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EDITORIAL: Три четверти россиян хотели бы покинуть Россию


Три четверти россиян хотели бы покинуть Россию

You read that right:  “Three-quarters of all Russians would like to leave Russia.”

That’s according to a poll commissioned by the Russian version of Monster.com, namely Superjob.ru, as reported by Vedemosti (Russian-language link) the Russian version of the Wall Street Journal.  Another confirming poll by rival firm HeadHunter shows the same figure, three-quarters of all Russians, would prefer to work abroad.

Of course, that’s if they had the chance.

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Russia is living in a world all its own

An op-ed in the Jerusalem Post:

Speaking of the Georgian military attempt to retake its breakaway region of South Ossetia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, “The world has changed and it occurred to me that August 8 has become for Russia as September 11, 2001 for the United States.” In case anyone begged to differ, he added, “This is an accurate comparison corresponding to Russian realities.”

Though it “occurred” to Medvedev to express this to the world on September 12, more than a month after Russia’s illegal occupation inside Georgia, on August 14, a week after the outbreak of the crisis, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov had already been quoted as saying, “I may remind you – September 11, the reaction was similar.”

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