A Minuscule Third Estate

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times, Ekho Moskvy radio political talk show host Yulia Latynina bemoans the minuscule size of the third estate in Russia, which forms the core of the grass-roots protest movement. The article argues that because the third estate remains a small minority, the protest movement will continue to lose ground unless a catastrophic global crisis occurs, one that serves as shock therapy, one that will lead not only to a drop in oil prices but also to a rethinking of the world's established ideologies.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012