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Russia: Notes on Moscow and Sochi Election

Mark MacKinnon shares his impressions of Moscow and writes about the upcoming election in Sochi: “Nemtsov has already had ammonia thrown at him by unknown assailants dressed in women's clothing and Volochkova has apparently now been disqualified for leaving her birthday off one of the documents she submitted with her registration papers. A porn star and a prominent freemason have also joined the race. It's enough to make a former Moscow correspondent tear up with nostalgia.”

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