The mood of Russia: Time to leave | The Economist

The Soviet Union was undermined by stagnation and a sense of hopelessness. Is the same thing happening again?

Twelve years later, as Mr Putin appears to be preparing to retake his presidential office for another 12 years, the mood is starkly different. is dead. Instead, a new popular blog has sprung up on a Russian social network. It is called “Pora valit”, which means roughly “Time to shove off”. Its few thousand users exchange stories about how best to leave Russia. The blog’s title sums up perfectly the mood among Russia’s urban and educated class.

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The mood of Russia: Time to shove off | The Economist

It looks like Russia has something in common with China. In both countries a lot of people want to leave.

Top of Chinese wealthy’s wish list? To leave China – Yahoo! News