompanied by her husband at the Tories’ summer ball, Chernukhin’s wife Lubov bid […]

Confused by the dynamics of the crisis engulfing Ukraine? Well there’s no need to worry because Russian state-funded propaganda outlet RT has an expert on hand to explain it all — 1990s action star Steven Seagal! His grasp of geopolitics is impressive (from 3:00 in video below): “It’s the European Union. It’s pressure that certain entities are […]

A controversial Russian election campaign advert compares voting for Vladimir Putin to losing your virginity. While the clip perhaps showcases a gentler side to Russian politics than often violent campaign intimidation, this disturbing video is a masterclass in creepiness. With a young girl informing a fortune teller that it will be her “first time”, a tarot card with […]

After David Cameron called for Russia and the UK to “rebuild” their relationship this weekend, it is with some amusement that Scrapbook’s sources report that the toilets on the parliamentary estate appear are being serviced by the KGB. With Mike Hancock’s researcher having her collar felt by MI5 earlier this year, the revelation can only […]

Following his trip to Russia and subsequent blog silence, rumours abound that Tory Bear may have defected from the UK’s libertarian right to the neo-Soviet left.  Did he received military training in Moscow over the weekend? Is the political blogosphere’s most famous blue bear, who shares clear kinship with the national personification of Russia, now an asset of the FSB? […]