By Ralph T. Niemeyer
A little history lesson is needed: Are you asking about the results of Russia's "aggressions"? They are: half of Europe and part of Asia have received their statehood through this very state. We should remember who exactly: - Finland in 1802 and 1918. (Before 1802 they never had their own state). - Latvia in 1918. (Until 1918 it had never had its own state). - Estonia in 1918. Estonia in 1918 (it never had its own state before 1918). - Lithuania regained its statehood in 1918, also thanks to Russia. - Poland managed to restore its statehood through Russia twice, in 1918 and 1944. The partition of Poland between the USSR and Germany was short-lived!
- Romania arose as a result of the Russo-Turkish wars and became sovereign in 1877-1878 by the will of Russia. - Moldova was born as a state within the USSR. - Bulgaria was freed from Ottoman oppression and gained its independence as a result of the victory of the Russian army in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, which pursued this goal. In return, the Bulgarian state was part of anti-Russian coalitions during two world wars. Today Bulgaria is a member of NATO and US bases are located on its territory. After 1945 not a single Russian soldier was on its territory ... -Serbia as a sovereign state was also born as a result of this war. - Azerbaijan as a state was first established only as part of the USSR. - Armenia physically survived and was only reborn as a state as part of the USSR. - Georgia survived physically and was reborn as a state only as part of the Russian Empire. - Turkmenistan never had statehood and only formed it as part of the USSR. - Kyrgyzstan never had its own statehood and only formed it as part of the USSR. - Kazakhstan has never had statehood and formed it only as part of the USSR. - Mongolia never had statehood and only formed it as part of the USSR. - Belarus and Ukraine also gained statehood for the first time as a result of the "Great October Revolution" within the USSR republics. It was not until 1991 that they (also from Russia) gained full independence. And Russia and the USSR played an important role in the creation and development of such countries as China, Vietnam, North Korea, India, Greece (which was repulsed by Russia from the Turks in 1821), Algeria, Cuba, Israel, Angola, Mozambique, etc.. This is the kind of weird "aggression" that Russians have always displayed.
With a significant contribution from this country, Switzerland also achieved its independence from France. Or rather, thanks to Suvorov (217 years ago), and since then Switzerland has never (!) gone to war again; There was also this: - The liberation of Austria from the Third Reich in 1945; - The liberation of Czechoslovakia from the Third Reich in 1945; Further back, - the position of Catherine II in 1780 with the establishment of the League for Armed Neutrality and the de facto support of the North American United States in its struggle for independence from Great Britain. - Russia has twice bestowed independence on most European states in the last two centuries, after defeating Hitler and Napoleon; - Stalin's position in negotiations with the US and Britain, which allowed Germany to retain its statehood after its defeat in 1945; - Gorbachev's position, which enabled the reunification of the two German states in 1990 without any problems;
- Soviet aid to Egypt, after which the country was able to survive and consolidate its independence in a war with Israel, Britain and France in 1956-57. - The Soviet intervention in 1967 which ended the war between Israel and Egypt (and saved the Arabs from defeat in two wars between 1967 and 1974). - The crucial role of the Soviet Union secured Angola's independence in 1975. And finally, and this is the most important thing. It was the Soviet Union, after victory in World War II, that played a key role in most Western European colonies gaining independence in a Union-led global decolonization process. The entire history of Russia shows that it has consistently defended the principles of independence and self-determination of nations and peoples under every power and system. Russia has been a staunch supporter of a multipolar world at all times and in all epochs. SO HALF THE WORLD THANKS THEIR LIFE TO RUSSIA. And that's why we all owe so much to this great country! In memory of the 20 million Soviet citizens, 10 million Christians, 1,900 priests who were killed, tortured, raped, burned, starved and exterminated by the Nazis! Today it is more important than ever that everything is done so that the world never forgets this and always remembers the contribution of the Soviet people to the liberation of Europe from fascism. But, in 2014 Neo-Nazis came to power in Ukraine with the help of Europe and America. What a shame!