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In the land of Putin

While watching hours and hours of State-controlled Russian TV  — it’s a weird but productive sociological experiment — American writer Gary Shteyngart recalls an encounter in the country of his birth: On my last visit to Moscow several years ago, a … Continue reading

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Putin’s war on swearing

Not content with nibbling other people’s territory, Russia’s ruler is launching a new offensive on the home front.  New Yorker editor David Remnick ponders the country’s “florid and flexible lexicon of profanity.”

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