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Elton John Defends Russian LGBT Community in Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

Elton John isn’t one to stay quiet. So after hearing about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statements linking homosexuality to pedophilia, he decided he needed to address the foreign leader directly.

01/22/2014

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Elton John Plays Russia Despite Anti-Gay Laws

Sir Elton dedicated the show to Vladislav Tornovoi, a 23-year-old Russian man who was beaten to death in May for admitting to being gay.

12/09/2013

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Paul McCartney Attempts to Charm Putin into Releasing Greenpeace Prisoners

McCartney posted an open letter to his website today (Nov. 14) assuring Putin that the 28 activists from Greenpeace that were placed in jail last month after they staged a protest at a Russian oil-drilling platform in the Arctic Ocean are neither anti-Russia nor working on behalf of the western governments.

11/14/2013

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Bloodhound Gang Under Criminal Investigation In Russia

Bassist Jared Hennegan and singer James Moyer Franks from the American band–known for their 1999 song “Bad Touch”–are accused of “inciting hatred and enmity.”

09/12/2013

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Russian Snow Shortage Threatens 2014 Winter Olympics

If we can say anything about Russia, it’s that they’re prepared. How prepared, you ask? The 2014 Winter Olympics aren’t until, uh, 2014, which is still a year away and are being held in Sochi. […]

93.1 Jack FM–03/27/2013

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Madonna in Russia: Speaks Out For Punk Band, Gets Sued

Madonna has never been one to bite her tongue, so after the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Friday (August 17), she spoke out.

08/20/2012

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Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of ‘Hooliganism’, Sentenced To Two Years

The five-month case came to a head this morning, when a final verdict was made: guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” with all three women sentenced to two years in prison starting from their date of arrest in March.

08/17/2012

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Who Is Pussy Riot? A Primer On The Punks Supported By McCartney, Madonna & More

The band name “Pussy Riot” has been splashed all over the news (and the shirts of rock stars), but what exactly is the controversy all about?

08/16/2012

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The Best Training Montages From The Movies… For Jack’s Muscle Madness!

You look a little puny. You need to bulk up if you’re going to win JACK’s Muscle Madness. Not sure how? Follow JACK’s workout regimen by watching these totally awesome, muscle-inspiring, strengthening movie montages. They […]

03/19/2012

Parasailing Donkey? YUP!!

When you start a new company, you want to really get people’s attention so they know your there.  Most people put an ad in local papers, some do television commercials, other’s hook donkeys up to parasails.  Yep, […]

07/20/2010

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