In earlier essays here this author has noted that Russia can be thought of as a frozen culture that cannot escape its past and therefore is condemned endlessly to repeat it. Allegedly as well, Vladimir Putin is a keen student of Russian history. But if that is the case, rather than learn from that history he apparently is rushing ever faster to embrace its worst and most inhuman aspects. Recent news stories highlight this revenge of Russian history upon the Russian people and the continuing deep-freeze of the culture.
Last week Russia’s government revealed that it is considering using prison …read more
Source: The Interpreter