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Headlines from Pravda

I was searching the internet, researching a blog post I had in mind about the Duke Business School cheating scandal, when I stumbled onto the online version of the Russian newspaper Pravda (in English). For those who may not remember, it used to be the mouthpiece of the Communist Party.

Here’s a link to the front page. I have to say I was surprised at what I found there. At the time of this writing, the following headlines all appear on the front page:

Sex museums offer a wide variety of quirky exhibits

Attitudes to (sic) adultery vary in many countries of the world

Condoleeza Rice’s sexual worries in the White House

Future technologies may destroy sex

Celebrities who started as cheerleaders

Ten most beautiful Chinese actresses

Sex doll for dogs protects your legs from hump attack

Emergency workers use vaseline to help naked man glued by robbers

Is this what qualifies as news in Russia? Or is this what the Russians think Americans like to read about? If it’s the latter, it worked on me. Forget about Marginal Revolution; my new source of insightful commentary is Pravda.