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December 21, 2010

Fashion of the (War) Times … or: Don’t Get me STARTed

Maybe the Russians are taking the impending passage of START just a little too far. Or, maybe this is simply the logical extension of endless war and the media’s seemingly incurable tendency to aestheticize it. ¬†Whatever the explanation, the prominent Russian news site RIA NOVOSTI offers up a slideshow that might reek of camp, but is actually a legit fashion show of new Russian military uniforms. ¬†If the photo gives me a Village People meets Nurse Ratched meets the Cottontail Ranch vibe, at least it’s nice to see that much red in a quasi-political, post-”shellack” news photo without John Boehner of Mitch McConnell prancing around in it.

Slideshow: New Russian military uniform fashion show

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