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Russia’s Year in Review

The Moscow Times has a pretty entertaining version of the obligatory year end retrospective:

The outgoing year began with plans by Zenit, the St. Petersburg football club funded by gas giant Gazprom, to build a beer pipeline at its stadium to fuel fans and ended with cult followers holed up in a cave awaiting the end of the world. What came in between made about as much sense.

Read the full article here for other gems, such as Ramzan Kadyrov’s banning of firearms at weddings.