Focus on Russia

Two hours that shook the world

September 8, 2012
By Michael Yokhin
Ten Days that Shook the World is the title of the famous Soviet film that celebrates the 1917 October Revolution. It took roughly two hours to shake the world in the very same city in 2012. A blank shot by the cruiser Aurora signalled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace then; this time, it was a €90 million shot by Gazprom that, according to fans' hopes, starts the assault on the Champions League trophy.

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