Tag Archives: Russia

When John Major met Boris Yeltsin

Pithy. A  diplomatic tale from Lynn Barber’s review of Jeremy Paxman’s autobiography: JM: Well, Boris, in a word, how is Russia? BY: Good. JM: And in more than one word? BY: Not good.

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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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