Absolutely love the channel and the history he touches on. I’ve been following since the beginning. It is interesting when he asks was it better during Soviet times many say yes. It was not perfect as no system is but what their countries have turned into now such as Ukraine. They are letting babushkas starve in Ukraine. They get a $100 dollar pension a month. Things were much better post Soviet times with a Russia backed government that now.
Before the 2014 over through of the government a judge was paid $2500 to $3000 a month. After the US backed over throw they were paid $300 a month. The choice is go corrupt or stop being a judge. So the new government encourages corruption by such changes in pay. This I learned from a man that was a diplomat and judge now in private practice as he did not want to corrupt his nation.