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Russian troops’ balaclavas ‘mostly just tea cosies’

Vladimir Putin is said to be ‘tight-lipped’ today after Western intelligence sources indicated that the Russian build-up of troops in the Crimea has been undermined by logistical difficulties in the ‘hat department’.

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Posted: May 7th, 2014
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Escape to the Continent to get second series, Putin to host

The BBC has commissioned a second series of the popular relocation show based on ‘Escape to the Country’ with the twist that participants move into someone else’s country.

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Posted: Apr 8th, 2014
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Incredulity as Chelsea’s assets ‘still not frozen’

News that the list of 21 prominent Russians and Ukrainians to have their Western assets frozen in response to Russia’s blatant seizure of Crimea does not include Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich have been greeted with incredulity by some of the 60 million or so Britons who really hate Chelsea.

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Posted: Mar 21st, 2014
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‘There are no Russian speakers here’ insists Alaska

The US state of Alaska, which was formerly owned by Russia, has confirmed that there are no remaining Russian speakers within the territory and if there do turn out to be a handful of them they ‘certainly don’t need protecting by Mr Putin, thank you very much’.

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Posted: Mar 19th, 2014
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Huge statue of Putin erected in Simferopol

Within minutes of Crimea formally becoming part of the Russian Federation, a gigantic bronze statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared in parliament square in the Crimean administrative capital.

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Posted: Mar 18th, 2014
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