Posts tagged "Russia"

Getting a Mortgage in Russia? Here’s a Cat, Too

Who knew that having a cat walk through the front door of your new home was a good thing? A bank in Moscow is using furry friends to lure customers into signing off on mortgages because Russia is far away and things are different there sometimes.

By: Peggy Truong / August 27, 2014

Watch: Giant Hailstorm Interrupts Beachgoers in Siberia

There’s nothing cute about a hailstorm arriving to your beach party unannounced. But when weather happens, you deal with it. Which is exactly what these folks in the Siberian capital of Novosibirsk did over the weekend, when a super scary thunderstorm interrupted everyone’s tanning and swimming sessions.

By: Peggy Truong / July 14, 2014

Cher Turned Down an Invitation to Perform at the Sochi Olympics

In Russia it is illegal to even confirm the existence of homosexuality to children. Not only does the government turn a blind eye to violence against LGBT people, it encourages it. So it's unclear why anyone thought there was even a chance that Cher would agree to perform there. But someone did. And she said…

By: Robert Kessler / September 13, 2013