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No НОМО?

Last week the Duma passed an absurd law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ and, specifically, the promotion of ‘homosexual behavior among minors,’ so Manezh was the site of some kerfuffles: Gay rights activists staged a ‘kiss-in’ to protest the bill, and multiple … Continue reading

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The Big Pussy Riot Post

News on Friday that the three jailed members of Pussy Riot had been handed a 2-year prison sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity” (“хулиганство, совершенное по мотивам религиозной ненависти и вражды“) provoked immediate reactions on the streets … Continue reading

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This past weekend Moscow saw a string of protests organized in opposition to Vladimir Putin’s re-inauguration as President of the Russian Federation. After grassroots demonstrations that had waxed and waned dating back to the parliamentary elections in December, the latest … Continue reading

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ARD-exclusiv: Rot-Gruen macht Kasse

Thanks to FD for sending along this link, it is an ARD feature on Gerhard Schroeder and Joschka Fischer, who since their time together in a coalition government have become highly-paid industrial lobbyists, most significantly in oil and gas. One … Continue reading

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More FP Photo Galleries

FP just published a photo gallery on the Medvedev-Putin tandem; there are some amusing shots, but a lot of them you may have seen before in some of the other articles that have been linked on this blog: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/08/11/moscow_s_silly_season?page=0,0 If … Continue reading

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Mayor Mashes Mercedes

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/08/mayor-crushes-car-to-fight-parking-scofflaws/ Gotta like his thinking. Thanks to MB for the link.

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Obama Girl gets a run for her money

Except for the fact that she was most likely paid through official channels, calls on millions of other Russian women to rip open their shirts, and the name of her organization has military overtones, this is the closest you’ll get … Continue reading

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I always wondered what goes on in those shower stalls

Prosecutor Threatens Son of United Russia Deputy 12 April 2011 The Moscow Times In an odd “shower rage” incident, a senior prosecutor and a legislator’s son clashed Friday over a shower stall in a posh fitness club on Rublyovskoye Shosse … Continue reading

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For the price of a cup of coffee-

Why pay $29.67 for a model MiG-31 Foxhound when you can pay $5 for the real thing? Reminds me a bit of A Mighty Wind Article excerpt is below: Fighter Jets Sold for $5 in Fraud Scheme28 February 2011 Reuters … Continue reading

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Time Warp

From MH: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-08/medvedev-orders-russia-on-summer-time-year-round.html Medvedev orders Russia on ‘summer time’ year-round MOSCOW (AP) — President Dmitry Medvedev wants Russia to observe daylight-savings time year-round. Under Medvedev’s idea, Russia will move its clocks forward one hour at the end of March as … Continue reading

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