The wisdom of taxi drivers

(something all journalists are familiar with)

On the day Russia shuts down opposition websites this is how my Crimean Tatar taxi driver, Kemal, sums up the whole conflict in Crimea between pro- and anti-Russian views:

My aunt lives in Russia. She doesn’t complain, she says her pension is good. But the thing is that she’s used to it. While we are used to life here. We’re used to being able to say what we want, go where we want, do and think what we want. That’s why I’m afraid it will be very, very hard for us to get used to living in Russia.


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