June 20, 2014

Russia's New Export: Intellectuals Fleeing Putin

Marc Bennetts, Vocativ

The Associated Press

A growing number of Russia’s best and brightest seem eager to leave their homeland. The reason: Putin.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia


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