If Russians are fucked up, it's because of the generations of genocide, internment, and complete fucking brainwashing, not to mention that the parents of today's Russian youth endured their immense nation turning into a 3rd world Superpower nearly overnight. Even Dostoevsky noted (ha) this very same instability over a century before, with swaths of listlessness and alcoholism depicted in Crime and Punishment. It has not been a nice region for a very, very long time.
There's nothing that opens the door to far-right idiocy quite like massive economic collapse. It takes forever to heal.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Last edited by Halcyon+On+On on Jul-18-2014 at 16:12