Anyone who believes that nothing ever changes needs to be reminded of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of apartheid in South Africa—and maybe this .

The former Soviet premier who introduced glasnost and perestroika to our political vocabularies (despite fighting for a workable form of communism till the bitter end) has formally announced that he is a Christian, something that would have gotten him knocked down a few pay grades about thirty years ago.

All together: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed !