Almost without exception, everywhere along Russia’s border, people have suffered centuries of invasion and genocide.
1861: 1 Million Circassians reduced to 80k.
1920-1933: up to 25% of Ukrainians exterminated
1940: 22,000 Polish prisons executed.
1990s: 2-5% of Chechnya’s population slaughtered.
2009: Georgia invaded after anti-corruption reforms.
And somehow, I have idiot friends convinced that any resentment of Russia is a CIA funded conspiracy.