Definitely not a weakness move.
So museums are outside of your parameters?
Yep. They were moved there to reduce the chances of being freed by sympathizers, and then while there the decision was made to liquidate them.
I'm not writing off the entire people either.
I'm really not. I was hoping to get an answer from the tankie OP, but of course no answer there.
Suddenly the WSJ will be a bastion of wokeness.
Well, Tramps is taking the spotlight away from Pooty .
I'm more in the 'what have you done for me lately' camp...Like all counties they've certainly had their contributions...But currently? not so much...The US, Latin America, Japan, Europe...they all have global cultural contributions, Russia not so much...Plenty internally no doubt, by definition, but per exports..meh
You make a good point. Culturally, Russia is cruising on the fumes of history. Perhaps they burned so brilliantly they just burned out. Solzhenitsyn had a brief moment in the sun - perhaps more for his politics than his writings. We'll have to see how they age. Nabokov turned rather sour over time.
Yeah, I think we're at the point that no journalists should be there, or any Americans.
It's an enemy nation and we need to act like it. The only reason why there's not a direct war is all those 1980's warheads that could be launched.
The movie The Death of Stalin is both hilarious and mostly true.
It stinks that someone can be arrested for doing his job and charged with espionage. Russia really is a failed state.
What American would go to Russia for any reason? Fuck that country of ASSHOLES!
Who cares if that bird cage liner is pissed off?
He was framed!!
I'll wait for the Verdict of History.