Thursday, July 9, 2009

You read it here first

The current issue of the Economist on West-Russia relations:
The sense of defeat and humiliation which the Kremlin attributes to the early 1990s surfaced several years after the Soviet collapse. In late 1991, far from feeling defeated, most Russians (at least 57% of whom had voted for Boris Yeltsin a few months earlier) saw themselves as victors. And nearly 80% of Russians were positive about America. But the briefly outlawed Communist Party and the KGB felt betrayed and humiliated. A decade and a half later, they have managed to project their feelings on to the whole country.
Sound familiar? It happens to be exactly the point JOTMAN.COM contributor Sanjuro had made in this post. Check out Sanjuro's other contributions.

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