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  1. Crimean Getaway No Picnic for Russians

    Why invade if you can’t enjoy the spoils? That’s what some 130,000 sweaty, angry Russians may have wondered after visiting Crimea, having answered Putin’s call for patriotic tourism. Those unable to score scarce discount plane tickets found that waiting for one of five ferries to and from Russia takes up to 60 hours, resulting in a hazardous — and for one man, fatal — social experiment. The overland route — zig-zagging through Ukrainian army lines — may be gaining some appeal.

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