Comments on: On Tolstoy centenary, Russian Orthodox won’t lift excommunication Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: ARJTurgot2 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:35:04 +0000 “Unlike the 150th anniversary of writer Anton Chekhov’s birth this year — which prompted an emotional outpouring from President Dmitry Medvedev and spurred a nationwide festival”

Be that as it may, the “new Chekhov” was not what Solzhenitsyn wanted to be. It won’t be what the next great Russian writer is aiming for either. And I don’t recall any film quite like ‘the Russian’ War and Peace. I think the budget on that is what actually drained the economy.

They know, they just don’t know what to do about it. Sort of like all the rest of Russian history.