Like/Tweet/+1
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

RSS feeds


Yahoo! 
MSN 
AOL 
Netvibes 
Bloglines 


UKRAINE ENGLISH NEWS TWITTER
Social bookmarking

Social bookmarking Digg  Social bookmarking Delicious  Social bookmarking Reddit  Social bookmarking Stumbleupon  Social bookmarking Slashdot  Social bookmarking Furl  Social bookmarking Yahoo  Social bookmarking Google  Social bookmarking Blinklist  Social bookmarking Blogmarks  Social bookmarking Technorati  




Bookmark and share the address of UKRAINE ENGLISH NEWS on your social bookmarking website

December 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Calendar Calendar

Who is online?
In total there are 6 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 6 Guests :: 2 Bots

None

Most users ever online was 229 on Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:03 pm

The Immortal Sovok State

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Immortal Sovok State

Post by Gordon on Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:06 pm

Here is an old article in the NYT from 20 years ago. It is a commentary on a book written by the Marquis de Custine, who visited Russia in 1839.

The conclusions of the Marquis are astonishing for their applicability to today's Russia.

H/T http://romaninukraine.com/

Example:

"The political regime here would not survive 20 years of free communication with Western Europe. Pay no heed to the boasting of Russians; they confuse splendor with elegance, luxury with refinement, policing and fear with the foundations of society. . . . Up to now, as far as civilization is concerned, they have been satisfied with appearances, but if they were ever able to avenge their real inferiority, they would make us pay cruelly for our advantages over them."

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/16/weekinreview/word-for-word-marquis-de-custine-long-ago-look-russia-so-what-else-new.html?pagewanted=all

Gordon

Posts : 14
Join date : 2015-06-09

Back to top Go down

Post by Nelson on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:34 am

Absolutely amazing. Written in 1843... It just smells of Putin today!!
quote

Officially, such brutal tyranny is called respect for unity and love of order; ..

Men stay silent in Russia, but the stones speak, in pitiful accents.

What does surprise me is that among all the voices testifying to the glory of this single man, not one rises above the chorus to speak for humanity against the miracles of autocracy.

You can say of the Russians, both great and small, that they are intoxicated with slavery.

Nelson
Moderator/Editor

Posts : 6613
Join date : 2015-05-29

Back to top Go down

Re: The Immortal Sovok State

Post by Odessite on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:33 am

Great article but the page view was spoilt by the sight of that twat Taras Kuzio, the infamous Tymoshenko worshipper and apologist!

Perhaps the leopard has changed its spots but, having avoided any Kuzio news, reports and his thousands of personal opinions since Tymoshenko regally screwed Ukraine with his 100% backing, you tell me.

Tymoshenko - "gas princess" who made a fortune worth billions of dollars, now hidden, and who now incredulously pleads poverty.

Kuzio - Professor Gasbag

Video on the page:

Sasha Baravik said it correctly

@6:50 — “I don’t care whose job it is . . . if I see the corruption I will scream about it”

Then Taras Kuzio replies like a typical of Canadian coward ......

Odessite
Moderator/Editor

Posts : 102
Join date : 2015-05-21

Back to top Go down

Re: The Immortal Sovok State

Post by Sponsored content Today at 9:04 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum