June 18, 2014

Illusions Gone, I'm Leaving Russia

Leonid Bershidsky, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

I am not really an economic migrant either, because it would imply that my goal is to find a more advantageous arrangement abroad. In Germany I will have to pay 40 percent income tax in place of the 13 percent I pay in Russia. On the other hand, why not pay more if the results are roads that are so smooth that they reflect the sky and free higher education? Maybe my children will benefit from that one day. But I have no desire to stay in Russia and pay a single kopek for Crimea. Stolen goods are stolen goods.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia


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