…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The Chernobyl anniversary came and went, an opportunity for the reason-challenged progies to rehash their anti-nuclear propaganda, with no mention of the real cause of the incident, i.e. inevitable decline of the workmanship and quality control under socialist management.
The images of some heavily decorated survivors reminded me of something, and it took some time to click. The woman, her clothing, medals and facial expression evoked the Russian female translator in Dad’s Army’s The Honourable Man episode. She, of course, was a faithful image of the Soviet heroines the Eastern Block media constantly presented.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose , in Russia in particular.