Magazine article Russian Life

Overheard

Magazine article Russian Life

Overheard

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"Anyone who has not walked the trails of Crimea has not experienced patriotism and heroism the way they do in Sevastopol."

Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov, urging Russians to vacation in Crimea (Interfax)

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"We will be paying hundreds of billion of dollars for this turn of events. But I don't think this is critical ... society is willing to pay the price."

Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, on how Western sanctions may impact Russia. (Interfax)

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"If there is nobody to fight alongside you, take up your gun and go it alone. If they kill you--well, we'll all get there some day. But your friends and your sons will not be ashamed of you."

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko On the options of Ukraine's ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, who fled from Kiev to Russia and was effectively deposed. (First Channel, Ukraine)

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"Sanctions could be a positive thing; the way things go, when the roast rooster begins to chirp, even if he's not pecking, that's when we get some discipline around here. …

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