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Russia, Ukraine: Gas and Soccer

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance, Humor, International Relations, Politics, Sport

LJ user dobrokhotov wrote this [1] (RUS) on Jan. 18 about the Russian-Ukrainian gas deal: “What nonsense, it's been, like, two days already since they agreed on the price of gas, but they haven't yet announced officially what the price is. This is unprecedented nonsense, almost like if the Ukrainian and Russian soccer teams played against each other, but instead of broadcasting the game, they'd have coaches come out to journalists and say: “Thank God, the game was a success, there were 20 percent more goals scored than in an average European game.”