October 24, 1966 —
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the largest country in the world became up for grabs. And while the Russians spent their time crying into yet another vodka bottle about the loss of Communism, or buying another pair of knockoff jeans on the market, the Jews... the Jews were smarter than that.
Well, most of the Jews left already. But those whose stayed were smart enough to grab what was out there. And now, some of the richest people in the world are these newly-made oligarchs... Russian Jews.
Take Roman Abramovich, for one. Twenty years ago, he was just some Russian Jewish kid out of the army. Now, he is one of the richest people in the world. Not bad at all.
And Abramovich embraces his Jewishness, funding several projects in Israel and donating a lot of money to Jewish causes. Much better than crying into a vodka bottle.
Definitely better than buying knockoff jeans...
March 29, 2007