It is really a pity that political correctness has taken over modern society to the point where observations based on historical fact and modern trends cannot be talked about in straight language. If you believe it to be ignorant, then I will remind you that the Georgians and the Ukrainians have recent problems with their eastern neighbor. Sometimes, no matter the intention, bad things happen in the world and resorting to insult when discussing situations isn't helping. I've studied the Russians for years and recently have done some work on them in graduate school. What I stated, and what you have quoted (without the benefit of the rest of the thread) is a conclusion based on study of Russia and her foreign policy. If you don't like that, it cannot be helped. However, your resorting to nothing but insult, especially based on a posting yesterday that was grossly incorrect and very insulting, is merely supporting something that was said that was incorrect in the first place.