The British establishment likes to boast that they “punch above their weight” in terms of influence beyond their territorial size. It’s not hard to see how they manage such a feat. It’s called duplicity, intrigue, lies, and dividing and ruling.
Perhaps the President of the Czech Republic is simply powerless to control his own foreign policy?
There is a sense that Russia has reached the end of its patience over provocations and condescending sanctions imposed by the collective West.
Tony Wesolowsky’s December 8, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) article “The Vlasov Army: Nazi Sympathizers Or WWII Freedom Fighters?”, leads to some additional thoughts.