A One Sentence History of Russia

As concise as any you’ll hear, from The Scramble for the Arctic by Richard Sale and Eugene Potapov:

“It has suffered slavery under Mongols, developed a sovereign monarchy, and been infected with Communist ideas from which it emerged to find itself in the hands of oligarchs and secret factions.”

2 thoughts on “A One Sentence History of Russia

  1. Hah, well, my home country Slovakia would have something like this: “It has been occupied by many nations, people drank mead & wine, they learnt to make beer from Czechs, it collaborated with Nazis under Tiso, been in many forms of Czechoslovakia, had communism & borders closed for 40 years, joined EU & NATO but is still fighting with corruptions, oligarchs and huge regional differences.” 😛

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