"Negative views of Russia and Putin on the rise globally
12 July 2014 Last updated at 02:08 BST
Russia's global image is increasingly negative, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center.
This is despite Russians believing that President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine would improve the country's reputation abroad.
Pew Research found that increasing numbers of people around the world held unfavourable views of Russia and its president, especially in Europe and the United States.
And as the violence in Ukraine continues, 60% of people there had negative views of Russia - a huge increase from 11% in 2011."
Prime Minister Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk resigns. Once again his lack of strength of character weakens Ukraine. Maybe however, the position will be taken by a stronger and more decisive man, It was his inaction that allowed the taking of Crimea without any resistance.
I read in the paper that the resignation of the prime minister was not accepted by the government. It was reported that some members of the government wanted to force some kind of compromise on opposing factions by having the prime minister remain in his position, at least for the present time.
Steven Seagal is a washed up, self serving, do anything to be in the spotlight tub of shit. He should do a road trip with that other piece of has been shit, the former governor of Minnesota who I have already forgot his sorry name,,,, praise the Lord.
"The Russian news RIA Novosti says American actor and musician Steven Seagal has performed at a concert in the breakaway region of Crimea on a stage decorated with the flag of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Seagal, who knows Russian President Vladimir Putin, performed with his blues band Saturday night in the Black Sea port city of Sevastopol at a concert organized by a motorcycle gang of Russian nationalists known as the Night Wolves. Russia annexed the Ukrainian region in March.
RIA Novosti reported that Seagal was then handed a shirt with Putin's face on it, which he held aloft as he thanked the crowd."
What a coincidence ... I have toilet paper with Putin's face on it. Only, I don't hold it aloft.