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Zany Nights In Georgia

Slate has a fun and revealing piece about nights on the town with Mikheil Saakashvili. Apparently, the Georgian president gave the author of the story a Siberian bear rug, which he had received from Putin. Now that's regifting.

-- Luke Allnutt

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