Shared by Les at TopEndCoins. "The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been a huge learning curve in the understanding of Russian politics. The screenshot below is an informative account of Russia’s history and processes from a Finnish Intelligence Officer and worth watching in full. Putin reportedly dreams of “One Russia”, reclaiming areas of Europe that he believes should be under his rule. He has used the dithering weakness in Brussels and Washington as a trigger for actioning those plans. However, the corruption in Russia has seriously undermined the Russian armed forces."