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Patriotism on the Rise

by Viktor Shenderovich An opinion piece by Viktor Shenderovich MOSCOW, 18 June (Ezhenedel’ny Zhurnal)–At the dawn of each century Russia is at odds with Japan. Following [Russia’s loss in] Tsushima [a battle in the Russo-Japanese war in 1905], infuriated ultra-patriots rampaged through central Moscow attacking people of ‘oriental origin.’ This time there is no Tsushima. […]