Writer from Australia was struck by “the triumph of consumerism” and the shoes of the Russians
MOSCOW, February 9 — RIA Novosti. The Russians got rid of the Soviet past, became interested in “consumerism”, such opinion was expressed by the Australian writer mark Thomas in the pages of one of the oldest Newspapers of the country The Sydney Morning Herald.
The author notes, first arrived in Moscow, 37 years ago, compares his impressions from a recent visit to the Russian capital, as well as assesses the country as a whole. First, he drew attention to the shoes of the passengers. “Instead of nasty, flowing, tattered shoes, which I remember at the 1981 mu, I noticed the triumph of consumerism,” he writes.
According to Thomas, if subway can see the signs of “good times”, then on red square there is a “growing strength of the dogmas of the new Russia”. “If you need to fool or intimidate anyone, the Red square will serve you the most effective platform,” says the author.
Speaking of Gum, a writer writes, he “was a parody on the” shop now “defiantly a parody of its former essence, ridiculing the same system and ideology.”