You know, if it wasn't for decades of the most intense political and economic rivalry on the planet, I think we could all agree that Russians would be viewed as our crazy drunk uncle that loves to throw back vodka then ride wildlife around. However everything got hairy after Big Joe Stalin marched into Berlin, split it in two like a Twix, then threw up the Iron Curtain.
Now after years of Russians being the bad guys in movies and the boogeymen on the news, we have to be skeptical of everyone in a massive country because of a Cold War and the chance that the people who aren't riding bears and a vodka rocket to belligerence may be hosting American troll farms on Facebook. It truly is a shame that Americans and Russians can't be better pals because of all the shit going on in the world. Maybe this is what John Lennon was talking about when he wrote Imagine all those years ago instead of solving pandemics like a week after they break out.