When I first went to Russia in 1994, I was surprised how many Russians asked, "How does our country compare with yours?" My reply was always the same, "There are good and bad things about each one. I like your country." And I did, it was true; I still do. Does that mean I agree with Russian politics and politicians? No anymore than I agree with them in America.
My point is that Russia and the US were rivals during the Cold War, and we got in the habit of comparing and contrasting ourselves. Much worse than that, we mistrusted, feared and loathed the other. Those attitudes may still need work! The Nuclear Bonds project exists to build bonds between people, starting with Russians and Americans. To that end we are thrilled to share Cold War Cure, a documentary short film on You Tube (see below). Russian speakers click on this version with subtitles by Sergei.
This story is one of Beth's favorites: 15 years in the can already!
It does not yet have the bells and whistles it deserves: archival footage and music. BUT, we are releasing it in its simplest form NOW, at a time when it's not only relevant, but VITAL.
We want to hear ideas and experience
-from both Russians and Americans-
so please join the conversation.