sepheronx wrote:Now that I think about it, what would be US and Ukraine success to splitting apart Russia? Even though it seems impossible due to cultural connections between Russians from west and Russians from east (since they are same people), there seems to be a never ending supply of Russians willing to cater to the west. As well, Russian government seems to be sitting on its collective arses regarding about dealing with US activity in Russia. I know they are attempting through disbanding NGO's or bringing them out to light, but they barely scratched the surface with that. Add in, they have yet to force out the US ambassador and its various staff when they are caught having meetings with 5th columnists prior to elections.
If they dont act, then it could end up as a reality. But it wont be how US and kiev expect it. I imagine it eould end up more federalized with more power to Siberia and alike, while retaining their Russianess.
But, if the federal goverment does their jobs properly, then they can stamp this all out early and less dirty.
By letting the project "Banderastan" succeed.
And it will never happen. The situation with Crimea actually showed that people want to be with Russia instead of the opposite. There's no need to force the US Ambassador out of Russia either. If he or his bosses try anything, he'll know that there's a giant shadow of the Russian intelligence community on him, following his every move and planning 10 steps ahead. Navalny needs to worry about his credibility now because of that briliant video. Perhaps these so-called oppositioners will finally realize that the best course of action in Russia is to form a fruitfuil dialogue with the current leadership, without any influence from abroad. Zhirinovsky and Zyuganov are the opposition and the Kremlin does listen to them. Hell, Putin even holds meetings with them when there's a situation.