Tag Archives: Yuri Luzhkov

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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Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Luzhkov

This weekend, in the middle of a heated debate over whether or not he would remain mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov fled back to Austria, it of the “cows with bells, girls with tits.” Ostensibly, he is there to relax, … Continue reading

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Luzhkov: not an idiot

So I return to Moscow after a week and a half of fresh air and efficiency in Switzerland to find that my one-woman campaign to unseat Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has picked up quite a bit of momentum in my … 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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Back to play

I return from my hibernation — sorry — with this breaking news. Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, who returned from his vacat– er, physical therapy in Austria for all of ten days to deal with the ecological disaster that was his … Continue reading

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Okay, now I feel bad

I’ve been laying into Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on this blog for not giving enough of a shit about the apocalyptic conditions in his city to come back from vacation. Also, for taking care of his honey bees, but not … Continue reading

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Oh, beehave

Recall that Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov took a while to come back from his August 2 vacation to deal with the extraordinary toxic smoke situation in Moscow because, according to his spokesman, “What is the problem? What, do we have … Continue reading

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