Mate, Constantinople was liberated(no thanks to Russia) and then Russia directly armed Kemal to take it back.
''Russia'' didn't arm Kemal, the Bolsheviks who conquered Russia did, I'm well aware of the close relations the two God-fighting revolutionary cliques had after WWI. Btw, wasn't Alexander Parvus an agent of both? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Parvus
I'm asking you again:
How on earth are you going to spin this?
There's no ''spin'' involved at all. President Pashinyan of Armenia is anti-Russian and came to power in Armenia in one of those Western backed ''color revolutions'' they love so much. Armenians hate him now, and for good reason. He neither wanted nor asked for Russian help. So Armenia lost.
What on earth are you talking about? that you felt Russian people to be in danger in the Ukraine?
There's no ''feeling'' about it; I saw the refugees, even talked to some people who had experienced things firsthand. And this began right after the Maidan.
What is your problem with the Ukraine signing a trade deal with the EU?
This goes well beyond a ''trade deal with the EU''.
They did now, so what? Did the world fall apart? You went to war with the Ukraine to prevent it from trading with Europe. What is wrong with you? And you 're trying to defend it too.
Russia didn't go to war with the Ukraine. Two Donbass/Novorossiya region separatist republics of ethnic Velikorussians broke away, being shelled at by command of their own Ukrainian government's orders accomplished that.
If people want to trade with Europe they should be able to without having to worry whether Russia would kill them to prevent them.
Russia didn't, so your statement is nonsense.
Americans stopped their operations in Syria for years now. If they come back, this time it will be to out an end on the mess.
No they didn't, and American troops are there as Trump said, for the Syrian oilfields.
What do I refuse to see?
Real men and proud nations do not blame foreigners for their failures, they look at them in the eye and face them down.
Foreigners can be a problem. Russia's history is exactly that ending of the problem, sometimes at great cost.
Even if foreigners turn them into stooges which is what Putin really is, that is on them and the failure of their system to prevent a foreign takeover.
Putin isn't a ''stooge''. He's a patriot, but alas, he actually is something of a Westernizer, albeit one that has slowly learned over time that the West has no interest in an independent and prosperous Russia. Anything he is other than that, is between him and the Russian people and nobody else.
Your problems are far closer to home than abroad. You do not have a functioning state, nor do you have a functioning economy.
That is on you and not on any foreigner.
Russia is doing alright but could be better especially with income disparity, but that's a problem of unethical and rapacious modern Capitalism everywhere. Russia is slowly recovering from the Atheists, who are a problem deeper than mere material issues but are a cancer of the soul.
Unless you take destiny onto your own hands and learn how to organise a state with consent and logic, you will never join any of those who have already made the leap. Because you do not have a mandate to and without a consensus and a mandate you can not operate on that basis.
I suspect rather that the problem is that Russia is in existence in the first place, and still stubbornly refuses to make the leap entirely into the European-style future of oblivion and demographic replacement. That is your ''leap'' in actuality.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.