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Putin's Unruly Children: A New Generation Aims to Revitalize Russia
Spiegel ^ | 2/9/12 | Anna Skladmann

Posted on 02/10/2012 2:09:27 AM PST by LibWhacker

Russia's young people are growing up with more freedom than ever. Twenty years after the end of communism, the first post-Soviet generation is transforming the country -- whether the once and future president likes it or not.

It's just before dawn at the Kremlin, and Marat Dupri is about to climb a monument to Czar Peter the Great. The 20-year-old with brown, curly hair is wearing a green, plaid jacket and blue gloves to fight the icy wind. He is standing on the bank of the Moskva River, facing the 98-meter (321-foot) colossus of dark, gray steel.

Marat and his three companions sneak past video cameras and guards. They call themselves "roofers," daredevils who climb Moscow's heavily guarded roofs and towers in search of the best views and the biggest thrills. Marat starts climbing the rusty ribs on the back of the monument.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: freedom; putin; revitalize; youth

1 posted on 02/10/2012 2:09:35 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

It must be ten years ago now a FReeper posted a magazine add fo a full auto Colt made M-16 (with bayonet lug) available by mail order. I had to ask myself, “Which country will be freer in ten years? Ours or theirs.”


2 posted on 02/10/2012 2:37:06 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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