Hole wrote:Really funny, these western folks (and by this I mean politicians/repeaters and other "experts"). After Lenin renamed Russia into the Soviet Union and drew some artifical borders, because he hated Russians so much, the west didn´t accept it for decades. Even in the 70´s the SU was mostly named Soviet Russia in most of the western countries. And shortly after the "coutry" was gone they worship the artifical borders, even if this means war between "neighbors".
There is no "Greater Russia". If Russia would return the so-called "former soviet states" it would only bring back traditional russian land.
In the past years the SU was declared as evil as Nazi Germany, guilty of all sorts of crimes against the poor people of eastern europe and the "former soviet states". But the largest victim were the russian people and Russia herself.
Lenin didn't hate Russians, he was a Russian himself, and he saw in what squalor his own people lived and in whose benefit they lived in such a system
But he didn't see oppression as stemming from other peoples, he saw them as fellow victims of the same regime, and other regimes like it throughout Europe. Therefore he proposed a new framework of statehood based on socialism that attempted to give equality to all peoples, and a new economic system that would remove the need for national competition. He was absolutely correct and this is still the correct approach.
That after socialism is gone now we're back to oligarchy and the nationalism they use to legitimize their rule and their borders just proves his writings, and indeed during the revolution the Bolsheviks were up against the same thing; lots of phony bourgeois states being declared by self-styled intelligencia and promising self-determination when in reality they were mainly just after power. The Ukraine today is but the most obvious example.
The solution though is not to incorporate it into Russia, it's to wake people there up to the fact that the oligarchs in power and their neo-Nazi tools are the source of their misery, and why the country is permanently in crisis. And in the end they will either wake up or they will die off due to a massive demographic crisis and emigration.
I hear a lot about how the commies divided the country. But no, it was never them that divided the country, that is what was done by their enemies. What they did was attempt to reform it from an empire towards a source of world revolution and then following the failure of that, to at least a state where everyone preserves their own dignity for who they are.