Due to many things recently, the US Election and Syria the US has decided to throw more scorn than usual at Russia, of course its actions in Syria deserve some scorn and hot voiced opinions, they shouldn’t be there, but neither should other countries, then there is the whole Election thing, of course they deserve scorn if they rigged the election or if they had any part, but i feel this is all an excuse by anti-Trumpers who have to face the fact they will have to put up with a racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic asshole for the next four years, they have to face the fact that their country is still a mostly white nation who are anti anything that isn’t white or ‘Red Blooded American’, i can understand their hate and anger towards Russia at the moment.
But there comes a point when the hate just become stupid and unjustified and shows how people can be quite immature and pathetic from someone called Tim Wise, i am calling him ‘someone’ because i had not heard of him until today and was made aware of this tweet:
What makes these tweet even more sad is the fact that Tim Wise is an anti-Racism activist and is also anti-Zionist which are great attributes to have as a person, he also has Russian heritage.
So how can you have all these great features as a person, but yet come out with such a horrible Russophobic attack, crapping all over any contribution that Russia has made to the world, his reasoning in his apology tweet was that he was ‘trolling partic. ethno nationalists’
But that is just like a troll being all racist and then when being pulled on it, claiming that it was all a joke.
And yes people all do make mistakes, but one of his stature should not make such mistakes or aggressions towards any people or anyone as it tarnish the good that he has done.
This article is not to hate on Tim Wise, but to show anyone with similar thoughts or misunderstandings what Russia has given to us, what they have contributed to the world, below you will see a list of awesome Russians and what they have given to the world, some Emigrated to other countries, but that does not take away from the fact that they are Russian and their contributions can be associated to Russia.
Dmitry Zagryazhsky – Carriage With Mobile Tracks
This invention would later become the base for Tractors and Tanks.
Alexander Poniatov – Videotape Recorder
Emigrated to America and founded a company called Ampex and created the VR-1000 videotape recorder, the worlds first rotary head recorder.
Aleksandr Stoletov – Solar Cell
The Solar Cell was one of his inventions, but he has many other achievements to his name.
This group of accomplished Russians is huge, but it contains such people as Sergei Yudin who invented cadaveric blood transfusion, which led to modern day blood transfusions, you can read the full list of people here
Boris Akunin – The Winter Queen
The Winter Queen, one of Boris Akunin’s many novels was to be made into an English speaking movie starring Milla Jovovich.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Crime and Punishment
Probably one of the most famous authors, his work also included The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov
Dmitry Glukhovsky – Metro 2033
His work was turned into a very popular computer game for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4
Nikolai Gogol – Taras Bulba
Nikolai had a few books, but the most popular was probably Taras Bulba, which was made into a movie several times, with one of the productions being a very popular Hollywood movie
Maxim Gorky – The Lower Depths
Maxim was a very popular author in Russia, he wrote many books and plays, one of which ‘The Lower Depths’ became an Akira Kurosawa movie, many of his other work also got turned into movies
Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace
Russia’s greatest writer, having a vast amount of literature to his name, War and Peace and Anna Karenina are two of his most popular and have been made into film numerous times
Russia is well known for its poetry, with great poets such as Alexander Pushkin, the list is too much to post, so you can view it here
I could write about what Russians have given us all day, such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky who brought music to such greats as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, but i think the point is made, if not, then i leave you with this:
Timeline Of Russian Innovation