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Weekly News #10

Today is a day of anniversaries.  Firstly it’s Defender of the Fatherland Day, a public holiday more commonly known as Army Day or Men’s Day, when Russia traditionally celebrates the glory of its military, and Russian women are extra-kind to their men.  It’s also the 61st anniversary of the deportation of the entire Chechen nation by Stalin in World War 2, an anniversary which most Russians, unsurprisingly, neglect to mark in any meaningful way.  Finally, it’s the 30th anniversary of my birth, which means that this week’s news is slightly briefer than usual.

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