In this sense Russia has always differed from the West. Western countries regarded themselves as more developed and generally more advanced, while Russia was seen as backwards, barbaric and foolish. In spite of this negative view of Russia, our approach has proved surprisingly effective over the centuries.Backwards, barbaric and foolish -- and proud of it. It's worked great so far, so why stop now?
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
From Moscow News, this explanation of history:
Posted by William A. Jacobson at 8:10 PM