Not for my superiority complex, rather for their ingrattitude. I used "savages" to describe my anger.
The problem here is that your projected your view of small group onto the whole nation(s), which sounded quite arrogant.
We don't feel closer, we are. We are talking about centuries of influx of western values since maedieval times
However you successfully contrived to preserve your Slavic features. :) It's still not a problem for me to tell a German from a Pole... how comes? :)
As for looking down... well, things could be different if not invention called the Soviet Union..
A lovely statement... the discussion reminds me of a old Soviet anecdote about Caucasians...Two Caucasians (Georgians, Azerbaijanis or whoever...) came to Moscow. Someone told them they would turn Russians if they climb up a Kremlin tower and touch the star upon it. They certainly believe...
So here they are climbing higher and higher... One of them however managed to reach the top first and touched the star. The other below yelling: "Hey, Abdula... give me a hand!"
The first one responed: "F@ck off, skibby (an offensive term for Orientals)!" and kicked him off down.
You won't be able to shift the blame upon third party every time. :)
He just want to have the big empire again.
What makes you feel like that? :) The fact that he's an ex-KGB?
I think he's just ruthless
Did he kill anybody or what?
If you admit that even you can't, how could I?
You should have cited the latter piece too. I said that one couldn't see at the first glance the whole tragedy. That was my point. Yet you obliquely gave your assessment...
That was an inhumane system.
The late USSR was inhumane system? Care to explain which way? Just curious...