Back to Stalin's Soviet Union

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times political analyst Georgy Bovt notes, on the 70th anniversary of the Red Army's victory at the Battle of Stalingrad, that the authorities continue to foster a cult devoted to all things Soviet and recycle musty, worn-out ideas, which serve as the basis for new laws and policies. At the same time, they are preparing a large-scale wave of privatisation that will sell off the remaining assets of the Soviet legacy. It is difficult, he concludes, to find a logical or consistent policy here for the simple reason that one does not exist.

Thursday, February 14, 2013