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Mining Awareness +

On se flatterait en vain de connaitre la Russie actuelle, si l’on ne remontait plus haut dans son histoire.”—Le Pere Pierling (One cannot understand Russia today, without going far back in its past [1])

The Russian government is actually right. They shouldn’t really be compared to Nazi Germany, except economically. But, rather to their own land-grabbing, genocidal imperialist history. Nazi Germany only existed from 1933 to 1945, whereas Russia’s imperialist conquest-land grabs and genocides stretch far back in history over more than a thousand years, since the mid 800s, when they were founded as a Viking state. When the Russian government whines and complains about Europe, they need only look in the mirror. They are a European imperialist state from start to finish, though without democratic traditions. On the other hand, from an economic perspective, Russia is a strange mix of government owned companies and monopoly capitalism, which…

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