Where do you think Russia is on the map. If you think it shares a border with Germany and France and not with Estonia. Maybe your confusing Russia with Switzerland.
I've personally found it quite useful to stop and doubt my line of thought when I notice someone act in what seems like an unbelievably stupid manner to me. It often reveals a point of view I missed myself. Sometimes people really are dumb, but it it's not at all rare that it's me that missed some angle on the matter instead.