Turkey becomes partner of China, Russia-led security bloc — Stories of The Dragon

By Dmitry Solovyov

ALMATY (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a “dialogue partner” of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia.

“This is really a historic day for us,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty after signing a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev.… read the full article

New Mars Photos May Reveal 1970s Soviet Lander

By Clara Moskowitz | SPACE.com

Soviet Union's 1971 Mars 3 lander

SPACE.com/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona – This set of images shows what might be hardware from the Soviet Union’s 1971 Mars 3 lander, seen in a pair of images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  read the full article

Natalya Ragozina — She fights like a girl, Russian model is World Super Middleweight champion

Russians like Kostya Tszyu or Nikolay Valuev have become household names in the world of boxing. But theres another one, Natalia Ragozina – the undisputed womens champion, who has defended her 7 titles 21 times.

Moscow’s Natasha Ragozina is the world’s top female boxer.… read the full article

Power play [Don’t fuck with Mother Russia!!!]: Undefeated Gennady Golovkin has the punching ability to become boxing’s next big thing

By Kevin Iole | Yahoo! Expert

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (Russian: Геннадий Геннадьевич Головкин; born April 8, 1982) is an undefeated boxer from Kazakhstan who competed in the Middleweight (75 kg) divison at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.… read the full article

UPDATE 1-Kremlin aide Nabiullina may run Russian c.bank -sources

* Former economy minister emerges as compromise candidate

* Seen as loyal to Putin, lacks political profile

* Kremlin wants rate cuts to boost flagging growth

By Darya Korsunskaya

MOSCOW, March 11 (Reuters) – Kremlin aide Elvira Nabiullina may take charge of Russia’s central bank, two sources close to the matter said, installing a technocrat willing to act on President Vladimir Putin’s call for monetary stimulus to boost growth.… read the full article

Kate Upton’s Look-alike Is Not Really a Mail-order Bride

A 22-year-old Russian student named Ania tweeted a photo of herself posing like Kate Upton on Sports Illustrated‘s cover over the weekend, and after Upton herself retweeted the picture, it went viral. Ania, who describes herself as a “Mail order bride in training” in her Twitter profile, promptly made her tweets private to stave off the onslaught of Internet attention, but agreed to do an interview with Sports Illustrated today under the condition that her last name not be used.… read the full article

Meteorite blast wave blows out doors, windows in Russia — a portent of the U.S. Military’s Warlock railgun whose funding is currently under review in Congressional budget hearings?

METEOR RUSSIAN Meteorite Russia Chelyabinsk NEWS IMAGENS Russia:

Dramatic CCTV footage:

The Russian Urals region has been stricken by a sudden cosmic attack. Meteorite exploded over several major cities, including Chelyabinsk, where the blast waves blew out windows and disrupted mobile connections.… read the full article

Fedor’s legacy more than wins and losses

By Chuck Mindenhall
ESPN.com

Fedor Emelianenko didn’t lament his losses like his fans did, and he didn’t smite his chest as the world’s greatest fighter back when people argued he was just that. He never talked smack to his opponents, and didn’t tweet smiley faces when bad things happened to business foes.… read the full article