Russia to Step in and Save South African Farmers
The South African government has proposed taking white-owned farms and land without compensation to the current owners. Most would consider this theft, but the black majority government is intent on this policy, which would deprive thousands of white farmers of their land and livelihoods.
In a strange turn of events, the Russian government is offering to assist the South African farmers by granting them visas to live, and farm, in Russia. This is a humanitarian gesture, as well as a realistic policy for the Russians to pursue, as they need farmers. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia endured a severe economic retraction, along with the loss of population, as many Russians emigrated to other nations in search of a better life.
Russia had, for a number of years, one of the lowest birthrates in Europe. The Russian government has encouraged larger families in a successful attempt to stabilize the population, and to reverse the population decline.
If you remember your history, the Bolsheviks took land from the Russian farmers, without compensation, in their purge of the Russian establishment during the early days of the Soviet Union, as they attempted to create their Soviet Utopia. Now, the Russians, who have thrown off the Soviet model, see the South African government going down the same path as the Bolsheviks. They are not condemning the South African farmers. Quite the contrary, they are embracing them.
Some people learn from history, some do not.