EDITORIAL: Postcards from the Russian Wasteland

EDITORIAL

Postcards from the Russian Wasteland

In a recent survey by HSBC Bank of 26 countries, Russia ranked #24 as the third-worst place on the planet for expat corporate workers to take up service.  Emigrate.co.uk reports:

Russia came stone cold last in terms of enrolling children at a new school and establishing finances. Its healthcare system was ranked 25th and commuting experience at 23rd, with an overall placing of 24th out of the 26 countries surveyed. The ranking was also hampered by poor scores in utility set-up (25th) and ease of finding an apartment (23rd). Russia did manage to beat out India and Qatar which came 25th and 26th respectively. The poll was topped by Canada, Australia and Thailand.

Ouch.  And the expat community brutally condemned every aspect of Russian life even though they have the highest per capita earnings of all the surveyed countries!  Just imagine what they would have said if that weren’t the case.

Time after time in Russia, international ratings reveal the country to be a crude, backwards third-world state, unworthy of comparison to even the least of the civilized nations of the West.   Instead of demanding reform, all Russians can ever do when faced with these undeniable facts is to deny them, in the Soviet manner, heedlessly indifferent to how ridiculous they may look doing so in Western eyes.

There is an old joke from Soviet times about an America complaining to a Russian hotel desk clerk about the shockingly poor quality of services on offer.  The clerk responds:  “Yes, but you lynch blacks.”  The irony is intense.   Not only is Russia still practicing this suicidal refusal to reform, but these days Russia lynches far more blacks than America does, and it is ignoring that problem too.

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3 responses to “EDITORIAL: Postcards from the Russian Wasteland

  1. America is putting Blacks in the white house, and in board rooms. America has reformed. Russia still offers poor service.

    • I don’t think putting blacks in the Russian white house or on company boards will do anything to improve customer service in Russia. Corruption is even worse in African countries than Russia. America has reformed to what? America is bankrupt, disliked Internationally, social and racist toilet. Whites in the USA are persecuted by black and hispanic gangs, Obamacare gives health access to illegals, multiculturalism and globalisation have destoyed America. In fact comparing America with Russia……Russia looks great. On the other hand America is weak and bankrupt.

      • “I don’t think putting blacks in the Russian white house or on company boards will do anything to improve customer service in Russia”

        No, at least not independently, but it will put to rest one of the more aggrivating and frankly illogical aspects of Russian rascism that has cropped up frequently, and it might well occur on the road to other reforms.

        “Corruption is even worse in African countries than Russia. ”

        Not always, and in any event, that is hardly something to be proud of necesarily. It is like saying that you are better at walking than the invalid on the wheelchair. You might be Usain Bolt, but you also might also be someone on cruches who falls more than he walks.

        “Whites in the USA are persecuted by black and hispanic gangs”

        Sad but unavoidable. And that can be remedied with stricter enforcement, one major flaw the US has to eliminate, but on the record of “ethnic persecution” I can safely say Russia is far worse.

        “Obamacare gives health access to illegals”

        Agreed, and that must be stopped.

        “multiculturalism and globalisation have destoyed America.”

        Multiculturalism? Maybe. Globalisation? Not really. Malaise and the failure to step up to the plate is what has caused us to suffer in the digital era. And if that could be fixed, globalisation could be quite good for the US.

        “In fact comparing America with Russia……Russia looks great.”

        Have you EVER been to Russia?

        ” On the other hand America is weak and bankrupt.”

        Perhaps, but Russia is even weaker and more bankrupt.

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