It's extremely ignorant. Try telling a Latvian they were Russian and see how they react. Try telling that to someone in Western Ukraine and see how long you last. How about Georgians, Armenians....etc etc.
Russians (and I'm speaking as one myself) were a bunch of oppressors and very few people took pride in being 'Soviet' and they certainly didn't feel 'Russian.'
how about the soviet 5 then. Because they were soviets even if they didn't like it.
edit: and btdubzzz I know all about the history, I'm not a dope. I just thought it'd be a good nickname for them since it's the same area and they were part of the same "country" whether or not they liked it
edit 2: they were all born in the soviet union I checked on Loktionov. So Soviet 5 would be accurate
Edited by DH26, 14 March 2013 - 12:24 PM.