Thursday, September 29, 2022

Reverse border crossing

There's a scene in The Day After Tomorrow which shows throngs of American refugees fleeing to Mexico. The scene is a bit of a joke, a twist on the familiar scene of Mexicans crossing to the North with gringos crossing that same border to the South.

Does the current wave of draft-dodging Russians flooding into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, all countries that have provided migrant labor to Russia over the past few decades, look funny to Russians? Or maybe they are too busy trying to leave to laugh.