Wednesday, May 15, 2019


A land plagued with endless drama and delusions.


The Anti-Gnostic said...

It's the only good argument I've ever heard for Empire: bringing the benefits of trade and civil society to otherwise corrupt, tribal backwaters.

Not that Russia isn't corrupt but I'm told firsthand Ukraine is a whole other level.

BorisJojicj said...

Ukraine joined with Russia in the 1600' s precisely because of Orthodoxy. Ukrainian Cossacks had sometimes fought with the Poles against the Russians and Turks. At other times, they fought with the Turks against the Russians and Poles. Since neither the Turks nor the Poles respected the Orthodox faith, Russia was the logical choice.