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Vlad Riles the Base

Manjacaze Vladimir Putin may be talking trash about the U.S. these days, but he is clearly taking a page out of the U.S. political PR strategy book in doing so. Mr. Putin’s gratuitous attacks on the U.S. seem carefully designed to rile up his base of support within Russia, and the Obama Administration is taking the bait, with […]

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Say What, Ruskies?

http://youtu.be/xg4H1jbVcuM The Russians have to explain this one. Perhaps the middle finger is a gesture of good will in that land, but I don’t remember learning that in Russian studies. If anything, this will raise the President’s ratings a point or so. Mr. Obama is the U.S. President. How dare that broadcaster disrespect him and his office so blatantly. […]

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Sheer Naked Politics

Have Russian politics ever been boring?  Can you imagine trying this in, say, Iowa?    

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