Monday, June 23, 2008

Rich Russians, Poor Russians

Soviet Union is just the past phenomenon, never thought things would change so fast...and Russia would become more capitalistic than capitalistic west.

Interesting report published in NY Times......

The New York Times reports about a water aerobics class at a hotel in Antalya, Turkey, built for Russian tourists to resemble the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral

This week, two articles once again bring Western readers’ attention to the growing wealth of many Russians. While Sean Guillory of Sean’s Russia Blog writes about the bottom 15.3% of the Russian population that survives on less than $95 a month, The New York Times delivers some amusing reporting on the growing flocks of Russian tourists abroad. has photos of a $25,000 set of vodka bottles and descriptions of other extravagant luxury items that many of the 200,000 wealthy Russians residing in London like to buy.


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