August 21, 2014

Hollywood Says Thanks but No Thanks to Russia

Simon Shuster, Time

The Associated Press

Western celebrities were once willing to make public appearances in Russia. With few exceptions, the stars have stopped coming.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Hollywood


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