At what point do you wake up?
Are you going to pretend that Finland and Sweden are part of the Rus too?
Or that nuclear brinksmanship is a joke?
Again, I’m no Kremlinologist. But I’m guessing the average Russian oligarch or FSB general would rather not die in a nuclear war over Ukraine. Ukraine! Way more fun to hang out with Ms. Chelyabinsk 2021.
And history suggests strongman regimes collapse very suddenly - especially when the collapse comes from the elites rather a popular uprising. One minute you’re giving orders, the next you’re on a one-way hall pass to Lubyanka, conveniently connected via underground tunnel to the Kremlin.
Too bad, comrade.
We will see.