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Theo Merz

Theo Merz

Theo Merz is an AFP correspondent based in Moscow.
Comedian heads to run-off against incumbent for Ukraine presidency
Comedian heads to run-off against incumbent for Ukraine presidency
Comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, leading...
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
In 2015, Eduard Nikitin shared a joke on social media about Russia's bleak future. Three years later he is facing trial on extremism charges over...