I can't help feeling that your goal is just to cause trouble for the sake of causing trouble, and it seems rather inconceivable.
This whole thread was started by you to promote the idea that the Russians are doing something shady in the Holy Land. To date, you've been unable to provide any evidence of that, and yet you continue to make snide and uncharitable remarks, and seem disappointed when you find out that people aren't bitter and aren't holding historical grudges. Why?
The fact of the matter is, unless you have evidence that something shady *is* going on, it is uncharitable and slanderous of you to imply that it is. A person is not guilty until proven innocent; they are innocent until proven guilty.
It would be ridiculous of me to say that you beat little children and torture kittens and then insist that until you can somehow provide evidence that you've never done that, we should all assume that you have.
So likewise, when all the evidence seems to point to nothing bad going on, can you give it a rest and stop bringing up really old historical pictures of pogroms, ignoring the many positive examples of Russian/Jewish interaction, and making bitter and sarcastic remarks?
Grace and peace,