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Russian barbarians

I thought the Russian ice dancers made their country look uncultured with their shameful faux-"aborigine" costumes. The aborigines of Australia have complained, and I don’t blame them. Why did I watch this? My wife made me, I suspect as payback for the Best Defense Terrorism Film Festival.

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YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images

I thought the Russian ice dancers made their country look uncultured with their shameful faux-"aborigine" costumes. The aborigines of Australia have complained, and I don't blame them.

Why did I watch this? My wife made me, I suspect as payback for the Best Defense Terrorism Film Festival.

I thought the Russian ice dancers made their country look uncultured with their shameful faux-"aborigine" costumes. The aborigines of Australia have complained, and I don’t blame them.

Why did I watch this? My wife made me, I suspect as payback for the Best Defense Terrorism Film Festival.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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