AbdulhamidtheSecond wrote:Armenia is surrounded by 100 million Turks, 10 to East, 20 to South, 70 to West.
Russia has 20% Turkic and Muslim population within itself, excluding Central Asian republics.
During Ramadan prayer, streets of Muscow is completely filled with these people, not some unibrow armenoids.
Remember, it was the Genghis Khan who conquered Russia in Winter, and made himself to Coat of Arms of Russia, depicting liberalization of Muscovy from Golden Horde invasion.
Russia is not dumb to kick off a war within itself to save some 3 million oldies.
Armenia is not a threat to all Turkic peoples much less all Muslims
I doubt they much care.
Azeri propaganda is certainly active in Russia though, trying to agitate Bashkirs and Tatars against the Armenian and Kurdish communities in their own republics. But most of them have no time for it. Azerbaijan to them is a seperate country, related but seperate.
Kazakhs in Russia are quite mild people. The ones in Kazakhstan are increasingly converting to pan-Turkic Nazism and calling for a war to drive out Russians; no doubt they're secretly supported by the Kazakhstan elites. But they're not an immediate threat, other than all the shit they talk on Youtube.
And other than those Russia has plenty of Muslims, but they are either in the Caucasus and have their own suspicions of Turkey, or they're migrants like in Moscow and don't have time for politics. The Circassians were once Turkey's loyal allies but they got fucked by false promises from the Turks and the ensuing brutal war with the Russian Empire meant their expulsion of most of their people (this is a seperate issue where Moscow today is being completely inadequate, and unless it takes steps to resolve it and repatriate Circassians from abroad, recognize the crimes, then it will eventually lead to problems). So the Circassians are not going to take any side of Turkey and more than that they're very much against pan-Turkism as that benefits their rivals the Turkic Balkars and Karachays.
Chechens and Ingush have little time for Turkey. Dagestanis all the more so. Balkars, Karachays - probably as well, as they're surrounded by peoples with no sympathy to Turkey anyway.
Russia will not declare any public support to Armenia or take a public stance on the war other than to call for peace.
But on the ground I'm quite sure there is plenty of co-ordination. Especially if Turkey insists on getting itself involved on the Azeris behalf which it apparently is not making a secret of.
One more thing you're forgetting. Any Turkish agitation or meddling in Russia, will of course be met with the reactivation of the PKK in southern Turkey, armed with the latest in Russian military-industrial production. It's not for nothing that Russia moved in there last September and has switched to angling some autonomy for the Kurds in spite of Erdogan's and Assad's wishes.
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