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What will happen after Putin is overthrown?
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020


Hum, let's see...
Military junta with, let's say, Rogozin as a leader marching through Europe?..
An opportunity for Americans to play Fallout in live action?


Did you seriously thought that I will take this question seriously from you?
 Quoting: Tamonten


Yes. You think he's going to be in power forever?
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classic troll ^^^
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Was life better for Russians with Czars/Kings?
It depends on how you define better.
Was our life better than life of Europeans under the reign of their kings? Yes. There's a number of evidences.
Was it better before Revolution than after this? Yes, of course. Revolution always a catastrophe.
Was it better then in 30s under Stalin? Can't say for sure. Some lived better, some worse.
Was it better then in 70s? No, it would be ridiculous.
Would have it been better if Russian monarchy was not overthrown and Russia was successfully reformed and modernized without any revolutions? My opinion - yes. But, sadly, it did not happen.
 Quoting: Tamonten


That was the idea when the Tsar abdicated in favour of his brother, that the government of the Empire would be reformed as a constitutional monarchy similar to what England has.

Are the Russian people aware that US Federal Reserve bankers financed the Bolsheviks and that trillions of dollars (in today's money) of Russian overseas assets changed hands?

Kind of like the whole fake ISIS thing going on now.
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Those who wished to do so were no better than Bolsheviks. They were very alike to what we've seen in 90s: oligarchs that wanted to convert their financial power into political one and for whom the Tsar as a supreme sovereign was an obstacle.
As i see it, Nikolas II's main faulty was his upbringing. He was the first Russian Tsar that had no connection with his people. He was raised in the remote palace of Gatchina, to where his father Alexander III retreated for security after Alexander II was murdered.

Even more than some foreign assets, the fact that Lenin granted independence to Finland in just few days after the October Revolution. Only logical explanation to such amazing speed of decision making is that there was an agreement beforehand.

ISIS sure started as a fake. But it doesn't mean it couldn't reborn into real threat.
"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 will happen after Putin is overthrown?
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020


Hum, let's see...
Military junta with, let's say, Rogozin as a leader marching through Europe?..
An opportunity for Americans to play Fallout in live action?


Did you seriously thought that I will take this question seriously from you?
 Quoting: Tamonten


Yes. You think he's going to be in power forever?
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020


classic troll ^^^
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69951031


Duh. And well-known one at that.
"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 enjoy a borscht made of a animal stock, or vegetarian more?
With or without sour cream & fresh dill?
 Quoting: M1.618

My brother in law in from Obninsk, we like mayo in our borscht.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37859156


We make both a broth from bones and a vegetarian staravertsya recepie,
never tried mayonnaise but will)

hf
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What will happen after Putin is overthrown?
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020


Hum, let's see...
Military junta with, let's say, Rogozin as a leader marching through Europe?..
An opportunity for Americans to play Fallout in live action?


Did you seriously thought that I will take this question seriously from you?
 Quoting: Tamonten


Yes. You think he's going to be in power forever?
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020


classic troll ^^^
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69951031


Hopefully he is in power as long as the majority would like.

And considering the mob that call themselves leaders,
he doesn't seem to be doing all that bad, that is plainly evident
regardless of the shill.
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Are you hot? I love russian accents.

I dated a russian, but we ended up argueing too much since he was in the states working for the government on unmanned military robots.

How difficult is it for an american to move to russia?
 Quoting: Off Grid Lady


How should I answer it? O_o I'm baffled, honestly.

The main difficulty is finding work here. Without working visa it's almost impossible to settle in most of the countries, so it's always a first step.
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Answer by posting a photo in the glp member photos thread.
Mines there, on the last page or two ;)
 Quoting: Off Grid Lady


Mhm. Ok.
 Quoting: Tamonten


I saw them.
You are SO hot!!!
I actually didn't expect that.
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How should I answer it? O_o I'm baffled, honestly.

The main difficulty is finding work here. Without working visa it's almost impossible to settle in most of the countries, so it's always a first step.
 Quoting: Tamonten


Answer by posting a photo in the glp member photos thread.
Mines there, on the last page or two ;)
 Quoting: Off Grid Lady


Mhm. Ok.
 Quoting: Tamonten


I saw them.
You are SO hot!!!
I actually didn't expect that.
 Quoting: Off Grid Lady


Well, thanks.
"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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Partly because of this thread and partly because of some others I've been in, I'm now writing a series of short articles on the structure of power in Russia. For now there's three articles planned. Here's the first one:

Legitimacy a la Russe
- or “why Russian ruler can’t abdicate as easily?”


From the times immemorial (namely – at least since Ivan IV “the Terrible” – or, more precisely – “the Redoubtable” if you correctly translate his nickname) all the power in Russia was in the hands of supreme sovereign. Unlike European feudalism, there were no “inalienable rights” of feudals or of the Church: all the people of the realm were essentially equal before him. If some lord fell into disgrace, he was often stripped of his titles with a wave of a hand regardless of how much power he commanded. The other side of the coin was that every commoner could speak directly to the Tsar...
Read the rest here: [link to klou.tt]
"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?
 Quoting: ColdTrifecta


Actually, I've stopped drinking alcohol completely almost exactly a year ago. I use driving as a pretext if I'm asked, but in reality I just don't like the feeling of being drunk. Also, having a drunkard uncle discourages from following his steps.

Russians in general do. But not as much as it may seem even from our own movies. Vodka (especially counterfeit one) is the most "efficient alcohol" you can get - when you just want to forget something with the lowest possible price. That's why vodka alcoholism was a major problem during 80s and 90s, when life was downright horrible for the most of the population. It's still popular where life level is lower, but less so with every passing year.

As of now, the most popular drink is beer I think. My parents usually drink either beer or wine. Father likes Armenian cognac. Vodka is perceived by them as a medicine - either from minor cold or from stress.
 Quoting: Tamonten


BTW, I coincidentally stumbled upon statistics that support my point here: [link to colonelcassad.livejournal.com]

How many litres of pure alcohol was bought per person since 2000: [link to f5.s.qip.ru] (note that it's an average)
And here's the structure of sales (in 10 000 000 of litres): [link to f5.s.qip.ru] (yellow - beer; purple - champaign, green - wine; red - cognac; gray - vodka).

Last Edited by Tamonten on 08/07/2015 06:17 AM
"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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what russians think of israel??

also how you see israeli russians?
(22% of israeli population are from USSR)

including me
my parents came here in 1990 after USSR broke
i was raised on russian values and culture
watch cheburshaka in tv and talking russian at home


how you see us in israel(like i said we make 22% of israel)
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what russians think of israel??

also how you see israeli russians?
(22% of israeli population are from USSR)

including me
my parents came here in 1990 after USSR broke
i was raised on russian values and culture
watch cheburshaka in tv and talking russian at home


how you see us in israel(like i said we make 22% of israel)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 62660559


"Tam na chetvert' byvshiy nash narod", huh? :)

You can imagine from me quoting Solovyov in my signature that I have no negative emotions towards Jews. I have some Jewish friends (though, with Russian citizenship) and even one relative (mother's uncle, if I'm not mistaken) that married Jewish woman and moved to Israel (he died in several years though). I can't remember any of my friends saying that they had any problems here. Maybe except for finding Kosher food sometimes.

Well... I dare say, most of Russian population doesn't really care about Israel at all. It's just another state, not a big, but quite prosperous one in everyone's view.
There's some bitterness towards "former Russians" though. "They abandoned our country when we were troubled the most", but it is quite minor. The radical antisemites (or "anti-Zionists") like you can sometimes encounter here is a rarity.

Classical claims of this particular group includes classical "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", the role of ethnic Jews in Revolution and first Soviet government, and, of course, a typical envy towards wealthy Jews.
My own opinion on the matter of different Jewish conspiracies is that even if some group (be it bankers, Bolsheviks or some other group) plotted or performed some crime or otherwise caused someone harm, it's not right to call the plot "Jewish" even if all of them were Jews. It creates the false reverse logical connection, automatically making all Jews somehow a part to this deed.
It's alike to what happens to Islam now: the combination of words "Muslim Terrorists" is said so frequently, that the collective unconscious automatically reverses it into "Terrorist Muslims", painting all of the Islam black, though the fault lies in a meager part of them.

That's my justification, though I think that most of the Russian population shares my view, though unconsciously.

Also, here's a video you should watch if you didn't yet:

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

Last Edited by Tamonten on 08/07/2015 06:06 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

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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how does it feel to live in the most American and free nation on earth at the present time? don't drop the ball Russians, America is dead with treason now, the world needs a freedom leader, run with it
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Partly because of this thread and partly because of some others I've been in, I'm now writing a series of short articles on the structure of power in Russia. For now there's three articles planned. Here's the first one:

Legitimacy a la Russe
- or “why Russian ruler can’t abdicate as easily?”


From the times immemorial (namely – at least since Ivan IV “the Terrible” – or, more precisely – “the Redoubtable” if you correctly translate his nickname) all the power in Russia was in the hands of supreme sovereign. Unlike European feudalism, there were no “inalienable rights” of feudals or of the Church: all the people of the realm were essentially equal before him. If some lord fell into disgrace, he was often stripped of his titles with a wave of a hand regardless of how much power he commanded. The other side of the coin was that every commoner could speak directly to the Tsar...
Read the rest here: [link to klou.tt]
 Quoting: Tamonten


Excellent content)))
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how does it feel to live in the most American and free nation on earth at the present time? don't drop the ball Russians, America is dead with treason now, the world needs a freedom leader, run with it
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Russia is not America, never was.

But Russia again, not the Soviet Union,

Like a breath of fresh air)
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how does it feel to live in the most American and free nation on earth at the present time? don't drop the ball Russians, America is dead with treason now, the world needs a freedom leader, run with it
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Russia is not America, never was.

But Russia again, not the Soviet Union,

Like a breath of fresh air)
 Quoting: M1.618


Well, yeah. We are following our own path.
But, yes - Americans and Russians are both fundamentally human, so, if you are creating humane and just society, there ought to be some similarities.

Using Christian terms, modern US has fallen into a sin of Pride: "we are the very best, we are unique, we are indispensable". It started with projecting their power across the globe which was of no concern to the people inside US, but then, after feeling the taste of power, US government started to use same tactics against their own citizens.
Actually, what American citizens are starting to feel from their government for the last decade or so - is exactly the same feeling most of the globe's inhabitants were experiencing for at the very least 30 years now.
"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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how does it feel to live in the most American and free nation on earth at the present time? don't drop the ball Russians, America is dead with treason now, the world needs a freedom leader, run with it
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Russia is not America, never was.

But Russia again, not the Soviet Union,

Like a breath of fresh air)
 Quoting: M1.618


Well, yeah. We are following our own path.
But, yes - Americans and Russians are both fundamentally human, so, if you are creating humane and just society, there ought to be some similarities.

Using Christian terms, modern US has fallen into a sin of Pride: "we are the very best, we are unique, we are indispensable". It started with projecting their power across the globe which was of no concern to the people inside US, but then, after feeling the taste of power, US government started to use same tactics against their own citizens.
Actually, what American citizens are starting to feel from their government for the last decade or so - is exactly the same feeling most of the globe's inhabitants were experiencing for at the very least 30 years now.
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Thanks OP, for a very interesting thread, and very insightful remarks.

5 stars.
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I studied in Russia back in the nineties and want to go back there again. Best years of my life spent there.
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briefly checked 2 pages
nice answers
not a shill ;)


P.S. Hello from Khimki
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Have you read any Dostoevsky? If so for the parts that don't translate well into English would they translate well into other languages?
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How long does it take you to field strip a ak-47?
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I studied in Russia back in the nineties and want to go back there again. Best years of my life spent there.
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You'd be amazed if you'd come to Russia now. Many things changed, most of them - for the best.
For starters, it's much better with the public order now and with overall quality of life.
"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!

Remember that future is always proceeded by its shadows.
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briefly checked 2 pages
nice answers
not a shill ;)


P.S. Hello from Khimki
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My regards from the village near Sholkovo. :)
"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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Have you read any Dostoevsky? If so for the parts that don't translate well into English would they translate well into other languages?
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Well... not really. They tried to force me in the final years of school, but failed miserably. I've read several scenes of "Crime and punishment" though and know the plot of several of his novels.

Rather than the parts that don't translate, there are two aspects which are unavoidable in every fictional translation (as opposed to scientific one):
1. Cultural differences.
2. Artistic adaptation.

First one is quite simple: if we are talking about "Crime and punishment" as an example than even for me it was difficult in school to perceive the atmosphere of 19th century St. Petersburg with it's heavy atmosphere and problems. It requires either heavy commenting or fundamental knowledge of this period and geographical peculiarities of the region.
But the really important thing here is the second aspect. When translator adapt the novel to another language, his main priority if always to make the text readable and, preferably, enjoyable. Which with classical Russian literature is not always the case with the original one. Dostoyevskiy's novels are a very heavy depressive reading.

Actually, in my opinion the secret of the unusual popularity of "heavy literature" authors like Dostoyevskiy and Leo Tolstoy outside of Russia lies in the talent of translators. I even envy those who've read those books in translation a bit, because it allowed them to enjoy the plot development without diving into Dostoyevskiy's schizophrenia and Tolstoy's excessively heavy style.
IMO, the true masters of Russian literature are Pushkin, Gogol and Bulgakov. Their books definitely lose more in translation than they gain.
"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!

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How long does it take you to field strip a ak-47?
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Haven't got a clue.
But I can provide you with a link: [link to klou.tt]

I was not military trained for a number of reasons:
I haven't had a primary military training in school.
My college haven't had a military education too.
And, well, I'm "partially fit" for military service - meaning that I will be summoned only in the case of declared war.

BTW, even if I didn't receive the training, for my major (Oriental history) and minors (Japanese and English languages) the usual military profession is "military interpreter". So in the unlikeable case of big declared war I will be probably helping in interrogations or something.

Last Edited by Tamonten on 08/11/2015 03:54 AM
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"Russia is the great Christian country with rich Islamic history" - Vladimir Solovyov (Russian Jew)
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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 them though.
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"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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Have you ever been to Goa?
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Have you ever been to Goa?
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Hm, no.

I've been (in chronological order) to:
Seychelles, Canarias, Britain (twice, both times to different summer schools), Finland, Tunis, Cyprus (7 times at all), Thailand and Japan. All except for the last 3 countries - during 90s, making my memories quite vague.
"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!

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Bump, because I'd like to know more about Russia. :)
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Bump, because I'd like to know more about Russia. :)
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Well, then ask me a question. :)
It's difficult to come up with some random facts...

For now, I post a video as one such random fact:

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A part of "Day of Russia" concert on June 12th.
"Polovitzian dances" - one of the songs strongly associated with Russia. It's from Borodin's opera "Prince Igor".
Fun fact is that choosing Ossetian singer to perform it was not some coincidence. It's a song of Polovitzian (nomad) captives - and from the lyrics it's quite clear that they are not from central Rus, but from some mountain region. But still the song is among the best representing Russian musical tradition.
"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!

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Is it true that many people park in the middle of the street and drive on sidewalks in Moscow? This is what I've seen on the youtube.





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