Putin, then Svetlana Kuritsyna is the very antithesis: a disarmingly direct, red-cheeked, year-old Putin supporter from an impoverished rural region. Pussy Riot — three of whose members were sentenced to prison for singing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral — became synonymous with outlandish behavior. Kuritsyna has stood out for her very normality and has become an accidental celebrity after an innocent, and somewhat inarticulate, video interview in which she glowingly praised Mr. It quickly became an Internet meme, drawing more than two million views on YouTube and leading to the ultimate prize of the modern media age: her own reality show.
FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images
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Last week, a year-old model from Perm, Russia, died while on a three-month assignment in China, setting off questions and a burst of unverified information regarding the circumstances of her death. One red flag that has caught the attention of authorities: Ms. Dzyuba did not have health insurance, though her contract with Esee Models, the management company in Shanghai that hired her, stipulated that she should have enrolled before her arrival. Her lack of insurance may have kept Ms. Dzyuba from speaking up about the pains she was experiencing.
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In May, Masha Allen, a Russian-born year-old, put a face on child pornography and its victims when she testified before Congress. She revealed the horrific pain behind those numbers in written testimony that described her experiences as a victim of online child molestation and pornography. Masha thought she was heading for a better life in America when she was adopted in by Matthew Mancuso, who brought the 8-year-old to his home in Pittsburgh. Instead, she became a victim of child pornography as Mancuso adopted her with the purpose of molesting her and using her to produce pornographic photos, which he would then share with others. Masha's image caught the attention of authorities, who ultimately tracked her down and arrested Mancuso, removing her from his custody.
The operation — whose details remain largely secret — was at least the third time in recent years that FBI agents took control of a child pornography site but left it online in an attempt to catch users who officials said would otherwise remain hidden behind an encrypted and anonymous computer network. In each case, the FBI infected the sites with software that punctured that security, allowing agents to identify hundreds of users. At the time, the site had more than , registered users and included links to more than 23, sexually explicit images and videos of children, including more than 9, files that users could download directly from the FBI. Some of the images described in court filings involved children barely old enough for kindergarten. Officials acknowledged those risks, but said they had no other way to identify the people accessing the sites.