Do the Russians have war in their blood?
The Russians don’t really have war in their blood permanently. No more than everybody else does, anyway.
What dragged this growing conviction out into the light was Joe Biden’s unfortunate remark that Russian President Vladimir Putin 'cannot remain in power.' That was widely interpreted as an incitement to regime change in Moscow, which would be a good idea but is not a permissible comment in terms of international diplomatic discourse, writes Gwynne Dyer Photographs courtesy of Commons Wikimedia