Jerusalem Report

Cairo's dalliance with Moscow

As America’s stock in Egypt tumbles, the Russians come calling.

A protester in Tahrir Square, Cairo, July 15
Photo by: ASMAA WAGUIH / REUTERS
Tahrir Square is quite possibly the least attractive public space in central Cairo.

Bounded on one side by the Mogamma, the concrete beast that houses the belly of Egypt’s bureaucracy, hemmed in by a building site on another, and smothered with liberal amounts of cracked tarmac in the middle, the focal point of the Arab Spring scarcely lives up to its hallowed reputation.



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