A Chinese newspaper, Global Times, published an article by professor of Minzu University of China, who recently returned from a trip to Russia, about the situation in this country. The professor's name was not disclosed, so that the Putin's gang of the KGB-FSB does not include him into their black list of persons who are forbidden to enter Mother Russia.
In his article entitled "Russia's history leaves it with tough ethnic dilemmas, unlike China", the Chinese professor writes:
"There are continuing ethnic conflicts in Russia. The current policy of the Russian Federation is aimed at strengthening the Russian ethnic group. But the Russian people would rather choose to lose those "alien" commonwealths than affect the purity and integrity of the Russian people".
So it was against their wishes of the Russian people when their leaders planned to create a "Soviet ethnic group" to cover up the history of national oppression. With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russia hoped to "throw ballast" in the face of the other republics and thus speed up its development. This, however, has not led to the economic prosperity, and national conflicts remain.
The cause of the continuing ethnic conflict in Russia is the Russians' emphasized isolation who believe that they are a unique nation: neither European nor Asian.
Although the development of Russia is now in a relatively low stage, Russians are reserving their strength for possible future conflicts with others, including NATO. They desperately need this chance to prove once again that Russia is the best.
If we say that the glory of the Russian people lies in the history of conquest and territorial expansion, the crisis of Russia nowadays results from the "dilution" of those conquered ethnic groups and the heavy burden of territorial expansion it shoulders", the Global Times writes.
Department of Monitoring