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  •  It's another manifestation of the belief that (1+ / 0-)
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    everything from the world outside Russia, specifically the West, is suspect and degenerate. It's also a convenient and practical tool to keep out Western influence.  Russia carries a sense of having been victimized by losing the Cold War.  The 2008 global economic meltdown is a confirmation of the malevolence of the US and an opportunity for Schadenfreude, too.  The elderly woman who appeared at the end of the video, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year and there's a question about whether she can receive the $1 million award without an accusation of being a foreign agent.  


    There is no existence without doubt.

    by Mark Lippman on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 12:11:36 AM PDT

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