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Since no man can possibly write about news AFTER his death (although, there was the rather dubious posthumous Alexander Litvinenko post in the papers not long after HIS death), I can only assume that Mr Nekrasov’s latest post on www.robertamsterdam.com means that the director is indeed alive and well.

In his post, Mr Nekrasov writes about Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case (which opened May 23rd in London… sadly I’m a Scottish student and was unable to attend) and of his beloved Russia.

I like reading Mr Nekrasov’s writing; it is obviously the writing of someone who dies a little inside as his country, his motherland, grows that bit more corrupt. Bear with me as I write this; it sounds like I’m being cruel.

But passionate people are those who make the world that little bit more bearable. Passionate people are those I can relate to and hold close to my heart. I am not passionate about my own country – I am proud of my heritage, of course. The reason I am not passionate about my own country or the United Kingdom in which it is situated is this; we are all corrupt. We have allowed ourselves to become increasingly American, not to mention greedy and ignorant. Religious holidays lose their meaning (of course, who doesn’t like a Christmas dinner where the meaning is “togetherness”?) and kids are more determined to destroy museums rather than appreciate them.

I am embarrassed to live in a country whose football fans cannot control themselves after a loss (you know who I’m talking about), even more so to live in a place in which the intelligent and passionate, the creative minds, are thought of as less than the sportsmen or the idiot with a gun.

I admit I look up to Mr Nekrasov. He deserves recognition for his outspokenness, a bravery which, ultimately, could spell his demise.

All of us who are outspoken could be killed for believing what we believe. From the extreme such as Alexander Litvinenko to the ordinary tragedy such as Sophie Lancaster, the Goth girl who was murdered for simply dressing differently.

The world we live in sucks, but people who stand up for what they believe in nonetheless make it better. (Of course, it tends to depends on what they believe in/are passionate about!)

Read Mr Nekrasov’s latest writing here: http://www.robertamsterdam.com/2008/05/andrei_nekrasov_a_letter_from.htm



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  • richclark: I covered this in my blog too. Found your post on one of Wordpress' random (associated posts). Has Ask really made the impact it needed to from
  • The Lilac Pilgrim: I couldn't go anywhere without someone mentioning it. It was incredibly obvious and yet people were still arguing about it. Absolutely ridiculous.