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Russia quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#1. By half-past five Napoleon was on his way over to the village of Shevardino.
It was getting light, and the sky had cleared. A solitary stormcloud lay in the eastern sky. The deserted camp-fires were going out in the pale light of morning.
A single deep cannon-shot roared out on the right. The boom whooshed past and died away in the stillness. Several minutes passed. A second shot rang out, then a third, and the air shook. Then came the solemn boom of the fourth and a fifth, not far away on the right.
The first shots had barely died away when another one came, then another and another, more and more, some blending into a single sound, others bursting in alone.
Napoleon and his entourage continued their way to the Shevardino redoubt, where he got down from his horse. The game had begun. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Russia quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#2. Faced with Russian menace and Ottoman collapse, Britain and France threatened war. Nicholas stubbornly called their bluff because, he explained, he was "waging war for a solely Christian purpose, under the banner of the Holy Cross." On 28 March 1853, the French and British declared war on Russia. Even though most of the fighting was far away in the Crimea, this war placed Jerusalem at the centre of the world stage where she has remained ever since.f #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Russia quotes by A.R. Rahman
#3. My list would be Russia, Morocco, Turkey, and South Africa I'm doing which is somewhere I've wanted to go, Australia, Japan maybe, and China, if I have the energy to go and play at all those places. #Quote by A.R. Rahman
Russia quotes by Orlando Figes
#4. Whereas in Europe new ideas were forced to compete against other doctrines and attitudes, with the results that people tended towards healthy skepticism about claims to absolute truth, and a climate of pluralism developed, In Russia there was a cultural void. The censor forbade all political expression, so that when ideas were introduced there they easily assumed the status of holy dogma, a panacea for all the world's ills, beyond questioning or indeed the need to test them in real life. #Quote by Orlando Figes
Russia quotes by Roman Abramovich
#5. In my personal opinion, Russia is no less democratic than it used to be. It is a democratic country. It is democratic enough. #Quote by Roman Abramovich
Russia quotes by Nadia Hashimi
#6. Shekiba was born at the turn of the twentieth century, in an Afghanistan eyed lasciviously by Russia and Britain. Each would take turns promising to protect the borders they had just invaded, like a pedophile who professes to love his victim.
The borders between Afghanistan and India were drawn and redrawn from time to time, as if only penciled in. People belonged to one country and then the other, nationalities changing as often as the direction of the wind. For Great Britain and the Soviet Union, Afghanistan was the playing field for their "Great Game," the power struggle to control Central Asia. But the game was slowly coming to an end, the Afghan people ferociously resisting outside control. Chests expanded with pride when Afghans talked about their resilience.
But parts of Afghanistan were taken - little by little until its borders shrank in like a wool sweater left in the rain. Areas to the north like Samarkand and Bukhara had been lost to the Russian Empire. Chunks of the south were chipped away and the western front was pushed in over the years. #Quote by Nadia Hashimi
Russia quotes by Jamais Cascio
#7. Much as Cold War nuclear strategists could argue about winning a nuclear war by having more survivors, advocates of a Global Warming War might see the United States, Western Europe, or Russia as better able to ride out climate disruption and manipulation than, say, China or the countries of the Middle East. #Quote by Jamais Cascio
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#8. Russia does not want confrontation of any kind. And we will not take part in any kind of 'holy alliance.' #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#9. In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this. #Quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Russia quotes by Edgar Cayce
#10. Through Russia, comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism
no! But freedom
freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world, #Quote by Edgar Cayce
Russia quotes by Ashraf Ghani
#11. What is common among all of these groups [Taliban, Islamic State etc.] is the intent to destroy. The majority of terrorists who come to Afghanistan are from China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or North Africa. They were expelled from their countries and pushed to ours - this is their battlefield - and all of them, be it the Taliban or others, are interlinked with the criminal economy. #Quote by Ashraf Ghani
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#12. Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Seraphim Rose
#13. Now a government is secure insofar as it has God for its foundation and His Will for its guide; but this, surely, is not a description of Liberal government. It is, in the Liberal view, the people who rule, and not God; God Himself is a "constitutional monarch" Whose authority has been totally delegated to the people, and Whose function is entirely ceremonial. The Liberal believes in God with the same rhetorical fervor with which he believes in Heaven. The government erected upon such a faith is very little different, in principle, from a government erected upon total disbelief, and whatever its present residue of stability, it is clearly pointed in the direction of Anarchy. #Quote by Seraphim Rose
Russia quotes by Simon Singh
#14. the hotline between the presidents of Russia and America is secured via a onetime pad cipher. #Quote by Simon Singh
Russia quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#15. Power is always personal: any study of a Western democratic leader today reveals that, even in a transparent system with its short periods in office, personalities shape administrations. Democratic leaders often rule through trusted retainers instead of official ministers. In any court, power is as fluid as human personality. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Russia quotes by John Updike
#16. Russia is the only country of the world you can be homesick for while you're still in it. #Quote by John Updike
Russia quotes by Lee Myung-bak
#17. I do believe that both countries, China and Russia, that both of them are responsible countries. #Quote by Lee Myung-bak
Russia quotes by Justin Raimondo
#18. It is easier for a political party to attain national ballot status in Russia today than it is for the Libertarian party or the Green party to get on the ballot in, say, Pennsylvania. #Quote by Justin Raimondo
Russia quotes by Marcel H. Van Herpen
#19. On August 7, 2013, on the evening of the fifth anniversary of the war, Georgian President Mikheil Saakasvili, in a prerecorded interview on Georgia's Rustavi-2 TV, told that he had met Putin in Moscow in February 2008 at an informal summit of the CIS. During the summit he told Putin that he was ready to say no to NATO in exchange for Russian help with the reintegration of the two breakaway territories. Saakashvili claimed "that 'Putin did not even think for a minute" about his proposal. "[Putin] smiled and said, 'We do not exchange your territories for your geopolitical orientation... And it meant 'we will chop off your territories anyway.'"

Saakashvili asked him to talk about the growing tensions along the borders with South Ossetia, saying, "It could not be worse than now." "That's when he [Putin] looked at me and said: 'And here you are very wrong. You will see that very soon it will be much, much, much worse.'" [234] #Quote by Marcel H. Van Herpen
Russia quotes by Garry Kasparov
#20. Russia is a mafia state today, and Putin is its top godfather. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Russia quotes by John Steinbeck
#21. Probably the hardest thing in the world for a man is the simple observation and acceptance of what is. Always we warp our pictures with what we hoped, expected, or were afraid of. In Russia we saw many things that did not agree with what we had expected, and for this reason it is very good to have photographs, because a camera has no preconceptions, it simply sets down what it sees. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Russia quotes by Corey Flintoff
#22. Russia's now in the middle of a fierce confrontation with Turkey. And that's one of France's NATO allies. #Quote by Corey Flintoff
Russia quotes by Scott Kelly
#23. It's an international space station. We have crew members from both the U.S. and Russia and now the United Kingdom with Tim Peake from the U.K ... It's great to see that, on this space station, that we can work across cultures in a very cooperative way. #Quote by Scott Kelly
Russia quotes by A.E. Samaan
#24. LENIN = "Revolutionary Social Democracy"
American Socialists = "Democratic Socialism". What is the difference? The USSR held democratic referendums too; all of which increased the power of the central planners and reduced the individual to nothingness. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Russia quotes by Chris Kubecka
#25. Unequivocally, this proves not only have cats taken over the internet but now the offshore tax haven market too! #Quote by Chris Kubecka
Russia quotes by Anonymous
#26. Given that Russia cannot compete with Europe on the basis of economic efficiency and political appeal, it has to do so with the form of power in which it has some advantage: brute force. #Quote by Anonymous
Russia quotes by Anuj Dhar
#27. Before he was assassinated in 1948, Gandhi - a senior journalist told me - rebuked Nehru and Patel for not being able to reign in the partition madness and wished that his "other son [Subhas] was here!" Reminded by a Congressman, who had witnesses the dressing down, that Bose was dead and he had himself come to hold that belief, Gandhi shot back: "He's in Russia". #Quote by Anuj Dhar
Russia quotes by John Updike
#28. One does not go to Moscow to get fat. #Quote by John Updike
Russia quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#29. The murky world of terrorism is more relevant than ever today: terrorist organizations, whether Bolshevik at the beginning of the twentieth century or Jihadi at the start of the twenty-first, have much in common. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Russia quotes by Gabe Polsky
#30. What I found interesting about Slava Fetisov was that he went through three different generations of Soviet hockey. In the late 70's, he experienced the Miracle on Ice, and then in the 80's became with his teammates the Russian Five, the most dominant team in the history of hockey, and then helped bring down the hockey system when the Soviet Union collapsed and became one of the first players to play in the NHL, and then ultimately came back to Russia. #Quote by Gabe Polsky
Russia quotes by Natalie Standiford
#31. Here was the Russia she'd loved since childhood, the dark, violent, passionate place where the life of the mind and spirit were as real as the life of the body. #Quote by Natalie Standiford
Russia quotes by Niall Ferguson
#32. In the old days it would have been a relatively simple matter to have checked Hitler's territorial ambitions. All you'd have needed would have been the 1914 combination of Britain, France and Russia. Indeed, if such an alliance had acted decisively to defend Czechoslovakia in 1938, Hitler might even have been overthrown by his own military. But it was not to be. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#33. Russia never lost the Cold War ... because it never ended. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Karl Marx
#34. The policy of Russia is changeless. Its methods, its tactics, its maneuvers may change, but the polar star of its policy, world domination, is a fixed star. About Russia #Quote by Karl Marx
Russia quotes by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
#35. The great problem that the arts have always faced in countries where the populace has too great a say in their funding is that what is funded must reflect popular taste, and, as we in Russia know all too well, popular taste is seldom excellent. Here, we show them what is excellent, and they are grateful. #Quote by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Russia quotes by Kresley Cole
#36. He's got more red flags than Soviet Russia. #Quote by Kresley Cole
Russia quotes by Stephen Kotkin
#37. Nor would he condemn democracy outright, allowing that it might be appropriate for some countries. Still, he argued that democracy would bring disintegration to Russia, which needed "firm authority. #Quote by Stephen Kotkin
Russia quotes by Moises Naim
#38. I see a drift toward authoritarian capitalism that is shared in [the United States], Russia and China," Klein told an audience in New York. "Not to say that we're all at the same stage - but I see a trend toward a very disturbing mix of big corporate power and big state power cooperating in the interests of the elites."31 #Quote by Moises Naim
Russia quotes by John Price
#39. This peace treaty, which will be broken as Russia and the listed Muslim nations invade and attempt to annihilate Israel, is not the later peace treaty that Daniel prophesied (Daniel 9:27) will be signed by the Antichrist with Israel. The second end times peace treaty will be broken by the Antichrist during the Tribulation. #Quote by John Price
Russia quotes by Vladimir Sorokin
#40. When I turn on the TV in Russia I see a general calmly claiming that our missiles are ahead of the latest American models by three five-year plans. It's a nightmare. We are creating a concept of the enemy, just as they did in the Soviet era. This is a giant step backward. #Quote by Vladimir Sorokin
Russia quotes by Herbie Mann
#41. My father's father came from Russia; my mother came from Romania. #Quote by Herbie Mann
Russia quotes by Bidzina Ivanishvili
#42. I was writing my Ph.D. in the late 1980s and was keeping an eye on what was happening in the world. It became obvious to me that Russia couldn't live without computers. I think I worked this out a year before anyone else. I started looking for people who could help import them. #Quote by Bidzina Ivanishvili
Russia quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#43. In his book The Captive Mind, written in 1951-2 and published in the West in 1953, the Polish poet and essayist Czeslaw Milosz paid Orwell one of the greatest compliments that one writer has ever bestowed upon another. Milosz had seen the Stalinisation of Eastern Europe from the inside, as a cultural official. He wrote, of his fellow-sufferers:

A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess, it is known only to certain members of the Inner Party. Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. Such a form of writing is forbidden by the New Faith because allegory, by nature manifold in meaning, would trespass beyond the prescriptions of socialist realism and the demands of the censor. Even those who know Orwell only by hearsay are amazed that a writer who never lived in Russia should have so keen a perception into its life.

Only one or two years after Orwell's death, in other words, his book about a secret book circulated only within the Inner Party was itself a secret book circulated only within the Inner Party. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Russia quotes by Rudy Giuliani
#44. The United States is paradise compared to China, Russia, Ecuador and Cuba, with regard to the press. And with regard to secrecy and transparency. #Quote by Rudy Giuliani
Russia quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#45. The China of the 1970s was a communist dictatorship. The China of the twenty-first century is a one-party state without a firm ideological foundation, more similar to Mexico under the PRI than Russia under Stalin. But the measurement of the political and the economic evolution has not yet been completed, and is one of the weak points of the system. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Russia quotes by A.D. Miller
#46. From above you could see the chaos of entangled plots on the other side of the road, and a couple of tough tethered goats, and the glint of a frozen pond somewhere in the trees. Above them the sun was shining vaguely through the milky November sky, old but strong. In April – between the thaw and the jungly green explosion of summer – or in raw mid-October, I bet the same view would have been barren and depressing. But when we stood there all the bits of old tractors and discarded refrigerators, the shoals of empty vodka bottles and dead animals that tend to litter the Russian countryside were invisible, smothered by the annual oblivion of the snow. The snow let you forget the scars and blemishes, like temporary amnesia for a bad conscience. #Quote by A.D. Miller
Russia quotes by Victoria Wood
#47. In Russia, show the least athletic aptitude and they've got you dangling off the parallel bars with a leotard full of hormones. #Quote by Victoria Wood
Russia quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#48. I feel like everybody needs to take a sabbatical and go to Russia and Africa and work in orphanages and really witness true suffering. And then you'll just feel ridiculous for ever complaining about anything. Everybody needs that kind of reality check. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Russia quotes by Lincoln Steffens
#49. I have been over into the future, and it works. #Quote by Lincoln Steffens
Russia quotes by Johnny Weir
#50. I'm hoping my presence alone in Russia will be a show of strength for the Russian LGBT community, #Quote by Johnny Weir
Russia quotes by Caryl Emerson
#51. Three Russian Ideas: Russian Word, Russian Space, and their meeting ground in the human face #Quote by Caryl Emerson
Russia quotes by Nina Lugovskaya
#52. Now I understand why women want to have children - it's simply the urge to create happiness for yourself, somehow to fill the oppressive, unbearable emptiness in your soul. #Quote by Nina Lugovskaya
Russia quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#53. The great drama of Russian history has been between its state and society. Put simply, Russia has always had too much state and not enough society. #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Russia quotes by Bernard Malamud
#54. We have in my country (Russia) a quotation: It is impossible to make out of apology a fur coat. #Quote by Bernard Malamud
Russia quotes by Rand Paul
#55. My goodness, what we want in a leader is someone with judgment, not someone who is so reckless as to stand on the stage and say, "Yes, I'm jumping up and down; I'm going to shoot down Russian planes." Russia already flies in that airspace. It may not be something we're in love with the fact that they're there, but they were invited by Iraq and by Syria to fly in that airspace. #Quote by Rand Paul
Russia quotes by Zbigniew Brzezinski
#56. Russia's only real geostrategic option - the option that would give Russia a realistic international role and also maximize the opportunity of transforming and socially modernizing itself - is Europe. #Quote by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Russia quotes by Ann Coulter
#57. Again in Russia, we find a tiny group of zealots - calling themselves "the majority" (Bolsheviks) - who planned to control everything from a central authority. Lenin wrote most of the "scientific" program for a dictatorship of the proletariat in Russia, which was then debated and modified by other communist leaders. Socialism had to be imposed from above, by educated elites. There would be no from-the-bottom-up modifications. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Russia quotes by Garry Kasparov
#58. Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Russia quotes by Paul Russell
#59. My darlings! You can hardly expect an aged crone like me to mar such a lovely event. No, I shall remain here and knit shadows. Now go forth and shine bravely, and think of nothing but love. #Quote by Paul Russell
Russia quotes by Luke Harding
#60. Two decades after communism and the alleged end of the Cold War, Russia is still a cash economy. The preferred currency is dollars, though euros are also acceptable. #Quote by Luke Harding
Russia quotes by Timothy Snyder
#61. The Soviet census of 1937 found eight million fewer people than projected: most of these were famine victims in Soviet Ukraine, Soviet Kazakhstan, and Soviet Russia, and the children that they did not then have. Stalin suppressed its findings and had the responsible demographers #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Russia quotes by Anatoly Chubais
#62. The Americans have gone through 150 years of ups and downs, to pull themselves up out of the mud. After only 15 years, Russia is already in the process of liberating itself from the same thing. #Quote by Anatoly Chubais
Russia quotes by Ellie Midwood
#63. Six month of sitting home, six month of doing absolutely nothing but watching TV, going out, sleeping, getting drunk and sleeping again. Oh no, wait, I was busy with something, I was doing some renovations in my new apartment. Which legally became mine only a month ago. Yep, that's what all my life has been about, spontaneous decisions and living in the moment. Because right now technically I'm a 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Russia, four years in New York, no papers, no work authorization, no work itself. Only a crazy life filled with restaurants, shops, beauty salons, clubs and restaurants again. How is it all possible? Very simple. I used to be a stripper. #Quote by Ellie Midwood
Russia quotes by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
#64. That's because true travel, the kind with no predetermined end, is one of the most selfish endeavors we can possibly undertake-an act in which we focus solely on our own fulfillment, with little regard to those we leave behind. After all, we're the ones venturing out into the big crazy world, filling up journals, growing like weeds. And we have the gall to think they're just sitting at home, soaking in security and stability.
It is only when we reopen these wrapped and ribboned boxes, upon our triumphant return home, that we discover nothing is the way we had left it before. #Quote by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#65. I'm proud of Russia, that's true. And we have something to be proud of, but we do not have any obsession with being a superpower in the international arena. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#66. We all accuse Vladimir Putin of Cold War nostalgia, but Washington's elites - politicians and intellectuals - miss the old days as well. They wish for the world in which the United States was utterly dominant over its friends, its foes were to be shunned entirely, and the challenges were stark, moral, and vital. Today's world is messy and complicated. China is one of our biggest trading partners and our looming geopolitical rival. Russia is a surly spoiler, but it has a globalized middle class and has created ties in Europe. #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Russia quotes by Ron Garan
#67. Everyone I have spoken with about working with the Russians in space exploration believes that the United States has learned a great deal from Russia and that Russia has learned a great deal from the United States – and that the entire international space partnership is much better because of it. #Quote by Ron Garan
Russia quotes by Albert Einstein
#68. Unless Americans come to realize that they are not stronger in the world because they have the bomb but weaker because of their vulnerability to atomic attack, they are not likely to conduct their policy at Lake Success [the United Nations] or in their relations with Russia in a spirit that furthers the arrival at an understanding. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Russia quotes by Andre Vltchek
#69. Tens of millions of Russian people died, fighting all sorts of Western expansionism. They defeated Nazism. They helped to liberate much of our world from colonialism. Of course the West never forgave Russia for fighting the epic battles against its expansionism and colonialism. #Quote by Andre Vltchek
Russia quotes by Jennifer Homans
#70. It is often said, rather flatly, that Russian ballet was a mix of French, Scandinavian (through the teacher Johansson), and Italian sources - that Russia, through Petipa, absorbed all of these and made them her own. This is certainly true; but what really changed ballet was the way it became entwined with Imperial Russia herself. Serfdom and autocracy, St. Petersburg and the prestige of foreign culture, hierarchy, order, aristocratic ideals and their ongoing tension with more eastern folk forms: all of these things ran into ballet and made it a quintessentially Russian art. #Quote by Jennifer Homans
Russia quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#71. You will never be free as long as there remains one Russian soldier in Poland and your freedom will always be threatened as long as Russia interferes in your affairs. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Russia quotes by Hermann Goring
#72. Hitler had the willpower of a demon and he needed it. If he didn't have such a strong willpower he couldn't have achieved anything. Don't forget, if Hitler had not lost the war, if he did not have to fight against the combination of big powers like England, America, and Russia - each one he could have conquered individually - these defendants and these generals would now be saying, 'Heil Hitler,' and would not be so damn critical. #Quote by Hermann Goring
Russia quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#73. I suddenly remembered that Murray Gell-Mann and I were supposed to give talks at that conference on the present situation of high-energy physics. My talk was set for the plenary session, so I asked the guide, "Sir, where would the talks for the plenary session of the conference be?"

"Back in that room that we just came through."

"Oh!" I said in delight. "Then I'm gonna give a speech in that room!"

The guide looked down at my dirty pants and my sloppy shirt. I realized how dumb that remark must have sounded to him, but it was genuine surprise and delight on my part.

We went along a little bit farther, and the guide said, "This is a lounge for the various delegates, where they often hold informal discussions." They were some small, square windows in the doors to the lounge that you could look through, so people looked in. There were a few men sitting there talking.

I looked through the windows and saw Igor Tamm, a physicist from Russia that I know. "Oh!" I said. "I know that guy!" and I started through the door.

The guide screamed, "No, no! Don't go in there!" By this time he was sure he had a maniac on his hands, but he couldn't chase me because he wasn't allowed to go through the door himself! #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Russia quotes by Robert Paxton
#74. For example, while new fascism would necessarily diabolize some enemy, both external and internal, the enemy would not necessarily be Jews. An authentically popular American Fascism would be pious, antiblack, and since September 11, 2001, anti-Islamic as well; in western Europe, secular and, these days, more likely anti-Islamic than anti-Semitic; in Russia and easter Europe, religious, anti-Semitic, Slavophile and anti-Western. New Fascism would probably prefer the mainstream patriotic dress of their own in place and time to alien swastikas or fasces. #Quote by Robert Paxton
Russia quotes by Rand Paul
#75. We still need to be conscious of the fact that Russia has intercontinental ballistic missiles. #Quote by Rand Paul
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#76. Russia has made its choice in favor of democracy. Fourteen years ago, independently, without any pressure from outside, it made that decision in the interests of itself and interests of its people.. of its citizens. This is our final choice, and we have no way back. There can be no return to what we used to have before. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich Of Russia
#77. When I am dead, I will not hurt anymore, will it Mama? ... When I am dead, build me a little monument of stones in the woods. #Quote by Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich Of Russia
Russia quotes by Joschka Fischer
#78. We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework. #Quote by Joschka Fischer
Russia quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#79. If anything qualifies as an irony of history it would be this: that Marx and Engels throughout the nineteenth century wrote about America the United States as the great country of the future, of freedom and equality and a good life for the working man, and a country of revolution and emancipation, and of Russia as the great country of despotism, backwardness, savagery and superstition. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Russia quotes by Gary Govich
#80. Wanting to leave communist Russia is all fine and well | Actually leaving the country is where you might run into a few setbacks. Obtaining a visa for a simple vacation outside the soviet block was a long and arduous process. To immigrate to a free society was about as easy as finding whiskey in a church. #Quote by Gary Govich
Russia quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#81. Railroads have eaten up all the capital and covered Russia like spiderwebs, so that perhaps in another fifteen years or so one may even be able to take a ride somewhere. Bridges burn only rarely, while towns burn down regularly, in established order, by turns, during the fire seasons. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Russia quotes by Anton Chekhov
#82. Oh, I don't object, of course, to cutting wood from necessity, but why destroy the forests? The woods of Russia are trembling under the blows of the axe. Millions of trees have perished. The homes of the wild animals and birds have been desolated; the rivers are shrinking, and many beautiful landscapes are gone forever. And why? Because men are too lazy and stupid to stoop down and pick up their fuel from the ground. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Russia quotes by Martin Samuel
#83. It is a testament to the fundamental honesty of football that Israel, with nothing to play for, overcame Russia in Tel Aviv on Saturday. The sport has its faults, but this basic trust is the reason Wembley holds 80,000 and could take more and the track and field venue for the London Olympics will be reduced after the event to the same capacity as the home of Wigan Athletic. #Quote by Martin Samuel
Russia quotes by Sergei Lavrov
#84. The E.U.'s Eastern Partnership programme is designed to bind the so-called focus states tightly to itself, shutting down the possibility of co-operation with Russia. #Quote by Sergei Lavrov
Russia quotes by Robert Sheckley
#85. I sell well now in Russia. I remember one signing in Russia some years ago where the bookstore had two strongmen to hold the crowds back. #Quote by Robert Sheckley
Russia quotes by Andrew Dickson White
#86. My early years abroad were spent mainly upon the European Continent, and public duties since have led me to make prolonged stays in various Continental states France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Russia where the study of Continental statesmen has been almost forced upon me. #Quote by Andrew Dickson White
Russia quotes by Daniel Yergin
#87. The Russians are turning east to the Chinese - to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas. #Quote by Daniel Yergin
Russia quotes by Carly Fiorina
#88. Russia - having sat across the table from Vladimir Putin, it's pretty clear when you meet him that he has an almost limitless ambition for power. And he's been very good at acquiring it - political power, economic power, military power, territorial power. #Quote by Carly Fiorina
Russia quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#89. When Russia started to regain some of its strength as an economy and as a state, the West's reaction - perhaps a subconscious one, based on erstwhile fears - was panic. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russia quotes by M.I.A.
#90. My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he got a scholarship to Russia. He was super clever - the cleverest person. He landed in 5ft of snow, and was alone at 14, studying science and engineering. He didn't have a bed, and he slept on a table. #Quote by M.I.A.
Russia quotes by Marina Tsvetaeva
#91. Old men, old men, old men. Medals, medals, medals. Not a brow without a furrow, not a breast without a star. My brother and husband are uniquely-young here. The grouping of young Grand Dukes doesn't count because a grouping is just what they are: a marble bas-relief. Today the whole old-age of Russia seems to have flowed into this place in homage to the eternal youth of Greece. A living lesson of history and philosophy: this is what time does with people, this is what it does
with gods. This is what time does with a man, this is what (a glance at the statues) art does. And, the last lesson: this is what time does with a man; this is what a man does with time. But because of my youth I don't think about that, I feel only a cold shudder. ("The Opening of the Museum") #Quote by Marina Tsvetaeva
Russia quotes by Vladimir Sorokin
#92. The Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov once said: In a Democracy, portraits of a nation's leader should never exceed the size of a postage stamp. That won't happen so quickly in Russia. #Quote by Vladimir Sorokin
Russia quotes by Yakov Smirnoff
#93. In America, you drive car. In Soviet Russia, car drive you! #Quote by Yakov Smirnoff
Russia quotes by Henry Miller
#94. Begin this moment, wherever you find yourself, and take no thought of the morrow. Look not to Russia, China, India, not to Washington, not to the adjoining county, city or state, but to your immediate surroundings. Forget Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and all the others. Do your part to the best of your ability, regardless of the consequences. Above all, do not wait for the next man to follow suit. #Quote by Henry Miller
Russia quotes by Edward Snowden
#95. One journalist said that everybody in Russia is miserable. Russia is a terrible place. And I'm going to end up miserable and I'm going to be a drunk and I'm never going to do anything. I don't drink. I've never been drunk in my life. And they talk about Russia like it's the worst place on earth. Russia's great. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Russia quotes by Michael Ben Zehabe
#96. Zoe stopped one last time in front of the mirror, adjusting her new American dress. She didn't see the dress, however. She saw what the big Russian did to her. She saw what al-Qaeda did to her. She saw a person shunned by her Persian village. She saw ugliness. Every time she looked in the mirror she saw deficiency. #Quote by Michael Ben Zehabe
Russia quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#97. Who is fit to be elected?' asked Napoleon. 'A Caesar, an Alexander only comes along once a century, so that election must be a matter of chance. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Russia quotes by Stanislaw Ulam
#98. By an incredible coincidence, Gamow and Edward Condon, who had discovered simultaneously and independently the explanation of radioactivity (one in Russia, the other in this country), came to spend the the last ten years of their lives within a hundred yards of each other in Boulder. #Quote by Stanislaw Ulam
Russia quotes by Tim Cope
#99. If you want to make the most of travel to Russia, it is better to leave tight plans and preconceptions behind and just enjoy the journey. #Quote by Tim Cope
Russia quotes by Ian Frazier
#100. Scientists estimate that the Siberian permafrost holds the remains of 150 million mammoths - or about 8 million more than the 142 million Russians aboveground in Russia today. #Quote by Ian Frazier
Russia quotes by Arthur Miller
#101. The train resembles the Soviet type and is quite comfortable, but all socialist structures I have ever encountered have toilets stemming from a single model engineered by the Orthodox Church in Tsarist Russia to ensure that man never be allowed to forget the corruption of the flesh. #Quote by Arthur Miller
Russia quotes by Steven Hall
#102. There is no stillness, only change. Yesterday's here is not today's here. Yesterday's here is somewhere in Russia, in a wilderness in Canada, a deep blue nowhere out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It's behind the sun, it's in deep space, hundreds of thousands, millions of miles left behind. We can never wake up in the same place we went to sleep in. Our place in the universe, the universe itself, it all changes faster and faster by the second. Every one of us standing on this planet, we're all moving forwards and we're never ever coming back. The truth is, stillness is an idea, a dream. It's the thought of the friendly, welcoming lights still shining in all the places we've been forced to abandon. #Quote by Steven Hall
Russia quotes by Garth Risk Hallberg
#103. This isn't Soviet Russia. This is America we're talking about. For God's sake, this is New York City. #Quote by Garth Risk Hallberg
Russia quotes by Robert Kagan
#104. I left Russia in 1993 optimistic that democracy had taken hold despite the obstacles. #Quote by Robert Kagan
Russia quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#105. But the truth is that it is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the government. Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God. That fact is written all across human history; but it is written most plainly across the recent history of Russia; which was created by Lenin. There the government is the God, and all the more the God, because it proclaims aloud in accents of thunder ... one essential commandment, Thou shalt have no other gods but Me. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Russia quotes by Alexei Navalny
#106. Our political leaders often talk about Russia taking an independent path, but they like to live like people in the West. #Quote by Alexei Navalny
Russia quotes by Richard J. Evans
#107. A historian once speculated on what would happen if a time-traveller from 1945 arrived back in Europe just before the First World War, and told an intelligent and well-informed contemporary that within thirty years a European nation would make a systematic attempt to kill all the Jews of Europe and exterminate nearly six million in the process. If the time-traveller invited the contemporary to guess which nation it would be, the chances were that he would have pointed to France, where the Dreyfus affair had recently led to a massive outbreak of virulent popular antisemitism. Or might it be Russia, where the Tsarist 'Black Hundreds' had been massacring large numbers of Jews in the wake if the failed Revolution of 1905. That Germany, with its highly acculturated Jewish community and its comparitive lack of overt or violent political antisemitism, would be the nation to launch this exterminatory campaign would hardly have occurred to him. #Quote by Richard J. Evans
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#108. If you want to lower the significance of Russia in the world, you actually just want to elevate your own country. That is a mistake. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Islom Karimov
#109. This document will play an important role in protecting the strategic interests of Russia and Uzbekistan and ensuring stability and security in the region, which some politicians call Russia's soft underbelly. It's not a secret that after the Soviet collapse and especially in recent years, Central Asia has become the focus of interest of major nations because of its geographic location and rich mineral resources. #Quote by Islom Karimov
Russia quotes by Martin Amis
#110. Denunciation in Russia has a long history, going back at least as far as the sixteenth century and the testingly protracted reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533– 84). "Spy or die" was, more or less, the oath you swore. This practice, increasingly institutionalized under the old regime, was a tsarist barbarity that Lenin might have been expected to question. #Quote by Martin Amis
Russia quotes by Tom Stoppard
#111. Most British playwrights of my generation, as well as younger folks, apparently feel somewhat obliged to Russian literature - and not only those writing for theatres. Russian literature is part of the basic background knowledge for any writer. So there is nothing exceptional in the interest I had towards Russian literature and theatre. Frankly, I couldn't image what a culture would be like without sympathy towards Russian literature and Russia, whether we'd be talking about drama or Djagilev. #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Russia quotes by Evgeni Plushenko
#112. I'm a wealthy man now. I've got a flat, a car, I have enough money to buy food. I skate to make the people happy. If somebody skates to earn money, I don't care. I skate for the people. Besides, it's pleasant to supply Russia with gold medals. #Quote by Evgeni Plushenko
Russia quotes by Elaine Sciolino
#113. In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California - to get a life. #Quote by Elaine Sciolino
Russia quotes by Sergei Lavrov
#114. Germany has traditionally played a very constructive role regarding E.U. ties with Russia and the West as a whole with Russia. #Quote by Sergei Lavrov
Russia quotes by Valentina Matviyenko
#115. Of course the United States and Russia have different interests. Nevertheless, both are strategic partners. #Quote by Valentina Matviyenko
Russia quotes by Svetlana Alliluyeva
#116. Moscow seethes and bubbles and gasps for air. It's always thirsting for something new, the newest events, the latest sensation. Everyone wants to be the first to know. It's the rhythm of life today. #Quote by Svetlana Alliluyeva
Russia quotes by John Steinbeck
#117. WHEREVER WE HAD BEEN in Russia, in Moscow, in the Ukraine, in Stalingrad, the magical name of Georgia came up constantly. People who had never been there, and who possibly never could go there, spoke of Georgia with a kind of longing and a great admiration. They spoke of Georgians as supermen, as great drinkers, great dancers, great musicians, great workers and lovers. And they spoke of the country in the Caucasus and around the Black Sea as a kind of second heaven. Indeed, we began to believe that most Russians hope that if they live very good and virtuous lives, they will go not to heaven, but to Georgia, when they die. It is a country favored in climate, very rich in soil, and it has its own little ocean. Great service to the state is rewarded by a trip to Georgia. It is a place of recuperation for people who have been long ill. And even during the war it was a favored place, for the Germans never got there, neither with planes nor with troops. It is one of the places that was not hurt at all. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Russia quotes by Aleksander Kwasniewski
#118. We welcome, we welcome this good cooperation between Russia and NATO. #Quote by Aleksander Kwasniewski
Russia quotes by Anthony Marra
#119. On December 9, 1994, Yeltsin issued a statement ordering the Federal army to execute the disarmament of all illegal armed units in Chechnya, or as they were known locally, the government. #Quote by Anthony Marra
Russia quotes by Anton Chekhov
#120. I have no faith in our hypocritical, false, hysterical, uneducated and lazy intelligentsia when they suffer and complain: their oppression comes from within. I believe in individual people. I see salvation in discrete individuals, intellectuals and peasants, strewn hither and yon throughout Russia. They have the strength, although there are few of them. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Russia quotes by Leroy Chiao
#121. I'm Chinese-American, of course, and so it's very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so. #Quote by Leroy Chiao
Russia quotes by Milos Zeman
#122. Politicians differ in their views whether Russia or Islamic State is a bigger menace, and I personally think that Islamic State is the bigger threat. #Quote by Milos Zeman
Russia quotes by Derek B. Miller
#123. There's also a possibility that the landlord is in there right now, wearing women's undergarments. Or a drug addict is inside stealing jewelry.Or a boatload of recent Chinese immigrants without a television watching Russia play Finland in hockey and placing bets over beer.
You have no idea what's behind that door. You can't just pick the options within your field of vision. Reality comes from everywhere. At best, you can narrow down the likelihoods. But in the end, it's not a matter of deduction. It's a matter of fact. One bullet will kill you if you're stupid or unlucky. So at least don't be stupid #Quote by Derek B. Miller
Russia quotes by Tom Stoppard
#124. Like almost everything else from the West, the Romantic Revolution arrived late in Russia. #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Russia quotes by Waseem Kanjo
#125. When Putin or any wealthy corrupted dictator can decide who is the US President, while Obama or the regular democratic authorities don't have the same power to decide who is the Russian or Chinese president, then the problem is not about Donald Trump, not about The Person,rather it is structural gap related to the Democracy and Dictatorship in deep substance and concept, and should be discussed, reflected, thought, spoke and solved from this very respect, not from drawing daily cartoons for Trump's hairstyle! #Quote by Waseem Kanjo
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#126. If NATO troops walk in Crimea, they will immediately deploy their forces there. Such a move would be geopolitically sensitive for us because, in this case, Russia would be practically ousted from the Black Sea area. We'd be left with just a small coastline of 450 or 600km, and that's it! #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Hanif Kureishi
#127. People who were only ever half right about things drove me mad. I hated the flood of opinion, the certainty, the easy talk about Cuba and Russia and the economy, because beneath the hard structure of words was an abyss of ignorance and not-knowing; and, in a sense, of not wanting to know. #Quote by Hanif Kureishi
Russia quotes by John Grant
#128. When I announced on my Facebook page that I'm coming to Israel, people started telling me that I shouldn't go there, but I figured that if I'm not going to come here, then I guess I can't go back to the United States anymore and I can never go to Russia again and I should probably never go back to Germany and I should probably never go back to France and I should probably never go back to England ... All I see here is a really beautiful city. #Quote by John Grant
Russia quotes by Ian Frazier
#129. I was friends with Russians who said I should see Russia. I went there in '93 and it was so exciting, and I went to Siberia and had a great time. #Quote by Ian Frazier
Russia quotes by Anders Rydell
#130. What immediately strikes me is just how tattered the books are. Some of the spines have split. The binding has loosened and the threads stick out. Some of the books are in such bad condition that they seem to be held together only by their place on the shelf. They are neither old nor valuable, but they have had hard lives - emigres, some having arrived with refugees from Russia before the war, only to go back east at a later stage. More than sixty years later they have come home to Paris. #Quote by Anders Rydell
Russia quotes by Dasha Zhukova
#131. The Internet can give young people a fantastic platform to become financially independent and have global businesses without leaving Russia. #Quote by Dasha Zhukova
Russia quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#132. Formerly (it had begun almost from childhood and kept growing till full maturity), whenever he had tried to do something that would be good for everyone, for mankind, for Russia, for the district, for the whole village, he had noticed that thinking about it was pleasant, but the doing itself was always awkward, there was no full assurance that the thing was absolutely necessary, and the doing itself, which at the start had seemed so big, kept diminishing and diminishing, dwindling to nothing; while now, after his marriage, when he began to limit himself more and more to living for himself, though he no longer experienced any joy at the thought of what he was doing, he felt certain that his work was necessary, saw that it turned out much better than before and that it was expanding more and more. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Russia quotes by Olga Goa
#133. You've got something that I don't have. Innocence. Ur eyes express it, & I can read everything in them". #MilanoVeneziani. #ItalianPassion #Quote by Olga Goa
Russia quotes by Allen Ginsberg
#134. Money has reckoned the soul of America
Congress broken thru to the precipice of Eternity
the president built a War machine which will vomit and rear up Russia out of Kansas
The American Century betrayed by a mad Senate which no longer sleeps with its wife

- Death to Van Gogh's Ear! #Quote by Allen Ginsberg
Russia quotes by John Vaillant
#135. Since well before the Kung's engine noise first penetrated the forest, a conversation of sorts has been unfolding in this lonesome hollow. It is not a language like Russian or Chinese but it is a language nonetheless, and it is older than the forest. The crows speak it; the dog speaks it; the tiger speaks it, and so do the men
some more fluently than others. #Quote by John Vaillant
Russia quotes by John Travolta
#136. The only thing I ran into is that I am a wanderlust, as far as travel and adventure. I will go off on any given moment with the family and friends to explore the world. I go around the world once a year. I go to Africa, you know, Russia, wherever ... I love it. #Quote by John Travolta
Russia quotes by Anthony Marra
#137. No one likes a braggart, and to praise your children is to curse them with misfortune, but we admit it, if only in secret, if only to ourselves: We are proud, we are so proud of them. We've given them all we can, but our greatest gift has been to imprint upon them our own ordinariness. They may begrudge us, may think us unambitious and narrow-minded, but someday they will realize that what makes them unremarkable is what kept them alive. #Quote by Anthony Marra
Russia quotes by Victor Klemperer
#138. To me the Zionists, who want to go back to the Jewish state of A.D. 70 (destruction of Jerusalem by Titus) are just as offensive as the Nazis. With their nosing after blood, their ancient "cultural roots," their partly canting, partly obtuse winding back of the world they are altogether a match for the National Socialists. That is the fantastic thing about the National Socialists, that they simultaneously share in a community of ideas with Soviet Russia and with Zion. #Quote by Victor Klemperer
Russia quotes by John Amery
#139. It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests. #Quote by John Amery
Russia quotes by Winston S. Churchill
#140. In contrast to this, it is not in our interest to abandon Constantinople to Russia and Bulgaria to Bolshevism. But even here it should be possible, with good intentions, to reach a solution which will avoid the worst and facilitate what we want. It will be easier to find a solution if Moscow is clear that nothing obliges us to accept an arrangement which is not satisfactory to us. #Quote by Winston S. Churchill
Russia quotes by Betty Smith
#141. But he refused to answer when addressed in English and forbade the speaking of English in his home. His daughters understood very little German. (Their mother insisted that the girls speak only English in the home. She reasoned that the less they understood German, the less they would find out about the cruelty of their father.) Consequently, the four daughters grew up having little communion with their father. He never spoke to them except to curse them. His Gott verdammte came to be regarded as hello and good-bye. When very angry, he'd call the object of his temper, Du Russe! This he considered his most obscene expletive. He hated Austria. He hated America. Most of all he hated Russia. He had never been to that country and had never laid eyes on a Russian. No one understood his hatred of that dimly known country and its vaguely known people. This was the man who was Francie's maternal grandfather. She hated him the way his daughters hated him. * #Quote by Betty Smith
Russia quotes by Vladimir Zhirinovsky
#142. Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources. The US administration cannot do anything about it. #Quote by Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#143. I often heard the same question: What place does Russia reserve for itself in the world; how does it see itself; what is its place? We are a peace-loving state and we want to cooperate with all of our neighbors and with all of our partners. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Osama Bin Laden
#144. We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat, #Quote by Osama Bin Laden
Russia quotes by Matt Taibbi
#145. Having lived in a collapsed empire before - I lived in Russia right after the Soviet Union collapsed - you can see a lot of the classic signs of an empire that's on its way out. #Quote by Matt Taibbi
Russia quotes by Patrick Mendis
#146. Unlike Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China, the United States was created by an enlightened band of Founding Fathers with a global vision for the new republic. #Quote by Patrick Mendis
Russia quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#147. On the great Belomor Canal even an automobile was a rarity. Everything was created, as they say in camp, with 'fart power'. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russia quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#148. So much of the inexplicable about the Soviet experience - the hatred of the peasantry for example, the secrecy and paranoia, the murderous witch hunt of the Great Terror, the placing of the Party above family and life itself, the suspicion of the USSR's own espionage that led to the success of Hitler's 1941 surprise attack - was the result of the underground life, the konspiratsia of the Okhrana and the revolutionaries, and also the Caucasian values and style of Stalin. And not just of Stalin. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Russia quotes by Igor Ivanov
#149. Resolution 1441 does not give anyone the right to an automatic use of force. Russia believes that the Iraqi problem should be regulated by the Security Council, which carries the main responsibility for ensuring international security. #Quote by Igor Ivanov
Russia quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#150. Because reading books and having them bound represent two enormously different stages of development. First, people gradually get used to reading, over centuries naturally, but they don't take care of their books and toss them around. Having books bound signifies respect for the book; it indicates that people not only love to read, but they view it an important occupation. Nowhere in Russia has that stage been reached. Europe has been binding its books for sometime. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Russia quotes by Richard Lugar
#151. I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States. #Quote by Richard Lugar
Russia quotes by Andre Vltchek
#152. The majority of Arab people would side with Russia and China, not with the West. And they'd throw their 'elites' groomed in and by the West, straight out the window. #Quote by Andre Vltchek
Russia quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#153. Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word 'modernity' if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russia quotes by Amadeo Bordiga
#154. The degeneration of the revolution in Russia does not pass from the revolution for communism to the revolution for a developed kind of capitalism, but to a pure capitalist revo­lution. It runs in parallel with world-wide capitalist domination which, by successive steps, eliminates old feudal and Asiatic forms in various zones. While the historical situation in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries caused the capitalist revolution to take liberal forms, in the twentieth century it must have totalitarian and bureaucratic ones. #Quote by Amadeo Bordiga
Russia quotes by M. Emmett Walsh
#155. The world is full of complainers. But the fact is, nothing comes with a guarantee. I don't care if you're the Pope of Rome, President of the United States, or Man of the Year--something can always go wrong. You go ahead, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help-- and watch him fly. Now in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else--that's the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas, and down here... you're on your own. #Quote by M. Emmett Walsh
Russia quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#156. Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Russia quotes by Paul Nitze
#157. Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated. #Quote by Paul Nitze
Russia quotes by Stacy Schiff
#158. She did not believe Fate as painstaking as her husband; she was more inclined to take matters into her own hands. She had ample reason for doing so. For a Jew in Russia to be a fatalist was tantamount to inviting disaster. Nabokov trusted in a thematic design which could not have looked quite so dazzling, so sure-handed, to someone who was in the habit of gingerly tiptoeing one step ahead of destiny. #Quote by Stacy Schiff
Russia quotes by Mike Pence
#159. I think would send a very strong message to Putin and to Russia that NATO countries and the United States are going to respond by growing stronger economically and strategically. #Quote by Mike Pence
Russia quotes by Bill Schutt
#160. Vampyre refers to a corpse that has returned from the dead to drink the blood of the living. Similar creatures were said to haunt the rural villages of nearly every Slavic nation. Not surprisingly, each culture gave their monster its own name (e.g., vukodlak in Serbia, strigoii in Romania, eretika in Russia, insurance salesman in…well, never mind). #Quote by Bill Schutt
Russia quotes by Pavel Datsyuk
#161. In Russia, we had tough times. Only one puck, I always wanted the puck, so I learn how to keep it and make space and get puck when other guy has it. #Quote by Pavel Datsyuk
Russia quotes by Friedrich Hayek
#162. The complete collapse of the belief in the attainability of freedom and equality through Marxism," writes Peter Drucker, "has forced Russia to travel the same road toward a totalitarian, purely negative, non-economic society of unfreedom and inequality which Germany has been following. Not that communism and fascism are essentially the same. Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion, and it has proved as much an illusion in Stalinist Russia as in pre-Hitler Germany."9 No less significant #Quote by Friedrich Hayek
Russia quotes by Muhammad Ali
#163. I said to myself, 'the champion of the whole world can whoop every man in Russia, every man in America, every man in China, every man in Japan, every man in Europe - every man in the whole world'.It sounds big, didn't it? So I kept working until I did it. #Quote by Muhammad Ali
Russia quotes by Terry Pratchett
#164. After my wife was killed in that pogrom in Russia, I came to England with only my tools, and when I saw the white cliffs of Dover, alone without my wife, I said, "God, today I don't believe in you anymore."

"What did God say?" Dodger had asked.

Solomon had sighed theatrically, as if he had been put upon by the question, and then smiled and said, "Mmm, God said to me, 'I understand, Solomon; let me know when you change your mind. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Russia quotes by Kelly Miller
#165. Having achieved such signal successes in the east, Russia and Roumania being both disposed of, the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy. #Quote by Kelly Miller
Russia quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#166. The value of money is not the only thing that might evaporate once people stop believing in it. The same can happen to laws, gods and even entire empires. One moment they are busy shaping the world, and the next moment they no longer exist. Zeus and Hera were once important powers in the Mediterranean basin, but today they lack any authority because nobody believes in them. The Soviet Union could once destroy the entire human race, yet it ceased to exist at the stroke of a pen. At 2 p.m. on 8 December 1991, in a state dacha near Viskuli, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belavezha Accords, which stated that 'We, the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, as founding states of the USSR that signed the union treaty of 1922, hereby establish that the USSR as a subject of international law and a geopolitical reality ceases its existence.' And that was that. No more Soviet Union. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Russia quotes by Heidi Klum
#167. We have a saying in Germany. It is better to have loved and lost than to engage in a land war with Russia in the winter. #Quote by Heidi Klum
Russia quotes by Richard Wurmbrand
#168. It must be understood that there are no nominal, halfhearted, lukewarm Christians in Russia or China. The price Christians pay is far too great. The next point to remember is that persecution has always produced a better Christian - a witnessing Christian, a soul-winning Christian. Communist persecution has backfired and produced serious, dedicated Christians such as are rarely seen in free lands. These people cannot understand how anyone can be a Christian and not want to win every soul they meet. #Quote by Richard Wurmbrand
Russia quotes by Anne Applebaum
#169. Unless that elite soon comes to recognize the value and the importance of all of Russia's citizens, to honor both their civil and their human rights, Russia is ultimately fated to become today's northern Zaire, a land populated by impoverished peasants and billionaire politicians who keep their assets in Swiss bank vaults and their private jets on runways, engines running. Tragically, #Quote by Anne Applebaum
Russia quotes by Agnes Smedley
#170. For months it seemed that a revolution was certain. But instead, slavery seems more likely now. The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution, and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak. #Quote by Agnes Smedley
Russia quotes by Tom Robbins
#171. Look, America is no more a democracy than Russia is a Communist state. The governments of the U.S. and Russia are practically the same. There's only a difference of degree. We both have the same basic form of government: economic totalitarianism. In other words, the settlement to all questions, the solutions to all issues are determined not by what will make the people most healthy and happy in the bodies and their minds but by economics. Dollars or rubles. Economy uber alles. Let nothing interfere with economic growth, even though that growth is castrating truth, poisoning beauty, turning a continent into a shit-heap and riving an entire civilization insane. Don't spill the Coca-Cola, boys, and keep those monthly payments coming. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Russia quotes by Kathleen McKenna Hewtson
#172. Your highness I do not believe I have ever seen anyone as beautiful as you are. All of Russia will be filled with pride today at the sight of her new empress. #Quote by Kathleen McKenna Hewtson
Russia quotes by Zhores Alferov
#173. If Russia is to be a great power, it will be, not because of its nuclear potential, faith in God or the president, or Western investment, but thanks to the labor of the nation, faith in knowledge and science and the maintenance and development of scientific potential and education. #Quote by Zhores Alferov
Russia quotes by Milton Friedman
#174. China has seen a great deal of economic progress. It's certainly rather of a miracle. The growing role of the market in the economy will force China to open up its political system over time and to move toward a more democratic society. So taken as a whole, the one real failure in this whole business has been Russia. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Russia quotes by Gerhard Schroder
#175. If I correctly understand the goal of American policy, one wishes Russia to be a partner. #Quote by Gerhard Schroder
Russia quotes by Sergey Galitsky
#176. Russia is very big and very varied. People are different in different regions. #Quote by Sergey Galitsky
Russia quotes by Ken Jennings
#177. In this country, we were not into detail. Europe developed detail." "Why do you think that is?" "Weather. The whole history of England consists of finding things to do out of the weather. Which tells you why Russia was even worse. That's why Russian novels have 182 characters: bad weather. #Quote by Ken Jennings
Russia quotes by Athol Fugard
#178. Sam: There's no collisions out there, Hally. Nobody trips or stumbles or bumps into anybody else. That's what that moment is all about. To be one of those finalists on that dance floor is like... like being in a dream about a world in which accidents don't happen.

Hally: [Genuinely moved by Sam's image.] Jesus, Sam! That's beautiful!

Willie: [Can endure waiting no longer.] I'm starting! [Willie dances while Sam talks.]

Sam: Of course it is. That's what I've been trying to say to you all afternoon. And it's beautiful because that is what we want life to be like. But instead, like you said, Hally, we're bumping into each other all the time. Look at the three of us this afternoon. I've bumped into Willie, the two of us have bumped into you, you've bumped into your mother, she bumping into your Dad... None of us knows the steps and there's no music playing. And it doesn't stop with us. The whole world is doing it all the time. Open a newspaper and what do you read? America has bumped into Russia, England is bumping into India, rich man bumps into poor man. Those are big collisions, Hally. They make for a lot of bruises. People get hurt in all that bumping, and we're sick and tired of it now. It's been going on for too long. Are we never going to get it right? ... Learn to dance life like champions instead of always being just a bunch of beginners at it?

Hally: [Deep and sincere admiration of the man.] You've got a vision, Sam!

#Quote by Athol Fugard
Russia quotes by Gordon Brown
#179. I have to say that if our global alliances are going to be alliances with Hezbollah and Hamas and Hugo Chavez's Venezuela and Vladimir Putin's Russia, there is absolutely no chance of building a world-wide alliance that can deal with poverty and inequality and climate change and financial instability, and we've got to face up to that fact. #Quote by Gordon Brown
Russia quotes by Alexander Zinoviev
#180. I consider him [i.e Stalin] one of the greatest persons in the history of mankind. In the history of Russia he was, in my opinion, even greater than Lenin. Until Stalin's death I was anti-Stalinist, but I always regarded him as a brilliant personality. #Quote by Alexander Zinoviev
Russia quotes by David Letterman
#181. Now how about this, ladies and gentlemen? The Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has announced she is stepping down. She will no longer be the Governor of Alaska. First thing, she woke up and went out on her porch and waved goodbye to Russia. #Quote by David Letterman
Russia quotes by Jerome Cady
#182. To the Japanese, Portugal and Russia are neutral enemies, England and America are belligerent enemies, and Germany and her satellites are friendly enemies. They draw very fine distinctions. #Quote by Jerome Cady
Russia quotes by Dave Barry
#183. Kakimi chertyami oni viigrali holodnuyu voinu?"
This translates roughly to: "How the hell did these people win the Cold War? #Quote by Dave Barry
Russia quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#184. Where's your warrant?" asked McGinty. "By Gar! a man might as well live in Russia as in Vermissa while folk like you are running the police. It's a capitalist outrage, and you'll hear more of it, I reckon. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Russia quotes by Dorothy Dunnett
#185. War had given Francis his respite, and success had brought him his final reward: the freedom he wished from his marriage. The licence, if he desired it, to go back to Russia. The knowledge, one supposed, that, severed from Philippa, he could allow the past to lie in peace, and cease troubling him. #Quote by Dorothy Dunnett
Russia quotes by Joshua Wolf Shenk
#186. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal. We now practically read it, 'all men are created equal, except negroes. When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read, 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics. When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty - to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy." In #Quote by Joshua Wolf Shenk
Russia quotes by Paullina Simons
#187. Are you worried? About moving to Russia?" She smiled. "No, mio caro figlio. I'm not worried either." She kissed him. "My lovely, living boy," she said, kissing him between each word. "My hope" - kiss - "my happiness" - kiss - "my love, my life, my joy." Kiss, kiss, kiss. #Quote by Paullina Simons
Russia quotes by Timothy Snyder
#188. In the middle of Europe in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered some fourteen million people. The place where all of the victims died, the bloodlands, extends from central Poland to western Russia, through Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic States. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Russia quotes by Chris Christie
#189. Let's go to Russia. She [Hillary Clinton] went to the Kremlin on her very first visit and gave them that stupid symbolic reset button. #Quote by Chris Christie
Russia quotes by Vladimir Putin
#190. The leaders of the world's largest economies agreed during the November 2008 G20 summit not to create barriers hindering global trade and capital flows. Russia shares these principles. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Russia quotes by Elif Safak
#191. Many analysts compare Turkey with countries in the Middle East, but I think we need to compare it with Russia. Both countries come from a tradition of empire, and also from a tradition of the strong state. #Quote by Elif Safak
Russia quotes by Dimitri K. Simes
#192. Moscow's orbit and make it a Western bulwark on Russia's doorstep. The key ingredients of this boneheaded policy were NATO and EU expansion, coupled with democracy promotion, which effectively means installing pro-Western leaders in countries like Ukraine - and maybe even Russia itself. Not surprisingly, Russia has fiercely resisted the West's efforts to win over Ukraine, which is now engulfed in a civil war. #Quote by Dimitri K. Simes
Russia quotes by Mia Wasikowska
#193. Traveling to Russia and Germany and being able to see the world at a young age was really cool for me, and I really liked that. #Quote by Mia Wasikowska
Russia quotes by Alexander Solschenizyn
#194. We cannot state that all Jews are Bolsheviks. But without Jews, there would never have been Bolshevism. For a Jew, nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood maddened Jewish terrorists have murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957. #Quote by Alexander Solschenizyn
Russia quotes by Dmitry Glukhovsky
#195. In Russia they have a strange disease. It makes membrane grow across the sick person's throat, and they start to choke. there's less and less air until they eventually die. They treat it with a strange gizmo, A little silver tube. the membrane can't tolerate silver. The healer inserts the little silver tube in the patient's throat and he breaths through it until it gets over the illness. You're my little silver tube. With you, I have started breathing. #Quote by Dmitry Glukhovsky
Russia quotes by Michael Parenti
#196. Most social revolutions begin peaceably. Why would it be other-wise? Who would not prefer to assemble and demonstrate rather than engage in mortal combat against pitiless forces that enjoy every advantage in mobility and firepower? Revolutions in Russia, China, Vietnam, and El Salvador all began peacefully, with crowds of peasants and workers launching nonviolent protests only to be met with violent oppression from the authorities. Peaceful protest and reform are exactly what the people are denied by the ruling oligarchs. The dissidents who continue to fight back, who try to defend themselves from the oligarchs' repressive fury, are then called "violent revolutionaries" and "terrorists. #Quote by Michael Parenti
Russia quotes by John Le Carre
#197. I love you,' he repeated. 'All my failures were preparations for meeting you. #Quote by John Le Carre
Russia quotes by Paddy Ashdown
#198. Now we are intimately locked together. You get swine flu in Mexico; it's a problem for Charles de Gaulle Airport 24 hours later. Lehman Brothers goes down; the whole lot collapses. There are fires in the steppes of Russia; food riots in Africa. #Quote by Paddy Ashdown
Russia quotes by S.L.J. Shortt
#199. ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?! You tried to blow up your guardian angel?!"
"It seemed like a good idea at the time ... #Quote by S.L.J. Shortt
Russia quotes by David Ben-Gurion
#200. Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen ... Their faith is their passport. #Quote by David Ben-Gurion

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