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Via Irish Central:

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has been invited to become Grand Marshal of the 2015 NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade. According to a press release published on its homepage by parade committee, the committee has personally written to the Russian president to invite him to become the parade’s Grand Marshal in 2015. The historic invite will silence longtime critics who say the parade is not inclusive, Dunleavy said. “A Russian citizen has never been selected to become Grand Marshal before, never mind an elected head of state,” A spokesman explained. “This goodwill gesture demonstrates that our parade has never and will never discriminate. Despite our political differences, we can all come together on Fifth Avenue on the one day when everyone is Irish.”

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