A new category: 10 facts to know about TerroRussia.
There’s just a paradoxical situation in modern MSM: it can render loads of criticism on Russia without actually saying meaningful things. Everybody knows that Russia has no special rights for sexual minorities, Putin is dictator, political protesters are abused by the police and ruskies drink plenty of vodka to cope with those hardships (that’s why russian engineering is so infamous). But it’s far from enough to create a picture at least like a Cold War-era image of Evil Empire, perhaps cartoonish and overacted, plagued with ushanka-bear-balalaika stereotypes yet nevertheless much more real than contemporary MSM junkie’s imaginary world; to explain why actually Russia is such a hellhole.
Some individuals manage to do it right but they’re far from professional journalism, being just those few people who were unfortunate enough to live in Russia with a conscience, common sense and also fluency in English – a rare combination indeed. (BTW, I recommend you other articles of Mr. Sunderland to understand russian mindset better).
The concept used by Mr. Sunderland is not something brand new to tell things in quick and convenient way. Unfortunately, modern journalism seemingly abandoned its very purpose because of either politically correct self-censorship and fear to hurt someome’s feelings or donations in bloody roubles coming straight from Kremlin.
So I’ve decided to use similar approach to slay some ruskie sacred cows. In contrast to traditional revelation and exposure, there will be top 10’s (or better to say, bottom 10’s) of not-so-favorable facts not denied even by Kremlin propaganda machine, however, deliberately ignored by Western MSM, let alone Putin’s fans from modern “conservative” scene (which is as “conservative” as USSR-loving leftist scum was “peaceful”). Of course there is much more reasons why Russia sucks; topics to be reviewed here are chosen according to my personal political stance as the most important ones to evaluate worthiness of ANY country.