Jardax ~Thinking about Russians i see a similarity in USA. Many of US citizens never accept many of their wars was meanless and their politicians lied about real reasons.
What are the chances you'd still be entertaining the Soviets today if it weren't for us ignorant Americans?.. you say many of our wars have been meaningless, which ones exactly?
Was Bill Clinton right to get us involved in the Bosnia-Herzegovina mess?
While my immediate roots are in Scotland and Canada, when I step one generation back on my mother's side it's the Ukraine. Her grandmother's family fled Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and settled outside of Toronto Canada. The problem with the Russian people is that they were, and still are, peasants. That is to say the peasant mentality that has long since been eradicated from the modern world still finds home in mighty Russia... which is mighty no more.
Communism by it's very nature appeals to the peasant class, be they Russians or Chinese, and I think we here in the west underestimate the power it has over these people.