Tuesday, November 1, 2016

These Are The Five Things That A Washington Post Reporter Learned About Russia Last Week

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Daniel W. Drezner, Washington Post: Five things I learned about Russia last week

I was in Sochi all last week with a healthy fraction of the Russian foreign policy elite. Here's what I learned.

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts hasn’t completely recovered from the jet-lag that comes with leaving Sochi at 2:30 in the bleeping a.m. to get back to the United States. But enough brain function has returned to make some observations about what I learned from my days in Sochi at the Valdai Discussion Club:

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WNU Editor: A Washington Post reporter spends a few days in Sochi, Russia at a international policy forum .... and comes back with this to make his assessment about Russia?!?!?! It is like going to the UN's annual General Assembly meeting in New York city  in September, and leaving a few days later with an assessment on what is the state of affairs in the U.S.. LOL .... New York City is not representative of what the U.S. is, and Sochi is certainly not representative of what Russia is.


James said...

You should not be so quick to criticize our intrepid reporter. Due to editorial and space constraints he was unable to include other shocking details of.......RUSSIANS!
What was left out and what it means....
1) Large numbers of Russians go to hockey games with portable chess
2) Many Russians have been seen wearing fur hats in public during
3) Some Russians have actually been seen drinking vodka.
4) Last and perhaps the most troubling is the fact that many
Russians live in .........Russia, a most ominous development.

There would have been more, but our brave reporter realizing his peril fled into the night with only his credentials and i phone.

James said...

I forgot, the large contingent of Russian Communists who have been residing under various John Birch Society etal beds, have moved. They have changed their name and now reside under Harry Reid's and James Carville's beds.