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Feature Story April 29, 2004
 
50 Reasons Why Russia Still Matters
 
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Where else can you get Communism, a cave and a real live corpse in one single tourist attraction? Lenin's tomb is one of the last serious places in a sickeningly cutesy, pastel world. If you want to find out just how serious a place it is, just try talking in the line down to the mummy and see how the guards react. And the sheer suspense of seeing how long the embalmers and cosmeticists can keep that thing looking vaguely humanoid makes Lenin's tomb a holy place for drag queens and make-up experts the world over!

46. Das Germans

The poor Germans -- it's been so long since anybody said anything nice to them. Then along came Putin, who speaks fluent German. They were so delighted! After all, even most Germans under 40 can't speak fluent German any more. It's the dying language of a dying nation, but thanks to Putin the last Germans can have a moment of pleasure, hearing the forgotten sounds of their old tongue from the leader of the country that destroyed them.

47. Potential Tatu copycats

Do we really need to elaborate on this one? Do we, really?

48. Kaspersky Labs

How else are you going to protect against computer viruses? Sure there's Norton, but they make you pay for updates. And besides, Russian programmers usually crack new viruses first. More importantly, it's a company that will eventually be fodder for a Thomas Friedman column.

49. The Ilyushin-76

These giant forest-fire-fighting planes can hold 11,000 gallons... that's over 4 times more water than any other firefighting aircraft. That's enough to put out a four-acre blaze in one run. Or enough to cover an entire stadium full of Promise Keepers with dog semen. Whatever. The point is, they're sure to come in handy when global warming turns even the once lush Pacific Northwest into a tinderbox.

50. London real estate

At printing, there were several London properties on the market at over 10 million pounds a pop. You can count on the odd Indian tycoon to snap one up every once in a while, but even real estate agents who rent flats in Brixton by the week know that nobody's easier to overcharge than a rich Russian. With the proceeds earned from the sales of ancestral estates, England's aristocracy can go on frittering away their inheritances for a whole 'nother generation.

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