In many ways Vladimir Putin’s regime is a velvet version of Stalinism https://t.co/sad1gkM0Nv— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 27, 2016
Is The Economist serious?
At least 60 million people died under Stalin. It was a totalitarian, dark, oppressive regime. Modern day Russia is nothing like this.
A friend just returned from Moscow having spent a year in the city.
She tells me it is a beautiful modern and cosmopolitan city on a par with London, Paris and New York.
"High fashion is very important there," she told me recently. "People look at how you dress and then immediately how you think."
"The restaurants are wonderful," she said.
But why does western media never gives us a glimpse of this world?