Roger L. Simon

Bring Back "Traktoristy" ("The Tractor Drivers")

With a “secret film” about Putin’s love life about to be released, Russia, like Mercury, continues to be in retrograde, heading back to the glory days of Socialist Realism, when actresses like Lyubov Orlova ruled the screen. Should be good for a laugh anyway, though somehow I suspect it won’t be making it to our local theatres any time soon.

MEANWHILE: Guess who is getting nervous about Kyrgyzstan.