Of course, it is not reasonable to make generalizations about an entire people in a single country.
The nation is a collection of different people – different in mentality, perceptions and beliefs, in social status, attitude towards the state and understanding of personal responsibility for one's own life strategy.

But sometimes
the influence of processes in the country,
the nature of management,
falling under the power of hypnotic complexes and historical wounds,
the attitude towards oneself and the role of the state, which has escalated to catastrophic proportions,
they begin to gain a foothold among the people, to unify them and level them like a roller on the asphalt, to create the belief (and not just the illusion) that the people are such and such, succumbing to persistent myths and obsessions, without tangible distinctions within them and with too high degree of homogeneity and uniformity.

Take Germany in the 1930s and up to the mid-1940s.
Yes, then and there there were different people, there were anti-Nazis, there were manifestations of human dignity, there were tiny nuclei of resistance. But all this does not prevent the generalization - the Germans are blinded by the monstrous charisma of Hitler, deify him, follow him as if in a trance and go to mass slaughter in the name of his insane, misanthropic megalomania.

In a rather different context, let's take Bulgaria from the mid-1960s to the end of the 1970s.
After the brutal crushing of the opposition – first in the state, then in the BKP, our people as a whole fell silent and humbled themselves, laid down the course of the social processes and went in the direction of the social winds determined by the Communist Party. We – as a people! – were the most pro-Soviet, the most submissive, the most passive and the most satisfied with our position in the entire socialist camp.

Perhaps, to some extent, the socialism suited our overly strong collectivist attitudes, our colossal, irresistible desire to stay in the shadows or in the herd, to leave the great Pravda to the BKP, to Marxism-Leninism, to the State Security and to those up there – let them do whatever they want, but let's look at our small, even tiny Pravda, because of which we can sometimes even get angry, even raise our voice, write critical letters to the party, to the trade union, to the Patriotic Front, to the Komsomol organization or spread all kinds of rumors and even tell all sorts of “political” jokes.
And maybe also, to some extent, the socialism fit (paradox!) our strange Bulgarian Russophilism that brought us so much trouble and invariably cost us too much...

It is one thing in Bulgaria that the socialism is perceived a bit as “made in the USSR”, brought by Russian “grandfather” Ivan, wrapped in Orthodoxy and Slavism, bequeathed to us by great Russia;
and quite another is the perception of the socialism in Poland, in which, for example, as in that joke, the Pole wants only three things – three times a billion Chinese first come to Warsaw and then return to Peking – because six times they will pass through Russia...

I gave two, somewhat more superficial, but to no small extent and reliably substantiated examples – for Germany in the 1930s to the mid-1940s and for Bulgaria from the mid-1960s to the end of the 1970s – when with generalizations of what they represent can be used – the German and Bulgarian people, respectively.

But here I am talking about the Russian people...

The Russian people are a seriously ill people.
On the one hand, the Russian people are sick of the past.
The past has captivated the Russian people, poisoned the Russian people, suffocated the Russian people, seized the Russian people in its iron embrace and pressed him with terrible force to itself, within itself.
Deadly doses have in the past turned the blood in the veins of the Russian people into a sticky, bitter-spicy, black and almost motionless slime. The past turns the thoughts and moods of the Russian people into stagnation, from which heavy and repulsive fumes are wafted, clouding the mind and blinding the eyes.
The Russian people are sucked in by the past, and whatever step they try to take to move forward, in fact, it only means sinking deeper into the past for them.
The past constantly gives rise to hatred, insults, bitterness and embitterment in the Russian people – that because of it, they do not receive the necessary recognition, deserved glory, inexhaustible gratitude and knee-jerk admiration.

On the other hand, the Russian people are sick of a totally wrong idea of themselves and of their mission in relation to the world.
These are cruel – spasmodic, epileptic, cyclophrenic, paralyzing the Russian people – complexes.
For the Russian people, what interests them in the attitude of other peoples towards them is excessive in terms of respect and overwhelming in the (evil) quality of fear.
And respect must necessarily turn into exaltation, fear – into obedience, and respect and fear together – into unquestioning acceptance of the norms and “values” of the Russian peace – because they are unique and sacred.

In the most repulsive and undoubtedly the most dangerous way possible, the Russian people experience themselves as a nation with a mission, as a messiah nation.
The shocking thing is that this is how a people thinks, in which they do not give five cents for the individual man. The cost of human life in Russia is the lowest – it is the price of cannon fodder for men and of the childbearing machine for women.
Not a single discovery, invention, relief, facility aimed at the common man was discovered, invented, manufactured, implemented first in Russia. None. Never, absolutely never did the genius of Russian thought, of Russian constructions, of Russian scientists, of Russian goals work for the everyday life, for the convenience, for the existence of the Russian man.
The Russian man has always been a fertilizer for the outburst of grandiose ideas and hypertrophied follies of the perverted Russian rulers.

The Russian people are the sick people of Europe. A seriously ill people. I am afraid – a terminally ill people.
The Russian people are victims today. But this does not mean that we feel sorry for the Russian people and excuse the Russian people, sympathize with the Russian people and enter into his situation in a humanistic and compassionate way.
Because the Russian people cannot be perceived only as victims of tyrants and dictators, psychopaths and sociopaths, madmen and maniacs.
The Russian people are the breeding ground for perverted rulers – emperors, chiefs, general secretaries and presidents.
With such a nation it is only a matter of time before such perverted rulers emerge. And they inevitably appear – as a consequence of the double, dual disease of the Russian people and as an insane factor and trigger for its constant and continuous deepening.
With the Russian people, cause and effect periodically exchange places, self-accelerate in their antagonistic interaction, and it is no longer really clear which is the cause and which is the effect – whether it is the disease of the Russian people or the uncontrolled power of perverted rulers.
With the Russian people, the effect affects the cause that gave rise to it, and the cause has a deepening and accelerating effect on the effect it gave rise to.
Thus things in Russia are becoming more and more incurable and more and more dangerous.
More and more incurable for the Russian people.
And more and more dangerous for other nations.
Russia is a very scary country, monstrously scary!