"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)
Old. I'm 61, and recall going to the basement in grade school for air raid drills. In the basement were canned G.I. foods, and 55 gallon barrels of drinking water.You must be old as hell, because I never had one.
After graduating elementary school, and going to high school, we didn't do those air raid drills any longer. I'm guessing we lived in a more civilized society then.
One goes back in time all the way to middle ages. When Russians took our Orthodox Christianity religion from the Byzantine Empire and used it to either assimilate the rest of the population into Slavs or kill/dislocate them. Best times of their lives really. Cannot blame them for wanting to relive medieval times again and again for it serves their benefits.
Good thing they cannot though. Otherwise people would be dislocated from their native lands in Europe just like Tatars will in Crimea.