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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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France gives out Legion d'Honneur; I say "WTF, France?"

Yesterday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy bestowed the Legion d’Honneur (Chevalier) to Russian dark prince Sergey Chemezov. Chemezov is one of those oft-cited, scary strongmen who ran the Kremlin — and the rest of Russia — under Vladimir Putin’s rule, which … Continue reading

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