Slavic mutuality does not exist. I think that we ourselves in the former Czechoslovak Socialist Republic have become convinced of this, but other "Slavic" nations also know about it. Recently a Ukrainian friend sent me their attitude and historical facts about the "brotherhood" between Russia and Ukraine. Why do so many Ukrainians speak Russian?

I come from the former Czechoslovakia and I dare to say : The Soviet Union did not liberate us, it conquered us. We exchanged one occupier for another. I owe the Soviets (and Russia) absolutely nothing, not even for fighting the Germans. It is little mentioned that the Soviets sided with the Nazis and joined the Allies only because the Nazis betrayed and invaded them. I might have been more forgiving if they had behaved like the US and left us democracy and freedom after the war, but that didn't happen, they only achieved their unsavoury goals alongside the Allies, not Nazi Germany. So what should I be grateful to them for?