Now Putin's Sending in the Clowns

As the invasion of Ukraine nears its 11th month, Russian troops' morale could be better, and the coming winter isn't likely to help. Russian military strategists, however, think they've hit upon a solution: singers, musicians, and circus performers. The BBC reports that the country's Defense Ministry on Sunday announced the formation of a pair of "frontline creative brigades," made of such performers who'll be dispatched to the war's front lines to raise soldiers' spirits. (Newser)

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