Russia and the Curse of Geography

November 17, 2015

#Russia & the Curse of Geography
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/10/russia-geography-ukraine-syria/413248/ Issues always faced: “the ports still freeze & the European Plain is still flat”

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“Russia has not finished with Ukraine yet, nor Syria. From the Grand Principality of Moscow, through Peter the Great, Stalin, and now Putin, each Russian leader has been confronted by the same problems. It doesn’t matter if the ideology of those in control is czarist, communist, or crony capitalist—the ports still freeze, and the European Plain is still flat.”
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