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According the correspondent of the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, this is how he called it. When Russians are unhappy, they buy a goat, put her in their hallway, leave her there for a few days and sell it again. This makes the Russians happy.

It's partly a bluff, partly a trend, according to the NRC. The international outrage is mounting about this proposal and it is expected that the most damaging restrictions are cut: the goat is sold again.

The trouble is that part of the restrictions are not cut and this would probably be what I learned yesterday from Migeru: outrage creep. Interminably, the rights and laws get chipped away and replaced.

That's the current trend in political Russia; they've discovered a way to abuse the democratic process by overstepping themselves, then retracting, but there's never complete retraction.

That, at least, is how it was reported. I thought it insightful.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Thu Nov 24th, 2005 at 05:49:36 AM EST
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