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Russia: Cocks and Prayers

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog writes about a “Prayer for the President” and “a kind of re-embrace of Tsarist symbolism” that seems to be taking place in Russia. Julia Ioffe writes at True/Slant about “the Cosmic Cock of War” that was painted on one of St. Petersburg's bridges “in [Che] Guevara's honor”: “And it stood there, facing the St. Petersburg headquarters of the FSB, the successor of the KGB/NKVD/Cheka.”

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