Why does the West hate Russia?
A historical explanation. The disease is the Western world, and the cure is called Russia, although not Yeltsin’s Russia, but Putins. For Yeltsin was a “good” Russian leader according to the West when he made Russia weak and dependent, Putin is the opposite – he makes Russia strong and independent and he is therefore “evil” according to the West. The West can easily be defined as the English-speaking countries plus the European Union, but without the Balkans. More over, it is not whatever the Western world itself or its propaganda media would have us believe. Through the history of Europe, different powers have succeeded each other. After the second world war there was a balance of power again until the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991. Then followed nearly two decades of unbridled American / western expansion in the power vacuum that arose. This expansion was checked abruptly in 2008, with the Georgia war. This is, grossly simplified, the pre-history to the present day. Why then does the Occident literally hate Russia?
Well, every time that any power in Europe (and later in the world) has been close to achieving dominance in all, or large parts of Europe or the world, so it has been Russia (in the 1900s USSR) that has put a stop to this. The Teutonic (German) Order Knights were halted by Alexander Nevsky in the 1200s, Swedish Charles XII at Poltava in the 1700s, Napoleon in the 1800s, the British Empire was kept away from Central Asia and China in the 1800s, Germany was stopped twice in the 1900s in World War I and most importantly in World War II. The United States was not allowed to dominate the world in the 1960s, -70s, and -80’s. No wonder that all these powers hate Russia. Therefore they formed NATO and therefore the US now rages against Russia with the pretext of the Ukraine crisis. The West’s long-term goal has always been world domination in one form or another: South America was at first a Spanish-Portuguese colony and then an North American “backyard”. Only in recent years, they have freed themselves. The Middle East was disbanded and is still kept under the pro-Western dictators (the “good” dictatorships, unlike the “evil”, who wanted to nationalize the oil), because they are “cursed” to have oil in their countries. Africa was divided into little parts and liberated only after long guerrilla wars (where many countries received support from the Soviet Union), India was a colony for a hundred years, China was being cut to pieces (but was rescued in large part by Soviet support). Each time, Russia / Soviet Union has destroyed the West’s plans. Unfortunately, the Soviet Union was betrayed from within, instead of getting democratization and renewal, and the West got a “free chance” to realize their dreams. But as I said, one man stopped this a few years ago.