The NSA leaker has reportedly requested a meeting with human rights advocates this afternoon, but whether he'll show -- or whether he even wrote the request -- is anyone's guess.
It appears that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is getting rather tired of his weeks long layover in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. Not that anyone could blame him -- I'm hard-pressed to stay chipper through a pint at Chili's when I fly. But reports today indicate that Snowden is angling for a meeting with representatives from human rights groups around the world later this afternoon. What the purpose of that meeting is -- or if Snowden himself actually wrote the letter -- remains unclear, but one way or another it looks like we'll have an update on Snowden's situation later on today.Read More
Everyone's favorite game -- Where in the World is Edward Snowden? -- continues this morning.
Former CIA contractor turned infamous NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a much sought after guy right now. All reports indicated that at this moment, Snowden would be on a flight from Moscow -- where he reportedly arrived yesterday from Hong Kong -- bound for Havana, Cuba, which would get him that much closer to his final destination -- likely either Venezuela or Ecuador. The flight was a popular ticket for the small legion of journalists currently dedicated to keeping track of Snowden, all of whom were treated to a rude awakening today when it became clear as the flight finished boarding that Snowden himself was not on board.Read More
With the purported 2012 Apocalypse only a mere 18 days away, many folks are more on edge than ever. Russia in particular has its hands full trying to calm the public's anxieties over the Mayan feathered serpent god Kukulkan's return. Facing widespread panic and erratic behavior among the populace, Moscow's Ministry of Emergency Situations has come forward and declared that, no, there will not be a world-ending cataclysm come December 21st. Leaving us to ask, fine, but says who?Read More
Check out this video of an intrepid, fearless Russian dude climbing on something really high and terrifying as intrepid, fearless Russian dudes are wont to do. In this case, he's climbing what appears to be the tallest skyscraper in sight in the great city of Moscow. For those of you thinking "but isn't that illegal and dangerous?" you're right, it is both. That being said, this Russian guy is way more awesome than you, so that pretty much invalidates all your arguments. Try not to let your palms sweat too much and enjoy the finest Russian brand of vicarious thrills.
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This just in: LOST director Jack Bender is reportedly the frontrunner for helming Moscow, the reboot of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan spy franchise. Chris Pine will be playing the newest Ryan incarnation, starting afresh as a U.S. Marine graduate working under a Russian billionaire, before being embroiled in a terrorist plot. Bender hasn't directed a feature since 1991's Child's Play 3, so it will be interesting to see what results. This comes on the heels of the announcement that LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof is attached to write the Alien prequel. (Vulture)Read More