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The only one of those statements that isn't utterly banal is the second one.

The first, third, fifth and sixth principles are all just statements of obvious facts, while the fourth and seventh are simple corollaries to the Russian goal of great power status.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Apr 5th, 2014 at 08:00:01 AM EST
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