Bloody, Violent, Horrifying Russia
Last year, Russia ranked a shocking #136 out of 144 nations in the world on the Global Peace Index. Only eight countries on the planet were viewed as being more horrifyingly prone to violence than Russia.
Amazingly, this year things got even worse. Russia now ranks #143 out of 149 countries, dropping a stunning seven places so that now, even with five countries added to the list, only seven nations on the planet, not eight, are more barbaric than Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Sitting in the bottom ten, Russia is keeping company with the likes of Chad, Afganistan, Pakistan and Sudan. Once again, the people of Russia stand exposed and humiliated before the world.
Nobody who read the translation we published in our last issue regarding the harvesting of organs from conscript soldiers after they commit suicide following brutal, barbaric dedovshchina hazing can be surprised by these findings. Before these solidiers even get the chance to commit bloodthirsty war crimes in the Caucasus (Russia has been convicted over and over and over again for state-sponsored kidnapping, torture and murder in the Caucasus), the are themselves victimized by animalistic violence within their own barracks by their own comrades.
Russia has shown itself again and again, from the slaying of Galina Starovoitova to that of Anna Politkovskaya, to be a country capable of the worst atrocities imaginable, and then some. It’s also clear that Russia is very much eager to inflict all manner of violence outside its borders, as the world clearly saw when Russian tanks rolled into Georgia inflicting massive civilian casualties.
The response of the Russophile rabble to this study is predictable. Since it slams Russia, it is not to be believed. Its motives are suspect, it’s methodology questionable, it is the result of an evil Russophobic conspiracy of foreign spies. No matter how many studies rank Russia at the bottom, from no matter how large a range of sources and nations, the Russophiles simply will never accept the obvious fact that Russia is a failed state.
But when one reviews other types of data, for example data regarding life expectency and per capita GDP, one also finds Russia lagging far behind the world. Russia doesn’t rank in the top 100 nations of the world for lifespan, and if it weren’t for Russia’s oil resources the Russian economy would be easily rivaled by that of primative African or South American states. As we’ve previously reported, Russia’s oil is running out fast.
But none of that matters to the Putin apologists. They go merrily on denying reality, pretending that Russia is a peaceful country beloved by its neighbors and burdened only by the evil that is the USA, from which is stuggles mightily to save the world. They cannot see that this is exactly the same narrative lie spun in the times of the USSR, a nation which promised to bury the USA but which was instead itself buried.