Time for change in Russia too?
03 January, 2012
Time for change in Russia too?

To be or never to be again – that is the most crucial question one can ask a dreamer about a bottoms-up vibrant democracy in Russia. The generous and genetically-patient Russian people have finally come to believe that enough is enough. They started moving (slowly though) towards the boiling point. And if they are destined to ever arrive there (Cross your fingers!) the presumable metamorphosis may change the world. It is so unbelievably funny that the nation which has given the

mankind the geniuses like Dostoevsky, Pavlov, Tchaikovsky, Pushkin, Rachmaninoff, Mendeleyev, Kandinsky, Diaghilev and innumerable others wants to bow down before a trivial commie-like leader, incidentally put on a governmental pedestal by ludicrous vicissitudes of political life in Russia. I will never believe that nothing seriously political is brewing in the depths of this rich and fertile land of beauty and love. Russia must be pregnant with a new revolution – modern, peaceful, bloodless, intelligent, fair and loyal to its future. Where is that long-run and deeply-set sense of tolerance towards the evil-makers come from? What is a regular Russian citizen afraid of so badly? The world is getting tired of shrugging shoulders at Russia’s political behavior inside and out of the country. The world is probably laughing at what the governments have been doing to the Russian people throughout centuries, and they have tolerated crap for extensive periods of time. Only occasional eruptions of public anger have introduced changes, but as a matter of fact the changes have always been crippled by intolerable attendant circumstances. Why can’t the Russian people make a final radical change towards authentic democracy and factual freedom of thought and speech? Standards of contemporary optimal organization of state are well known to the world. Just grab it and graft it conveniently on the Russian soil once and for all. Why be tolerant to what is wrong and devastating? Do Russians know that the world is afraid of them but the world is also laughing at them hysterically? They probably don’t! Isn’t it high time for the Russian people to bring that vital change about and be done with it? Being different from the rest of the free world no longer makes sense for them. They need to be abreast the rest of the democratically-minded world. Why don’t they know that the ‘Derzhava’ looks ridiculous the way it is today. ‘Derzhava’ needs to be put aside and placed in one of those Russian national museums to let people thoughtfully contemplate their past, and pray that it is dead and gone forever. Isn’t it also funny that America needs change every now and again and Russia doesn’t? The United States is screaming about some change every election time – the Russian Federation does not! Or yes now? Possibly! Let my good old Russians get it finally that nothing is written in stone. You guys can change it if you don’t like it. Just go ahead and do it! Georgia is ready to play your best friend and companion in this good doing of the century!

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