You Can’t Make This Up

I’ve been feverishly packing for the past few days, everyone, hence the lack of blogging. (Believe me, it’s been killing me not to blog. I hope to develop a proper blogging routine once I’ve settled in to my new place in a few weeks.)

Anyway, I read this hilarious blog entry in Russian and I couldn’t not share it with you. Nikolai Starikov, a historian who is very Eurasianist, pro-Russia, and apparently pro-Soviet Union, wrote this in a recent blog entry:

The USSR, despite its many shortcomings, was a more successful system than the capitalist West.

Therefore, western civilization had to destroy the Soviet Union in order to survive in the global competitive struggle.

Don’t believe me? Here’s the original Russian from his blog.

СССР, при многих его недостатках, был более успешной системой, чем капиталистический Запад.

Поэтому западной цивилизации было необходимо разрушить Советский Союз, что бы выжить в глобальной конкурентной борьбе.

I understand being a Russian patriot—there’s nothing wrong with loving your country. I’m just marveling at how someone can honestly believe that the Soviet Union was a better system than capitalism.

I haven’t read the entire article yet, but I hope to. I would translate it, but I am not sure I have time right now.