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7 January 2017

Stories from 7 January 2017

Remembering Iran's Gholamreza Takhti, the Much-Loved Sportsman Who Wrestled with the Shah

Takhti’s opposition to the regime would also be his own undoing. On January 7, 1968, his lifeless body was found in a hotel room.

‘Gasolinazo': How Gasoline Price Gouging Has Spurred “Collective Bad Temperedness” in Mexico

2017 has got off to a shaky start for Mexico.

How Russia’s Conservative Movement Broke Through Online

RuNet Echo

In the last few years, we witnessed a conservative renaissance on the RuNet, though it's unclear where the community goes from here.

‘Europa’, a Guidebook to Help Migrants and Refugees Understand Europe

"Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees" tries to explain the continent's history and politics through the lens of conflict and migration.

In Uzbekistan, a YouTube Video Sparks a Debate about Homophobia

"I do not in any way justify those that beat him, but… I don’t want our people to be tolerant of these kind of sick freaks."

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