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Poetry Smackdown

Author: Dmitry Bykov
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov

May/June 2016
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Page 64   ( 1 pages)

Summary: Maria Zakharova, Russia’s foreign ministry spokesperson, staged a poetry slam of sorts with writer Dmitry Bykov after he published a lyrical comment about the initiative announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu: to launch a national soccer league. This poetic exchange, however, is more about Zakharova’s verbal style than the substance of the matter.

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