Overview of Russian fuck-ups, one millennium at a time.
Russia never had a Renaissance, a Protestant Reformation, an Enlightenment, or much of an Industrial Revolution until the Soviet Union. Soviet industrialization produced such benefits to humanity as concrete worker housing built without level or plumb bob, the AK-47, MiG fighter jets, and proliferating nukes. (Although the only people the Soviets ever killed with a nuclear device was themselves at Chernobyl, located, perhaps not coincidentally, in what’s now Ukraine, for the time being at least.) [emphasis mine-ETat]
On the wave of admiration for P.J.O’Rourke I almost put DailyBeast on my blogroll – but then looked at other articles there…and at horrible, Windows8-style interface…naaah.
..and don’t forget the check the comments! foaming at the mouth Kremlin bots galore.
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