I was just reading in USA Today that Russia’s GDP is less than that of California’s. What’s more, their economy, right now, is hurting. While on the one hand, we continue to play geo-political chess with Russia over election hacking, continued aggression in the Ukraine, it’s involvement in the War in Syria…; maybe on another level, we need to be trying to help Russia more. It occurs to me that sending more foreign aid, starting up American/Russian sister-cities, and sending teams of, say, Habitat for Humanity volunteers… might catch Russia off guard. In a good way. Just a (biblical) thought.