Russia Is Sliding Into a Self-Reinforcing Cycle of Cultural Repression That Will Destroy the Nation

Those of you who study history will know that there can now be little doubt that the future of Russia is in serious jeopardy.  Personally, short of an unexpected event or political uprising, I don’t see how they escape from the cycle that has begun, which has been accelerating if you’ve been paying attention to the country over the past twenty four months.  The Russian people have been willingly submitting themselves to slavery, passing laws that restrict freedom of speech, freedom of conscious, freedom of religion, freedom of personal association, and much more.  It’s as if they simply cannot escape a culture of authoritarian rule, always sliding back toward despotism.

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