Did you know that the eschatological belief in the future collapse of Russia and relinquishing of Crimea is very common among Russophobes?
Ukraine need not worry about territorial disputes with Russia over Crimea because the neighboring nation will fall apart altogether sometime in the future, leaving the land up for grabs, one veteran Lithuanian politician reckons.
Vytautas Landsbergis, the former chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania, who led the nation as it broke away from the USSR, claimed in an interview on Tuesday that the Russian state will one day fall in on itself, as it has done in the past. When it does, he believes, Crimea will be returned to Ukraine. Asked by Ukrainian news site Day, “How do we defeat [Russian President Vladimir] Putin? How do we stop him?” Landsbergis argued that the time will eventually come when Russia will collapse under its own weight.
“Russia will fall apart because all empires have their end. Russia has already fallen apart twice and will fall apart for the third time,” he alleged. “Especially when the empire is bloody, violent, which people do not like and do not want it. Therefore, it is only a matter of time, tragedy and sacrifice and the misery that this dying state, which has set itself against the world and is setting the world against itself, will bring. Because they have already understood the threat that Russia will not calm down and will not agree to be on its own, to take care of its own people.”
The Russian Empire even included Finland and Poland. It fell but Russia remained. The USSR fell but it emancipated Russia in the process. The Russian Federation is literally an ethnostate of the Russians with 80.9% of the population being Russian. Lithuanians in Lithuania make up 86.4%, is Lithuania an empire?
Crimea belongs to Russia and will never return to the loving embrace of the nationalist Ukraine. Ukraine too could be called an empire with only 77.8% of the country’s population being made up of Ukrainians.