David Remnick is always good reading when the subject is Russia, and today’s piece for The New Yorker about Russian writer Ulyana Skoibeda is no exception:
It turns out, Skoibeda tells the reader, that the Russian Army and its intelligence services have not collapsed. The country that was once great and powerful is great and powerful once more. “The Soviet Union, like the phoenix, has been reborn,” she writes. “It is not Crimea that has returned. It is we who have returned. Home. To the U.S.S.R.”
Read the whole thing.