February 19, 2013

A Meteor Reveals the Russian Character

Masha Gessen, Latitude

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There is nothing like a meteor to showcase national character. When one blew up in the sky over Chelyabinsk on Friday morning, the defining traits of Russian citizens emerged for all to see.

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