Moscow celebrates

One has to feel sorry for the Russians, and the people of Moscow especially. Even Sophocles couldn't have plotted a more tragic scenario. The 850th anniversary of the founding of the city of Moscow was supposed to be a triumphant world scale event, on par with a G7 summit, something everyone would be aware of even if they watched it only fleetingly on TV. However, Yuri Luzhkov, instigator of the event and mayor of Moscow, has been vilified at length in the Russian press for the wanton

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