Beren wrote:Ukraine's still more Russian than Western, so to speak, although they mean to change that.
I have to disagree with you here. How is Ukraine more Russian? Ukraine is a democracy and has had six presidents since its founding. Russia (medvedev was and is a drunk puppet) and Belarus have both had just one dictator.
Ukraine's never had this tradition of worshiping its leaders like Russia has.
Ukraine just passed a petition for legalising same sex marriage and has been looking to join the EU for a long time now.
Also, Ukraine doesn't grant as much power to the church as Russia does with its backwards conservatism.
Nevertheless, Ukraine is of course still a long ways off from being qualified to join the EU.
Beren wrote:Prigozhin may have done it for his own sake and popularity. He must feel really indispensable.
Have you seen this? Posters have been popping up in Belgorod promoting him to be Russia's new president. The posters say:
A STRONG LEADER
NOT A BUNKERING COWARD
litwin wrote:A passenger on a #Moscow-#Vladikavkaz plane was detained for reading a book in #Ukrainian language during the flight.
She was revealed by other passengers.
In Russia, a person is detained for reading in Ukrainian, and yet we have pro-putin members here posting videos of a Ukrainian woman apologising in Russian
for stupidly revealing Kiev's air-defence systems, and all the while we still have people talking about oppressed Russian-speakers. Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.
Kudos to Piers Morgan for admitting that the Iraq invasion was a crime, despite the fact that Saddam's Iraq was twice an aggressor nation, once in Kuwait and once in Iran before it itself was invaded.