This post is an exception. As I stated, the blog is free from political issues, but Russian foreign policy is an important thing for understanding our mentality. Many Russian people used to live (and continue) not for their own happiness, but for greater purposes.
Warning: this post is dark
and full of terrors.
Entire text is my translation of original post http://mi3ch.livejournal.com/2722323.html You may want to see immersive photos there.
It used to be a huge problem for Russia that most of its rulers were bored to take care of their own country. Meanwhile the greatness of the ruler was estimated in thousands of square kilometers of conquered lands and millions of victims. We used to fight for anyone’s interests instead of constructing houses, bridges and roads. Constructing for centuries, not for years.
When Prussia wished to take Silesia from Austria, Russia certainly couldn’t tolerate it and fell into…
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