Wolky wrote up an interesting response to this T-press here. http://wolkenpowerdb8t.blogspot.com/201 ... cross.html
His most interesting point is that nations are defined by their populace (popular sovereignty and all that), so "russia" inherently includes "russians".
As the person who actually wrote this T-press for COG, I feel qualified to make a couple of statements:
1. If you're running this frequently, you're doing it wrong. Just because a policy is towards Russians doesn't mean it's not
towards Russia. Often, this is just splitting hairs; for example, if we're sending money to Russia to help Russian farmers, there's lots of government bureaucracy involved, so most judges aren't going to buy that it's not a policy towards Russia.
2. On the flip side, there are some cases that absolutely beg
to have this run against them, for example, the spies case. The case tries to up the maximum sentence for Russian spies to life in prison. The policy is solely and entirely towards Russians. Not "Russia". Not even "residents of Russia". Not even always "citizens of Russia". Just Russians. In this case, it's a very legitimate topicality press.
3. If you do run it, for heaven's sake, have some standards. COG basically sets it up as "must be a policy towards the government of Russia, or Russia as a single entity" and has some reasons-to-prefer for that. You might try something similar.
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