Editors’ note: this article has also been published on Stephen Shenfield’s blog. On January 7, 2015, I was watching the TV channel Rossiya-24. They were talking about the terrorist act that had just taken place at the editorial office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. They were broadcasting the first interviews with famous people, who were giving their interpretation of the tragedy and its causes. So who were those people who first explained to Russians what had happened? Jean-Marie Le Pen, former leader of the French National Front, and Natalia Narochnitskaya, a Russian nationalist politician. Na ..
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