Why does Russia hate NATO?

Russia is always against everything we do in the world, and NATO does. They opposed our missile defense system in Poland, it was for defensive purposes not offensive. When the West put sanctions on Iraq when Saddam Hussein was using WMD on his own people, Russia was the first to veto sanctions on Iraq, and in fact sold weapons to Iraq. Russia has also opposed our policies on Iran, Syria, and North Korea, and has vetoed sanctions by the West.

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  • Kini
    Lv 7
    5 years ago
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    NATO was created to prevent the USSR from expanding and is a tool of the U.S. military. Russia has cooperated with NATO in its military adventures since the end of the USSR. While NATO did say there would be no more expansion of NATO, they did not honor that commitment. How would you like an adversarial military organization on your border?

    Even more than that, the former Soviet republics are in NATO now and U.S. military bases are all around the region bordering Russia. That is seen by them as provocative in the least, threatening at most.

    Russia gave U.S. assistance with Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran and Syria. The missile defense system is not necessary as it would be placed on the border with Russia in Poland and Czech. The U.S. claimed it was aimed at missiles launched from Iran. Russia offered a missile defense they had in southern Russia for that purpose but U.S. declined.

    Most of the world opposed U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. And they were right since we are in a perpetual war in that region. Russian officials are much smarter than American ones, they have more experience, expertise, and do not have an imperialist agenda.

    If Russia had bases in Mexico and Canada you might get the idea. But putting bases in the western hemisphere is seen as an act of war by the U.S. Look what happened when Russia wanted to put a missile base in Cuba. The U.S. was ready to go to war. Yet Russia has done nothing about American bases encircling them.

    More than all of this, the U.S. was culpable in the Ukraine crisis at the end of 2013. They have backed the fascist regime in power and helped to prolong the conflict. Kiev is still attacking and killing people in the east who wanted autonomy.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Russia also opposed NATO's bombing Libya, murdering Ghadaffi and stealing all their gold.

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  • Susan
    Lv 5
    5 years ago

    Russia'ss goal is to be the best in everything. To be better than all the other countries, have deadlier weapons than any other country, to be the Ultimate #1 most feared country in the whole world

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The whole original purpose of it, was to oppose them in all things is why.

    Still is basically

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    They still have hints of communism in them

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