Is Russia Dying?


Before anyone accuses me of this, no this is not wishful thinking.  Russian President Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles, but is it a sign of strength or insecurity?

Russia has other problems.  Pollution from old Soviet industries and a major demographic issue.  Their population is dropping in free fall.

Alcohol is a major issue.  The women outlive the men by twenty years.  Will Russia wake up one fine morning and realize Siberia is Chinese?  Don’t know how you would say Lebensraum in Chinese.

Will Russia have to contract, the way the Byzantine Empire did at the end?  Only time will tell.

So what are the spooks haunting Vladimir Putin in the night?

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Is Russia Dying?

  1. Irene says:

    The Russians are the most insecure people in the world. They really can’t think too hard on their own…they tend to need someone, right or wrong, to think for them. Face to face, they are warm and friendly and caring on the whole. But when you realize you are drowning, it is hard to keep your head or face above the water. Putin fears the water.

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