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But you have to understand how the Russian children were raised by the communists. They were put in schools when they were just old enough to walk and taught by government officials. Mother Russia was the only important thing, and they were taught to spy and tell on their parents and other adults. My aunt in Latvia sent me copies of school books that the Russians had printed for the little ones to read and it was horrendous thinking of how these people were being raised. You knew darn well that when they became adults they would be like machines with little regard for humanity.