“The boys and girls who are getting drunk on the sidewalk in the morning, they’re not the marginalized ones.”
What I keep coming back to, however, isn’t the mystery of Estemirova’s death, but that which is most obvious about it.
More than a thousand heavy U.S. battle tanks and other armor unloaded in Kandahar. Why? For any Middle Easterner, these tanks mean only one thing: trouble.
Imagine, for example, a retelling of The Lord of the Rings that portrays, in excruciating detail, how Sam shouts “Me go and see Elves and all! Hooray!” and proceeds to burst into tears.
Young women and men in the former Soviet Union are encouraged not to be too clever nowadays – if you want to write, stick to writing for the tabloids. Anything more profound can get you killed.
Although the Chernovetsky/Tymoshenko incident is small when compared with the present energy scandal, it illustrates an important point: the political crisis in Ukraine is having very real repercussions.
Chikatilo was a serial killer. And he was pissed off about Holodomor. Clearly, all of those other people pissed off about the Holodomor are probably closet serial killers as well. Hardy har har!
Before Rukosyla died, she stood up to the men that surrounded her. She displayed anger, and I suspect that this was the last straw.
Poker-faced Soviet villains had hot side-kicks. Hollywood loved them.
“Red Dawn” is the ultimate ‘what if?’ movie.