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Pardon me!

When laws change, people who were once convicted as criminals are (sometimes) pardoned. We often find that just and necessary, like in the case of those convicted of homosexual acts when this was still a crime (which isn’t all that … Continue reading

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The allure of chess

In a civil registry office in the Soviet Union, some time in the 1960s: The men areΒ immersed in a game of chess. The brides are bored, most of them have already fallen asleep. So, the long waits in government offices … Continue reading

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Putin’s favourite song

This song will be blasting from RussianΒ tanks when they enter Kiev:

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