"Go tell all in foreign lands that Russia lives! Those who come to us in peace will be welcome as a guest. But those who come to us sword in hand will die by the sword! On that Russia stands and forever will we stand!" -- Saint Prince Alexander Nevsky
The following 5,000 word article and accompanying description of Russia's state building warrior prince is well worth your time, to understand that many of the Western European centric notions of history people have been taught are wrong. National ideas did not come from the western formerly Roman Empire territories of the Franks and Saxons toward the East, but in many cases moved in the opposite direction; particularly after the Byzantine Empire centered around Constantinople and its true Orthodox Christian faith standing apart from the Papacy converted Grand Prince Vladimir of Rus. A state founded in the untamed and often bloody expanse between the Dniester, Dnieper and Volga trade routes to Byzantium from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Even a thousand years ago, the Slavs living on this territory possessed a sense of the Russian lands -- while the Germans and Italians were dominated by squabbling princes and so often behind them, the Vatican.
To recognize that the roots of Russophobia are found in a millenia old schism between crusading Roman Catholicism and defending Orthodoxy, whose offshoots included the Teutonic Knights order defeated by Nevsky and his forces in the famous April 5th, 1242 Battle on the Ice (dramatized in Sergey Eisenstein's 1938 classic of Soviet and world cinema), is to understand where the spirit of resistance against globalism comes from in Russia. It does not come from the Kremlin, much less guests shouting on Russian TV channels, but from the people (narod), from the onion domes topped with crosses and the churches' wonder working icons, and from the land itself...Read More