You can’t find where his corporeal body is buried. And it certainly isn’t buried in Russia. He, personally, never stepped a foot in the Rus’ lands.
History is Baroque!
— Will and Ariel Durant
But what about his Zeitgeist?
Yesterday and Today?
“If we curse the past, if we blank it out of our memory as my father did, nothing will get better.
Our history is both cursed and magnificent. Just like the history of any state or people.
It is fitting Russia, the tragedies;
these contradictory strands of history are woven so tightly together.
— Boris Yeltzin
Zeitgeist (Zeit –Time, geist –Ghost)
It’s a tale of Black Gold.
Ah, but what kind of Black Gold are we talking about?
The Black Gold of the Earth: that Good Earth: Land and Power of Mother Russia.
The Black Gold of the Earth: that Good Earth: Oil and Gold of Mother Russia.