Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the best-known British Brexiteers, reminds me terribly of Alexei Solopov, head of the department of classical literature at the Moscow State University. They are both characteristically thin and tall. They both speak slowly. They are both conservative. They both have respect for the classics — Rees-Mogg studied history at Oxford and is on the record regretting he did not choose classics. Somehow, they both project antiquity (I’ve heard several jokes about Rees-Mogg based on exactly that impression). The resemblance is uncanny.

Rees-Mogg, of course, has a much more charming accent.


Solopov (I don't think this video is doing him any justice, considering the imbecile interviewer and the TV channel in particular, but nonetheless):


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