February 2, 2014

Racism Runs Deep in Russia

Cody Boutilier, National Review

The Associated Press

Russia may not have China’s economic clout, but it will remain a country to watch on the world stage. Unfortunately, as I’ve discovered from my own experiences there, this is for all the worst reasons: racism, messianic nationalism, and fervent anti-Americanism.

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