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UNESCO includes Kazakh horse breeding spring rites on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list

UNESCO includes Kazakh horse breeding spring rites on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list

Experts studied the folk horse breeding traditions and attended the festivals for two years.

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Russia’s Putin Accuses Ukraine of Meddling in Orthodox Faith
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Russian Lawmakers Move to Criminalize ‘Disrespecting’ the Government and Fake News

Russian Lawmakers Move to Criminalize ‘Disrespecting’ the Government and Fake News

The law will also fine legal entities up to 1 million rubles ($15,100) for spreading information “disguised as authentic reports”.

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Russia Opens Civil Proceedings Against Facebook and Twitter

Russia Opens Civil Proceedings Against Facebook and Twitter

Legislation requiring them to store Russian users’ personal data on servers in Russia.

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Foreign Publishers Quit Russia

Foreign Publishers Quit Russia

The legislation was widely criticized by media industry leaders

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Facebook Shuts Down Pages, Accounts With Russia Links

Facebook Shuts Down Pages, Accounts With Russia Links

The company said it had separately removed 107 Facebook pages, group and accounts and 41 Instagram accounts that originated in Russia and operated in Ukraine.

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Putin’s Annual Press Conference, Live From Moscow
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State Duma Approves Putin’s Proposal to Soften ‘Extremism’ Law

State Duma Approves Putin’s Proposal to Soften ‘Extremism’ Law

It will preserve accountability for online extremism

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“Universal Judgment”: a show on Michelangelo and Sistine Chapel

“Universal Judgment”: a show on Michelangelo and Sistine Chapel

The nine-million-euro production will open at the Auditorium Conciliazione with two shows per day for at least a year.

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Ukraine’s President Names Leader of New Church in Historic Split From Russia

Ukraine’s President Names Leader of New Church in Historic Split From Russia

Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church, marking an historic split from Russia.

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