This month Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup, the biggest competition in football and one of the biggest sport events in the world. Russia has been a controverdial host nation since it won the bid in 2010. Since then, anxieties over the competition and its location have only increased, with Russia's annexation of Crimea and increased unrest in the Ukriane. In hosting the World Cup, many believe Vladimir Putin hopes to show the world a softer side of his autocratic regime, where Russia's citizens are happy and are as patriotic as any other football crazed nation. But while the world holds it breath over each football game, Vladimir Putin and his now 18 year rule slides into the background. And Putin in political obscurity is anything but a fairytale.
Oct 13, 2018
Currently the economic and numismatic situation in Greece is tremendously deplorable. The substantive amounts of refugees have culminated in the chaos that has ubiquitously existed after the bailout referendum. Unemployment has risen to 21%, one of the highest figures in Europe. The national debt of Greece places the country in second position worldwide. And regardless of the wage levels, approximately 60% of the gross pay is removed due to extreme income taxes. The prime minister has essentially no diplomatic attitude and has further contributed to the economic crisis that plagues the state. Despite of all the benefits of being a member of the EU, Greece decided to not accept the Troika help, which would possibly assist them in paying any of their debts, while Grexit almost happened. Tax evasion continues to exponentially proliferate, while social welfare is at its lowest. Myriads of people starve, education is limited and work positions have ceased to develop.