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Going back to read every review from the start; I'm impressed that you've gone back to add hyperlinks to future book reviews where it's warranted.

Fascinatingly, since this review was published, Strelkov himself has been sentenced to a prison term for his harsh criticism of the Russian war effort. This kind of harsh criticism from the nationalist pro-war right seems common, and in the last year we also saw Prigozhin's failed coup get remarkably far before stopping. And yet, despite the biggest nationalists being angry sideline critics, and despite most Russians apparently not being too enthusiastic about the war, and despite both major losses and allegedly low morale in the ranks, the Russian war effort grinds on and even seems close to winning.

Strange country.

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