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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Where The Lines Overlap
Eastern Europe Discussion Thread
I've wanted to make this thread for long time and now I think it's the best time to do this. Generally speaking, there are two main hot topics right now in Eastern Europe.
First, Ukraine has a tough decision: what direction to go. There's west, which means that they would join European Union. A mistake I wouldn't wish upon anyone. We (Lithuania) made this mistake before and now we're paying for it. Then there's east, which means that they would join Russian new union called 'Customs Union' and be Russia's bitch. The people in Ukraine want their country become a part of the EU, while the president wants to side with Russia. As I've said, joining European Union would be a huge mistake. It almost destroyed Lithuania's economy. Migration rates are higher than ever. What's your take on it?
The second major story is Russia's situation. It's really tough. Putin is a dictator. Obviously. Now that I got it out of the way, Russia has 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. And with so little time left and Putin claiming that the Olympics will be safe, TWO major terror acts take place TWO days in a row. Yesterday a bomb exploded at a train station, killing 16 (numbers vary). And today, another bomb, in a trolleybus this time, explodes, killing at least 14 more people. All this in the same city, which is in the same republic as the one where Winter Olympics are going to take place. Do you think they can make the Olympics safe?
Of course, this is not all. There's Russia's amnesty for the political criminals just before the Sochi games, Russia deploying their missiles (which are in attack mode) on NATO border and so much more.
Now that I think about it, it's almost all about Russia. Anyway, discuss.
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