Phillips: "The most patriotic film you could possibly see over the Fourth of July weekend is..." -- chicagotribune.com
But you would not know this to look at Moscow. There are no lines in banks or currency-exchange offices. There is no buzz on online social networks. I had a party last night, with two economics journalists in attendance. The likely economic crisis was mentioned as a fact but not discussed: we talked about recent travels, friends and kids, and we played games.
I asked a friend, a top administrator at a charity who stayed behind after the party, what she thought of the financial situation. "It's very odd," she said. "I saw the exchange rate changing, and I went on Facebook to see what people were saying about it — and found nothing. Then I called my financial adviser, and she just told me to sit with my rubles, because it's too late to do anything."'
This is by far, the creepiest thing I've seen. I'm laughing and recoiling at it at the same time.