Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Final note...

"For of men it may generally be affirmed, that they are thankless, fickle, false, studious to avoid danger, greedy of gain, devoted to you while you are able to confer benefits upon them, and ready, as I said before, while danger is distant, to shed their blood, and sacrifice their property, their lives, and their children for you; but in the hour of need they turn against you."

-Niccolo Machiavelli - "The Prince"

This Blog is now officially closed. I wish Vladimir Putin all the best in his next few months as Russian president. And I hope the next few decades will be less hectic than those fateful first decades of the previous century.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and thanks for writing about Russia. Continue to do so, I know of few other countries with more sphinx-like political systems than Russia. The real expert will notice when the sphinx is bluffing.

All the best!

-nikolay i.


pantxo petate said...

Hopefully this is the one before the last and you will reconsider. If you do not, well, one for the road -на посошок- the stuff you wrote here is really interesting. Salud.

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Anonymous said...

Items on Russia
1. Health care is good. Expand operations. Deep Brain Stimulation, strengthen bones and nervous system
2. Physicists scientists No. 1
3. The pressure is good. See a shit newspaper Aftonbladet
4. Work rules are bad. There are many qualified outside and inside the idiots
5. Media is good
6. The science is bad. 25% of the state budget
7. The army is good
8. Prostitution is appalling. Abolished
9. U-båtsflottan is good. But it would broadcast the en 7 vessels and 4 submarines
10. Kaliningrad to make a major naval base. Nuclear weapons state
11. Law
12. Making Osama bin Laden to the king in Chechnya
13. Making Obama to King Hussein of Iraq. Obama black skull regime.


mybrotherkeeper said...

It's obvious what is going on with Russia. Half the time I try to bring up something that smacks of freedom I read, "This video not available." Now I read that this guy's blog has been discontinued. Is there anything spontaneous or realistic coming from over there that does not have to go through some government filter? What an oppressive government!!