March 21, 2014

U.S., Russia in Mockery Arms Race

Alex Rogers, Time

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The tit-for-tat battle of sanctions between the United States and Russia this week has been met by a merry-go-round of bravado and mockery.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Crimea


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