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Russia's Surrealistic August

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Russia appears to have survived August without a major catastrophe this year.
 
There have been no coups and no defaults. No submarines have sunk, no trains or shopping malls have been bombed, and no wars have started -- well, at least no new ones.
 
There's been plenty of silliness, to be sure: bulldozers running over forbidden goose meat in Tatarstan, the mass slaying of contraband Ukrainian ducklings in Belgorod, and a viral video of a crazed man (or good actor) sticking it to the West by destroying iPhones and iPads, just to name a few examples.
 

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Russia's Surrealistic August

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