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This Week’s Dead Drop: December 2

DRY YOUR TEARS: It’s been a tough week – amid a tough year for the mothers of Russian soldiers killed during the Kremlin’s (planned three-day) military adventure in Ukraine.  The Moscow Times reports that a prominent Russian social network known as VKontakte has blocked an ad run by “the Council of Wives and Mothers” because they criticized Vladimir Putin for excluding them from a recent meeting. At the meeting, Putin reportedly told those who were invited that “we share your pain.”  The meeting was scheduled to coincide with Russia’s Mother’s day. Meanwhile, there was a report that some mothers of Russia’s fallen were awarded a set of matching towels following their loss. MAYBE VLAD WILL LISTEN TO THIS MOTHER:  Alina Kabaeva is a former Russian gymnast who is believed to [...]

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