Russian Imperialism

Russian Empire Coat Of Arms
Russian Empire Coat Of Arms

The Russian government has decided that The British Council is some kind of spy organisations so they’ve closed down it’s offices in Russia.  Maybe they are right. I don’t know.

The excitable Russian on the radio (EROTR) said that the British were treating Russia like a colony and behaving in an imperialist manner. – Yawn, yawn, yawn.

This business of the West behaving in an imperialist manner can be understood with regard to Africa and the Middle East. But Russia?! 

The former Soviet Union? The totalitarian regime that overran half of Europe and then maintained it as a greater Russian Empire?

The regime that arrested people for saying that the U.S.A. had nice big roads. The regime that injected political prisoners with sulfazine – yes I read Solzhenitsyn’s Warning To The West.

And prior to The U.S.S.R, Russia was not a little victim state it was The Russian Empire that took part in The Great Game of rivalry with The British Empire in Central Asia.

Thanks to the Russians for reminding us that TALKING BOLLOCKS is an international pass time.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, not keen on sulfazine
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, not keen on sulfazine
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