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 Most Russians I've ever met are among the nicest, kindest, gentlest, and most decent people I've ever met.

I'll support that heartily (although I would say "Most Russians I have known rather than "met")

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 10th, 2006 at 06:18:46 PM EST
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...although I would say "Most Russians I have known rather than "met"

Would "known" be in the Biblical sense?  Not to be snarky/snarkish/snarkful or whatever the pseudo-word is, nor meaning to split hairs unduly.  In any case, among those I've met and/or known, however that's interpreted, they are wonderful, decent, gracious and generous people.  So much so, in fact, that I've seriously come to doubt the adage that people get the government they deserve.

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The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
W. Churchill

by US expat Ukraine on Tue Jan 10th, 2006 at 10:51:09 PM EST
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