- Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2008 12:54
- Written by Michael J. Totten
“Russia can have at its borders only enemies or vassals.” – George F. Kennan, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union
“You must draw a white-hot iron over this Georgian land!…You will have to break the wings of this Georgia! Let the blood of the petit bourgeois flow until they give up all their resistance! Impale them! Tear them apart!” – Vladimir Lenin
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, looks as though it might never have been a part of the Soviet Union. It is perhaps the least communist-looking capital in the nine post-communist countries I’ve visited. Click Here to read the entire artilce by Michael J. Totten.