I will try to explain why the next 2014 year is RUSSIAN. It is "Horse" year. There's poem of Alexander Blok "Kulikovo field" about our historical facts of 1380. I tried to find proper translation of this poem (1908) in English, but couldn't. So, just a part in my explanation:
And the eternal battle! Rest we can only dream
Through blood and dust ...
Hurtling steppe mare
And crumples feather grass...