Would Eastern Europe have received a lot of non-White immigration over the last 75 years if it wasn't for Communism?

Dec 2017
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Russia has a powerful icebreaker fleet, because it needs one. If you really think Russia is a global shipping power, go ahead.
Russia needs one now because there's plenty of interest in Arctic region that has plenty of natural gas and crude oil. The fleet was not used as much in the last 25 years, Last week St Petersburg hosted International Arctic forum that was attended by leaders (presidents, prime ministers, and other ministers) of the countries of the Arctic region as well as representatives from than 50 countries. : THE INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC FORUM | 9–10 APRIL 2019International Arctic Forum «Arctic: Territory of Dialogue»

Russia has a good railway network and can reach seaport in Novorossiysk (Black sea) , Crimea (Black sea) via newly built bridge connecting continental Russia and Crimean peninsula. St-Petersburg seaport on Baltic sea or Nakhodka (Japanese sea) from Siberia is no problem. Moreover , Lithuania and Latvia would be happy to accept freight from Russia in their se ports. They are making money. Belarus uses Lithuanian port in Klaipeda as it is closest. 25% of Belalrusian freight goes into Latvian port now. Both countries are competing for Belarusian freight. Latvia is trying to win Belarusian freight in they seaport
 
Oct 2016
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Sure, it has to be globalist agenda. It is absolutely cannot be connected to that unimportant guy named Adolf ******* Hitler, who showed what extreme nationalism leads to. Of course not. It has to be leftist plot to destroy all cultures.
there is nothing wrong with nationalism.
there is nothing wrong with good international relations and cooperation.
if one defines 'globalism' as 'subverting ones own country's culture and agenda in favor of the international' then I'm against it.
Hitler was not a 'nationalist', he was a 'psycho' and an 'anti-Semitic monster'. Ronald Reagan was a better example of a nationalist.
 
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Jul 2013
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Russia needs one now because there's plenty of interest in Arctic region that has plenty of natural gas and crude oil. The fleet was not used as much in the last 25 years, Last week St Petersburg hosted International Arctic forum that was attended by leaders (presidents, prime ministers, and other ministers) of the countries of the Arctic region as well as representatives from than 50 countries. : THE INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC FORUM | 9–10 APRIL 2019International Arctic Forum «Arctic: Territory of Dialogue»

Russia has a good railway network and can reach seaport in Novorossiysk (Black sea) , Crimea (Black sea) via newly built bridge connecting continental Russia and Crimean peninsula. St-Petersburg seaport on Baltic sea or Nakhodka (Japanese sea) from Siberia is no problem. Moreover , Lithuania and Latvia would be happy to accept freight from Russia in their se ports. They are making money. Belarus uses Lithuanian port in Klaipeda as it is closest. 25% of Belalrusian freight goes into Latvian port now. Both countries are competing for Belarusian freight. Latvia is trying to win Belarusian freight in they seaport
Yes, Russia is getting stronger....but that isn't the question. The question of the OP was why they are here, and it isn't due to muh communism. One could argue without Lenin and Stalin, Russia would not be a major power. Because nationalism requires people to be on the same boat.
 
Dec 2017
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Yes, Russia is getting stronger....but that isn't the question. The question of the OP was why they are here, and it isn't due to muh communism. One could argue without Lenin and Stalin, Russia would not be a major power. Because nationalism requires people to be on the same boat.

Russia was a power since Catherine II rule (Crimean Khanate was defeated) territories of what is today southern Ukraine was acquired. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was divided 3 times. Then Russia defeated Napoleon army. In the 19th centuries middle Asia and and Caucasus were acquired. Russian empire would not be the largest state if it wasn't strong.

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Sorry for off-topic.

Arctic is an attractive region that is not properly regulated by international law. A couple of years ago Russians built a modern military base called "Northern Clever" which is 500km from the mainland. Russians built military base in Arctic region for a reason.
Journalists, including those from other countries, were shown the new Russian military base in the Arctic for the first time. One can get there only with a helicopter. There's no internet or cell network there.

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Jul 2013
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Russia was a power since Catherine II rule (Crimean Khanate was defeated) territories of what is today southern Ukraine was acquired. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was divided 3 times. Then Russia defeated Napoleon army. In the 19th centuries middle Asia and and Caucasus were acquired. Russian empire would not be the largest state if it wasn't strong.
Russia has been not as strong as the West till WW2/Cold War, that is my point.