20 March 2014

Video of the day -- happy new year from the President


A reminder that, even as Putin seems to be isolating Russia from the West, another country is opening up.

Today is Nowruz or New Year's Day in the Persian Solar calendar (not to be confused with the Islamic calendar), which remains the official calendar in Iran and Afghanistan despite theocratic regimes.  The new year, as years are currently counted in Iran, is 1393.

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