St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.
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Fear is part of what makes travel so enlivening and revelatory. You're perpetually off-balance and on guard. After a while one yearns for the mindlessness of familiar routines.
Russian surgeons have claimed to have found a two-inch fir tree growing inside a man's lung. The amazing 'discovery' was apparently made when they ope...
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