Protests are underway in Russia. Tens of thousands of people are out on the streets. Are the current violations of human rights in Russia on par with Soviet-era abuses of power and misrule? Is Alexey Navalny an earnest reformer or simply a rival of Putin seeking ever greater power? The following journalistic piece hints at Dostoyevsky’s “The Gambler” to shed light on Russia’s unrest.
How do the games we create affect the people we become?
At what point does belief, political ideology, and good intentions prevent us from achieving the goals we set for ourselves?
Can we change our behavior? Or, are we forever doomed to repeat the same mistakes because that’s just who we are?