They will destroy you: in Putins Russia, how far can an artist go?

The long read: A decade ago, a new spirit of tolerance of the avant garde blossomed in Russia. But these days, its impossible to know where the lines are as the countrys most celebrated director discovered to his cost One Saturday evening in December 2017, as it has regularly for nearly 200 years, the stage of the Bolshoi Rudolf Nureyev, the famed dancer and choreographer whose defection from the Soviet Union in 1961 made international headlines. The director was Kirill Serebrennikov, who, at 48, was Russias most celebrated theatrical figure, an artist whose tastes run to the experimental and provocative. The ballet, titled Nureyev, portrays its hero as a genius whose talent, like his idiosyncrasies, made him difficult for the …

Senate Republicans Push Ahead With Probe of Ukraine Collusion, Despite Warnings Its a Kremlin Operation

A former Ukrainian diplomat who alleges Kyiv meddled in the U.S. 2016 elections is set to begin sharing documents with three Senate committees, he told The Daily Beast. The Intelligence Community and FBI Director Christopher Wray have pushed back against accusations of Ukrainian interference, and leading experts in the field say they are part of a according to The New York Times. For many members of Congress, that put the issue to bed; giving any legitimacy to Telizhenkos allegations was akin to amplifying a Kremlin disinformation campaign. (Thank God no one is accusing us of interfering in the U.S. elections anymore, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, said last month. Glenn Becks podcast. Fox News Sean Hannity has also highlighted his …

Trump’s ‘demeaning fake orgasm’ made me speak out ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page

Page, who left the bureau last year amid controversy, driven by Trump, over role in Russia inquiry, says its time to take my power back Donald Trumps demeaning fake orgasm was the straw that broke the camels back and made with the Daily Beast. Page told the Beast: It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back. Page bureau agent Peter Strzok, who went on to work for special counsel Robert Mueller. a rally in Minnesota in October, Trump read from has said on record it is for nut cases. Lisa Page is expected to be exonerated of acting unprofessionally or with bias against …