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LIGNET: Russian Pride on the Rise as Putin Cooks Up a Crisis in Crimea

Image: LIGNET: Russian Pride on the Rise as Putin Cooks Up a Crisis in Crimea Pro-Kremlin activists wave Russian and Soviet naval flags and military ribbons during a rally in central Moscow on March 10, 2014. (Dmitry SerebryakovAFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 03:02 PM

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Russians have glowed with national pride since the successful Sochi Olympic Games, despite constant political repression, low living standards and systemic corruption. Now, President Vladimir Putin’s unapologetic advance into Crimea has turned into a new opportunity to advance Russian nationalism.


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