After living in Russia for 2 years, and visiting multiple times, Russia has become one of the most fascinating places in the world to me. The language is interesting and complex. The people are kind. The food is great, and the architecture and scenery in Russia is uniquely…well…Russian.
The country is plastered with memorials dedicated to Russia’s greatest leaders and cities. If you are interested in learning about Lenin, Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and heroic WWII generals and cities, all you have to do is take a stroll around any one of Russia’s great cities.
What you don’t see in Russia is memorials dedicated to great Americans. Until yesterday. And, mind you, this is absolutely blowing my mind.
Russia just erected a memorial to Steve Jobs by placing a large iPhone statue in the middle of Saint Petersburg. Check it out.
I wasn’t looking to return to Russia for a few more years, but I may have to amend my plans just to see this. It seems so awesomely out of context, and I can’t wait to check it out with my own eyes.
P.S. I think Steve Jobs is an alien.