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Uncool Russia

Alexei Bayer, writing in the Moscow Times:

Four years ago during the XX Winter Olympics, the Russia House was by far the hottest party venue in Turin. It even had an open-air ice skating rink on the roof, where skaters were treated to free shots of vodka and an unending parade of scantily clad young women. There were plenty of brutish middle-aged men, too, but they somehow seemed less scary — and therefore more fascinating — since then-

President Vladimir Putin had curbed the excesses of Russia’s wild capitalism.

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