This is what’s hurting Russia most and no one expected it

To fuck up like Putin has done in less than a week requires a special kind of talent.

The horror that Ukraine is going through is heartbreaking, but let me focus on Russia in this story.

For one thing, Putin completely repainted Russia’s reputation in history books. Russia’s history is complex but Russia’s role in World War II is unambiguous — it’s that of a tremendous sacrifice that helped to win over the Nazis. Over twenty million people lost their lives. Please think about that figure. More than twenty…



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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.