The origins of the current hysterical anti-Americanism is clear and understandable to the pain. The feeling of gratitude is the most difficult sense for the average person, it is almost impossible to bear. Especially if the “reward” of nothing — too unequal opportunities and power.
The current Russia is back to the usual anti-Americanism, as if it had got into your favorite broken-in Slippers. This feeling so natural that even understand — as we could without him to live for 10-15 years — 90 and partially even the beginning of “zero”? After all, the Americans are the enemy, they are so sweet to hate and blame all their troubles! After all, they always harm Russia… the Last from the lips of the average Russian citizen to hear still, especially wildly — he says it with such conviction, and in fact, everything is exactly the opposite: America has always HELPED Russia, and this is no doubt. Go over the facts:
The first World war — the United States is an ally of Russia, “shoulder to shoulder against the Germans”. The beginning of 20-ies of America save from starvation the Volga region: “In may 1922, the ARA (American relief Administration) fed 6 million 99 thousand 574 people, the American society of Quakers — 265 thousand, the international Alliance “save the Children” (Save the Children Alliance) — 259 751 thousand people.” (Wiki).
30 years of America provides all the so-called “Stalin’s industrialization” in the Soviet Union, and at the reduced price (historians still can not understand, Chichi, after the Soviet Union was poor and devastated). Dneproges, Magnitogorsk, ZIL, GAZ and all the other “construction of communism” is not only “turnkey projects” from American engineers and equipment, and machines straight from America, which established and launched also American specialists.
40 years — well, there is nothing to talk about, American “lend-lease” in the literal sense first saved the USSR from defeat, and then helped defeat in world war II. The most striking example of us aid, and also virtually for free. Without lend-lease, Germany would have crushed Soviet Union if not in 1941, then in 1943 exactly.
50-80 were largely dominated the rivalry between the USSR and the USA. But then the 90s: the scoop collapsed, the country has plunged into economic collapse and the United States again came to the rescue. Humanitarian aid, loans at the most concessional rates, “Bush legs” — all this helped to get to his feet, saved from starvation, allowed without special losses to crawl the most difficult period of transformation of the entire state system, from the Communist madness to a more or less normal capitalist (i.e. “market”).
That is almost always at the most critical moment and almost disinterested — friendly hand ottalkivayas from the edge. Every time the Americans literally saved thousands and millions of lives of Russian people, were in progress (all of these Dnieproges), help to stand firm in the war. What is especially interesting: even thought, I will not say what they received in return.
Held industrialization? But money for it has received very little, at best, “at cost” cost. Helped defeat Germany? But Hitler States almost did not threaten, and could not threaten. Well, I would have won Stalin then began to just ride up to US, as did the USSR. What is the difference for America? To be honest, it is not clear.
That is, the States all the time helped Russia as a very “Russian”… anyway, we do love that about myself: that “Russian” is “just so”, “broad souls”, “that all was well”, without the pursuit of profit. As the USSR for some trouble and took Egypt built the Aswan dam. Only about the benefits from the dam are still arguing, and we Americans, read the whole basis of industry laid after total revolutionary destruction.
If you have historical thinking and all of this is to understand the origins of the current hysterical anti-Americanism is clear and understandable to the pain. The feeling of gratitude is the most difficult sense for the average person, it is almost impossible to bear. Especially if the “reward” of nothing — too unequal opportunities and power. Than Russia can ever repay America? Yes, nothing — we do not have anything in America would not be in excess. And the benefactors, which it is impossible to thank (and to get rid of oppressive feeling of debt), people prefer to hate. So it’s psychologically easier.
A sense of duty to America is too large, it presses. Too, these bastards have always been good to us. OO-OO, creature. Let us pay off this debt!
Do not give, dogs.