All Videos Tagged Russia (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-09-21T05:19:39Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=Russia&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Pussy Riot first European TV Show - plus latest news tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2014-02-03:2182797:Video:2375734 2014-02-03T23:54:25.974Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/pussy-riot-first-european-tv-show"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/mhrng7eeJg10f4TzAraEFwOt*UDJ7OQpwvpPaxQ25aQeNVcuEhRI52J5KnLjfXUSDctKiNq8kYAKRaeAXu9YPoztVi4Sz3hl/1053001072.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Irish TV host Brendan O'Connor gives a masterclass in how not to interview two feminist activists.<br></br> <br></br> Are you ready for the most awkward interview you'll see all week? On Saturday, Irish TV host Brendan O'Connor interviewed Pussy Riot in their first European interview since they were released from prison, and it was a trainwreck in every sense of the word.…<br></br> <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/pussy-riot-first-european-tv-show"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/mhrng7eeJg10f4TzAraEFwOt*UDJ7OQpwvpPaxQ25aQeNVcuEhRI52J5KnLjfXUSDctKiNq8kYAKRaeAXu9YPoztVi4Sz3hl/1053001072.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Irish TV host Brendan O'Connor gives a masterclass in how not to interview two feminist activists.<br /> <br /> Are you ready for the most awkward interview you'll see all week? On Saturday, Irish TV host Brendan O'Connor interviewed Pussy Riot in their first European interview since they were released from prison, and it was a trainwreck in every sense of the word.<br /> <br /> Filmed for Saturday Night Show, an Irish chat programme, it's basically a masterclass in how not to talk to prominent political activists and avowed feminists. First, he repeatedly refers to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina as "girls", and asks them to describe their life in prison because "obviously, we have one idea of prison here, but the prisons you were in were probably more akin to the gulags of old that we've read about". Sensitive!<br /> <br /> Then, during an exchange between Tolokonnikova and her husband and translator, Peter, O'Connor cries, "No time for a domestic, particularly not in Russian!" The entire interview finally climaxes in farce when he asks them what they think of Madonna, and if they believe she's a freedom fighter "like them".<br /> <br /> If you're not familiar with O'Connor, he initially came to fame with his short-lived comedy act, Father Brian and the Fun Lovin' Cardinals (their joke single "Who's In The House?" reached number three in the Irish charts).<br /> <br /> It's not the first time Pussy Riot have been subjected to inane chatshow banter. For some reason, it seems like everyone on television is incapable of interviewing Pussy Riot like actual people and not the activist equivalents of Celebrity Big Brother contestants.<br /> <br /> When they were released in December, their first interview was with TV celebrity Ksenia Sobchak, widely described as Russia's "answer to Paris Hilton". Beside comparing Tolokonnikova to Beyonce and asking if she would "go solo", she also came up with this gem: "I can't not ask the most important question — what's up with your eyebrows?"<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, in America, it's been rumoured that NBC hosts have been asked not to say the group's name on-air.<br /> <br /> Needless to say, Irish Twitter users were less than impressed with O'Connor's addition to a long line of painful Pussy Riot interviews: Sochi Olympics Boycott: Hysteria or legitimate protest? tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-08-21:2182797:Video:2289495 2013-08-21T19:33:32.602Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/sochi-olympics-boycott-hysteria-or-legitimate-protest"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/pa1EQhLUMC4HAbtBl9qWul7-85S71Evwbubk8SNuNLsPKCt2GmW8KH-fanX839UXhxUIGwrvbCZU-yd0dJuxM48RzN-3nf-j/1035490705.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Russia's Interior Ministry has said there'll be no discrimination against gay people coming to watch or participate in the Sochi Winter Olympics. That's the latest response to pressure put on Russia by the Western LGBT community, calling for a boycott of the Games. It's a protest at a new law against non-traditional sexual relations propaganda to minors. RT… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/sochi-olympics-boycott-hysteria-or-legitimate-protest"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/pa1EQhLUMC4HAbtBl9qWul7-85S71Evwbubk8SNuNLsPKCt2GmW8KH-fanX839UXhxUIGwrvbCZU-yd0dJuxM48RzN-3nf-j/1035490705.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Russia's Interior Ministry has said there'll be no discrimination against gay people coming to watch or participate in the Sochi Winter Olympics. That's the latest response to pressure put on Russia by the Western LGBT community, calling for a boycott of the Games. It's a protest at a new law against non-traditional sexual relations propaganda to minors. RT invites a panel of guests for an in-depth discussion of the issue. Afghanistan expects record opium harvest despite US crop kill rhetoric tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-04-18:2182797:Video:2215786 2013-04-18T21:34:35.677Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/afghanistan-expects-record-opium-harvest-despite-us-crop-kill"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/nylQTtPtXb8oUhBn1ihxc6J8O5RUs2uNJRqLsRZKX9J9FSldvw1UjS3RuhIYKASVYZ8EEL-y31wnMDEQ1gub1lpeY-Y46-Io/1018760086.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Published on 17 Apr 2013<br></br> <br></br> Afghanistan's drugs trade is flourishing - despite the eleven years that have passed since the U.S. kicked off its Operation Enduring Freedom. Even with the Taliban forced from power, the illicit industry's still killing thousands of people around the world. Maria Finoshina examines the deadly… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/afghanistan-expects-record-opium-harvest-despite-us-crop-kill"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/nylQTtPtXb8oUhBn1ihxc6J8O5RUs2uNJRqLsRZKX9J9FSldvw1UjS3RuhIYKASVYZ8EEL-y31wnMDEQ1gub1lpeY-Y46-Io/1018760086.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Published on 17 Apr 2013<br /> <br /> Afghanistan's drugs trade is flourishing - despite the eleven years that have passed since the U.S. kicked off its Operation Enduring Freedom. Even with the Taliban forced from power, the illicit industry's still killing thousands of people around the world. Maria Finoshina examines the deadly multi-million-dollar trend, which shows no signs of slowing down. Pussy Riot documentary premieres at Sundance Film Festival tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-01-23:2182797:Video:2150208 2013-01-23T21:58:37.722Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/pussy-riot-documentary-premieres-at-sundance-film-festival"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/3SVEUF14athPvWDrKdEKgEK4p-EHJVbup41ynCvnb-2qRZFBz1*I4*5xbetodoLfPJ5VKc8GPVLLc1oCE8kZa4h0VNWiI*yP/850819480.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A documentary following the trial of Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.<br></br> <br></br> Maria Alyokhina, 24 and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" over the obscenity-laced "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin, which they performed at the Christ… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/pussy-riot-documentary-premieres-at-sundance-film-festival"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/3SVEUF14athPvWDrKdEKgEK4p-EHJVbup41ynCvnb-2qRZFBz1*I4*5xbetodoLfPJ5VKc8GPVLLc1oCE8kZa4h0VNWiI*yP/850819480.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A documentary following the trial of Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.<br /> <br /> Maria Alyokhina, 24 and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" over the obscenity-laced "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin, which they performed at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral on 21 February 2012.<br /> <br /> They were given a two year jail term and the band's third member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed with a suspended jail sentence.<br /> <br /> Directors, Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner, said they wanted to make a "thought provoking film" about the group. Russia celebrates victory over Napoleon tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-09-03:2182797:Video:2043742 2012-09-03T06:41:58.415Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/pussy-riot-documentary-premieres-at-sundance-film-festival"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/3SVEUF14athPvWDrKdEKgEK4p-EHJVbup41ynCvnb-2qRZFBz1*I4*5xbetodoLfPJ5VKc8GPVLLc1oCE8kZa4h0VNWiI*yP/850819480.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called for unity as he led his country in a commemoration of the 1812 Battle of Borodino, which led to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.<br></br> <br></br> In a patriotic speech, Putin said Russia’s greatest achievements occur when the nation stands together.<br></br> <br></br> Re-enactors brought the event to life with historical… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/pussy-riot-documentary-premieres-at-sundance-film-festival"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/3SVEUF14athPvWDrKdEKgEK4p-EHJVbup41ynCvnb-2qRZFBz1*I4*5xbetodoLfPJ5VKc8GPVLLc1oCE8kZa4h0VNWiI*yP/850819480.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called for unity as he led his country in a commemoration of the 1812 Battle of Borodino, which led to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.<br /> <br /> In a patriotic speech, Putin said Russia’s greatest achievements occur when the nation stands together.<br /> <br /> Re-enactors brought the event to life with historical costumes, firing canons and stomping horses. More than 3,000 military enthusiasts took part in the show.<br /> <br /> In the real battle, tens of thousands of French and Russian troops died, neither side won a decisive victory and Napoleon’s forces went on to occupy Moscow.<br /> <br /> Later the Russians regrouped and the French, faced with a bitter winter and a lack of reinforcements, eventually withdrew from the country.