Thursday, October 17, 2013
The NYT has a photo essay about the sad state of the villages along the highway that runs from St. Petersburg to Moscow, in which the villagers encountered along the way lament their neglect at the hands of the Russian government since the fall of the Soviet Union. But I am perplexed. These are places named things like "Cockroachville" and "Black Dirt." If this is how optimistic their first residents were about these locales, how much could they really have declined since their glory days?
Posted by Miss Self-Important at 6:57 PM