So you didn't mean that as a counter to observation of central Russian-based hegemony, but instead merely posted it as a side comment of no relevance. Ok. The other "Republic" (joke name?) members of the Union were subservient by coincidence, then, and the central power of the State located in Moscow for convenience of the Georgians and Ukrainians and Latvians and Czechoslovakians and Romanians and Lithuanians - and eventually the Khazaks, Afghans, Tuvans, Mongols, how many time zones and degrees of latitude are we up to? All voluntarily enjoying the coincidental convenience of being governed from Moscow and its special policies. Got it. "Agrarian reform" - yah, u betcha. From Moscow, of course, like everything else. To go along with other special little events that especially harmed - by sheer coincidence - other politically strong places, rivals to central Moscow power. Non-Russian places, always, as it turned out. By chance. And you think you are posting to idiots, who will believe anything. Or maybe you actually believe that? - I suppose it's possible. He was your choice as well as Putin's (your political preferences and viewpoints always align with Putin's), and has behaved exactly as predicted by the people who told you why you were wrong. Have you learned anything about fascism, especially its propaganda, from the experience? Can you see it coming, now? Because now you have Trump with the US military in Syria, jostling with Putin and Assad - whoever gets the ring, Western fascism seems to be gaining another foothold in the Middle East, to go with Israel's slide into apartheid et al. Unless you think Islamic jihad has a ghost of a chance? With a large, capable, and very well funded military, don't forget. Fascism in Ukraine was safe to rob of its planned booty - Trump's military less so. And it's aimed at you - if there's any truth to your online persona. Similar how - they are statues? You guys still have learned absolutely nothing about slavery in the US, apparently. Or the Civil War. That's ok, it's not your history - but backing Trump because he weakens the US and is (therefore! not a joke!) less of a warmonger than Clinton is not even the silliest, stupidest, most blindly ignorant mistake you have made and will make in consequence. And the Syrians are just the ones paying the price today, with double bombing from the US even as it loses influence and Assad/Putin despotism gains leverage. Tomorrow, it will be somebody else. Check out Trump's proposed military budget.