My wise Dad used to say...."Study Russian, Suzie, because in the future there will be a war between China and Russia/USA." Trump said in his campaign..."Wouldn't it be nice to be friends with Russia?" A skeptic today said that Trump will have a difficult time dealing with China on trade. Trade Wars....great.
When the superpowers fight isn't that called a World War? Hopefully they can do it all in cyberspace and spare us the bloodshed. You can bet China is gearing up to deal with Trump. I have zero faith in Trump's Art of the Deal being able to survive what China has in store for him. He will be blindsided and submissive. Maybe...I dont know.....
I did study Russian in school. I had three years in High School which was quite controversial back then. I was taught by a Russian Jew who lived in our neighborhood and I used to babysit for him. They seemed nice enough. Those were just after the days when Communists were rounded up and kicked out of the PTA in our schools. The neighborhood was on edge but as a teen I really didn't notice.
Then at the University of Washington I studied Russian for two years and lived in Russian House where we had a house parent who was Russian and she was married to an Asian Ono San. What a wonderful time I had there....we had to speak Russian all the time except late at night in the basement. My roommate wanted to speak it even in the room. There was one student there who was studying Albania....my mind opened up to the fantastic culture of Russia and I got good at the gutteral souns of the language.
Im thinking of Melania in the White House talking to Michele. Her accent is quite thick and she has some fire in her. I am so interested to see what she will do with the White House. The Russian connection with Trump is thick and we are learning more about it all the time. Will we want to give him the secret service reports on Russia? Friends help friends. I really don't want Russia's help...Thanks anyway. sigh.