The morning after

I know very few people who support the current Kremlin regime, so I cannot judge from personal experience what turns Russians into its fans and whether this attachment is deep and sincere.

I still believe there is an antidote for every poison, so there must be a way to break the spell that turns otherwise sensible people into political zombies. I just don’t know it (yet); whoever finds out might hit an enormous political jackpot. Otherwise, the options are limited to “hanging on in quiet desperation” and hoping that time is on the right side.

Which it probably is, after all: no ruler and no regime can last forever. But the rate at which it is damaging society seems to be going up. The question is what survives and what will be salvageable, and whether it will be worth trying to clean up the mess.

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