Jokes helped make communism collapse. “Anekdoty” as they were termed, helped dispel the climate of fear and highlighted the backwardness and stagnation that were the hallmark of central planning and the police state. The best ones were about people like Brezhnev; few found Stalin a good subject for humour.
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Putin opponents tend to die violently
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Retweeted Mike Collier (@mikskoljers):
Very good piece by @edwardlucas. Hybrid war in Ukraine, hybrid terror in Russia sums it up well.
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Nemtsov’s Murder and Three Other Deaths http://t.co/huGvFrS6kX @MarkGaleotti cutting through the..
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.@CEPA’s @edwardlucas on #EuropesEdge: Motive for Nemtsov murder may be symbolism: critic of UA war,..
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“Bravery”: Heavy and heartfelt piece on #Nemtsov’s murder by @edwardlucas @CEPA #EuropesEdge http://t.co/B2XOCr65hs..
Retweeted David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos):
Sir John Sawers, ex-MI6 chief, warns of Russia danger. Well, he’d know. It was kinda his job.
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Stream of people trickling in; not too many, but steady. Carrying flowers #Nemtsov http://t.co/W8WPjN5gpG
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Retweeted Ian Bond (@CER_IanBond):
Good piece on #Russia’s lost leader #Nemtsov fm @AEI Leon Aron on @ForeignPolicy. Why did Yeltsin pick #Putin..