Thanks once again. I typed 'Russian mindset' and it didn't come up. My fault for not recalling it as the 'Muscovite mindset'Once again thanks for that Scalieback.
Yes, if anyone just enters "Muscovite Mindset" and "Muscovite Mentality" into the ARRSE search function (across the whole site) there's lots of instances when I mention this and a few when I explain it at length.
I've just done a short search and found the post where I encapsulate this mentality in a number of succint points.
Chronicles of war in Ukraine | Page 932 | Army Rumour Service
An academic currently specialising in Russian affairs recently asked if he could use this in a paper he was writing. So I was chuffed to bits.
Reproduced below for the indolent (and to annoy KGB-R again).