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The Dying Russians by Masha Gessen

The Dying Russians by Masha Gessen | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying.
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Après la Crimée, d'autres territoires convoités par Poutine?

Après la Crimée, d'autres territoires convoités par Poutine? | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Carte animée. Le président russe n'a jamais caché que la dislocation de l'URSS constituait pour lui « la plus grande catastrophe géopolitique du XXe siècle ».
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Russian Embassy denies deploying troops to Ukraine

Russian Embassy denies deploying troops to Ukraine | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
"The Russian President has not used the right to deploy forces abroad." Wait, what?
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Poetry-vs.-Prose Argument Leads to Stabbing Death in Russia

Poetry-vs.-Prose Argument Leads to Stabbing Death in Russia | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
At risk of being somewhat reductionist, here is a bit of advice: Russians love poetry. Fuck with that at your own risk. If, for example, you tell a learned Russian that "the only real literature is prose," don't be surprised when he shivs you in the face.
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Trois mois après les JO, retour à Sotchi, ville abandonnée

Trois mois après les JO, retour à Sotchi, ville abandonnée | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Depuis la fin février, et le départ des athlètes olympiques, les installations des Jeux d'hiver dépérissent, rouillent et se cherchent un avenir.
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After Crimea, Sweden Flirts With Joining NATO

After Crimea, Sweden Flirts With Joining NATO | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Officials worry that the Swedish military is woefully unprepared for a Russian attack.
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Mapping Ukraine's identity crisis

Mapping Ukraine's identity crisis | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Ousted President Yanukovich enjoys the most support in the largely Russian-speaking southern and eastern regions
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Russian 'Umberto Eco' demystifies the Holy Fool

Russian 'Umberto Eco' demystifies the Holy Fool | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it

Eugene Vodolazkin’s recent novel “Laurus” is a literary sensation, and its author, a specialist in ancient Russian culture, is now known as Russia’s Umberto Eco. Much of the novel is dedicated to describing yurodstvo, the state of being ‘Christ’s fool,’ an extreme spiritual obsession or even insanity, and a phenomenon perceived as deeply Russian in nature.


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