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The (Actual) 12 Labor of Putin

Yesterday President Vladimir Putin delivered an anti-west screed pontificating on the New World Order: This is just the latest in Russia’s atavistic turn, with Putin’s 62nd birthday earlier this month offering up another example: the return of the personality cult … Continue reading

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Epic Trolling by Steven Seagal in Russia

Exhibit 1 http://imgur.com/r/funny/tdlh4ZJ Exhibit 2 http://www.buzzfeed.com/nowthisnews/our-newest-diplomat-steven-seagal-makes-a-mocker-749g

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Notable Chechen Birthdays

This month BBC reported that Chechnya may be home to the world’s oldest woman – a villager with a passport listing her birthday as 5 January 1895 would be 116 years old, beating out the current world record holder from … Continue reading

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Part 7 of Foreign Policy’s profile of Dagestan

This particular segment discusses corruption in the Caucasus and includes a harrowing tale of how a sexual assault case was handled by the justice system. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/03/23/dangerous_graft This guy has shown up quite a bit here since 2011: Two years ago, … Continue reading

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“A man should not be afraid of anything”

Ruud Gullit is going to be the coach of the Terek Grozny soccer team. Here is a highlight from press coverage: “Chechnya was “the safest place” on Earth, Ramzan Kadyrov said. However, three explosions were reported in Grozny late the … Continue reading

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