Please don't talk about Ukraine if you don't really know anything about it and its history.
I agree about your point on Russian citizens. They are just people like all other. They have different opinions, etc. But the same could be said about e.g. Nazi Germany. Most Germans were still normal people. There were some fanatics. There was Hitler at the top. Mostly normal people, but still a very evil country/state. The analogies with what happens in Russia now are striking, IMO.
The only question is if a country behaves like a beast how far are you willing to go to keep the beast happy? You know, like in those fairy tales about dragons - either you keep making sacrifices (gold, virgins, etc) or the dragon gets angry and burns you to ashes.
Do you think that there are ground control operators in Ukraine that speak Spanish but not English? google about that guy, you'll find some information.
Actually there were no BUKs there, so the separatists couldn't get any from UA military. If they have BUKs then those cam from Russia. It's a standard scheme - the separatists claim to have captured something from the army and then they get that from Russia. Often times in 10x quantities comparing to their claims.
Russians kidnap Ukrainians from Ukrainian soil for 'trial' in Russia. See film director Oleg Sentsov who was kidnapped from Cirmea. See Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian military officer, who was captured by separatist fighters and moved to Russia.
Lacy underwear is banned. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02... You may laugh at a regulation like this, but it went into effect yesterday.
You may have a point, but it is implausible that vacuum tubes can be more reliable than solid semiconductor designs. I am old enough to have used Soviet electronics with vacuum tubes.
I was with you until you mentioned Crimea.
There is an opinion that the USSR had lost the computer race because the party leaders chose to steal and clone western designs and software instead of doing their own thing, of which the USSR scientists and researchers would be rather capable.
I don't think that they get shot down a lot.
probably this also a reason why the tests and reports completely ignore statstics
You speak from a point of view that it's all between the West and the Russia (it's Ukraine, not the Ukraine, stupid). Like those countries and their people that joined NATO didn't have any opinion and choice of their own.
.. before declaring someone a fascist. Today's Russia matches a definition of fascist state perfectly.
380 out of 450 members of parliament voted for it. The current parliament was elected in 2012. Decide for yourself.