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- Egypt’s government is letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back into the country.
- The fallow period is over for Russia – after a decade without any top-level women’s figure skaters, it now has more than it can use and one of them, Julia Lipnitskaia, is stealing the show at Sochi.
- Vegas Tenold recounts his journey to Sochi in a Niva, “an automotive version of the Russian soul”.
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