Tag Archives: Yuri Luzhkov

Scorched earth

What better way to welcome the new year and break my blogging silence than with news of my favorite person in the world: ex-Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov. Luzhkov appears in the news again today, this time because he has applied … Continue reading

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First they came for Peter the Great

Back when sculptor Zurab Tsereteli first built the thing, in 1991-1992, the guy balancing atop an oddly proportioned stack of bronze ships (caravelles?) was supposed to be Christopher Columbus. But, strangely, neither Spain, nor the U.S., nor any Latin American … Continue reading

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Cheer up, Yuri Mikhailovich

Well, someone wants Luzhkov as mayor. And that someone is ¬†Vladimir Tyunin, the leader of the “For a United Russia,” a Russian nationalistic group from Sevastopol, in the Crimea, in the Ukraine. He has welcomed Luzhkov to his city and … Continue reading

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Luzhkov: “Fuck to you”

This morning, Gazeta.ru reports that Luzhkov, banish√®d from his mayoral post on Tuesday, has again showed up at the mayoralty at his usual hour (8:00 a.m.), second day in a row. Maybe it’s to pick up all his stuff, maybe … Continue reading

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Hot tranny mess

As you may have heard, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov lost his job yesterday in a rather humiliating way. (I was writing about it for Foreign Policy, thus the lack of gloating here.) Today, the city feels not that different but … Continue reading

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All your base are belong to us

When Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov returned to his city last night, the press was hoping for a Monday resignation. The week he spent in Austria was to celebrate his 74th birthday, the thinking went, and to mull over the terms … Continue reading

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Send in the fags

Yesterday, to mark the birthday of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, the city’s gay activists gathered by the statue of Yuri Dologruky — the city’s founder — across from Luzhkov’s office. They chained themselves to a makeshift fence and yelled, “Luzhkov, … Continue reading

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