Saturday, August 30, 2008

Soviet history in 70s offers lessons for Russia

Although Russia is quite legitimately concerned about its own border security, they must also learn from the not really pleasant lessons of the history of the former Soviet Union in the 1970s when over-use of military forces in overzealous tit-for-tat attempts to mirror-image its arch nemesis all over the world led to uncontrollable misallocation of economic resources within the country as well as diplomatic isolation abroad, causing the entire Soviet polity to implore from within later.

Russia honours VI Lenin in Red Square parade