(03-02-2016, 01:25 PM)yiksmes Wrote:
(03-02-2016, 11:48 AM)Scimitar Wrote: Russia is no friend to Muslims.
Though Islam is the second largest religion in Russia after Orthodox Christianity.
As is so in many other countries, so not that unusual to me. < (this is all in reply to yiksmes)
On the rest ...
Firstly, I do not think Russian people are all that different from any one else after studying their culture and interacting with many from afar. I do think they have been duped a bit into false nationalist pride in that their news is so edited. RT is very much a propaganda machine just like Western entities pushing a specific agenda. The Russian economy has been suffering of late and IMO, they seek inclusion in a cut of the pie if you will. There is anything but free will in Russia to this day which is due to Socialism past. I actually have been studying the Russian culture (which is diverse) a lot in the last few years. My take is again, that the people themselves are as good as any, but the leadership remains as corrupt as ever. Russia, like many other nations, is in survivor mode these days. Again, this is my opinion which remains openly objective to any further "actual and real," knowledge gained.
As for the video which started this thread, how obvious of an attempt at propaganda do you really need? The film is intentionally a lean and well produced to sway. Russia is currently making a lot of films like this ... uh, except of course when they invaded Afghanistan ....
This is Russian propaganda you seek to wake people up with? That is by no means waking up. All seek control, even Russia. More often than not, the Russian government does this kind of thing for their people to feel justified to go to war while saying others started it. If one wants to be truly awakened, you have to read between the lines of all intent not to be swayed by those with an even greater agenda. Anything this well structured and produced is pure, old school, with new media methods of the same old propaganda past. All news agencies and their subsidiaries have an agenda. So, yeah, wake up.