"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Now that The Soviet has collapsed and it is a 2nd tier world power with a gangster capitalism/thugger government hybrid these men seem much more in their element and Roosia is doing better.
Roosia could learn from Peter the Great- when you invite people into your country you set-up a special place for them to live slightly apart from your culture so as not to be 'contaminated' by their outside beliefs. This way you gain the benefit you seek without officially condoning their practices. Catherine the Great's use of special settlements is where we get the term- 'beyond the pale'.
I suppose this is why no one calls him Putin the Great...
Plane ticket to russia - 2000 dollars
Hotel costs for four weeks 4000 dollars
tickets to olympic events 1000 dollars
Spending the rest of your life in a russian Gulag with Pussy Riot because of your personalized rainbow flag visa gold card - Priceless!
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
I can't help but wonder how the Russians plan to test athletes for gayness.