Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Zdravstvuite, Russian Visitors

How interesting to note from Blogger stats that a number of site visits appear to have originated in Russia. Excuse lack of Cyrillic script, to say nothing of the fact that Hatred, Ridicule & Contempt is not yet available in Russian, but a warm welcome anyway.

It’s a real sign of the changing world. Who would have thought that a former sworn enemy of the West, and follower of a backward discredited political and economic system, would transform into an emerging market and treasure house of valuable resources in such a short space of time, thanks to Gorbachev, Yeltsin and (credit where credit’s due) Putin? It might once have been considered about as likely as German hard rockers The Scorpions securing their greatest worldwide hit with “Wind of Change”, a rock ballad all about their own experience of Russia after the Iron Curtain had rusted away. Or Russian billionaires buying English football clubs. Or heavyweight boxing being dominated by the Klitschko brothers from the Ukraine.

Almost as unlikely, all considered, as print books being challenged for market domination by electronic reading devices.

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