Initially a distant story of bombs and American blood, the Boston Marathon bombings came home to Russians recently. The RuNet had been following the investigation into the attacks with great interest, even before the news that the two suspects turned out to be ethnic Chechens. Now that Russia is directly involved, passions run hot.
Editor’s Note: This story ran on Global Voices on April 19th.
Russians can already relate to urban terrorism, but this connection to a formerly separatist republic with a history of violent extremism was destined to appeal to many preexisting narratives. It doesn’t particularly matter that the two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, are probably not purely Chechen or Russian in any real sense — they apparently grew up in Kyrgyzstan, and briefly went to school in Dagestan (another North Caucasian republic), before moving to the United States, where they spent more than a decade. Their ethnicity links them to a number of memes that can be exploited by all parties involved in Russia’s political discourse — be they liberal, nationalist, or pro-Kremlin.
Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov (whose father, the former Chechen President Akhmat Kadyrov, was killed in a terrorist attack), for example, was quick to distance himself from the Tsarnaevs, Instagramming  [ru]:
Ð›ÑŽÐ±Ñ‹Ðµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð¿Ñ‹Ñ‚ÐºÐ¸ Ð¿Ñ€Ð¾Ð²ÐµÑÑ‚Ð¸ ÑÐ²ÑÐ·ÑŒ Ð¼ÐµÐ¶Ð´Ñƒ Ð§ÐµÑ‡Ð½ÐµÐ¹ Ð¸ Ð¦Ð°Ñ€Ð½Ð°ÐµÐ²Ñ‹Ð¼Ð¸, ÐµÑÐ»Ð¸ Ð¾Ð½Ð¸ Ð¸ Ð²Ð¸Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ð°Ñ‚Ñ‹, Ñ‚Ñ‰ÐµÑ‚Ð½Ñ‹. ÐžÐ½Ð¸ Ð²Ñ‹Ñ€Ð¾ÑÐ»Ð¸ Ð² Ð¡Ð¨Ð, Ð¸Ñ… Ð²Ð·Ð³Ð»ÑÐ´Ñ‹ Ð¸ ÑƒÐ±ÐµÐ¶Ð´ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ñ Ñ„Ð¾Ñ€Ð¼Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð²Ð°Ð»Ð¸ÑÑŒ Ñ‚Ð°Ð¼. ÐÑƒÐ¶Ð½Ð¾ ÐºÐ¾Ñ€Ð½Ð¸ Ð·Ð»Ð° Ð¸ÑÐºÐ°Ñ‚ÑŒ Ð² ÐÐ¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐµ. Ð¡ Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ñ€Ð¾Ñ€Ð¸Ð·Ð¼Ð¾Ð¼ Ð½ÑƒÐ¶Ð½Ð¾ Ð²ÑÐµÐ¼ Ð¼Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð¼ Ð±Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾Ñ‚ÑŒÑÑ. ÐÑ‚Ð¾ Ð¼Ñ‹ Ð·Ð½Ð°ÐµÐ¼ Ð»ÑƒÑ‡ÑˆÐµ, Ñ‡ÐµÐ¼ ÐºÑ‚Ð¾-Ð»Ð¸Ð±Ð¾.
Any attempts to link Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs, even if they are guilty, are futile. They grew up in the USA, their view and convictions were formed there. We should look for the root of this evil in America. The entire world should fight terrorism. We know this better than anyone.
Kadyrov was referring in part to his own success in combating homegrown terrorism in Chechnya.
In a similar vein, but without citing the Tsarnaevs’ American upbringing, Aram Gabrelyanov (the pro-government editor of the tabloid ”Life”) blamed [ru] America’s supposed support of Chechen separatism:
ÐžÐ±Ñ‹Ñ‡Ð½Ð¾Ðµ Ð´ÐµÐ»Ð¾ Ð´Ð»Ñ Ð°Ð¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð½Ñ†ÐµÐ²- ÑÐ½Ð°Ñ‡Ð°Ð»Ð° Ð²ÐµÑ€Ð±ÑƒÑŽÑ‚, Ð¿ÐµÑÑ‚ÑƒÑŽÑ‚ , Ð¾Ð¿ÐµÐºÐ°ÑŽÑ‚ ÑÐ²Ð¾Ð¸Ñ… Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ñ€Ð¾Ñ€Ð¸ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ð². ÐŸÐ¾Ñ‚Ð¾Ð¼ Ð¾Ð½Ð¸ Ð²Ñ‹Ñ…Ð¾Ð´ÑÑ‚ Ñƒ Ð½Ð¸Ñ… Ð¸Ð· Ð¿Ð¾Ð´ ÐºÐ¾Ð½Ñ‚Ñ€Ð¾Ð»Ñ.
Usual business for the Americans – first they recruit, nurture, care for their terrorists. Then they lose control over them.
The liberals also looked to the past, but from a different angle. Journalist Oleg Kozyrev argued that it was Russia’s wars to pacify Chechnya that were ultimately responsible for radicalizing the brothers. Kozyrev tweeted  [ru]:
ÐÑƒ Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð¼Ñ‹ ÐºÐ°Ðº Ð´ÐµÑ‚Ð¸ “Ñ‚ÑƒÑ€ÐµÑ†ÐºÐ¸Ðµ Ð³Ñ€Ð°Ð¶Ð´Ð°Ð½Ðµ”, “Ð¶Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ Ð² ÐšÐ¸Ñ€Ð³Ð¸Ð·Ð¸Ð¸” Ð¸ Ñ‚.Ð¿. Ð¯ÑÐ½Ð¾ Ð¶Ðµ Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð¸ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð¸Ñ Ñ‚Ð°Ðº Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ Ð¸Ð½Ð°Ñ‡Ðµ ÐºÐ¾Ñ€Ð½ÑÐ¼Ð¸ ÑƒÑ…Ð¾Ð´Ð¸Ñ‚ Ð² Ð½Ð°ÑˆÑƒ Ð²Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ñƒ
We are like children, [entertaining excuses that the brothers are] “Turkish citizens,” [that they] “lived in Kyrgyzstan,” and so on. It’s clear that this story has its roots in our [Russian-Chechen] war
Echo Moskvy’s Vladimir Varfolomeev also claimed Russian responsibility  [ru]:
ÐŸÑ€Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ñ‚Ðµ, Ð°Ð¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð½Ñ†Ñ‹, Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð¼Ñ‹ Ñ‚ÑƒÑ‚ Ð²Ñ‹Ñ€Ð°ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ Ð¸ Ð¾Ñ‚Ð¿Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ Ðº Ð²Ð°Ð¼ Ñ‚ÐµÑ…, ÐºÑ‚Ð¾, ÑÑƒÐ´Ñ Ð¿Ð¾ Ð²ÑÐµÐ¼Ñƒ, Ð¾ÐºÐ°Ð·Ð°Ð»ÑÑ Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ñ€Ð¾Ñ€Ð¸ÑÑ‚Ð°Ð¼Ð¸. Ð‘Ñ‹Ð»Ð¾ Ð±Ñ‹ Ð½ÐµÑ‡ÐµÑÑ‚Ð½Ð¾, ÑÑ‚Ñ‹Ð´Ð»Ð¸Ð²Ð¾ Ð¾Ñ‚ÐºÑ€ÐµÑ‰Ð¸Ð²Ð°ÑÑÑŒ, Ð½Ð°Ð·Ñ‹Ð²Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒ Ð¸Ñ… Ð¿Ñ€Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð¾ ÐºÐ°Ð²ÐºÐ°Ð·Ñ†Ð°Ð¼Ð¸. ÐžÐ½Ð¸ Ð½Ð°ÑˆÐ¸, Ñ€Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸Ð¹ÑÐºÐ¸Ðµ.
We are sorry, Americans, that we raised and sent you those, who look to have turned out to be terrorists. It would be unfair to bashfully disown them and call them simply denizens of the Caucasus. They are ours, Russian.
According to some, however, Chechnya is at this point so autonomous that it might as well not be Russia any longer. Journalist Natalia Oss wrote [ru] in response to a similar soul-searching Facebook post:
ÐŸÑ€Ð¾Ð±Ð»ÐµÐ¼Ð° Ð² Ñ‚Ð¾Ð¼, Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð¿Ð°ÑÐ¿Ð¾Ñ€Ñ‚ Ñ€Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸Ð¹ÑÐºÐ¸Ð¹ Ð² Ð´Ð°Ð½Ð½Ð¾Ð¼ ÑÐ»ÑƒÑ‡Ð°Ðµ – Ñ‡Ð¸ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ Ñ„Ð¾Ñ€Ð¼Ð°Ð»ÑŒÐ½Ð¾ÑÑ‚ÑŒ. Ð§ÐµÑ‡Ð½Ñ Ð´Ðµ-Ñ„Ð°ÐºÑ‚Ð¾ – Ð½Ðµ Ð Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸Ñ
The problem is that a Russian passport in this case is a pure formality. Chechnya is de facto not Russia
Some went beyond taking collective responsibility and wondered about the direct involvement of the Kremlin’s “bloody regime,” exploiting the meme of FSB-sponsored domestic terrorism. For example, one Facebook user mused  [ru]:
Ð£ Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ ÑÑ€Ð°Ð·Ñƒ Ð°ÑÑÐ¾Ñ†Ð¸Ð°Ñ†Ð¸Ð¸ Ñ Ð´ÐµÐ»Ð¾Ð¼ ÐÐ°Ð²Ð°Ð»ÑŒÐ½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð¸ Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ð°ÐºÑ‚Ð¾Ð¼ Ð² Ð‘Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ð½Ðµ ÐºÐ°Ðº Ð¾Ñ‚Ð²Ð¾Ð´ÑÑ‰ÐµÐ¼ Ð²Ð½Ð¸Ð¼Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ðµ Ð·Ð°Ð¿Ð°Ð´Ð½Ñ‹Ñ… Ð¡ÐœÐ˜ Ð¾Ñ‚ Ñ€ÐµÐ¿Ñ€ÐµÑÑÐ¸Ð¹ Ð² Ð Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸Ð¸. ÐŸÐ¾Ð´Ð¾Ð±Ð½Ñ‹Ð¹ Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ð°ÐºÑ‚ Ð²Ñ‹Ð³Ð¾Ð´ÐµÐ½ ÐŸÑƒÑ‚Ð¸Ð½Ñƒ ÑÑ€Ð°Ð·Ñƒ Ð¿Ð¾ Ð¼Ð½Ð¾Ð³Ð¸Ð¼ Ð¿Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‡Ð¸Ð½Ð°Ð¼. ÐÐµ Ð¸ÑÐºÐ»ÑŽÑ‡Ð°ÑŽ, Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð·Ð° ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð¼ Ð²Ð·Ñ€Ñ‹Ð²Ð¾Ð¼ ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ð¸Ñ‚ Ð¤Ð¡Ð‘ Ð Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸Ð¸.
I immediately linked the Navalny case and the Boston act of terror as something to distract western mass media from repressions in Russia. Such a terrorist act is advantageous for Putin for several reasons. I don’t exclude the possibility that the FSB is behind the explosion.
Curiously, some people were talking about the potential of Russian involvement even before the news about the Tasarnaevs. Carnegie Center’s Aleksey Malashenko pointed out  [ru] back on April 16:
ÐžÐ±Ñ€Ð°Ñ‚Ð¸Ñ‚Ðµ Ð²Ð½Ð¸Ð¼Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ðµ: Ð²Ð·Ñ€Ñ‹Ð² Ð±Ñ‹Ð» Ð´Ð²Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð¾Ð¹, Ñ‚Ð¾ ÐµÑÑ‚ÑŒ, «ÐºÐ°Ð²ÐºÐ°Ð·ÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»Ñ» — Ð¼Ñ‹ Ñ‚Ð°ÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð½Ð°ÑÐ¼Ð¾Ñ‚Ñ€ÐµÐ»Ð¸ÑÑŒ Ð¸ Ð² Ð”Ð°Ð³ÐµÑÑ‚Ð°Ð½Ðµ, Ð¸ Ð² Ð˜Ð½Ð³ÑƒÑˆÐµÑ‚Ð¸Ð¸, Ð´Ð° Ð¸ Ð½Ðµ Ñ‚Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÐºÐ¾ Ñ‚Ð°Ð¼.
Note that it was a double explosion, that is, in the “Caucasian style” — we’ve seen plenty of this in Dagestan and Ingushetia, and not only there.
At around the same time, conspiracy-enthusiast Igor Borisov tweeted  with typical excitement [ru]:
Ð’Ð·Ñ€Ñ‹Ð²Ñ‹ Ð² Ð‘Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ð½Ðµ: Ñ‚Ñ€Ð¾Ðµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð³Ð¸Ð±ÑˆÐ¸Ñ…, 144 Ñ€Ð°Ð½ÐµÐ½Ñ‹Ñ… … ÐÑÐ¸Ð¼Ð¼ÐµÑ‚Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‡Ð½Ñ‹Ð¹ Ð¾Ñ‚Ð²ÐµÑ‚ ÐšÑ€ÐµÐ¼Ð»Ñ Ð½Ð° “Ð¡Ð¿Ð¸ÑÐ¾Ðº ÐœÐ°Ð³Ð½Ð¸Ñ‚ÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾”?
Explosions in Boston: three dead, 144 wounded … An asymmetrical response by the Kremlin for the “Magnitsky List”?
Such paranoia dovetails nicely with a more recent Facebook comment  [ru] by Ilya Markman:
13 Ð°Ð¿Ñ€ÐµÐ»Ñ Ð Ð°Ð¼Ð·Ð°Ð½ ÐšÐ°Ð´Ñ‹Ñ€Ð¾Ð² “ÑÐ´Ð°Ñ‘Ñ‚ Ð±Ð¸Ð»ÐµÑ‚ Ð² Ð¡Ð¨Ð Ð¸Ð·-Ð·Ð° ÑÐ¿Ð¸ÑÐºÐ° ÐœÐ°Ð³Ð½Ð¸Ñ‚ÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾”, Ð° Ñ‡ÐµÑ€ÐµÐ· Ñ‚Ñ€Ð¸ Ð´Ð½Ñ Ð´Ð²Ð° Ð¼Ð¾Ð»Ð¾Ð´Ñ‹Ñ… Ñ‡ÐµÑ‡ÐµÐ½Ñ†Ð° Ð²Ð·Ñ€Ñ‹Ð²Ð°ÑŽÑ‚ Ð‘Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ð½ÑÐºÐ¸Ð¹ Ð¼Ð°Ñ€Ð°Ñ„Ð¾Ð½.
On April 13 Ramzan Kadyrov “returns his ticket to the USA because of the Magnitsky list,” and in three days two young Chechens explode the Boston marathon.
More mainstream RuNet users in nationalist circles also took stabs at appropriating the tragedy. While Russian nationalists generally dislike all people from the North Caucasus, their “aversion” to Chechens is particularly virulent, which is perhaps why many nationalists reacted with glee upon learning of Chechen involvement in the Boston bombing. For example, one Twitter user ironically alluded [ru] to Putin’s policy of “appeasing” the Chechens with supposedly lavish subsidies:
ÐÐ¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð½Ñ†Ñ‹ Ñ‚Ð°ÐºÐ¸Ðµ Ñ‚ÑƒÐ¿Ñ‹Ðµ, Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð»Ð¾Ð²ÑÑ‚ Ñ‡ÐµÑ‡ÐµÐ½Ñ†Ð° Ð±Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÑˆÐ¸Ð¼Ð¸ ÑÐ¸Ð»Ð°Ð¼Ð¸. ÐÐµ Ð¿Ñ€Ð¾Ñ‰Ðµ Ð»Ð¸ Ñ€Ð°Ð·Ð´Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒ ÐµÐ¼Ñƒ Ð¸ ÐµÐ³Ð¾ Ð´Ñ€ÑƒÐ·ÑŒÑÐ¼ Ð·Ð¾Ð»Ð¾Ñ‚Ñ‹Ñ… ÐºÐ°Ð¹ÐµÐ½Ð¾Ð², Ð¾Ñ€ÑƒÐ¶Ð¸Ñ Ð¸ Ð±Ð¾ÑÑ‚ÑŒÑÑ Ð¸Ñ…?
Americans are so stupid, trying to catch a Chechen with overwhelming forces. Isn’t it easier to give him and his friends golden [Porsche] Cayennes, weapons, and be afraid of them?
The nationalist publication Sputnik&Pogrom also made a cynical joke  [ru], comparing the still-at-large Dzhokhar to the Dagestani MMA fighter Rasul Mirzoev, who recently received a suspended sentence in a manslaughter case, after punching a man who fell to the floor, hit his head, and died (nationalists used the case to claim preferential treatment for minorities in Russian courts):
Ð¤Ð‘Ð ÑƒÐ¶Ðµ Ð·Ð°ÑÐ²Ð¸Ð»Ð¾, Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð·Ð° Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ð°ÐºÑ‚ Ð² Ð‘Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ð½Ðµ Ð”Ð¶Ð¾Ñ…Ð°Ñ€Ñƒ Ð¦Ð°Ñ€Ð½Ð°ÐµÐ²Ñƒ Ð³Ñ€Ð¾Ð·Ð¸Ñ‚ 2 Ð³Ð¾Ð´Ð° Ð¾Ð³Ñ€Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ñ‡ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ñ ÑÐ²Ð¾Ð±Ð¾Ð´Ñ‹ Ð¼Ð°ÐºÑÐ¸Ð¼ÑƒÐ¼. ÐÐºÑÐ¿ÐµÑ€Ñ‚Ð¸Ð·Ð° Ð¿Ð¾ÐºÐ°Ð·Ð°Ð»Ð°, Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð°Ð¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð½Ñ†Ñ‹ Ð¾ÑÐºÐ¾Ñ€Ð±Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ Ð´ÐµÐ²ÑƒÑˆÐºÑƒ Ð”Ð¶Ð¾Ñ…Ð°Ñ€Ð° Ð¸ ÐµÐ³Ð¾ Ñ€ÐµÐ°ÐºÑ†Ð¸Ñ Ð±Ñ‹Ð»Ð° ÑÐ¿Ñ€Ð°Ð²ÐµÐ´Ð»Ð¸Ð²Ð¾Ð¹, Ð¾Ð½ Ð²ÑÐµÐ³Ð¾ Ð»Ð¸ÑˆÑŒ Ð½Ð°Ð¶Ð°Ð» Ð½Ð° ÐºÐ½Ð¾Ð¿ÐºÑƒ Ð´ÐµÑ‚Ð¾Ð½Ð°Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð°, Ð° Ð±Ð¾Ð¼Ð±Ñ‹ Ð²Ð·Ð¾Ñ€Ð²Ð°Ð» ÑÐ»ÐµÐºÑ‚Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‡ÐµÑÐºÐ¸Ð¹ Ñ€Ð°Ð·Ñ€ÑÐ´!
The FBI already announced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is faced with 2 years maximum jail time for the act of terror in Boston. Experts have shown that the Americans insulted Dzhokhar’s girl and his reaction was justified, he only pushed the detonator button, the bombs were exploded by an electrical charge!
Sputnik&Pogrom also tweeted  [ru], probably hinting at the American habit of invading countries and remaking them:
ÐÑ‚Ð¾Ñ‚ Ñ‚Ð²Ð¸Ñ‚ Ð¿Ð¾ÑÐ²ÑÑ‰ÐµÐ½ Ð¿Ð°Ð¼ÑÑ‚Ð¸ Ð§ÐµÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑÐºÐ¾Ð¹ Ñ€ÐµÑÐ¿ÑƒÐ±Ð»Ð¸ÐºÐ¸. Ð§ÐµÑ‡ÐµÐ½Ñ†Ñ‹, Ð²Ñ‹ Ð½Ð°Ð²ÑÐµÐ³Ð´Ð° Ð¾ÑÑ‚Ð°Ð½ÐµÑ‚ÐµÑÑŒ Ð² Ð½Ð°ÑˆÐ¸Ñ… ÑÐµÑ€Ð´Ñ†Ð°Ñ…, ÐºÐ°ÐºÐ¾Ð¹ Ð½Ð°Ñ€Ð¾Ð´ Ð±Ñ‹Ð», ÐºÐ°ÐºÐ¾Ð¹ Ð½Ð°Ñ€Ð¾Ð´…
This tweet is dedicated to the memory of the Chechen Republic. Chechens, you will always be in our hearts, what a people you were, what a people…
Of course, the real gems of nationalist rhetoric are on Dzhokhar’s sparse profile  [ru] on the Russian language social network VKontakte. (He appears to have published only two posts on his wall, in addition to updating his profile picture.) Of the thousands of comments now left on the page, most are racist in nature. For example  [ru]:
Ð¡ÐšÐžÐ Ðž ÐÐœÐ•Ð Ð˜ÐšÐ Ð¡Ð‘Ð ÐžÐ¡Ð˜Ð¢ ÐÐ•Ð¡ÐšÐžÐ›Ð¬ÐšÐž Ð¢ÐžÐÐ Ð”Ð•ÐœÐžÐšÐ ÐÐ¢Ð˜Ð˜ ÐÐ Ð¢Ð’ÐžÐ™ ÐÐ£Ð›, Ð“Ð Ð¯Ð—ÐÐ«Ð™ ÐžÐ’Ð¦Ð•ÐÐ‘. Ð Ð£Ð¡Ð¡ÐšÐ˜Ð• Ð’ÐŸÐ•Ð ÐÐ”!
SOON AMERICA WILL DROP SEVERAL TONS OF DEMOCRACY ON YOUR AUL [village], DIRTY SHEEPF*CKER. RUSSIANS FORWARD! [the last bit is a typical nationalist slogan]
and  [ru]:
Ð¢Ñ‹ Ð·Ð°Ñ‡ÐµÐ¼ ÐÐ¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÑƒ Ð²Ð·Ñ€Ñ‹Ð²Ð°ÐµÑˆÑŒ, Ð³Ð½Ð¸Ð´Ð° Ñ‡ÐµÑ€Ð½Ð¾Ð¶Ð¾Ð¿Ð°Ñ?
Why are you exploding America, you black-assed louse?
In the end, however, most Russians are probably concerned with the practical implications of Chechen (and thus Russian) involvement in the case. What are these implications? One Russian Twitter user ventures a guess  [ru]:
Ð¡ÐµÐ¹Ñ‡Ð°Ñ Ð²Ð¾Ð¾Ð±Ñ‰Ðµ Ñ…Ñ€ÐµÐ½ ÐºÑ‚Ð¾ Ð°Ð¼ÐµÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð½ÑÐºÑƒÑŽ Ð²Ð¸Ð·Ñƒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð»ÑƒÑ‡Ð¸Ñ‚. Ð˜ Ñ‚Ð°Ðº Ð¿Ð»Ð¾Ñ…Ð¾ Ð´Ð°Ð²Ð°Ð»Ð¸ Ð¿Ð¾ÑÐ»ÐµÐ´Ð½Ð¸Ðµ Ð¼ÐµÑÑÑ†Ñ‹(
Now who the hell knows who’ll get an American visa. They’ve not been lavish with them already during the last months 🙁
Article printed from Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org
Written by Andrey Tselikov On 19 April 2013
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