Archive for September, 2014

The Dying Russians

Freitag, September 19th, 2014

The New York Review of Books über den Jelzinschen Demozid an der russischen Bevölkerung:

The deaths kept piling up. People—men and women—were falling, or perhaps jumping, off trains and out of windows; asphyxiating in country houses with faulty wood stoves or in apartments with jammed front-door locks; getting hit by cars that sped through quiet courtyards or plowed down groups of people on a sidewalk; drowning as a result of diving drunk into a lake or ignoring sea-storm warnings or for no apparent reason; poisoning themselves with too much alcohol, counterfeit alcohol, alcohol substitutes, or drugs; and, finally, dropping dead at absurdly early ages from heart attacks and strokes. […]

In the seventeen years between 1992 and 2009, the Russian population declined by almost seven million people, or nearly 5 percent—a rate of loss unheard of in Europe since World War II. Moreover, much of this appears to be caused by rising mortality. By the mid-1990s, the average St. Petersburg man lived for seven fewer years than he did at the end of the Communist period; in Moscow, the dip was even greater, with death coming nearly eight years sooner.

Video on Youtube shows gay son coming out to evangelical parents

Mittwoch, September 10th, 2014

Das ist dann wohl die berühmte Nächstenliebe, angewandt auf den eigenen Sohn…

Hintergrund- bzw. Folgeinfos im Independent.

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