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BEIJING — Virile, canny and possessed with a boundless appetite for red meat, Kuzya, a 23-month-old Siberian tiger, would seem the perfect mascot for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who had a personal hand in reintroducing Kuzya to the wild in the Russian Far East in May.
It turns out that Kuzya, like Mr. Putin, has territorial ambitions, which this week drew him across the frigid Amur River that separates Russia and China. His arrival set off a diplomatic incident of sorts when it became clear that “President Putin’s tiger,” as one Russian newspaper put it, was facing possible peril on the Chinese side of the border.
On Friday, wildlife officials in China’s far northeast were scrambling to ascertain Kuzya’s whereabouts after his Russian minders, tracking him by radio transmitter, expressed concern that he could end up in the hands of poachers — not an unlikely outcome given the steep price a rare Siberian tiger can fetch on the Chinese black market.

Putin’s Tiger Swims to China (via NYT)

BEIJING — Virile, canny and possessed with a boundless appetite for red meat, Kuzya, a 23-month-old Siberian tiger, would seem the perfect mascot for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who had a personal hand in reintroducing Kuzya to the wild in the Russian Far East in May.

It turns out that Kuzya, like Mr. Putin, has territorial ambitions, which this week drew him across the frigid Amur River that separates Russia and China. His arrival set off a diplomatic incident of sorts when it became clear that “President Putin’s tiger,” as one Russian newspaper put it, was facing possible peril on the Chinese side of the border.

On Friday, wildlife officials in China’s far northeast were scrambling to ascertain Kuzya’s whereabouts after his Russian minders, tracking him by radio transmitter, expressed concern that he could end up in the hands of poachers — not an unlikely outcome given the steep price a rare Siberian tiger can fetch on the Chinese black market.

Putin’s Tiger Swims to China (via NYT)


Horror visualized in a single frame: The body of a passenger on a road after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine.   (Photo by Jerome Sessini/Magnum )

Horror visualized in a single frame: The body of a passenger on a road after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo by Jerome Sessini/Magnum )


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UKRAINE, Shaktarsk : A man walks, on July 17, 2014, amongst the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. The Malaysian airliner was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile Thursday but it was unclear who fired the weapon, US officials told AFP. Intelligence analysts are reviewing data to determine whether the weapon was launched by pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine, Russian troops across the border or Ukrainian government forces, said two US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY

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UKRAINE, Shaktarsk : A man walks, on July 17, 2014, amongst the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. The Malaysian airliner was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile Thursday but it was unclear who fired the weapon, US officials told AFP. Intelligence analysts are reviewing data to determine whether the weapon was launched by pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine, Russian troops across the border or Ukrainian government forces, said two US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY


A woman stands with placard reading ‘Putin murderer’ during commemoration of the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane accident in eastern Ukraine near the Netherlands embassy in Kiev, Ukraine (Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA via Yahoo News)

A woman stands with placard reading ‘Putin murderer’ during commemoration of the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane accident in eastern Ukraine near the Netherlands embassy in Kiev, Ukraine (Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA via Yahoo News)



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