In Budapest, at the entrance to a huge, beautiful Basilica Sv.Shtefana I saw a Russian tourist in the middle-aged who devoutly crossed herself before to log in. I asked her (really just like that, without any ulterior motive):
- This Roman Catholic cathedral?
(After all, he could have been a Lutheran). She apparently decided that in my question contained a rebuke over its sign of the cross in front of the temple of a strange confession, some condescending and moralistic answered me with a challenge:
- My grandmother always told me that there is one God!
Shame, I hastened to retire ... Until now, I was under the impression: that's how our people reach the Mosaic commandment ...
Already leaving the church, I heard them as she explains companions:
- I'm not a believer myself, but you know that something is there ...
And then a long and earnestly lectured them:
- Be sure to wear a scarf. No, no, this is a must. And that will not be allowed!
I read many articles about the armies of the near future. Briefly crux of the matter is this.
I'm here this morning with his son went to the "Apple Sided" in Munich. There on the second floor to sell drones. These helicopter with four wines and a video camera. It operates with the remote control. Quite a funny thing.
So, all futurists told the same thing: the drones (of course, modified, improved and updated) - is the weapon of the future. You take more drone - hang him antitank grenade - is an anti-drone, take less, hang infantry - infantry.
Modifies the software, install a small control unit and now the drone flies, and you manage it from a warm toilet a thousand kilometers from the battlefield via satellite.
Drone sees everything through a video camera, transmits information, it is processed by a huge computer that offers an optimal strategy. Immediately run a hundred, two hundred, a thousand drones. They transmit thousands of images from different angles.
Russians rightly believe fixed capital of the country territory, not people. Therefore, when working capital, and the owner of the capital with the rest - it is, in the view of Russians - normally, and even right.
This is the same psychology of Russian landlord post-reform period, when he handed over his estate tenant, and he lived in Paris and Nice. It is well described in Russian literature and a perfect fit into our mentality.
Leased - and not worried! If only to not operate. So behave Russian people at the micro level: passed three apartments - and in Goa. So behave and the country as a whole.
Therefore, no rejection of the project of putting large chunks of land in Siberia to the Chinese (or anyone else: the Koreans, the Japanese, and so on) will not cause. On the contrary, well done, doing the right thing! Tipo: why our forefathers conquered it, then? It is for that then she fed us! And we - do is not doing.
I will soon be on one side of the brain of Russian political realities. That I still lived in the belief that high power rating and even if sociologists and embellish a picture, drawing 88% support Putin, however the position of the Kremlin durable than ever and he has nothing to be afraid of opposition.
We can not say that this statement has inspired me, but nevertheless, I believe that it is better to face the truth than entertain unfounded illusions.
Some suspicions about the level of support for the people of Putin and Co. I have occasionally, of course, arise. In my picture of the world, in particular, it did not fit what the government can not collect on the rallies in his support of the people otherwise except under the order and for the money. It would seem that with such a rating in Moscow to collect 50 thousand. People (as it regularly does the opposition) - a mere trifle. Ahn, no - can not ...
How is it that a nation obsessed with strange psychosis absolutely inexplicable devotion invented some that do not have any real content abstractions?
Here I go on his German village. Sunday. The Germans went into the church and dig in the garden. Plant flowers, pruned some branches, hauling black soil ...
At night there was a thunderstorm and heavy rain. And in the morning sun and heat. Black, damp earth floats ... In the green meadows cows ringing their bells merges with the singing of birds. That is what the Germans call Heimat - native land.
Native land - it is for the German (in general - Japanese, Italian, etc.) is not an abstraction. Not a disembodied image of living only in his mind. It is quite real object. It can pick up, touch it, it has the shape, scent, it decided to enjoy, decorate, to do better ...
For the Russian people - the Russian land - a complete, distilled abstraction. Love of this abstraction to anything such it is not binding. Neither the fact that it is richer, nor to her to be more beautiful, nor the fact that it is at least - commonplace cleaner. No!
- In general, because the guys. This time, you're in trouble really. No you are not forced to take out loans. Though under the Skoda, though under the apartment. He wanted a beautiful life?
- Yes, what a beautiful life, Comrade Colonel ... I won wife recently gave birth. And we live with parents ... What do I not a man, or what? So I took a mortgage ... Now I do not know how to use it ... Help rashlebat. I worked ...
- Yes ... How can you help that? I'll never know ... And you, Captain! You're a what place thought? Why climbed into debt?
- I have my Zhiguli completely collapsed. In the end, I am an officer of special forces. Was hot spots ... wounded. What I and Skoda have not earned?
- Che are you here to me mitinguesh? Do you think I'll regret? Look a hero! Are you in these hot spots is not with me there was? Well ... yell and waking. Is there another option. Won special department to recruit people to the Ukraine. Protect Russian. Well, let Khokhlov little blood ... going?