[ExI] WWRD? (What will Russia do?)

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Tue Apr 7 05:22:54 UTC 2009

Dagon Gmail wrote:

> I thought that had been established... 
> ..unless you regard human beings as a means to an end 
> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeA6y2vFXgU>'.

Very interesting. It proves that Russia is still a
strong nation (on the assumption that Nashi is

Perhaps some of you have seen the very nice documentary
"The Singing Revolution", which showed how Estonians
managed to preserve some of their nationalism and patriotism
in spite of Soviet domination all the way from 1940 or so
through 1990 or so.

It interests me that the Soviets felt too weak (or too
reluctant for some other reason) to really crack down
and deport the leading million or so Estonians into the
vastness of central Russia. (They'd moved millions of
people around near the end of World War II to suit themselves.)

See the documentary, one question came over and over to
me: Will the Russians return?

Already Estonia is 40% Russian or something like that.

My answer was (arrived at an hour or so after seeing
the documentary) that we live in a new age, and that
the Russian people themselves could no longer feel
proud about subduing a weak little neighbor like Estonia.

After all, they'd had plenty of excuses in the days of
Stalin: "We're doing them a favor, we're spreading
international communism".

But what now? Now it would be raw power.

Yet a friend later told me that I was being naive. "The Russian
people will actually be proud of such a move, and will once
again exult in Russia's strength."

I would love to hear opinions.


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