- 4 Apr 2014
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Russian government is not yet as successful in suppressing freedom of thought as Iran or North Korea.if you are Russian you should know that you are considered as our step brother so why you try to find a fault about us?
What this means is Russian nationals may disagree with official policy of Russian state. Russian state-owned media may broadcast propaganda to assure it's citizens that Sharia law harmonizes with Russian traditions, that DRPK is a proletarian paradise, that if a child witnesses LGBT pride event it will grow up homosexual or that European producers lace their cheese with poison to kill us Russians. But there are still ways to check facts and get authentic information even in Russia.
As a result I am free to share moral and cultural values with citizens of countries which Russian officials consider "enemies" and free to condemn moral and cultural values of countries which Russian officials consider "friends". And to tell the truth i think Russian officials are terrible at picking their friends. Although i still believe that many people in Iran or any other "official friend-nations of Russian Federation" may share my values. At least i want to believe.
And even though i'm aware of some economical sanctions imposed on Russia by many Western governments, in fact my standard of living suffers quite tangibly from those sanctions, i still distinguish people from governments. Politics is politics, i don't want my views to be affected by it.