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Worm hole

On Tuesday night, Dmitry Zelenin, the governor of Tver, went to the Kremlin for a fancy-pants state dinner with German President Christian Wulff. (Wulff was supposed to visit Tver later in his trip to discuss possibilities of economic cooperation. After … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mr. Mayor

Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov celebrates his 74th birthday in exile today just as Russian news reports hint — nay, state — that the Kremlin has given the mayor up to three weeks to leave voluntarily.┬áIf he does this, he’ll be … Continue reading

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You wanna dance, old man?

What do you do if your name is Yuri Luzhkov and the Kremlin is pissed at you for your criminally selfish behavior and the piss-poor optics of your utter abandonment of Moscow while your city, your one jurisdiction burns? Get … Continue reading

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Hello, goodbye

This is my last True/Slant post for, as of tomorrow, True/Slant will be no more. You will be able to read more of my bloggery, if you so choose, at themoscowdiaries.wordpress.com but for now here my last T/S post. A … Continue reading

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'Guys, cool it'

As the onion of the spy scandal sheds more layers back in the States, Russia can only watch and see what pearls it holds. Today, though, we have an interesting nugget of information from Center. Russian Newsweek, a stand-out publication … Continue reading

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Medvedev, quite literally, comes up short

Poor, wonderful Dmitry Medvedev. The man tries to bring his country into the modern era by enlisting some of Silicon Valley’s finest minds, and what does the press write about? His midget shoes. At just under 5’4″, Medvedev is the … Continue reading

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Kremlin seizes Russian Chess Federation offices; no pawn pun intended

For those of you following the titillating chess scandal unfolding in Moscow, today brings new, exciting, dangerous developments. As Carl Schrek reported in Foreign Policy this week, the Kremlin has been starting to meddle a bit in the nomination of … Continue reading

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