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Ukraine Scrambles Fighter Jets, Intercepts Airplane Carrying Russian Deputy Premier

 A few short hours ago, a Russian delegation which contained the deputy premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin was flying back from Moldova’s capital Chisinau following his visit to Tiraspol as part of May 9 celebrations, when Ukraine scrambled fighter jets to intercept the Yak-42 carrying the Russian vice premier and forced it to promptly land back

What a Surprise, or: The Curious Case of the Green Men

Paul Greenberg  The curious need not wait till “The Grand Budapest Hotel” comes out as a DVD to watch a between-the-wars farce done in high mitteleurop√ɬ§ische style, complete with comic-opera uniforms, foreign intrigue, transparent guile and enough layers of nostalgia for an imagined past to reduce any plot to some unreal dimension where violence is