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From the American Prairies to the Russian Steppes (Video)

An American Sioux flees America to find freedom and a new life in Russia


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A Native American from South Dakota, USA, has left the land of the free to find what he considers to be true freedom in Russia’s countryside.

The narrator notes the physical resemblance of Justin Irwin, or Big Wolf, to his Sioux warrior ancestors as described by adventure novelists of the time like Thomas Mayne Reid and James Fenimore Cooper:“Quite a hard face with an aquiline nose, strong chin, high cheekbones and dark hair in a plait at the nape of his neck.”

<figcaption>Justin Irwin, also known as "Big Wolf"</figcaption>
Justin Irwin, also known as "Big Wolf"

As to what removed Big Wolf from his native prairies to place him in the Russian hinterland, Irwin bewails the place of money in American culture and the corporatism it entails, leading to what he describes as a fascist, police state.

He is only the latest of what appear to be a progressively increasing number of foreigners who seem to be fleeing to Russia to find some kind of refuge.


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