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To: wideawake
It's pathetic that a country with such vast natural wealth and such an enormous reserve of brainpower is a complete and total basketcase.

I agree.

I wonder if most of their best and brightest are all over here now. I've worked with a lot of Russians and to a person they've been smart, hard working, and tough. Stubborn as rocks, too, which can cause some problems at work sometimes but their tenacity is more often an asset.

I don't know why their former country is such a mess unless all the sharp and innovative ones have left, or if the system is just so completely hosed up that they can't make a dent if they stay.

LQ

11 posted on 10/20/2005 6:41:47 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: LizardQueen

We have several Russian families in my subdivision ... 3-5 children each, some with grandparents at home, and the parents have tech-industry jobs. Aside from one old guy who doesn't speak English and gets drunk in his garage, they're good neighbors.


22 posted on 10/20/2005 7:05:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Neither the depth of despondency nor the height of euphoria tells you how long either will last. ")
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