{FD} Vladimir Putin was stunt man in 1970s movies, report says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen doing so many “manly things” extensive photo galleries exist online devoted to pics of Putin practicing Judo, hunting (shirtless), riding a horse (shirtless), flying in a motorized hang glider, examining a shipwreck in a submersible and taming tigers and polar bears.

{FD} Facebook: Up to 126 million people saw Russian-backed content

Facebook Inc. estimates that about 126 million people may have seen content posted by Russian-backed accounts over more than two years that sought to disrupt American society, the social-media giant plans to tell congressional investigators Tuesday, according to a prepared copy of the remarks obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

{FD} Silvio Berlusconi gives Vladimir Putin birthday present of duvet cover with their picture on it

In a gift that speaks to a presidential-sized man crush, Italy’s controversial former leader Silvio Berlusconi gave Russian president Vladimir Putin a king-sized embroidered duvet — with a blown-up image of the men embracing — as a birthday present.

{FD} WikiLeaks documents allege Russian tech company colluded with Kremlin

WikiLeaks, believed by many to be a Kremlin front, surprised some observers Tuesday morning when it released documents linking a Russian tech company with access to thousands of citizens’ telephone and Internet communications with Moscow.

{FD} Why Russia props up the dangerous North Korean regime

As North Korea continues to develop a nuclear weapons program, threaten the U.S and neighboring countries, as well as starve and enslave much of its population, the regime of Kim Jong-un continues to receive an increasing amount of both public and private support from Russia.

Mattis says Russia wants to redraw borders ‘by force,’ signals support to providing Ukraine with weapons

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed Thursday the Trump administration will not accept Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, and suggested he favors providing the country with defensive lethal weapons.