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6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM
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There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.
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6/3/2016 3:09:23 PM
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At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Because after WWII, Russia took over 14 countries, attempted to take over several others, and tried to nuke the United States. In addition, many 20th century Russian leaders, especially Stalin, were responsible for countless human rights abuses in their own country.
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6/3/2016 3:40:54 PM
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At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Other countries are jealous of Putin's bear wrestling and riding abilities.
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6/3/2016 4:07:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2016 3:09:23 PM, Bob13 wrote:
At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Because after WWII, Russia took over 14 countries, attempted to take over several others, and tried to nuke the United States. In addition, many 20th century Russian leaders, especially Stalin, were responsible for countless human rights abuses in their own country.

Russia did not attempt to nuke the US. Although they placed nuclear weapons in Cuba it was more for the leverage doing so would give them over the US in future negotiations. My point is that you state that Russia took over other nations and was responsible for countless human rights abuses. But wasn't every great power responsible for this? Examples: America, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan. Why does Russia get singled out?
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6/3/2016 6:12:00 PM
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At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Because they need to quit Russian and get Stalin.
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6/3/2016 7:06:40 PM
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At 6/3/2016 6:12:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Because they need to quit Russian and get Stalin.

Although Stalin is responsible for many crimes, he ruled Russia for 30 or so years of the 1200 that Russia existed. Often people like to say that Stalin's crimes were the crimes of the Russian people which is crazy considering Russians suffered as much under his repression as everybody else.
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6/3/2016 7:21:17 PM
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At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

During the cold war the Soviet Union was an obviously evil entity. Post Soviet Russia is in my opinion different.
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6/3/2016 8:08:39 PM
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6/4/2016 3:07:53 PM
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At 6/3/2016 4:07:42 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
At 6/3/2016 3:09:23 PM, Bob13 wrote:
At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Because after WWII, Russia took over 14 countries, attempted to take over several others, and tried to nuke the United States. In addition, many 20th century Russian leaders, especially Stalin, were responsible for countless human rights abuses in their own country.

Russia did not attempt to nuke the US. Although they placed nuclear weapons in Cuba it was more for the leverage doing so would give them over the US in future negotiations.
Soviet leaders did everything they could to hide the fact that they were putting missiles in Cuba. If American spy planes hadn't discovered the missiles before they were ready to be launched, they would have been launched without hesitation.
My point is that you state that Russia took over other nations and was responsible for countless human rights abuses.
And they still are.
But wasn't every great power responsible for this? Examples: America,
America stopped taking over countries about a hundred years ago, and their government has only supported human rights abuses a couple of times in history.
Britain,
See my response for America.
France,
See my response for Britain.
Germany,
Hasn't had human rights abuses since WWII.
Italy,
See my response for Germany.
China,
Don't pretend that no one hates China.
Japan.
See my response for Italy.
Why does Russia get singled out?
Because out of all the countries who have committed human rights abuses in recent years, Russia has affected other countries the most.
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6/4/2016 11:44:01 PM
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At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

In terms of modern day, I prefer Russia over Western Europe as I find that the destructive and parasitic policies that Western democracies have created are the easiest way of subverting and deleting their own cultures through mass immigration. I also find Putin to be a strong and prideful leader.

On the other hand, Russia has been at the forefront of massive human rights abuses in the 20th century. Not only that, but its sole dominion over Eastern Europe is the reason as to why Eastern European states are currently so underdeveloped, as they couldn't build up their economies in the decades that they were under Soviet occupation.

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6/4/2016 11:57:44 PM
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People who hate Russia are almost always American and the reason why they do this is due to the lingering feelings of the cold war that ended almost 30 years ago. People still associate Russia with communism and the abuse of human rights, which is not what happens here.
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6/5/2016 6:02:05 AM
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At 6/4/2016 11:57:44 PM, Syko wrote:
People who hate Russia are almost always American and the reason why they do this is due to the lingering feelings of the cold war that ended almost 30 years ago. People still associate Russia with communism and the abuse of human rights, which is not what happens here.

Yeah, pretty much this. Even our feeling about communist Russia are colored by, dare I say it, privilege. Yes, it was bloody, but the largest country in the world industrialized in less than the span of a single generation.
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1/11/2017 7:04:03 PM
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At 6/4/2016 11:57:44 PM, Syko wrote:
People who hate Russia are almost always American and the reason why they do this is due to the lingering feelings of the cold war that ended almost 30 years ago. People still associate Russia with communism and the abuse of human rights, which is not what happens here.

People that hate Russia are not all Americans, Hungarians, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Afghans, Romanian, German, Finland, I can go on and on all hate Russia.

Russians are all lying communist bastards who made a deal with Hitler to take over Poland and split the land with Germany until Hitler decided to invade Russia.

After WWII Russia oppressed all the countries in eastern Europe and stole all their resources and made them their satellite states behind the iron curtain. Lenin and Stalin were just as bad as Hitler, but they decided to kill their own people or send them to the gulags. Then the Russian communists invaded Afghanistan, then Crimea and now Ukraine.

Russians are all lying drunk lazy communists who would rather steal from everyone else rather then mine their own resources in the biggest country in the world with the most resources, but they are too lazy to extract their own resources like diamonds and oil and gold that their land has, they would rather invade other countries and take their resources while the rich corrupt former KGB soviets get rich and drunk on vodka in the Kremlin.
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1/13/2017 5:11:15 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
People don't hate Russia or the Russian people. Americans may hate Russia but why should they? Russia barely effects the U.S. way of life so why the hate?
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1/13/2017 11:23:13 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 1/13/2017 5:11:15 AM, GrimlyF wrote:
People don't hate Russia or the Russian people. Americans may hate Russia but why should they? Russia barely effects the U.S. way of life so why the hate?

We have been taught Russia is the enemy.
You can fear your enemy, hate your enemy, or respect your enemy.
The teachers say to hate. The sheeple follow.
This from a nation that claims to be Christ like, who taught us to love our enemy.
It is strange on many levels.

I do get the feeling that the general public hates "Russia", but is ambivalent or even feels sorry for the people. As if the citizens are captive in their own country.
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1/15/2017 8:37:26 AM
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At 1/13/2017 11:23:13 AM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
At 1/13/2017 5:11:15 AM, GrimlyF wrote:
People don't hate Russia or the Russian people. Americans may hate Russia but why should they? Russia barely effects the U.S. way of life so why the hate?

We have been taught Russia is the enemy.
You can fear your enemy, hate your enemy, or respect your enemy.
The teachers say to hate. The sheeple follow.
This from a nation that claims to be Christ like, who taught us to love our enemy.
It is strange on many levels.

I do get the feeling that the general public hates "Russia", but is ambivalent or even feels sorry for the people. As if the citizens are captive in their own country.

Of course Americans are "ambivalent" about Russians. Americans know nothing about Russia or its people or indeed the of the rest of the worlds populations.
They think Russians are still forelock-tugging serfs who blindly follow orders but they are not.
Putin has raised their standard of living, improved the Health System and relaxed the travel regulations. They know he's a crook but they don't care because if they had the chance they would be too. He's respected by the people because he never backs down and unlike the U.S. government he cares nothing for world opinion.
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1/15/2017 12:55:37 PM
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At 1/15/2017 8:37:26 AM, GrimlyF wrote:
At 1/13/2017 11:23:13 AM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
At 1/13/2017 5:11:15 AM, GrimlyF wrote:
People don't hate Russia or the Russian people. Americans may hate Russia but why should they? Russia barely effects the U.S. way of life so why the hate?

We have been taught Russia is the enemy.
You can fear your enemy, hate your enemy, or respect your enemy.
The teachers say to hate. The sheeple follow.
This from a nation that claims to be Christ like, who taught us to love our enemy.
It is strange on many levels.

I do get the feeling that the general public hates "Russia", but is ambivalent or even feels sorry for the people. As if the citizens are captive in their own country.

Of course Americans are "ambivalent" about Russians. Americans know nothing about Russia or its people or indeed the of the rest of the worlds populations.
They think Russians are still forelock-tugging serfs who blindly follow orders but they are not.
Putin has raised their standard of living, improved the Health System and relaxed the travel regulations. They know he's a crook but they don't care because if they had the chance they would be too. He's respected by the people because he never backs down and unlike the U.S. government he cares nothing for world opinion.

Once in a while a USA news cast will show a Russian 'man on the street'.
It is difficult to deny the pride they have in their country, yet some do.
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1/18/2017 6:21:50 PM
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I wonder why you didn't mention China, or other comunist countries in Asia. I don't think they love Russia, but they are willing to cooperate with them. So Russia is not alone at all.

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1/19/2017 11:19:11 PM
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I'm assuming you're living in America and asking why Russia is always the so-called "bad guy'" over here.

Well, to begin with, it's the USSR that is usually the country (countries) that gets the bad press here. And that's not going on so much nowadays anyway. It's usually stemming back to the old Cold War days, which began shortly after WWII and ended of course with the fall of the USSR in 1991.

I don't here too many people here in the USA badmouthing Russia much anymore. At least not nearly like they did back in the 80s. And back then the reason for all that hostility was largely due to government propaganda. We did far more hostile things to Russia than they to us during the Cold War. Including almost goading them into a nuclear war back in 1983 when we unleashed a simulated missile strike on them. This was a part of Operation Able Archer, authorized by Ronnie Ray Gun, and was a part of his quest to instill a Star Wars program.

I agree Russia (and even the USSR) have gotten a bad rap. They WERE our allies in both WWI and WWII. They lost FORTY TIMES more men then we did in WWII? That's NOT a typo. Russia lost some 20 million soldiers in WWII, we lost about 400,000.

And that whole Cuban Missile Crisis thing? LOL. What our government doesn't like to admit is that we had nuclear missiles in Turkey aimed at Russia back then. That were just as close as were Russia's Cuban missiles to us. We also did many acts of espionage and sabotage to the USSR during the Cold War that, if they did them to us, would have been considered acts of war!

The US has often been very hypocritical when it comes to Global Policy. We are very much the "Do as we say, NOT as we do" sort of Empire.
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2/8/2017 8:40:29 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 1/19/2017 11:19:11 PM, Unterseeboot wrote:
I'm assuming you're living in America and asking why Russia is always the so-called "bad guy'" over here.

Well, to begin with, it's the USSR that is usually the country (countries) that gets the bad press here. And that's not going on so much nowadays anyway. It's usually stemming back to the old Cold War days, which began shortly after WWII and ended of course with the fall of the USSR in 1991.

I don't here too many people here in the USA badmouthing Russia much anymore. At least not nearly like they did back in the 80s. And back then the reason for all that hostility was largely due to government propaganda. We did far more hostile things to Russia than they to us during the Cold War. Including almost goading them into a nuclear war back in 1983 when we unleashed a simulated missile strike on them. This was a part of Operation Able Archer, authorized by Ronnie Ray Gun, and was a part of his quest to instill a Star Wars program.

I agree Russia (and even the USSR) have gotten a bad rap. They WERE our allies in both WWI and WWII. They lost FORTY TIMES more men then we did in WWII? That's NOT a typo. Russia lost some 20 million soldiers in WWII, we lost about 400,000.

And that whole Cuban Missile Crisis thing? LOL. What our government doesn't like to admit is that we had nuclear missiles in Turkey aimed at Russia back then. That were just as close as were Russia's Cuban missiles to us. We also did many acts of espionage and sabotage to the USSR during the Cold War that, if they did them to us, would have been considered acts of war!

The US has often been very hypocritical when it comes to Global Policy. We are very much the "Do as we say, NOT as we do" sort of Empire.

Please explain to me the justification for Putin to take over Crimea and now invading Ukraine and saying that Russia is not responsible for it when it's Russian soldiers and weapons that are being used against Ukraine in the Donetsk Oblast. Also please explain to me why the Russians shot down the Malaysian flight and then tried to blame Ukraine for it. And why is there 4,000,000 troops station on the border with Poland threatening to invade.

If it wasn't for UN, Russia would have already tried to take over all of Europe, why do you think we have the European Union, it's to stand up as a group of nations against Russia
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2/15/2017 10:34:48 PM
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I don't hate Russia. Prior to the Bolsheviks, Russia had a very interesting history of peace, war, freedom, love of family, honor towards the king, brotherhood, nationalism, and innovation. Russia's big mistake was jumping headlong into the grinder of communism. You have to remember that the average Russian had no idea that communism was going to turn out so bad. You are looking back on history after the fact. In the early 1900s many intelligent well-to-do people actually believed that communism was going to be the prosperous utopia that it promised to be. They had no idea. Prior to communism Russia had a very rich history of love, honor, and integrity. While it is true that Russia never embraced democracy, human rights, and common-law like much of Europe did, they still had a decent form of government interspersed with some brutal regimes that didn't last long. But all in all, in the last thousand years, Russians have had a decent existence.
I'm not sure why you are comparing England with Russia. Firstly, England's empire was one of the most benevolent empires in world history, not counting the USA which is the most benevolent Empire ever and there are facts and statistics to back that up. While I will admit that England did some terrible stuff such as in the Boer war, all in all, the British Empire, when compared to all of the empires of the past, was one of the best, bringing prosperity and innovation to many poor societies whose life expectancies were less than 40 years. The truth is that English common law is a liberator and has almost always brang liberty to oppressed women, slaves, and victims of crime. It is this system of English common law that has made America so great, and currently has made Europe great. It will make any nation great, for without common-law the people cannot live in harmony and work together to build anything great.
I may be wrong, but I believe that Putin wants to leave the embarrassment of communism behind Russia and move forward and build a more prosperous, united Russia. Unfortunately, there are many powerful power brokers who influence Putin and the politicians within his nation. My hope is that Putin, whose nation only has a GDP of 1.4 trillion, will look at America's GDP of 20 trillion and realize that free market capitalism is the answer to his country. If he does this, his nation will prosper and he will no longer feel the pull and need to overpower other surrounding nations because his military will be stronger and there will be no need to conquer surrounding nations because his people will see him as the hero that he desires to be. I hope that Trump and Europe will recognize the opportunity to influence Putin,and not only the Russian people, but also the other nations within that area that are struggling to utilize their natural resources.
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2/17/2017 8:31:17 PM
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At 2/15/2017 10:34:48 PM, j50wells wrote:
I don't hate Russia. Prior to the Bolsheviks, Russia had a very interesting history of peace, war, freedom, love of family, honor towards the king, brotherhood, nationalism, and innovation. Russia's big mistake was jumping headlong into the grinder of communism. You have to remember that the average Russian had no idea that communism was going to turn out so bad. You are looking back on history after the fact. In the early 1900s many intelligent well-to-do people actually believed that communism was going to be the prosperous utopia that it promised to be. They had no idea. Prior to communism Russia had a very rich history of love, honor, and integrity. While it is true that Russia never embraced democracy, human rights, and common-law like much of Europe did, they still had a decent form of government interspersed with some brutal regimes that didn't last long. But all in all, in the last thousand years, Russians have had a decent existence.
I'm not sure why you are comparing England with Russia. Firstly, England's empire was one of the most benevolent empires in world history, not counting the USA which is the most benevolent Empire ever and there are facts and statistics to back that up. While I will admit that England did some terrible stuff such as in the Boer war, all in all, the British Empire, when compared to all of the empires of the past, was one of the best, bringing prosperity and innovation to many poor societies whose life expectancies were less than 40 years. The truth is that English common law is a liberator and has almost always brang liberty to oppressed women, slaves, and victims of crime. It is this system of English common law that has made America so great, and currently has made Europe great. It will make any nation great, for without common-law the people cannot live in harmony and work together to build anything great.
I may be wrong, but I believe that Putin wants to leave the embarrassment of communism behind Russia and move forward and build a more prosperous, united Russia. Unfortunately, there are many powerful power brokers who influence Putin and the politicians within his nation. My hope is that Putin, whose nation only has a GDP of 1.4 trillion, will look at America's GDP of 20 trillion and realize that free market capitalism is the answer to his country. If he does this, his nation will prosper and he will no longer feel the pull and need to overpower other surrounding nations because his military will be stronger and there will be no need to conquer surrounding nations because his people will see him as the hero that he desires to be. I hope that Trump and Europe will recognize the opportunity to influence Putin,and not only the Russian people, but also the other nations within that area that are struggling to utilize their natural resources.

Well put, so why doesn't Putin get out of Ukraine, and don't tell me it's some gorilla group of former Russian fighters, we know Putin is providing the military tanks, rocket launchers and soldiers there even though he is denying it.
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2/20/2017 8:25:55 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 6/3/2016 6:12:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Because they need to quit Russian and get Stalin.

I very much enjoy your doge folder
Vladimir-Putin
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3/16/2017 11:59:50 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Good question. The reason everybody hates Russia has to do with the incredible amount of Russophobia that is promoted by western politicians and propaganda outlets.
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3/21/2017 6:15:16 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 3/16/2017 11:59:50 AM, Vladimir-Putin wrote:
Good question. The reason everybody hates Russia has to do with the incredible amount of Russophobia that is promoted by western politicians and propaganda outlets.

It has nothing to do with Russia taking over Crimea and invading Ukraine and Afghanistan in the past right. Oh and lets not forget the 50 years of the Iron curtain around eastern Europe keeping all those countries oppressed while stealing all their resources
Allanur
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5/13/2017 10:59:22 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
I am the one who hates the Russian government (not the people there or the geography the country is located at). Let me give my opinions:

1. They are ready to 'burn' people for their own benefit:
I mean, they are modern emperialists. Look at Syria war, the people protested the Assad regime, Assad started to slay them and the war began. Russia supports Assad, Assad is almost like a genocider, Assad kills his citizens, his countrymen in order to stay in power and Russia supports it.

Why? For the sake of god? for the sake of humanity? for the good of the humanity? I think every person should hate such a government

Have you heard about Nabucco project? The ussr was the one to define Khazar as a sea, now they are against the term sea. They say Khazar is a lake, they are right it is a lake. Then what is the problem here?
Well, it is like double standards and hypocricy. When they had no problem in defining Khazar as a sea, they did so. Now, they do want to cut the nabucco project and they insist on calling Khazar a lake. If Nabucco succeeds, countries like Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan will have better economy, Russia will lose its clients. For their own benefit, Russia tries to prevent those countries from succeeding so that they can sell as they wish. SHould not we hate such country?

2. Look at history, the USSR, the state Russia is inheritor of, the state Russians wish to come back. What they have done? Look at north korea, North Korea is "the work" of the USSR and supported by Russia even though russian government says otherwise, actions speak louder than words. Millions of people are enslaved, brainwashed in North Korea. They are forced to live like a slave and it is protected and supported by Russia. Add cuba here as well

3. Add Abkhazia, osetia, crimea e.t.c as well.

4. They are against human rights like Gay rights. Come on man, what the hell problem do you have with people adding something into their anus? They try to manipulate, brainwash people with their false propoganda, they try to make people stay unaware of their rights, they are against democracy. They try to kill it like majority of Islamic countries. Look at the allies of russia, look at the states supported by russia: North korea, cuba, iran, syria, belarus, china and several other former soviet countries. All are known to be dictatorship, country of corruption and e.t.c On the contrary, look at the other side of the dilemma: South Korea, Japan, Germany, Israel who are on the other side of the dilemma. No need to talk about the USSR and its block.

May be something wrong with russians?

5. Contrary to the beliefs of many, Afghanistan was damaged by the soviets, not Americans.

In short, they are the biggest source of problems of humanity. How I wish we get rid of them so that humanity can have less problems.
Allanur
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5/13/2017 11:09:18 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 6/3/2016 7:06:40 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
At 6/3/2016 6:12:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 6/2/2016 7:18:37 PM, Crimea-2014 wrote:
There are only 22 countries in the world that were never invaded by Britain. Britain conquered over 1/6 of the earth's surface. France and Germany both conquered most of Europe. And Russia? Russia has been invaded by European coalitions four times in the last 130 years. Perhaps somebody might say that Russia was responsible for mass genocide and repression. Sure, so are plenty of other nations including America.

Russian Aggression?

A common term used to refer to Russia's expansion throughout its history, primarily against the Mongols, Turks, Poles, and Swedes. Yet in all of these situations, Russia was always the country that was attacked first.

WWI and WWII? Russia didn't want to take part in either but it was the Central Powers and then the Axis that declared war on Russia and then invaded.

So why is Russia always the bad guy, whether you look at Hollywood films or Western news outlets.

Because they need to quit Russian and get Stalin.

Although Stalin is responsible for many crimes, he ruled Russia for 30 or so years of the 1200 that Russia existed. Often people like to say that Stalin's crimes were the crimes of the Russian people which is crazy considering Russians suffered as much under his repression as everybody else.
everybbody that had a chance did so but the problem lies here:

The others admitted their fault, they quit it, if need be they apologise for that, they try to make things better while russia (and turkey) still tries to hide their past, russia pretends to have been an angel and pretends to still be an angel even though they are not. Moreover, they are still against human rights, they cause conflicts, they support the conflict creators. For my longer explanation, look at the first post of mine within this thread.
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5/13/2017 11:12:56 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 6/4/2016 11:57:44 PM, Syko wrote:
People who hate Russia are almost always American and the reason why they do this is due to the lingering feelings of the cold war that ended almost 30 years ago. People still associate Russia with communism and the abuse of human rights, which is not what happens here.

oh, I am not american, I do not associate Russia with communism (even though russia wishes the ussr back). Even though they are not communists ttoday, they are no different than those communists.

They supported Ratho Mladic, who massacred unarmed Bosnians.
They support Assad, who tried to slay his people in order to stay in power, as a result the war began.
Even though not explicitly, they support Kim dynasty of North Korea who enslaved millions.

May be worse than the ussr, but no different than them.
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5/17/2017 2:43:10 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
Not everyone hates Russia it would seem. A man who's name rhymes with Gump tells them all sorts of secret things.