I suspect Taki is right. The western press really is clueless about Russia. Don’t any of these people read?
The love Russians have for their country is something arms-rattling neocons do not always take into account. It’s a mystic love, Mother Russia, and Mother Church, along with one thousand years of suffering, deprivations, and war.
As I wrote in another journal, the Ukraine choosing the EU over Russia was like a man kicking out Ava Gardner from his bed and inviting Hillary Clinton under the sheets.
Vivid image, that. Not sure I would go that far, but read the whole thing.