So I've got this conditioning. Russia is the "Evil Empire"- all that Reaganite crap.
When I was a little older I discovered the Russians had written the best books in the world. Later I found out they'd also made some of the best films.
AND they defeated Hitler. Yes they did. We helped out at bit, but they were the ones who fought the biggest battles and took the biggest losses.
So LJ is now owned by the Russians.
Yes I know the President of Russia is a scary bloke. (So is the President of the USA if you hadn't noticed.)
But he's less likely to want to kill us- right- now we're his customers.
We live in a global economy. And in a global economy this is what happens. Russians also own Chelsea football club and much of London.
The shop's new owner has a funny accent. Get over it.
A capitalist is a capitalist is a capitalist. Are you trying to tell me Russian capitalists are intrinsically more evil than American capitalists? (Or British capitalists, or Australian capitalists). That's silly. Go read some history.