Some Russian History

THE MONGOL INVASION OF ANCIENT RUS’

A History of Russia (Tsars and Revolutions)

HISTORY OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN AGGRESSION: 1200AD-1945AD

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  1. It’s not unusual to find out that not a lot of people know Russian history, yet they are viewed as ‘evil’. Perhaps it would be better to start learning about their history that brought them to today.

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  2. That is a very insightful comment. Just for fun, ask around and see how many people you can find who have no idea that Russia and the United States were allies in World War II. The past is prologue: our past experiences influence our perceptions and our future behavior. This is as true of nations as it is of individuals.

    I made this same argument to a libertarian fellow back in 1986. I told him that if he put as much energy into trying to understand the Russian people as he did vilifying them, then he might realize that their government’s behavior was almost completely reactionary. They were more afraid of us than we were of them. And I also suggested to him that if America would adopt a less adversarial attitude towards Russia then, “Who knows? The Berlin Wall might come down!”

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