You have to wonder if the Russians one day will decide they get a better deal turning you over to the Americans what they get by protecting you
Historical trivia: The Russians have done that before. When Hitler came to power in Germany, hundreds of German leftists fled to Russia, assuming they would be safe in a communist country. The Russians turned 600 of them over to Hitler as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
You might as well blame Georgia (majority of the leadership at the time) or Ukraine (another of USSR republics, which also was the birth place of Russia) for that. It was Soviet Union at the time, not modern Russia. Yes, the capital was the same as now - Moscow, but the country and its actions were shaped by many other nationalities besides just Russians. For instance, capital of Russia used to be Kiev, which is the capital of Ukraine now, but we can hardly say that Russia and Ukraine are the same.
Cause it's large Tartar population...
Large compared to what? To population of Tatars in Boston or New York? They are a minority in Crimea.
... and 25% Ukrainian population wouldn't oppose...
Not all ethnic Ukrainians are pro-Ukraine.
...Heck, how many Russians oppose Putin in Russia...
Only the vocal minority in the bigger cities. Most of Russia, which is mostly rural, supports him. Those who like Putin, just go about their lives instead of wasting time campaigning against him.
... Just can get the guy unelected though.
Can't unelect a democratically elected president when most of the country actually likes him.
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