WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 CONTENTS
(1) EDITORIAL: Русский пофигизм
(2) EDITORIAL: On Being “Russian”
(3) Russia Promotes Organized Crime in Ossetia
(4) Русский пофигизм: Ah, the Glories of the Russian Language
(5) Georgia and the Battered Wife Syndrome
(6) Bolton Blasts Neo-Soviet Russia
(7) Blaming the Victim in Georgia
NOTE: Today’s issue offers multiple opportunities for understanding the Russian mind. First, our editorial (#1) and post #4 explore the strange concept of of “Русский пофигизм.” Then, two other items, #5 and #7, do a wonderful job of examining the psychological underpinnings of the need of some cowardly folks to blame the victim where the Georgia-Russia conflict is concerned, and are required reading for those of us who wish to avoid the mistakes of the past. Finally, our second editorial (#2) delves into the hypocritical depths of Russian racism.
NPR radio reports that while the media is around in Georgia, the Russians make a small show of pretending to leave Georgia. When the media leave, they move back.
While the West contemplates what to do about Russia, Russia has started yet another trade war – with Ukraine – as “retaliation” for “disobeying” maskva.
They are threatening an economic impact of “billions” of dollars.
When it comes to government, roosha knows only one thing – brutality. Nothing constructive – just death, destruction, insults, intimidation, threats and Goebbels-like propaganda.
All for the benefit of only a privileged few – Vlad Dracul Putin and his buddies.
In Georgia, you can’t get any Georgian radio or TV stations – only one rooshan channel.
“nyet, nyet, nyet” and death and destruction – that’s roosha.