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Carnations, pin badges and a party: how Russians voted with their feet

A week or so before the Duma elections whose rigging has this weekend brought tens of thousands of Russians onto the streets in peaceful protest, I had a telling encounter with a stranger in a supermarket. Curious to know the … Continue reading

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Summertime all year round

Stop! Don’t change that clock! Good news, comrades: Russia is enjoying “permanent summertime”. Yeah right, I hear you say, and tractor production is up by 318 per cent, two years ahead of schedule? Mock not: time really has stood still … Continue reading

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