Almost one year after the Ukrainian revolution, which took place in February and the ongoing waive of demonstrations across the post-Soviet country, civilians are being killed, according a United Nations report. 1,454 more words
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On Monday morning, the president of the world’s oldest democracy will sit through a Soviet-style celebration at the world’s largest.
Barack Obama, the first US president to attend India’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi, will watch a two-hour-long procession of India’s democratic—and military—traditions, replete with tanks, aerial acrobatics, marching bands, camels, and dancing school children. 626 more words
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to be so bad. I thought that it would be quaint and soviet, but still graceful and artful (like the majestic soviet-era building that houses the national theater with its peeling pale pink walls and chandeliers reflectent in floor-to-ceiling mirrors). 194 more words
In Russia there are enough modern ruins to establish an entire republic of rubble. Altough it has been almost 25 years since the collapse of Soviet Union, the chaos after that and the huge changes in the country during ’90s are the main reasons for desertion of hundreds of industrial complexes, apartment blocks, even entire villages. 986 more words
Insight into the Russian popular mentality has always been difficult for outsiders. Churchill’s famous comment that “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” still exerts considerable influence over people daring to try to fathom what could be going on inside the minds of ordinary people in a country that appears to have achieved a significant amount culturally, scientifically and otherwise over the centuries, but which is overall still a fairly brutal and ghastly place. 1,929 more words