One Never Learns-Don't mess with Russia!

If History teaches lessons, one of them is the following: "Hey...Europeans! Don't mess with Russia!" This message was loud and clear. Again and again. Sweden under Charles XII attacked Russia. Peter the Great won. France under Napoleon attacked Russia. A few years later Russian soldiers were ordering beer and wine in French cafes yelling "Brystra" (meaning "quickly) which was the origin of the word "Bistro".

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