Understanding Russia by Georgy Dolin
Approx. 37,160 words.
Published on March 5, 2012 by
Among all the disappointments of the last decades one of the strongest is a sense of bitterness from the awareness of the absurdity of Russian reality.
How did it happen that the present state of our country (as indeed, throughout the most of our history) is so incongruous with it's powerful potential?