I can tell from the various politics/election threads that a great many of NSNO folks are left-leaning to extremely progressive (correct me if I'm wrong).
I'm curious how you feel about someone like Usmanov being involved with your Club? Yes his money opens a great many doors for us, but he has quite the checkered past and based on what he's bought/sold in the past, appears to be quite right-leaning if not outright supportive of totalitarian ideals.
I personally don't care, as I've devoured plenty of artists and movies starring unsavory types, and I'm certain I've both directly and indirectly supported terrible corporations, but I'm just wondering some of your thoughts on the matter.
In terms of the oligarchs of his country, he really isn't the rapacious pillager of the poor that his brethren are.
Although, his first proper loan did come from them, to be fair.
I think the majority of any 'soviet' feeling is old-school propaganda anyway nowadays.
We'd be annoyed if the world just decided not to give us kudos for the second world war, created a massive club expressly to join together with the aim of opposing us militarily and started building missile silos closer and closer to our borders.
We'd have zero inclination to work with the "outside" world when it came to standardising things like human rights & democracy (both of which are imaginary ideas created within a culture, not some external inalienable truth)