Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:20 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
The writer, a former Moscow correspondent for National Public Radio, wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.
Moderation has never been Russia's strong suit — not in the creation of its imperial capital centuries ago and not now, as it unveils the Winter Olympic Games at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:20 pm.