Burger King in Russia, Circa 2011

Thought experiment. Imagine resurrecting the following figures from the Russian and Soviet past: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Czar Nicholas, and Lenin. Show them the ad below. Tell them this is what is being promoted to Russian youth as desirable in the year 2011.

Now ask them what they think has happened to Russia since they’ve been dead.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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