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I'm Russian – ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.

 
Tamonten
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I'm Russian – ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
I’m on GLP for more than a year and quite tired of a bunch of popular misconceptions and myths you people have about my country. That’s aside from clear propaganda and some trolls (or shills – whatever).
So, I’m willing to answer some questions regarding my country to have a page to where direct all the recurring rubbish I encounter here.
As a short summary – I studied history (mostly Japanese though) in university-level college. Before that I was interested in programming. So, I can answer quite a wide variety of questions. Don’t expect however me having a lot of “special” knowledge. There is some of that too, but quite outdated and not that interesting.

BTW, I’m not tolerant at all. I’ll block for excessive swearing and trolling without any hesitation. I’ll answer any questions I can - even if I don’t like them - as long as they are asked politely. Don’t expect to like all of the answers though.

Last Edited by Tamonten on 09/05/2015 06:59 PM
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

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Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

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What do you think of Texans? I've never been ugly to Russians. My dad stayed at a hotel w Russians in TX and brought home so many neat things they gave him. Plus they took care of him when they drank him under the table. And protected him fr a group of nondesirables who came to rob him. I still speak highly of them and only wished I knew them to thank them.

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SKS or AK ?
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IMHO...the ppl on here dissing Russians are 1 of 2 grps. 1 being shills/trolls, 2 being establishment gop'ers.
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Russian is a very big place, which part of Russia do yo live?
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What do you think of Texans? I've never been ugly to Russians. My dad stayed at a hotel w Russians in TX and brought home so many neat things they gave him. Plus they took care of him when they drank him under the table. And protected him fr a group of nondesirables who came to rob him. I still speak highly of them and only wished I knew them to thank them.
 Quoting: CountryWise


Well, in general Russians don't see any difference between different states of US. Most of us has never encountered any US citizens - let alone from different states. Just like most of Americans can't differentiate between people from Moscow, St. Petersburg and, let's say, Tomsk or Vladivostok.
Those who can claim some knowledge about US tend to have more sympathy towards South with its more traditional standing.

As a rule we tend to differentiate between government and people most of the time. Here's Dugin's insight on Russian disposition towards US and Americans: [link to klou.tt] He's not quite mainstream, but in this particular case he's right.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

Thread: I'm Russian – ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

Remember that future is always proceeded by its shadows.
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Do you drink Vodka?
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Why are you russian
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As a Blacksmith and minor Historian, I look at cultures by way of their metal work. Russia has a very impressive degree of Blacksmithing in past and even recent history. So my inquiry is in regards to the hammer of your Communist symbol. I have maintained that the hammer depicted is a one of ours, a Blacksmith hammer. Yes?
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SKS or AK ?
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You mean firearms?
I don't like firearms in general, but aren't they of different generations and different purpose? SKS is older and clearly less efficient, so if my life depended on it, I'd chose AK. But I won't use either of them if I can help it.

In general Russian tend to not be very interested in firearms and other such things. We have rather strict arms control. Sometimes ridiculously so.
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

Thread: I'm Russian – ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

Remember that future is always proceeded by its shadows.
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Is Putin really as good as he appears?

Or is he doing things to make himself look good so he can take over the USA?

Does he do evil things in secret?

I ask because I know some ex-pat Russians in American and when I asked them what they thought of Putin, you could see the very real fear in their eyes. They didn't say much - but obviously think he is very bad.
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SKS or AK ?
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You mean firearms?
I don't like firearms in general, but aren't they of different generations and different purpose? SKS is older and clearly less efficient, so if my life depended on it, I'd chose AK. But I won't use either of them if I can help it.

In general Russian tend to not be very interested in firearms and other such things. We have rather strict arms control. Sometimes ridiculously so.
 Quoting: Tamonten


Interesting. So the vids of high school children taking guns apart is propaganda to scare us?
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Why are you russian
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putin why not?
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silly question here. who came up with city signs in front of Russian and Ukrainian cities?

example:

[link to upload.wikimedia.org (secure)]

I saw huge signs like this in most Ukrainian cities while watching footage. I like it.
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Do you enjoy a borscht made of a animal stock, or vegetarian more?
With or without sour cream & fresh dill?
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Nigel Farage mentioned once that journalists go missing in Russia.

Is the KGB still as much in control of free speech as before?
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do you like putin as your president ? what is your opinion about oligarchs, they should be shot dead or not ? do you drink alcohol ? :)
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How do Russians feel about Putin? Obama?

Do you like Vodka, if so, what is your favorite?
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Russian is a very big place, which part of Russia do yo live?
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Moscowskaya Oblast (Moscow Region), 10 km from city proper.

Russia is quite more homogeneous than US. While some regions have clear (if minor) differences in how they speak, we have uniform educational and juridical system across the country. That's why I only mentioned my educational history and not the place I live in.

Why are you russian
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Well, let's see...
First of all, I have Russian passport (although, my first document - birth certificate - was Soviet).
I live in Russia, very close to the capital.
My parents are both of Russian origin - both culturally and ethnically. Grandparents too - part of them from Kostroma, part from Volga.
Well, and finally, my native language is Russian and I received Russian education.

Is it Russian enough? cool2
"When every one is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before." - Rudyard Kipling, "Kim" (1901)
"But we are still alive." - Thread: "The Great Game" by Mikhail Leontyev (2007-2008)

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination." - Brandon Sanderson, "The Way of Kings"
"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
Quos Iupiter perdere vult, dementat.
"Europe can wait while the Russian tsar fishes." - Alexander III The Peacemaker

Thread: I'm Russian – ask me a question. Be it about Russia or a personal one.
Thread: From Rus' to Russia - grand concert on the Red Square, June 12th 2015 - please help with translation!

Remember that future is always proceeded by its shadows.
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Are you male or female?
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Ah, i see
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Id like to know alot more about your prospective of Putin and how good of a leader you think he is.
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Did you know that Russian aristocracy were raised by French tutors and spoke French?

So possibly France is the real power behind Russia?
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Will you be able to get back your land from Chinese when 50 year lease over?
Honestly please.
When will we see Russian equivalent of iphone.
Why Russian insulin unsafe for use yet putin banned import of insulin from west?
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SKS or AK ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69153735


You mean firearms?
I don't like firearms in general, but aren't they of different generations and different purpose? SKS is older and clearly less efficient, so if my life depended on it, I'd chose AK. But I won't use either of them if I can help it.

In general Russian tend to not be very interested in firearms and other such things. We have rather strict arms control. Sometimes ridiculously so.
 Quoting: Tamonten


That's not by accident kiddo, but just for the record, the Russian AK is called the arm of the free world for a reason
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corn vodka or potato vodka?

seriously though, i hope we dont have to fight each other. hopefully rich people in ur country and rich people in my country can manage to navigate their greed. id like to be a friend to the extent circumstances will allow. i hope you have a good day.
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Are sanctions hurting the Russian people in any way? And why are your women so pretty?
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English seems too good to be a Russian.
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And why are your women so pretty?
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I can answer that. HEALTH makes BEAUTY.

Their food supply has not been damaged so much by the corporations and Medical Mafia.

However, I am sad to say that if you look into the eyes of a lot of Russian women, you will see a cold heart and anger. At least, I can say that for Russians I've met in USA and Australia.

(And if you look deep into the eyes of a lot of Americans, you will see that nobody is home - again - because of birth trauma, vaccines, toxic foods, smart phones etc.)





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