Ukraine’s Citizen vs Russia’s Serf Army

War as a Cultural Enterprise and the Rules of Russian History

Russian Crimean War cannon in Hartlepool, UK captured at Sebastopol, 1855. Russian wars with no western allies yield defeat. More captured Russian army hardware is found in Toronto, Retford, Evesham. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cannon,_Heugh_Headland,_Hartlepool_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1607919.jpg

This Russia-Ukraine war movie is a rerun of a story as ancient as Persians vs Greeks at Thermopylae, Marathon and Salamis. Once more it’s the West vs the Rest in a cultural war between civilian-led citizen armies and autocracies’ serf armies. At war without a western ally Russia belongs to the…

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Lester Golden

Lester Golden

From Latvia and Porto I write to share learning from life in 8 languages in 5 countries & seeing fascism die in Portugal & Spain in 1974 and 1976.