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Resurfacing

While the rest of the world was hyperventilating about Wikileaks, pummeled journalist Oleg Kashin published his first story after his beating three weeks ago. In the article, called “Gagarin and I” (Gagarin holds a special place in Kashin’s heart), Kashin … Continue reading

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Who got Chuck Norris?

Making up for lost time today, folks. Today, Russia’s Trust Bank (est. 1995) announced that its new spokesman is none other than Bruce Willis. “The decision to pick Bruce Willis was not accidental,” said a bank spokesman, saying that the … Continue reading

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Ceasefire plan

If nothing else works to calm the North Koreans the fuck down, a reprise of this should. Provided Kim Jong Il is still alive, of course. Watch for the ponies! hat tip to Miriam Elder

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Sponsors, sponsors everywhere

Today, Vedomosti published a list, obtained from the Russian Department of Labor, of foreigners working in Moscow and grossing over 1 million rubles ($32,000) a month. (This follows new mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordering the publication of which “specialists” had been … Continue reading

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Back in the USSHarharharhar

And now we know about the Kremlin office party. On December 18, just eight days shy of the 19th anniversary (or yahrzeit, depending on how you look at it) of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin will have … Continue reading

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The unfiltered fallout

Here’s a truism: in times of tragedy, people’s real colors show through. In Russia, the Land of No Filters, that process takes no time at all. Also? Them’s ain’t colors; them’s some weird tie-dyed checkers. Today, four days after Oleg … Continue reading

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Tone deaf

Journalist Oleg Kashin lay in an artificial coma after a savage beating left everything that could possible be broken, broken. President Medvedev spoke firmly of the need to punish the perpetrators, the investigative foot soldiers of the Interior Ministry were … Continue reading

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