January 3rd, 2012
This's a possible and desirable way, other variants would be deadly for Russia.
Originally Posted by rocky71
1. Russia had an empire called the Soviet Union. This the Russians must be missing. They would want to reoccupy all lost territory eventually, and in the interim, dominate Dagestan/Caucasus. That would be natural to expect.
2. Should Russia let things stand as they are, then the Muslims would be demographically dominant in Russia quite soon. There has been some fear that the armed forces are already experiencing this.
3. Historically Russians haven't shown much fascination for peaceful solutions. I suspect they will hang on to these territories, and the resultant power struggle will see, perhaps within this century, Tartars/Mongols/Cossacks back in Moscow to rule.
B******t. Nobody among Russians wanted any unions with these wilders, nobody asked us about Union with Caucasus. If some Russians are missing of soviet times, they dream about "good economics", peace, strong army, but not about territorial expansion.