I'm Russian as well and I live in New York City. I don't what the problem is with you Russian OTB's (meaning, Off the Boat) but this country does not choose to interfere unless it has to. For example in world war 1 we joined in because our ships kept getting attacked (not just one). In world war 2 our own naval base was attacked. In the middle east, our allie, ISREAL (thats how you spell it) decided they wanted out help and in exchange we get thiers. Russia's and Europe's education is greater but not University wise. High school and grade schools are the only schools that are more advanced but some how when US students go to college they seem to become equal to europeans. I have a bunch of Russian and European friends at my University and I help them with hw, not the other way around (maybe because im Russian that makes me smarter? not). The point is, your statement is just horrible and unfair for someone who has never experienced living in a society such as mine (especially new york, which is like a whole new country). And yes our president isn't the greatest but he is still compitent enough to realize what actions have to be taken and on what level. So please if your going to hate a country you don't understand (obviously) do it in private. And be more simpathetic to all the INTERNATIONAL lives that were lost, after all the WTC housed office for companies all over the world. And like I said before, the Russian's in Silicon Valley chose to work in a America for a reason and most of them are first generation, like me. Dasvidania piedaras. be more open minded.