Professor Mark Galeotti lived on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, one of the wide, radial roads that leads into central Moscow — and the favoured route of President Vladimir Putin’s (middle) motorcade to the Kremlin. The Russian leader has always been security conscious, but today, on the losing side of his 'special military operation' in Ukraine (left) he is more paranoid than ever. Galeotti tells Daily Mail it is impossible not to be reminded of Adolf Hitler’s (bottom right) last days, when a war he started was also going against him. The Russian president's enemies are not at the gates of Moscow as Hitler’s were in Berlin, but there are parallels in both leaders’ refusal to listen to counsel, and their insistence on micro-managing military manoeuvres despite not having the experience to do so. Putin’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu, 66, (top right) who is widely regarded as the great political survivor of Russian politics since the fall of the Soviet Union, is being seen less rarely with the president, leading to speculation that he is lined up to be the fall guy for military failures.
Elon Musk (sporting some very bizarre facial hair) meets Brazilian president Bolsonaro as he announces he's building a 'hardcore litigation department' to fight growing legal issues after SpaceX flight attendant's shock sex claims
Elon Musk was in Sao Paulo on Friday to meet Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro. The meeting was to discuss internet connectivity in the Amazon, and was seen as a coup for Bolsonaro ahead of the October election. Bolsonaro, who has been temporarily blocked from Twitter for spreading quack COVID 'cures', said he hoped Musk's takeover of Twitter went ahead, calling it a 'breath of hope'. The day before Musk flew to Brazil, Insider reported that his company SpaceX had paid $250,000 to settle an allegation of sexual harassment. Musk said that the story was a political hit piece, and announced he was launching a legal team to take on the cases.
Socialite Jasmine Hartin is arrested AGAIN for 'ordering a hit on the Belize police commissioner and plotting to assassinate the magistrate overseeing her child custody battle'
Jasmine Hartin, 33, is back in custody over explosive new allegations that she ordered a hit on the Caribbean country's police commissioner. She is also accused of plotting to assassinate the magistrate overseeing her child custody battle with former partner Andrew Ashcroft. She was arrested Thursday night after Commissioner of Police Chester Williams said he learned she had hired a Belize street gang to carry out the killings. The latest shocking episode in the Hartin saga comes as she prepares to stand trial later this year over the death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott. Jemmott was mysteriously shot in the head with his own service pistol last year.
A-listers hold memorial service for Helen McCrory: Actress's husband Damian Lewis leads stars including Helena Bonham Carter and Benedict Cumberbatch in celebrating the life of their dazzling friend a year after her death from cancer aged 52
Those who worked with Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory shrugged off the rain to turn up in their droves to celebrate her life at a 'beautiful' memorial service in St Paul's Church, London yesterday. Helena Bonham Carter, (furthest left), Ralph Fiennes, (second from left) and Keeley Hawes (third from left) were among those who packed out the venue, a year after Miss McCrory's death from breast cancer, aged 52. Her husband Damian Lewis, 51, (centre) was pictured arriving with their children, daughter Manon, 15, who delivered a reading, and son Gulliver, 14, who played the guitar. The hour-long service opened with Beethoven's Ode to Joy and was followed by a prayer and the hymn Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer. Readings included one about her 'leading men', while another was a recital of Maya Angelou's poem, Touched by an Angel. Pictured from furthest right: Benedict Cumberbatch, Natascha McElhone and Eddie Redmayne braved the rain as they celebrated Miss McCrory's incredible career with friends and family.
Glamorous attorney Camille Vasquez only landed the case of a lifetime after Johnny Depp's legal team decided against using his first choice - Making a Murderer 'super lawyer' Kathleen Zellner - to grill his ex-wife Amber Heard
Camille Vasquez, 37, (left) was only handed the leading role at the last moment when Johnny Depp's (right with Vasquez) team vetoed a plan to have well-known TV 'super lawyer' Kathleen Zellner (inset) grill his ex-wife, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, hired Zellner of Making a Murderer fame in February after binge-watching episodes of the hit Netflix show in which she battles to clear convicted killer Steven Avery. With her decades of success in overturning wrongful convictions, Depp felt Zellner, 64, had the gravitas and experience to pick holes in Heard's evidence. The actor's existing legal team led by experienced attorney Ben Chew cautioned against integrating Zellner into the complicated case at the eleventh hour – and the job went instead to Vasquez, an associate at Chew's high-profile law firm Brown Rudnick.
Inside Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch: The full glory of the sprawling 30,000 sq. ft. home where the pedophile abused young girls is revealed for the first time in stunning photos as it goes on the market for $27.5 million
Exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show the vast scale of Jeffrey Epstein's 8,000-acre ranch at which multiple girls claim they were raped and abused by the disgraced financier. The New Mexico ranch has been on sale since last year for $27.5million and sits like a ghost town. It's in tiny Stanley, between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and was acquired by Epstein in 1993. The main residence covers approximately 30,000 square feet with Moroccan inspired interiors. Set across three levels and with four bedrooms it includes a large indoor pool and gym, grand living room and kitchen 'exceptionally appointed for an entire cooking staff'. Just inside the main ranch entrance Ranch Central is a 'small village of residences and working buildings' where Epstein housed his staff.
Archbishop of San Francisco who banned 'devout Catholic' Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion over Roe v. Wade was once arrested for DUI In San Diego and has been accused of protecting sex abusers
Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone (left) has barred Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right) from the Holy Communion after she voted to codify Roe. V Wade. Cordileone said in a statement on Friday that she will not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and cannot present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she backs away from her support for abortion. President Joe Biden, who describes himself as a devout Catholic and regularly attends mass, has also been threatened with being barred from communion because of his pro-choice stance. Cordileone insisted that the decision was 'pastoral' and not 'political'. The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls abortion 'evil' and the teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable'. Cordileone, however, has made some morally questionable decisions himself which have sparked outrage amongst members of the Catholic faith. The minister was arrested and jailed on a drunk driving charge in August 2012 shortly after having been appointed to the role of archbishop. He later joked about the arrest. He also came under fire in 2021 when he refused to release an official list of clergy who were 'credibly' accused of child sexual abuse. He also filed a motion, along with other California bishops, asking a judge to throw out a 2019 law that allowed accusers of clergy sexual abuse to sue even if they were molested decades ago.
Bride-to-be Kourtney Kardashian sizzles in a sheer red dress as she joins sisters Kim and Khloe (who nearly steal the show!) for dinner in Portofino ahead of her wedding to Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker legally tied the knot at a Santa Barbara courthouse on Sunday, but are reportedly set to marry in a lavish ceremony this weekend. The reality personality, 43, was joined by her famous entourage including Khloe, 37, and Kim, 41, who themselves nearly stole the spotlight in their own scantily-clad ensembles. Kourtney showcased every inch of her incredible figure in a sheer red dress with fur detail, which she teamed with matching lace-up heels. The influencer was followed by Travis who flashed his inked skin in a black jacket which he wore unbuttoned, while looking effortlessly cool in a pair of sunglasses. Kim (bottom far left) showcased her eye-popping curves in a grey crop top while Kendall was seen arriving for the meal with her boyfriend Devin Booker (bottom left). Kylie (bottom right) flaunted her post-baby body in a glamorous black bandage dress while mom Kris (bottom far right) shared a sweet moment with her daughters.
Kourtney Kardashian shows off her figure in a tiny black bikini as she enjoys a day on a $14.2million yacht with husband Travis Barker (who cheekily grabs her behind) ahead of their Portofino wedding ceremony
Kourtney Kardashian (left and right) slipped into a tiny black bikini on Friday as she enjoyed some downtime on board a luxury $14.2million yacht with her family ahead of her wedding to beau Travis Barker (inset). Kourtney happily showcased her figure in a barely-there thong halter neck bikini, which she accessorised with dark shades. The mother-of-three looked happily and relaxed as she chilled with her three children Mason, 12, Reign, seven, and Penelope, nine, as well as Travis' kids Landon, 18, and daughter Alabama, 16, and Atiana, 23. Kourtney seemed in good spirits as they milled about with their children on the vessel, with Travis' daughter Alabama and Kourtney's daughter Penelope seen wrapped up in white towels. The duo looked delighted as they zipped across the water at full speed while the rest of the clan watched on.
Alexei Fenenko (left), an associate professor at Moscow State University's school of world politics and a research fellow at the Institute of International Security Studies, made the incredible claim yesterday during a talk show on Kremlin-controlled TV channel Russia One. 'I think the war in Ukraine... is a rehearsal for a possible larger conflict in the future. We are testing our weapons against those of NATO, we will find out how much stronger our weapons are than theirs,' the professor declared. The outlandish statement is the latest example of the Kremlin's attempts to control the narrative surrounding its invasion of Ukraine, in which Putin's forces have suffered huge losses (graphic top right, burned out Russian tank in Kharkiv bottom right) and are coming under counter-attacks along the eastern front in the Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Lights, camera, chukka! Prince Harry limbers up with some stretches before hitting polo field in California - days after it was revealed the Sussexes are filming Kardashians-style docuseries for $100M Netflix deal
The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex was pictured preparing for a polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, where he is expected to play the entire 12-goal season, according to Meghan's pal Omid Scobie. Harry was snapped stretching and squatting with his Los Padres teammates while wearing white trousers, a navy T-shirt, and a baseball cap, before changing into his green team shirt to hit the field. Friday marked the start of the Lisle Nixon Cup, which will run until May 29 and will likely see the Duke - who is listed on the team as Harry Wales - returning to the field on Sunday. The father-of-two's team, on which he plays alongside longtime pal Nacho Figueras, suffered an 18-10 loss to their opponents, Mokarow Farms. Harry's latest polo match comes just days after it was claimed that he and Meghan are working on an 'at-home with the Sussexes-style' docuseries for Netflix, for which they've allowed cameras into their $14m mansion. According to sources, the couple was also trailed by a crew during their New York trip in September, however there was no sign of any Netflix cameras at Friday's match, nor were Meghan, Archie, or Lilibet present.
It's Tom SCHMOOZE! PR experts suggest Top Gun star may be using industry trick known as the 'brand halo effect' of buddying up to Prince William and Kate to give his new movie the 'royal stamp of approval' (and it's not the first time!)
Tom Cruise may be using industry trick known as the 'brand halo effect' of buddying up to Prince William and Kate to give his new film the 'royal stamp of approval'. The actor's long-awaited film Top Gun: Maverick is hitting cinemas at the end of this month. PR experts have suggested the star may be using the trick of being pictured beside royalty to boost his new movie. PR chief Lida Citroen told MailOnline: 'There's something called a 'brand halo effect' that many individuals, celebrities and organisations pursue. 'The idea behind the brand halo is that if you show yourself to be in relationship with something good, something positive, that goodness and positivity rubs off on you.
Trans pedophile Hannah Tubbs appears in California court for the murder of man in 2019 before being returned to male only prison on a $1 million bond
Hannah Tubbs, 26, was in prison for sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl when she was charged on May 10 with the 2019 murder of a 22-year-old camper, Michael Clark, in Lake Isabella, California. On Friday, in a very brief appearance before Judge David Zulfa in Bakersfield, California, Tubbs was held in custody until a next hearing, set for June. No plea was entered. The serial offender was charged as a man for the murder of Clark, under their birth name James, but Judge Zulfa on Friday referred to the bearded detainee as Hannah. Tubbs was then sent to be held in the male jail, until the next hearing.
'I looked around the room and saw blood everywhere': Ashley Graham reveals she almost DIED during home birth of her twin sons after suffering a hemorrhage - as she shares heartache over secret miscarriage in 2021
Ashley Graham, 34, (left) welcomed twin boys, named Roman and Malachi (together right) , with her husband, Justin Ervin, 35, at the start of the year - but she has now candidly revealed in an incredibly candid essay that their birth was anything but simple or easy. The model explained that she delivered both boys safely at home - having gone into labor while on the toilet at 3:45 a.m. But shortly after the twins arrived, she suddenly began bleeding and quickly lost consciousness, forcing her birthing team to spring to action in a desperate attempt to save her life. The horrifying incident left her bed ridden for four days and unable to walk for a week.
Illegal ATV rider, 29, mom-of-three is killed after she was hit by car as she raced down wrong side of road with gang in crime-plagued Philly: Friends fled scene and left her to die of massive head trauma
Victoria Rose Walker, 29, (left) died Thursday night after her Yamaha ATV - which was unlicensed and not street legal - struck a 2018 Kia Rio (right). She'd been racing down the wrong side of a road as part of an illegal dirt bike and ATV ride, and swerved into the correct lane on seeing an oncoming vehicle. Walker clipped a car as she did so, and ended up falling from her ATV, before dying shortly afterwards from massive head-trauma. Her fellow riders didn't stay stay around to try and help, instead leaving the young mom to die alone while the stricken driver of the Kia which hit her tried to help. Walker shared a photo of herself (inset) pulling a wheelie on her ATV on Facebook last month, and captioned it 'Look ma no hands!'
Nothing but cigarettes, Coke and M&Ms: Golfer John Daly's INSANE on-course diet as golf's biggest bad boy, 56, tees off at the PGA Championship
John Daly (main) has showed you don't need a class diet to hit well on the course - after downing 12 cans of Diet Coke, smoking 21 cigarettes (inset) and eating six packs of peanut M&Ms in a stunning first round PGA championship performance, where he temporarily led the pack. The 56-year-old cult hero teed off at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and while he finished the round tied 56th, it was his on-course diet and off-course antics that wowed fans. The attention on him persis ted as he then took a trip to Hooters (bottom left), one of his sponsors, to enjoy some wings before ending the night with beers and slot machines at a Tulsa casino (bottom right). CBS sports reporter Will Brinson tweeted his hawkeye findings of Daly's diet, taking 'meticulous notes every time he reached for his golf bag, took a bite or a sip or a puff'. 'The final tally of literally everything he put into his body over a full 18 holes: 21 cigs, 12 Diet Cokes, 6 packs of Peanut M&M's, 0.0 ounces of water,' Brinson tweeted.
Trailers are destroyed, trees are knocked down and roofs are ripped off homes as tornado tears through Michigan town leaving more than 3,000 without power and multiple people injured
There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths caused by the tornado that hit Gaylord, a community of roughly 4,200 people about 230 miles northwest of Detroit. Eddie Thrasher, 55, said he was sitting in his car outside an auto parts store when the twister seemed to appear above him. 'There are roofs ripped off businesses, a row of industrial-type warehouses,' Thrasher said. 'RVs were flipped upside down and destroyed. There were a lot of emergency vehicles heading from the east side of town.'
Shocking moment BMW driver is pulled from car by robbers who climbed through passenger window and punched and slashed him before stealing the vehicle
An unidentified 25-year-old man was carjacked and 'punched, stabbed, and slashed' by two unknown individuals in the Bronx (main). The two men (right) allegedly got into the victim's car and held him at gunpoint around 8pm on E 187th Street on May 7. When he tried to flee the vehicle, the two men got out and assaulted him, stealing a $1,000 in jewelry off him. They reportedly fled into a nearby building and remain at large. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The NYPD is offering a $3,500 reward to anyone that knows anything about the incident. The incident is just another instance of crime riddling the Big Apple since the start of the pandemic.
Georgia man is cleared of 2005 murder of beauty queen teacher Tara Grinstead despite previously CONFESSING to cops that he'd killed her during drug bust and burned corpse with victim's boyfriend
A jury found Ryan Duke, 36, (left) who confessed to killing and burning the corpse of popular beauty queen teacher Tara Grinstead (top right) in 2005 not guilty of murder. Ryan, flanked by his attorneys, appeared shocked and relieved as the not guilty verdicts rolled in. He was acquitted five years after he confessed to investigators he killed former beautify queen Tara Grinstead in October 2005 and helped burn her body. But Ryan did an about face and claim innocence, and when he took the witness stand during his trial he insisted his confession was false. Ryan's defense attorney, John Merchant, told jurors it was actually Ryan's pal Bo (bottom right) who killed Grinstead. Ryan claimed that he lied to investigators in 2017 because Bo had already killed one person and he was afraid.
REVEALED: Moment transgender skateboarder Lillian Gallagher takes top spot in women's Red Bull competition - as skater who came second says 'I deserved to be first'
Video (main) from 2021 Red Bull Cornerstone skating competition final (footage bottom middle) - which sees top skaters from the Midwest compete at the region's best indoor skateparks - transgender skateboarder Lillian Gallagher (bottom right) gladly accepting her trophy at the top of the stage, as the second- and third-place winners including runner-up Taylor Silverman (bottom right) stand on. The victory at the final in Lincoln, Nebraska, held in December, saw Gallagher awarded $5,000, after sealing wins in both the event's main competition and its 'Best Trick' contest. The win sparked criticism from Silverman - who was awarded just over half that sum - says that award should be hers.
Another nail in the coffin of NYC's bohemian arts scene: Artists' collective is evicted from historic skyscraper after owner sold it to developers for $9.5m
Another historic New York City artistic hub is to join the Chelsea Hotel and Andy Warhol's Factory as nothing more than a memory after a group of artists were told to vacate their homes and workspaces at 14 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. In January 2022, the mini-skyscraper building was sold for $9.5 million as a mixed use asset. By May this year, artists such as the celebrated Molly Crabapple told the New York Post, that they had been told to vacate.
Tragic moment 19-year-old Brazilian nursing student was shot in the back of the head execution-style by her ex-boyfriend as she was about to step into her father's car
This is tragic moment a 19-year-old nursing student was shot dead by her ex-boyfriend as she was about to step into her father's vehicle in front of the university in the southeastern state of São Paulo. Surveillance videos showed the gunman running up to Juliana Fernandes from behind and firing at her on Thursday night. Fernandes was struck in the back and the head.
Inside the scandalous, celebrity-filled family of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star Yumi Nu: Model is niece of famed DJ Steve Aoki and granddaughter of Benihana founder - who SUED her mom and cut her out of his $50M will after a bitter inheritance battle
After spending years not feeling comfortable in her own skin, Yumi is proudly flaunting her curves on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for its 2022 issue (top inset) alongside Kim Kardashian, Maye Musk, and Ciara. The star, who is also a singer and is gearing up for the release of her second EP, is the face of confidence now - also landing shoots for Victoria's Secret, H&M, and Vogue recently - but she didn't have the easiest journey. The 25-year-old model was plagued with body insecurities throughout her childhood - admitting to not going in the water during vacations with her family because she was 'embarrassed' to put on a bathing suit. As Yumi takes over the modeling industry, FEMAIL took a look back at her impressive journey - including the important advice her famous uncle (pictured together, left) has given her and how she overcame her insecurities. We also broke down the bitter feud her relatives have been embroiled in for more than two decades over her grandfather, Benihana founder Rocky Aoki's (bottom inset) $50 million fortune. The millionaire restaurateur is the father of Yumi's mother, Kana Grace Nootenboom; he had six kids in total, including Kana, well-known music producer Steve, and actress Devon Aoki.
Tornado batters Germany, leaving 50 injured and ten seriously hurt by 80mph winds as trees are uprooted and houses lose their roofs
A tornado in Germany was filmed sending trees falling and wrecking house roofs as freak weather struck the country. Winds of up to 80mph struck western city Paderborn earlier today, levelling a furniture store. The tornado also caused significant damage in the city in the North Rhine-Westphalia state, a police spokesperson told AFP after abnormally high temperatures for the time of year. Security forces said many roofs were blown off and trees uprooted in the surrounding area.
Netflix's woke purge: Troubled streaming giant's latest layoffs targeted staff who were among its most vocal social justice warriors working on original content about marginalized communities
The struggling streaming service has pulled the plug on several projects that were aimed at discussing race to a young audience, Variety reported, and axed the diverse employees working on and promoting them. In the recent layoffs, Netflix once again targeted members of Tudum, its content arm comprised of mostly women of color, after laying off dozens from the department in April. Among the newly fired were Olivia Truffaut-Wong (left) and Lydia Wang (right) as filmmakers, animators and women's advocates slam the streaming giant over the firings (bottom-inset).
Fake heiress Anna Delvey makes virtual appearance at New York art show as she sells her drawings for $500,000 while locked up and fighting deportation to Germany
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin, 31, (inset) addressed a small crowd at the city's Public Hotel virtually on a video link (left) from the Orange County Detention Facility in New York to unveil her art collection, which she says shows 'her narrative from her perspective'. The one-night-only art exhibition, titled 'Allegedly', features 20 sketches drawn by Sorokin in prison, with the artworks worth an estimated $500,000. Sorokin, the convicted swindler who claimed to be a German heiress called 'Anna Delvey' to finance a posh lifestyle in New York and whose scheme was depicted in the Netflix series 'Inventing Anna', is in ICE custody for overstaying her visa and is awaiting deportation back to Germany. But despite being in prison, Sorokin launched the art exhibition where models, wearing sunglasses and fishnet masks over their faces, walked around holding the fraudster's gold framed sketches (right). Sorokin was previously convicted of fraud in 2019 after scamming New York socialites out of $200,000 by pretending to be a rich heiress named 'Anna Delvey' in a five-year scheme.
The FAKE influencer trying to inspire 'real' change: Kami, the world's first VIRTUAL social media star with Down syndrome, launches Instagram to try and hit back at 'filtered and perfect' beauty standards online
Kami may look like a real person, but she is actually a computer graphics animation made of pixels, who only exists on-screen. The young social media user - who has a bright smile and long, purple hair - was created as a way to counter the 'perfect' internet personas. She was created by Down Syndrome International (DSi), creative agency Forsman & Bodenfors (F&B), and global digital modelling agency The Diigitals. They teamed up to make the virtual influencer since they said the 'digital world isn't an inclusive space.' The three companies wanted to give people with disabilities someone to relate to, since they said almost all influencers looks 'curated, filtered, and perfect.'
Perfect for Papa Smurf! 102-year-old Michigan home dubbed the 'Smurf house' thanks to its BRIGHT BLUE roof hits the market for $4.2 million
The West Bloomfield property, which was built in 1920, has gone up for sale after its previous owner spent 17 years restoring it. The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was originally built by architect William Kuni and has only had four previous owners in the last 102 years. Its quirky blue roof has earned the home plenty of attention online, where fans have dubbed it the 'Smurf home,' the 'Cinderella home,' and the 'Hansel and Gretel home'. Despite its unique exterior, the interior of the property is much more refined and traditional - although the most recent owners have kept the blue theme running through many rooms.
Ex-child actor who appeared in Jaws as boy wearing fake shark fin is named police chief of the same Martha's Vineyard town where classic 1976 movie was shot
Jonathan Searle, 56, (pictured) was voted in 3-1 as Oaks Bluffs police chief on Monday. 'I'm finding the whole thing quite funny myself!' he said. 'It's something I've been working toward my whole career.' The child actor is best known for his role in the highly successful horror movie Jaws (left), where he played a boy who donned a fake fin to scare beachgoers. Despite the success of the movie, Searle chose not to pursue a film career and would later join the Edgartown Police Department, where he currently works. The Martha's Vineyard native will start as chief at the end of June, when the current chief retires.
San Francisco then and now: Eye-opening book pairs vintage photos of the city with modern pictures taken from the same angle, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco has risen from the rubble of earthquakes and the ashes of fires to become a 'world-class metropolis with international appeal'. And this is its story, told by authors Dennis Evanosky and Eric J Kos in San Francisco Then and Now, published by Pavilion. The fascinating book pairs vintage photographs of San Francisco from the 19th and 20th centuries with specially commissioned views of the same scenes as they look today, illustrating how the city - 'home to some of America's most diverse architecture and design' - has evolved. Here's a glimpse inside the riveting compendium…