Being Russian in a contemporary world seems to be as interesting as being Jew before the Second World War – you are constantly getting to know something new about yourself. You either directly participate in all the evil deeds in the world or you are suspected of it. “Hand of Kremlin”, “Intrigues of KGB” and “Russian trace” became an explanation for every shady deal. French have a beautiful saying “Chercher la femme”. So, when some modern politician gets into a pretty mess he just has to start to “Chercher la Russe” to acquit the intent looks of his countrymen. http://www.eastwest-review.com/eng/article/russians-will-answer-everything
What's your take on West-Russia relationship in the 21st century? Do we treat Russia unfairly? Demand more from them than we would have asked from ourselves?