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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:46 am

That is a wonderful portrait, all "boobs! Tentacles! Gram's Mom" jokes taken as "read."

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:06 am


https://old.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/ ... ust_a_gun/ (to see it in full)

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:26 am

Poroshenko promises to return Crimea immediately after elections

Crimea will re-enter Ukraine after the presidential elections, says Head of state Petro Poroshenko.

According to the politician, the peninsula will be turned free without any agreement. “Ukraine will never admit any bidding, nor any concealing arrangements,” he said in a conversation with the Segodnya portal.

Poroshenko stated that his promise would be fulfilled "as soon as possible, immediately after the presidential election."

“You have heard repeated statements by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin that this will not be done before the presidential election because he hopes that anyone except Poroshenko will be elected so that the new Ukrainian government drops to its knees and gives him Crimea. We will liberate the Crimea,” he stressed.

The presidential elections in Ukraine will be held on March 31.
https://en.crimerussia.com/gover/porosh ... elections/

Good luck with that. :|

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:36 am

Russian Support for Stalin Surges to Record High, Poll Says
  • Levada survey finds 70 percent view Stalin as good for country
  • Public evenly split on whether progress justified repressions
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... poll-shows

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Re: Russia

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:17 am

Wow.

ETA: Stalin was a Georgian, not a Russian, right?
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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:46 am

Very much Georgian and spoke Russian with a very pronounced Georgian accent his whole cunt life.

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:12 am

This is recreated in The Death of Stalin by letting the actor use his native cockney:



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Re: Russia

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:16 am

I wonder if he is as popular in Georgia today as he is in Russia.

Is he gaining popularity because of Putin? Russians just like a strong leader? Even a tyrannical one?

What are children learning in school about Soviet times? Just makes me wonder why this is happening.
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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:54 am

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:12 am
This is recreated in The Death of Stalin by letting the actor use his native cockney:

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That was such a great movie.

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:16 am
Is he gaining popularity because of Putin? Russians just like a strong leader? Even a tyrannical one?
IMO he is getting popularity due to Putin leveraging everything Russian and patriotic to unite the nation against the evil sanctioning West. One of the greatest moments was obviously WWII and post-war Soviet accomplishments. If he has to whitewash Stalin a bit so be it.

A head-scratcher for me is lionizing Stalin and Orthodox religion along side. A bit like having Jews who are slightly pro-Hitler.

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:55 am

No resurgence of historical Stalinist ideology. It's the Big Daddy image that appeals.

And who is the Russian Big Daddy of today, tovarishch gospodin?

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:34 am

↑ & ↑↑ If you're interested, two articles:
The Approved Past: How History will be Taught to Russia’s Children

In October, the Russian Historical Society has approved new guidelines for history textbooks that will be used in Russian schools after 2015. The guidelines were drawn up at the request of Vladimir Putin. IMR Senior Policy Advisor Vladimir Kara-Murza—a historian by training—analyzed the blueprint, noting its positive and negative aspects.
https://imrussia.org/en/nation/600-the- ... s-children

Russia’s Fast-Growing ‘Youth Army’ Aims to Breed Loyalty to the Fatherland

The military-patriotic youth movement has almost half a million members.

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Backers of the Youth Army say that the organization’s purpose is more than preparing the next generation for military service. Comparing it to organizations like the U.S.’ Boy Scouts, they say the goal is to develop patriots and active citizens who will be dedicated to improving Russia.

Critics, however, argue that the movement is an instrument for those in power to hold onto it. They claim that it is an attempt to breed loyalty as the authorities compete for the hearts of Russia’s youth with opposition politicians like Alexei Navalny, who has inspired teenagers to take to the streets in protest against Putin’s administration.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/04/ ... and-a65256

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:33 pm

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:49 am

54% increase in rail shipments in Eurasia

The Russia-based United Transport and Logistics Company - Eurasian Rail Alliance (UTLC ERA) shipped 62,622 teu by rail in Q1/2019, up more than 54% compared to Q1/2018.

The gross traffic volume on the Europe – China routes totalled 27,086 teu for the first three months of 2019, and 35,536 teu on China – Europe routes, an increase of 69% and 44% respectively, YTY.

In Q1/2018, UTLC ERA shipped 40.7 thousand teu, 33% more than in the same period of 2017.
https://www.transportjournal.com/en/hom ... rasia.html

So it doubled in just two years.

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Re: Russia

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:18 pm

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:57 pm

Fancy finding such an artifact at a garage sale. :lmao:
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:52 am

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“Peasant Midday Meal in a Field” Photographed by William Carrick, Imperial Russia, 1860s

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:48 pm

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:59 am

Ukraine president offers Russians citizenship in snub to Putin

Volodymyr Zelenskiy hits back at Russia’s offer of passports for Ukrainians

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who last week won Ukraine’s presidential election, has dismissed an offer by Vladimir Putin to provide passports to Ukrainians and pledged instead to grant citizenship to Russians who “suffer” under the Kremlin’s rule.

The Russian president on Saturday said Moscow was considering plans to make it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship, after it earlier moved to grant passports in the country’s separatist east.

Kyiv has been fighting Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine since 2014 in a war that has killed 13,000 people.

Zelenskiy, who takes office in June, responded to Putin’s offer by releasing a statement on Facebook late on Saturday that pledged to “give citizenship to representatives of all nations that suffer from authoritarian and corrupt regimes, but first and foremost to the Russian people who suffer most of all”.

We know perfectly well what a Russian passport provides,” he wrote, “the right to be arrested for a peaceful protest” and “the right not to have free and competitive elections”.

He said one of the differences between Ukraine and Russia was that “we Ukrainians have freedom of speech, freedom of the media and the internet in our country”.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... -hits-back

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 05, 2019 1:51 am

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