- Jul 2011
Fo Sho, Very well said, and I agree with ya. Here in the US it seems like it’s weakness to say some countries are doing something better than we are. Kinda like admitting somebody may be smarter / know more than oneself.
Here, right on the border, across a narrow river, two ancient fortress towns
Estonian (formerly Swedish) Narva at left; Russian Ivangorod at right.
On their side, Estonians are resting on a clean, nicely furnished promenade
and on theirs, Russian youth can be seen sitting on bare rocks, chugging beer from bottles
And you bet your ass they think they are far superior to those fucking Estonian scum too!
Fun fact: the European Union, years ago, tried to preserve the heritage of both of these places, they gave large historic grants, millions of Euros, to both Narva and Ivangorod, even though Russia ain't a member of EU (but, at least, relations were a bit better in those days lol)
The Estonians, again, put the money to good use, spruced up their place some more as you see there.
While on the Russian side, corrupt local officials stuff the money in their pockets, laughed at the stupid Europeans who gave them that money with no strings attached, and for regular locals, life went on as always, with busted up old pavement, if any
and few actually working street lights...
Meanwhile, on Estonian side
Just painful to see that... Like South and North Korea border...
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