Tag: Privatization

Russian Trains Currently Travel At Roughly The Same Speed They Did in Tsarist Times

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 4 – Russian trains now travel at “almost the same average speed” they did in the middle of the 19th century, and Russian Rail remains a Soviet-style monopoly for all the talk about innovations over the last 15 years, according to a new study which points to these shortcomings as a major reason […]

Homo Crimeacus a Doomed Effort to Restore Homo Sovieticus, Pastukhov Says

September 2, 2014

Staunton, September 2 – With the Crimean Anschluss, a new “cultural type” has emerged, “Homo Crimeacus,” people who think “fundamentally differently than “’post-communist’ Russians” and who are pursuing a doomed effort to restore the “Homo Sovieticus” of the late USSR, according to Vladimir Pastukhov. In an essay posted on Polit.ru today, the St. Antony’s scholar […]