Project Hammer - The Destruction of the USSR
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:02 PM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:05 PM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:23 PM
I liked Yeltsin and never thought he was an irresponsible drunk.
The communist news media in Russia helped create the impression that Yeltsin was a raving drunk that had no clue about what he had done. They opposed everything he tried to do.
But to me, he seemed like a guy who was looking to have fun occasionally despite an environment that was deadly serious. Khruschev had his moments too. They had difficult jobs and needed a little time off to recover.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:38 PM
If these presidents manage to survive in the job, it is because they have developed a tactic to withdraw from the pressure when they need to do that. For most US presidents, their escape is Camp David, or maybe a ranch, like Reagan and Bush Jr., but for others, it might be a trip to Paris, as with Obama. Every president needs a holiday.
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