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'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
The Russians and the Chinese have been absolutely clear they don't want to see Iran with a nuclear weapon.
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
George F. Kennan
Foe means enemy. Now, will we have differences of opinion with the Russians? Yes. Will they get mad at us from time to time, and we get mad at them? That's part of the normal diplomatic relations.
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks.
The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education.
Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev.
The difference between our decadence and the Russians' is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.
President Obama has outsourced a major portion of the U.S. space program to the Russians. That's national policy. Taxpayer money. So let's stop playing games with this outsourcing distortion and talk about the fact that when we need is a president that knows how to manage big enterprise and create jobs.
The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
Most of my childhood revolved around wondering when we would be blown up by the Russians. I couldn't stand the news, I knew that if the missile were launched, mortality would arrive in half an hour, so I spent a lot of my childhood feeling that I was 30 minutes from being dead.
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
Catherine the Great
The Russians are turning east to the Chinese - to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
The thought that we're in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win.
I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated.
Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us.
If you look back historically, admittedly a long time ago, there were three Afghan wars in which Britain didn't even come a good second. In more recent years the Russians were there with 120,000 men for ten years.
Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared.
I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy.
The United States can't impose democracies. We can't impose our will. The Russians found that out in Afghanistan.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
My boyfriend and I just got a projector, so we've been screening movies on the roof and projecting them against the wall next door. The last one we did, the theme was, 'The Russians are coming.' So we screened 'Red Dawn' and 'Top Gun.'
Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers - there were British, French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a lot of Italian communities there. And of course there were a lot of Russians.
There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
Women and children were slaughtered by the Taliban. You are going to sit down and negotiate with these folks? They never lived up to an agreement. The Pakistanis tried in '08, the Russians tried it when they were there. George Bush tried it in '05. It has never worked.
The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory.
Henry L. Stimson
Don't you want to know what's real and what's not? I remember when I was a kid, you know, this whole Cold War thing. They had us scared of the Russians. So, it's almost like, what's real and what's not?
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