posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 04:13 PM
First Russia is not to be confused with the Soviet Union. Yes Russia was the major player, with highest population, and with Moscow being the basis
of communist power. However all of the Soviet Union countries east of Poland (Poland and other countries added to USSR after WWII do not count), were
equal partners in the Union, and all had a say. Stalin was georgian. Khruschev and Brezhnev were both Ukrainians. And it was the Gorbochev
(Russian) who brought demise to the USSR (by the way those who say Regan did it are totally disillusioned). The most hardcore Communist party was
that of Ukraine, and it was that party that prosecuted the Jews and others to the highest extent. So Russia does not equal Soviet Union, and the
attrocities committed under communism cannot be layed upon today's Russians.
I do not know what FDR's reasons for entering WWII and giving aid to Europe were, but I know that the country that is mostly responsible for allied
victory is Russia (together with Ukraine, Belarus, and other Soviet countries). Nobody of the allies was even close to sacrificing what the Russians
sacrificed to bring about victory. 75% of the German troops were fighting the Russians after 1941. Without Russia's involvement it is questionable
whether Germany and its European allies would have been defeated.
Most of Asia (Mongolia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China) are far better dispositioned towards Russia than US. Even while US denounced democratic
India in favor of Pakistani dictatorship, Russia was building good relations with India, for example. Russia and China have some issues, but the two
huge neighboring countries never had a war with each other, and likely never will.
Middle Eastern governments do not have anything against Russia for the most part. Only Russian conflict in Middle East was wuth Afgani mujahedeen.
Russia armed most of Middle Eastern regimes, but it also helped build their infrastructure, and many Arab officials and intellectuals received
education in Soviet Union. Unlike US, Russia does not have much interest in Middle Eastern oil, thus it has no reason to exploit Arab countries. All
of US involvement in the region, is guided by interest in oil. So as long as oil is flowing, US cares not about which dictator is in power, and how
the people are suffering in those countries.
South America is the same story as Middle East. US throughout 20's century exploited South America, helping some of the worst regimes in history.
Russia did not interfere anywhere in South America, unless a large portion of host country's population expressively asked for Russia's help (ex.
Western Europe and North America were more paranoid about Russia throughout history than anything, especially after 1918. Russia had never posed any
threat untill after WWII to North America, yet this did not stop US from openly hating and denouncing Soviet regime. US propagnda worked in Canada
and Western Europe, and thus hate for Russia arose in those regions as well. However Russia never had any interference or conflict with European
nations, unless it was provoked into it (Napoleon, Crimean War, WWI, WWII). Many people in Europe now begin to understand that Russia never
threatened them, and it was US playing them the whole time. Russia had no reason to attack France or great Britain, yet NATO still formed for no
apparant reason but US scaremongering.
Ex-soviet countries in Eastern Europe (Poland, Baltics, Ukraine) and creating a stink storm about how Russia treated them badly. It is funny however,
that this started soon after US and NATO gained influence in those countries. Most of the accusations are bull****, and Russia owes its appology to
The main reason why there is more antipathy towards US than Russia in the world, is that US has far too much influence around the world for one
country- superpower or not. In how many outside wars had US been involved in after WWII? How many dictatorships did US support and still supports
around the world? How many nations have been exploited by globalization and for their natural resources by the US. US just can't sit still and sort
out its own messed up politics in its far-from-perfect democracy. It has to "colonize" the world, paving the way for its corporate globalization.
Those who dare not agree with US are labels as terrorist regimes, enemies of freedom, and Axis of Evil- and US will use any dirty means to destroy
them (illegal wars, coups, trade blockades, assassinations, etc). US is the only "Hyperpower" (China and Russia can be considered superpowers) left
in the world, and it is abusing its status.
Currently Russia threatens no one, no matter what US and European propaganda claims. Russia is trying hard to reamian neutral on all fronts (War on
Terror, Iran, NK, Israel, Serbia). The Soviet Legacy is all but gone. It is US that threatens much of the globe now, with another war on horizon
every few years. And Russia does not want to be buddies with US, because the US will exploit its politics and take any chance to stab Putin in the
back. Russia much rather remain neutral with limited outside influence.
[edit on 19-7-2006 by maloy]