The wreckage of socialism
What is happening right now is the sad continuation of what Svetlana Alexievich describes in her book Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. The book is a great declaration of love to the Russian people, a monument not just to its suffering, but its courage too. I'm still deeply affected by what I read and still stunned by the subjection it has endured, which has continued for generations.
I recommend the book to all those who would like to get a feeling for the fate of this great country and its people.
Hubert von Goisern