Things change over time. About 55 years ago, my college required one semester of a foreign language for graduation. Since I was majoring in math and physics, I wanted a language besides English that most scientific papers were being written in. At that time, Russia was the most “scientific” country other than the United States. So I took a semester of Russian! Let’s face it, I got a C for the class.
Я не говорю по-русски.
Pronounced: YA ne govoryu po-russki.
Meaning: I don’t speak Russian.
Time marches on. These days, Russia is no longer a scientific powerhouse, even if they do help support the International Space Station. If I were to apply the same logic today, I would have to choose Mandarin Chinese!
Russia has become a failed state. The future was theirs to have, and they blew it. What a shame. Let that be a lesson to folks in the USA. We too must learn to cooperate with our world neighbors. There is room for both Capitalism and Socialism.
We should all de-militarize and spend all that saved money on climate change solutions. Otherwise, 55 years from now the world will be a different place for everyone!