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Hypocrisy in Sochi: On Slamming Russian Repression, But Rarely Our Own

Thomas S. Harrington @ Common Dreams - Oh, what fun it is to mock Putin and his attempts to present a civilized and modern face to the world.

In the Boston Globe this week, David Filipov who is manning the paper’s "life on the street" beat in Sochi, explains with clear scorn and condescension how, in Putin's Russia, those that want to protest against the government are relegated to doing so in "protest parks" far from the cameras and the crowds.  Read more.

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