Sure, and people born in Algiers did contribute to the French Empire. So what? It was still not their empire, they were the exploited in it, not the beneficiaries.
Soviet Regime had statesmen of local nationalities in pretty much all regions and communistic movement is international by definition. Soviet Union is built by rebels of all nationalities.
Now go tell that to Putin. And all the retards on the streets of Moscow who are cheering him, and asking for more (I heard Transnistria is next?).
And previous was Georgia. Only it wasn't annexed.
But where do you see apathy? How refusal to accept your theories as gospel constitutes apathy? In fact such ramblings are manifestations of apathy themselves. They only serve as excuses for procrastination in practice. They offer nothing beside depression, and I can get depressed on my own without someone talking my ear off. I want something more constructive. Not talking about random bullshit for sake of it. Not pretending to understand motivation of Eltsin or logic of oil prices or whatever you decided to ramble about this day. I like to get the job done. Apathy is in your actions, not in your words. If you do nothing but ramble there's nothing to talk about in the first place.
People like you are dictator's best friend. Lot of talking so it's easy to find you and use you as scapegoat. Which is necessary for establishing the atmosphere of fear. To effect actual social improvement requires hard work, good social skills and great wisdom. It's a lot easier to just ramble on a kitchen. So most people do just that. I don't claim to support current government unconditionally. In fact my opinion on some issues differs sharply with it. But I will always keep my feedback specific and it will not spiral into paranoid ramblings. And I will not vote for Putin on elections.
I only know that Berkut was using nothing more than non-lethal methods against some rioters. While Ukrainians radical nationalists tend to be as violent as Neo Nazis
And only thing that came from independence of soviet republics is a lot of mess-ups. I want as few national states as possible. Equating cosmopolitanism and fascism is ridiculous. I only think that we're better off as single state. I don't care if capital is in Kiev or Moscow. As long as bullshit notion of nationality isn't the main factor. I don't consider nationality to be in any way meaningful reason to be separated by borders.