PAINTING ABOVE: Russian battleships in New York depicted by Harpers Weekly in Oct. 1863.
EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis). The corrupt Washington DC establishment has been trying to brainwash all Americans that Russia and the U.S. are eternal, sworn enemies, but those among us who love history know otherwise: I have suggested on several occasions that they are natural allies.
Right after the revolutionary times of 1776, Russian Czarina Katherine the Great (yes, also serving her own interests) stayed neutral despite British pledges for support. After the Revolution, she immediately recognized the United States.
During the Civil War, Russia dispatched part of its fleet to the ports of New York and San Francisco with visits to Boston and Washington. Grand parades and elaborate balls were held in their honor. Indeed, the Union interpreted the Russian presence as a sign that Petersburg would intervene on their behalf if Britain and France chose to side with the Confederacy.
Most Americans do not realize that Russia sacrificed over 25 million people during WW II (or over 12% of its population!!!) and achieved victory against the Germans. There is no Russian family today that does not have one or more ancestors who died between 1941-44. Russian troops entered Berlin first of all allied armies in 1944, in the same way they had entered Paris 130 years earlier (in 1814) after defeating Napoleon. You can argue about the details but the big picture is clear: Russia played an indispensable role in winning WWII.
Below, you can see the many good moments in US-Russian relations. This historical reference was published in 2017 and does not mention that in recent years, NASA has been using Russian missiles to reach the International Space Station…