NEW YORK TIMES: Russia’s Far East a place to be your own “dictator”

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As the New York Times reports,  there’s a place in Russia just for you if you want land and to be away from the hubbub of the big cities.

Like the American West, the Russian Far East has always been a land apart. This is true not only because of its distance from the capital, but also because of its self-image as a haven of relative freedom, a place of exile and a magnet for all manner of dissenters, idealists and oddballs.

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