Russia has never oppressed other peoples

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    Certainly, the Russian people, which account for the majority of Russia’s population, displays the maximum possible tolerance toward other ethnic groups’ lifestyles, habits, customs, traditions, religions, and so on, but within certain limits. Such limits are now being exceeded. The overall situation is rather obvious and trite. First of all, we are witnessing all-out social and property stratification nationwide and in some regions. No one pays any special attention to local living standards when wealth and poverty levels are approximately the same. In the case of more substantial stratification, people become more interested in the wealthy and try to see how they are different. The ethnic principle, including a person’s last name, appearance and so on, becomes quite pronounced and may easily turn into a trend based on a subconscious distrust of all things alien. In this case, it does not matter whether this involves ideological, political, religious or ethnic differences. This is the first thing.

    Second, the de facto, rather than de jure, maximum freedoms, including the freedom of movement, have caused workers to migrate from place to place where it is easier to earn a living. As a rule, new arrivals were of different ethnicities, because people from one and the same ethnic group are not viewed as aliens. If a Russian national moves from St. Petersburg to Moscow, he is not perceived as an alien. In my opinion, such migration flows are absolutely uncontrollable.

    The third aspect is probably more important that the second one. It turns out that locals and aliens have different lifestyles, different perceptions of the law and its norms and the do’s and don’ts of everyday life. It is great when society is convinced that Russia must completely copy the example of the West and other “civilized nations” where everyone is supposed to observe human rights and assume equal responsibility. Owing to their unique status, aliens started taking up the most sensitive positions inside government and security agencies or jobs inside the trade sector. When persons with a certain ethnic background are concentrated inside such sectors, then the locals get the impression that they depend on “aliens” to some extent. It is common knowledge that Russians don’t want to go anywhere else. They probably want to move to Moscow and other major cities, but they don’t relocate to North Caucasus republics or other predominantly “ethnic” regions. They move about in one and the same ethnic environment. Although they may be mistaken, they think that they are unable to go to an “ethnic” region and enjoy the same opportunities there as people arriving here from those regions.

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    cool, another thing russians have in common with ze germans.

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    I can find plenty of Jews, Poles, Finns, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, Germans, Czechs, Hungarians, Azeris, Georgians, Armenians, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Turkemens, Kirghyzi, Chukchis, etc, etc, etc who would disagree. Wikipedia on Racism in Russia
     
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    cool... can i have my great grandfather's property back?
     
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