Nashi

Nashi Pranks Oppositionists

On Tuesday, Nashi pulled off its best prank yet on the hapless Russian opposition.  In the words of Nezavisimaya gazeta, the stunt “will undoubtedly go

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Nashi Spies Unmasked

Perhaps Nashi has found a purpose in Medvedev’s Russia: functioning as an army of provocateurs and spies.  This week, Anna Bukovskaya, a former Nashist, blew

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Wither Nashi?

For those interested in Nashi, I recommend listening to this interview with Dr. Regina Heller from the University of Hamburg Institute for Peace and Research

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A Very Nashi Christmas

Nashi’s been keeping a list.  There’s no need to check it twice.  They know who’s been naughty and nice. In their own version of a

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God’s Army

Here’s a new one.  The Moscow Patriarch announced that it plans to create an “Orthodox People’s Militia” under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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GUM Stuck on Nashi

How does a 20 year old girl from Kostroma with no training in fashion design, start her own line of clothing and open a store

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Deconstructing Nashi

My latest article for the eXile, “Nashi: Is it Really the End?” is now online. Here is an excerpt: This year, there has been much

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Nashi Hits the Runway

Patriotic panties for Putin. That is basically the idea behind Nashi wear designed by model, fashion designer, and commissar Anatonia Shapovalova. Shapovalova’s patriotic fashion line

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