The Russian Psyche

The Russians were made this way

Dave Volek

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Last spring, I started writing an article about the Russian psyche. This article got quite long. So I divided it into four parts, which turned into four separate Medium articles. Here are the four articles:

To summarize these articles:

  1. The Russians have a psyche that allows them to justify the conquering and subjugation of other ethnic groups.
  2. This psyche was created by their historical leaders. It was there before the Soviet times. The western efforts to bring post-Soviet Russia to a better state of mind have not worked.
  3. The Russian leaders and the Russian people reinforce each other. The Russian people get their superiority complex; the Russian leaders get to rule without much check-and-balance.
  4. We in the “wiser” west should not assume we are not affected in a similar way. We too have our own national psyches. These psyches are not great for ourselves, our nation, and the world. We are capable of becoming like the Russians.
  5. Yet we can become wiser. If we want.

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Dave Volek

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php