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Wasted energy: Putin’s plan to freeze Europe has failed

Putin’s plan to freeze Europe has failed

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

The Kremlin propaganda channel RT recently produced a festive video message for its overseas audiences. Somewhere in ‘Europe, Christmas 2021’ a happy family gathers in a cosy, Ikea-furnished house. A young girl cradles her present: an adorable hamster. Fast forward to Christmas 2022: the family huddles, freezing, under a blanket in a room illuminated only by the feeble glow of fairy lights powered by a tiny generator hooked up to the hamster’s exercise wheel.

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