I suspect that the act of “russian roulette” is just another in a long line of alledged and unsavory activities that one country attributes to another that they feel is somehow “savage” or otherwise “below” them. We Americans speak of “Welshing” on a bet, being an “Indian Giver”, “Gyping” or “Jewing” someone, etc. We call a condom a “French postcard” or an “English Raincoat”. Well, you get the idea…
I am editing in the link to the column, to make it easier for posters to know what this topic is all about: Did the Russians ever play Russian roulette?
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