I am Russian!
For the fact that, despite everything, we have kept honor, pride and humanity? For the fact that our rulers do not allow us to lower to the level of Somalia? For the fact that my great-grandfathers drove the Japanese and Americans out of the Far East?
I understood! .. I must apologize for the fact that unwashed, downtrodden and uneducated Russia gave the world Tolstoy, Herzen, Gorky, Gogol, Lomonosov, Chernyshevsky, Gagarin, Korolev, Tsiolkovsky, Krylov, etc.!
Yes. I'm tired. I am Russian, and I am tired of apologizing for being Russian. For the fact that the blood of those who nailed a shield at the gates of Constantinople, those who destroyed the Roman Empire, who mastered 1 / 6 of earthly land, those who saved Europe from the Tatar-Mongols and fascists, those who rode through the streets Paris, those who on ships saved the future of the United States from Britain (yes, yes, and that too!). You can list a lot, but ... Every state has pages storieswhich we can be proud of, but for some reason only Russia should be ashamed of its history and sprinkle ashes on its head! And to whom? Before Europe, which destroyed the Incas, Aztec, Maya, burned people at the stake, cut out half of Africa, and sold the rest into slavery!
I wonder what we should do to finally be forgiven everything, “humiliated” by us?
Maybe we should stop writing about our history in an apologetic and self-deprecating tone? Personally, I'm tired of apologizing! It's time to learn to be proud of who you are! I am Russian, and I want my children to be proud of the country in which they were born!
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