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The New Year rings in as Asia and Europe usher out stormy 2022
01/01/2023 04:52 PM | Click to read full article
Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted his New Year’s address to rallying the Russian people behind his troops. Festivities in Moscow were muted, without the usual fireworks on Red Square. “One should not pretend that nothing is happening – our people are dying (in Ukraine),” said 68-year-old Yelena Popova. “A holiday is being celebrated, but there must be limits.” Many Muscovites said they hoped for peace in 2023.