It wouldn’t be so funny if it weren’t so very true. But you know us South Africans, when the going gets schizophrenic, we laugh at ourselves.
Leaving his cash-stuffed couch at Phala Phala, with peacock feathers pruned for posturing, President Cyril Ramaphosa gathered his people and went to Ukraine and Russia thinking this would be a legacy moment for him.
The statement by the biggest turd in the toilet bowl of international politics is supported by lawmakers on both sides of the American political divide, and Republicans and Democrats are in agreement that South Africa is being a ‘bad actor’ as it accuses our government of deepening its military relationship with Russia.
The next time you mouth off against international accountability for mass murderers, maybe double-check the script.
It’s tough being a global ‘playa’ when you are wanted by the International Criminal Court.
As an officer in Putin’s secretive elite personal security service, Gleb is one of the rare Russians with ranking who was able to flee and go public with the intimate and classified details of Putin’s life.
Putin has an arrest warrant issued against him and since he is due to visit our land later this year in August, SA may have to arrest him.
The Russian president may regularly “declare” his assets to the people, but he’s hiding his millions behind the scenes.
They’ve just reported that Putin is going ” full Wacko in his bid to live forever”, now sleeping in a cryogenic oxygen tank.
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Convicted criminals are playing a sizeable role in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The two standout “oligarch wives” are Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, who spent years alongside oligarch Sergei Pugachev, as well as Tatiana Fokina, the spouse of exiled cellphone oligarch Evgeny Chichvarkin.
On paper, the owner of Scheherazade is non-sanctioned Russian billionaire Eduard Khudainatov, but he is likely just acting as a “straw owner” to hide the true owner of the superyacht – Putin.
While his health problems may be connected to the intense pressure he is likely feeling after ordering the invasion of Ukraine, there are those who say he is suffering from something as serious as cancer.
A body language expert who broke down Putin’s movements during Russia’s Victory Day commemorations on May 9 says there may be cause for concern.
Appearing in public for the first time since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Alina Kabaeva was spotted leading a patriotic-themed gymnastics ballet festival.
A recent video of a chat between Putin and his Defence Minister shows him gripping the table, which some have speculated could be due to ill health.
Olga Skabeyeva is one of the country’s most prominent propagandists. In recent weeks, she’s really upped the ante.
Alina Kabaeva has gone from being dubbed “Russia’s most flexible woman” to being called “Russia’s Eva Braun”.
Reports claim that Putin has his Olympic gold-winning former gymnast lover, Alina Kabaeva, and their four young children hidden in Switzerland.
This pro-Kremlin cartoon video likened the history that led Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine to a schoolyard bullying situation.
The Google Maps data is huge in that it can potentially help Ukraine make countermoves as the live traffic data tips off the exact locations of Russia’s military invasion.
When an experienced American business journalist asked Vladimir Putin a question on a panel about energy issues, he decided to patronise her in response.