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Alcoholism in Russia

Just how bad is it?

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by Anonymousreply 110/20/2017

Even grandmas get into it.

by Anonymousreply 210/20/2017

Not acting like a proper lady.

by Anonymousreply 310/20/2017

I was at dinner with some people about a year ago, one of whom was a Russian woman, visiting from Omsk. One guy playfully asked her why everyone in Russia drank vodka and she rather unhumorously snapped back, "Why does everyone in America take Prozac?"

by Anonymousreply 410/20/2017

Russian drunks fighting over the last shot of vodka.

by Anonymousreply 510/20/2017

Drunk man harassing an old babushka.

by Anonymousreply 610/20/2017

Inside a Russian home.

by Anonymousreply 710/20/2017

It’s bad.

by Anonymousreply 810/20/2017

In russia, bottle kills you!

by Anonymousreply 910/20/2017

Not a comfy way to pass out.

by Anonymousreply 1010/20/2017

Friends who pass out together, stay together.

by Anonymousreply 1110/20/2017

R4, the answer to that is, "they take Prozac so that they won't drink and rot out their livers, like you fucking cunts do."

by Anonymousreply 1210/20/2017

Shot time.

by Anonymousreply 1310/20/2017

I've been there a few times, and it really is bad. In Moscow, they have kiosks along the street that sell beer. There are bars everywhere, selling a million different kinds of vodka, and it was very inexpensive. People are drunk everywhere. I rode the subway a lot -- it is the most incredibly beautiful system I've ever seen in my life; each stop is different, and they were all like museums -- and a good percentage of the people were barely-standing-up drunk. It is everywhere. I didn't notice it quite so much in St Petersburg, but I didn't venture off the beaten path quite as much there.

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by Anonymousreply 1510/20/2017

Is it comrable to the opiod epidemic here- because I've seen that shit hit people from all walks of life, all ages (grannies too!).

by Anonymousreply 1610/20/2017

Riding on the metro

by Anonymousreply 1710/20/2017

Been there. Moscow's disgusting. Like 100X worse than Dublin on a Saturday night.

by Anonymousreply 1810/20/2017

At least he is smiling.

by Anonymousreply 1910/20/2017

Bad news.. I was in Moscow and St. Petersburg in '10 and it was a record heatwave. 103 degrees for days. No air-conditioning. So many very drunk men dove into whatever water and died. We saw so many men during the day with no shirt, open shirt with a bottle of vodka falling down drunk. Russia is gross.

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How is Ivan's hygiene "down there?"

by Anonymousreply 2210/20/2017

Angry,drunk old Russian lady.

by Anonymousreply 2310/20/2017

This is nothing new. When I was in college back in the 80s my Russian professor showed us a New Yorker-like cartoon (but in Russian) showing a drunkard sprawled out on a bench while his buddy looks on and asks him quizzically, "Chanel No. 5??" Apparently people were so desperate for alcohol that they often drank perfume.

by Anonymousreply 2410/20/2017

In reference to a poster upstream who compared it to our opioid epidemic: it's very very different. You can't necessarily tell if the person sitting next to you is on them, but you can sure tell if someone is falling down drunk.

by Anonymousreply 2510/20/2017

How dare you make fun of zee Russian people!

by Anonymousreply 2610/20/2017

What do you call a Russian president who eats beans?

Tootin' Putin

by Anonymousreply 2710/20/2017

Russian wedding turns into a drunken brawl.

by Anonymousreply 2810/20/2017

Life expectancy of Russian men is 64. But a quarter die before 55, compared with 5% in the UK and 10% in the US. The main reason is vodka. Heroin is another major cause.

[quote]“The main reason for the extraordinary difference in premature death between Western and Eastern Europe is alcohol,” said an author of the studies, Richard Peto, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Oxford. “Russians are drinking spirits dangerously. Typically, Russian men drink their vodka neat. They also tend to drink until they are drunk, and then continue drinking.'

by Anonymousreply 2910/20/2017

Those are some vodka sucking lips

by Anonymousreply 3010/20/2017

A couple in love.

by Anonymousreply 3110/20/2017

Fer chrissakes, these poor sods live in Russia. Isn't that bad enough?

by Anonymousreply 3210/20/2017

Why do you think they drink?

by Anonymousreply 3310/20/2017

Ask these guys

by Anonymousreply 3410/20/2017

Vodka. Is good.

by Anonymousreply 3510/20/2017

Nap time.

by Anonymousreply 3610/20/2017

I bet it's easy to get these guys to put out for some vodka.

by Anonymousreply 3710/20/2017

I spend a few weeks in Russia every year. Moscow, like any other GaWC Alpha city, has its drunks who congregate mainly around train stations and in large plazas. Eight to ten years ago, drunks were everywhere you turned. Passed out on the street, sidewalk, benches, subway cars, anywhere. That changed. For the past few years, I have witnessed fewer public drunks that every before. I have been visiting Moscow since 1986.

Drunks on long distance trains used to be very common. I have not seen one in four years. The decline in drinking and smoking are part of Putin's crackdown on unhealthy behaviors. I live in SoCal, and smoking is permissible more here than in today's Russia. Vodka and beer -- mainstays of Russian social life -- are sold in fewer places than before, and while cheap by our standards, are expensive to Russians. As a major city, Moscow experiences urbanites flouting the laws and cops and other people generally ignoring them. But in smaller cities, public drunkenness is really rare. In somebody's home, fine. But not in public. Regular people, cops, security guards all will admonish you if you violate the new directives from Putin.

by Anonymousreply 3810/20/2017

I wonder what perspective Putin takes on this obvious social dilemma. Does it work that the masses are anesthetizing themselves into an early grave, or does this somehow motivate him to re-charge his country by aggressively cracking down hard on others- trying to appropriate land, resources, $$$ that his own nation cannot produce.

by Anonymousreply 3910/20/2017

My god,R23, that old woman sounds like a possessed Linda Blair!

by Anonymousreply 4010/20/2017

Anything that kills russians is fine by me:)

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Soviet pride!

by Anonymousreply 4310/20/2017

Drunk parents, sober baby?

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Drunk chick

by Anonymousreply 4610/20/2017

[quote]This is nothing new. When I was in college back in the 80s my Russian professor showed us a New Yorker-like cartoon (but in Russian) showing a drunkard sprawled out on a bench while his buddy looks on and asks him quizzically, "Chanel No. 5??" Apparently people were so desperate for alcohol that they often drank perfume.

I can't find the links right now, but in the past week there have been articles about Russia banning the sale of large bottles of perfume. Too many deaths of desperate drunks. Guess they'll have to kill themselves a few ounces at a time.

by Anonymousreply 4710/20/2017

Jeez R47 it's like they don't have mouth wash or vanilla extract in Russia. Also they are developing a heroin problem. So I guess that is the fallout from Putin's plan.

by Anonymousreply 4810/20/2017

They seem to seek totalitarian governments, then drink to escape the misery.

by Anonymousreply 4910/20/2017

R47, I read that article about Russians drinking perfume too. I can’t find it either, but there’s a lot of articles about it on google.

by Anonymousreply 5010/20/2017

Here you go, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5110/20/2017

All ages.

From old..

by Anonymousreply 5210/20/2017

To young.

by Anonymousreply 5310/20/2017

One in every six alcohol-related deaths in the world happens in Russia.

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I just watched this on BBC a few hours ago. No wonder they meddled in the U.S. elections. Misery loves company.

by Anonymousreply 5610/20/2017

[quote] How is Ivan's hygiene "down there?"

There's no real hygiene practiced by any of them. Their teeth/gums are the wet dream of a periodontist. You could scrub a grill with their pubic hair.

by Anonymousreply 5710/20/2017

As penance for their sins to the world, and since they are such great BFFs now, all Trump voters should be forced to live in Russia for the remainder of their lives. Preferably Siberia.

Hey, maybe they can help the Russians Make Russia Great Again!

by Anonymousreply 5810/20/2017

If it's not the alcohol, it's the sinkholes that will kill them. Truly a shit hole of a place.

by Anonymousreply 5910/20/2017

R38 do you go to Russia for a few weeks a year for personal/pleasure reasons, because you love going there? Or is it more for professional or obligatory reasons? I've always wished to see Moscow, St Petersburg, and some of the famed country side and seaside areas . . .

by Anonymousreply 6010/20/2017

Dear Lord in Heaven!

by Anonymousreply 6110/20/2017

A lot of the drunk people in the linked pics look like they have fetal alcohol syndrome. Really you don't stand a chance when your brain formed incorrectly in utero due to the effects of booze. Sad.

Are the Russians still hooked on crocodil? (if you haven't heard of crocodil DO NOT google it: it's a street drug made from codeine pills that is the most addictive thing on earth and once you begin taking it your flesh starts to rot off your limbs until the bones are visible in your arms and a zombie). Maybe crocodil was an Internet hoax?

by Anonymousreply 6210/21/2017

Instead of turning me off, this thread has Made Me Want To Go There.

by Anonymousreply 6310/21/2017

This is sad. The Russian people have been through hell. Under the czars, under the Red monsters, under Putin and the gangsters.

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Bad Santa.

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by Anonymousreply 7010/21/2017

A day at the park.

by Anonymousreply 7110/21/2017

Last Russian leader who wasn't a monster or a compulsive thief was Catherine (The Great) II and she was German.

by Anonymousreply 7210/21/2017

You can connect he dots from this to how anti-gay they are. Rampant alcoholism is accelerating population decline, so, everyone who isn't a drunk needs to procreate, including the homos. It's a perverse logic, but that's what happens to countries in permanent decline, like Russia and now the USA.

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by Anonymousreply 7410/21/2017

[quote]Is it comrable to the opiod epidemic here- because I've seen that shit hit people from all walks of life, all ages (grannies too!).

Oh look, Oleg wants to bond with us by conflating Russian alcohol abuse with American opioid abuse.

Not even remotely comparable numbers, comrade. You should come visit sometime if the troll farm gives you time off.

by Anonymousreply 7510/21/2017

R27 - Wouldn't "Poopin' Putin" be a better name?

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by Anonymousreply 7710/22/2017

I call dis dish, pieroshki alla CK1 imitation cologne.

Is good. Put hair on chest.

by Anonymousreply 7810/22/2017

Soviet anti-alcohol posters

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The one with the stairs is very artistic.

by Anonymousreply 8010/22/2017

Just say NO!

by Anonymousreply 8110/22/2017

They smoke like chimneys too. The food is disgusting. No jobs. That's why being a troll at a troll farm looks like you won the lottery.

by Anonymousreply 8210/22/2017

....Varnish, cologne and insecticide: how to drink like a Russian

by Anonymousreply 8310/22/2017

What a hellhole.

by Anonymousreply 8410/22/2017

Now just imagine that smell of stale booze on top of the body odor many Russians are alleged to have. I could just hurl.

by Anonymousreply 8510/22/2017

[quote]Last Russian leader who wasn't a monster or a compulsive thief was Catherine (The Great) II and she was German.

Are you kidding? Catherine was a warmongering,murderous, gluttonous, sex-crazed, hoarder who never saw a thing of value she didn’t confiscate for herself. As for being German, most of Europe’s royals, including Britain’s own Betty Windsor, were/are German.

by Anonymousreply 8610/22/2017

So are they all drunk while they’re trolling us?

by Anonymousreply 8710/22/2017

I feel sorry for them. It's a country that has not transitioned or adjusted well to a capitalist system.

This is not about drinking, but this is an incredibly disturbing and depressing documentary about streetkids in Moscow. Depressing as hell to watch.

by Anonymousreply 8810/22/2017

Do what are they doing about this problem? Sounds serious and chronic.

by Anonymousreply 8910/22/2017

I suspect they're doing the only thing they can do, restricting sales. Medical care is poor in Russia and I'm sure mental health care is either looked down upon (foreign concept initiated by Jews) or prohibitively expensive for the average Ivan.

AA was banned in the USSR until Glasnost when Gorbachev was extremely concerned about their ridiculous rates of alcoholism. I think there was some restriction of sale back then, too, but of course that never works for a hardcore alcoholic who is intent on drinking. Around this same time I read of the craziest method of obtaining some precious drops of alcohol: placing a hunk of shoe polish on bread and setting it in the sun so the alcohol would seep out into the bread. Bottoms up!

by Anonymousreply 9010/23/2017
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Of course, it explains most of the crazy dash cam footage. I can't imagine what proportion of motorists are drunk at any given time.

by Anonymousreply 9210/23/2017

Are those guys in R42 dead?!? The one on the left does have quite the boner going on. I lived in an apartment complex that had tons of Russians,and for the most part I found them very nice . I dont recall any of them being drunkards to this level,but my god they smoked incessantly.

by Anonymousreply 9310/23/2017

Not dead, R93, just another black-out drunk, passed out Russian.

by Anonymousreply 9410/23/2017

A couple of years ago I was at L’Arpège in Paris celebrating my partner getting his PhD. At the table next to us were 4 Russian oligarch types - all completely fucking wasted. They kept ordering food which they didn't touch. But they must have plowed through 15 bottles of champagne. One of them kept slipping under the table only to have the Maitre'd come over and prop him back up. The restaurant staff tolerated all of their shit for some reason but the worst was when I went to the bathroom after two of them had been in there for like 15 minutes.

There was a used needle, blood and wadded up paper towels all over the floor.

We hastily paid the bill and left, with the MAitre'd following behind us, apologizing profusely. Weirdest incident in my whole life.

by Anonymousreply 9510/23/2017

No wonder the political system is fucked up. Sounds a most unhappy place.

As the Russian saying goes, There's no such thing as happiness. You have to learn to be happy without it.

by Anonymousreply 9610/23/2017

Why stand up to piss?

by Anonymousreply 9710/23/2017

More vodka.

by Anonymousreply 9810/23/2017

Well, this beats Krokodil I suppose..

by Anonymousreply 9910/23/2017

I don't see what the problem is.

The local populations looks like they are doing just fine.

by Anonymousreply 10010/23/2017

No problem here.

by Anonymousreply 10110/23/2017

Oh god, no wonder they have leaders like Putin.

by Anonymousreply 10210/23/2017

In broad daylight

by Anonymousreply 10310/23/2017

St Petersburg.

by Anonymousreply 10410/23/2017
by Anonymousreply 10510/23/2017

Collapsed on the sidewalk.

by Anonymousreply 10610/23/2017

I mean...

by Anonymousreply 10710/23/2017

Just don't post photos of Krokodil addicts... yuck!

by Anonymousreply 10810/23/2017

So what do these people do, drink until they pass out wherever they fall every day? How do they work or accomplish anything? I’ve heard their GDP is low. This must be why.

How do all their kids not walk in front of a speeding car or set themselves n fire?

On one of these threads I saw a toddler in a stroller drinking a bottle of vodka with the parents passed out beside him. He was probably hungry for food or milk and strapped in so he couldn’t get any. Mommy and daddy drink this and I’m thirsty and this is all I can reach. They must not have Child Protective Services in Russia.

And why are their teeth so rotted so young? Does vodka do that? There’s an advertisement for beer.

And these are the people that want to take over the U.S.? What would they do if they had it? Drink in the middle of the street until an Uber ran them over on the 405 at rush hour? I don’t be think they can make it worse here than it is there. It’s the ninth circle of hell there.

by Anonymousreply 10910/23/2017

I'd feel more sympathy for them if they hadn't fucked with our elections and weren't trying to take the rest of us down with them.

But it's a fucked-up country--dependent on selling oil, which is the big reason Putin interfered--he doesn't want anyone switching too quickly to renewables.

But, anyway, Russia has both a dropping life expectancy and a declining birth rate. They're screwed.

by Anonymousreply 11010/23/2017

That’s why I don’t understand the point of trying to take over all these foreign countries. Wrecking the rest of the world won’t fix Russia.

I guess “misery loves company,” but if they’re all going to die of alcoholism and krokodil it’s not my fault, why take it out on me?

by Anonymousreply 11110/23/2017

I would too if I had to live there.

by Anonymousreply 11210/23/2017

Is good. Now you have glass of best Russian vodka.

by Anonymousreply 11310/23/2017

They need to vote for the handsome liberal that's stealing his thunder.

If he makes it till the election.

by Anonymousreply 11410/23/2017

They are a peasant people. Not very evolved, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 11510/23/2017

[quote]the answer to that is, "they take Prozac so that they won't drink and rot out their livers, like you fucking cunts do."

No, the proper answer to the dumb Russian cunt @ R4 was, "Prozac isn't a national pass time in the US. It's just medication. I don't know anyone who takes it."

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by Anonymousreply 11710/23/2017

If they only spent half as much time trying to fix their nation's problems, instead of trolling other countries...

by Anonymousreply 11810/23/2017

[86]. I agree that Catherine II wasn't Abe Lincoln but she wasn't evil in the way that Ivan, Peter II, Lenin and Stalin were. In a pig beauty contest, a monkey wins,

by Anonymousreply 11910/23/2017

Positive compilation of Russian dash cams

by Anonymousreply 12010/23/2017

I think it's their opioid

by Anonymousreply 12110/23/2017

I was glad when Putin stopped the adoption of Russian kids to the US. So many of them seem to have FAS or trauma from living in orphanages. I didn't see that in the girls adopted from China.

by Anonymousreply 12210/23/2017

Me too, R122. A lot of those FAS kids are very damaged and violent. There were a lot of stories about them acting out violently against parents and other children in the home.

Let the Russians deal with them. They did that to them.

by Anonymousreply 12310/23/2017

Do not google image krokodil. It doesn’t even look real. 😱

by Anonymousreply 12410/23/2017

[quote]That’s why I don’t understand the point of trying to take over all these foreign countries. Wrecking the rest of the world won’t fix Russia.

Trying to dominate the rest of the world, regardless of the outcome, is a distraction that makes the Russian people think they are as great as they once were militarily, culturally, economically or otherwise. It's propaganda for those inside, not the rest of the world. It removes the focus from the numerous internal problems including the widespread corruption that has decimated Russia's economy and made Putin and his cronies the riches men in the world. Sanctions aren't the reason Russia's economy is in the toilet and languishes right along with Australia's despite having enormous land mass, natural resources, and human capital to move an economy forward. Except they can't because the rich people have hidden Russian money all over the world, laundered with the help of those like Trump, rather than kick-starting and promoting the motherland's economy with all of that stolen loot.

by Anonymousreply 12510/23/2017

So basically, Russia is broken into two sections, the rich and powerful and Russian deplorables?

No wonder they love Putin so much. He’s a smarter Trump.

by Anonymousreply 12610/23/2017

Russians love Putin so much, he is included in subway vending machines dispensing mementos of Russia's most beloved heroes (and saints, it looks like).

by Anonymousreply 12710/23/2017

Do they really love him or are they forced to love him?

by Anonymousreply 12810/23/2017

It's not like they have good fonts of information to judge their leaders, R128, just as our trailer park dwellers who think themselves smarter and superior to everyone else think Fox News is the only way to go. The only difference is that the average Russian does not have choices or alternatives. They are fed the crazy propaganda from the cradle.

by Anonymousreply 12910/23/2017

Probably both, R129. Supposedly they love him because he’s a “real man.”

by Anonymousreply 13010/23/2017

Sorry, R128. ^^

by Anonymousreply 13110/23/2017

Yeltsin seemed like he might actually do some good but he ended up redistributing Russia's wealth to his cronies, notably Putin's arch-rival Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Then Putin took over and redistributed all Russia's wealth to HIS cronies. "Oligarchs" are cronies of whoever is in power.

by Anonymousreply 13210/23/2017

The photo with the 2 drunk, passed out parents and the baby reaching for the vodka bottle is the most disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 13310/23/2017

It's hard to believe that this is the same culture that gave us Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, excellent ballet, etc.

If any country needs help "making themselves great again," it's Russia!

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by Anonymousreply 13510/23/2017

It's not capitalism, r88. It's a totalitarian dictatorship.

Putin knows that he has to keep enough of the right kind of people happy in order to keep power. He lets the security services and gangsters operate, and has allowed a small group of oligarchs and 'middle class' prosper so they will look the other way when he kills the journalists and artists who question his power. This gives the illusion of some freedoms of travel and business that really don't exist.

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by Anonymousreply 13810/24/2017

Good idea r58 and probably r87.

and Russians are the most miserable people in existence. They are not capable of feeling normal human emotions.

by Anonymousreply 13910/24/2017

The commies killed everyone who produced those things r134.

Alcoholism was relatively unknown until the 1960's in Russia. It was encouraged by the state as alcoholics don't complain that their lives are shit.

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R140, it seems pretty obvious the state wants these people to be drunk and out of it all the time. When I see the encouragement everywhere in the U.S. to normalize heavy drinking and constant heavy pot use, it scares me. I don’t want pictures from the U.S. to look like this in thirty years time.

by Anonymousreply 14210/24/2017

I went to Russia in 2016. I took a train across the country. Moscow and St Petersburg were amazing. The first woman I met there was a lesbian (funnily enough the first woman I met in China was also a lesbian!) and took me around Moscow sight seeing. They are aware of their reality. A man selling t shirts joked to me about Putin. They know what's up, but what can they do about it? They are ruled by a new mafia. You shut up and get on with life.

I didn't see a lot of drunks passed out or anything like that. The people in the cities are very well groomed, well put together but very stoic.

In fact I had a beer at the hotel by myself while writing in my journal and it was the cause of great concern. I kind of wish someone HAD drunk with me.

I suspect the bad areas have problems. But really this thread is like the equivalent of showing pictures of gang violence in the inner city in the US and saying; "See!? America's fucked!"

by Anonymousreply 14310/24/2017

I'm sure parts of Moscow and Petersburg look fine, but alcoholism is enough of an issue that a quarter of Russian men are dying early because of it. That's the real tell--dropping life expectancy. You have some of that in the U.S., but not to the same degree. In the U.S., it's not gang violence, but O.D.s and suicide among white males.

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by Anonymousreply 14510/26/2017

Russians are complete trash and deserve their long history of misery.

by Anonymousreply 14610/26/2017

Just another day for drunks in Russia.

by Anonymousreply 14710/26/2017

Drunk Russian coal miner.

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by Anonymousreply 14910/26/2017

Making Russia Great Again!

by Anonymousreply 15010/26/2017

I used to go to a Russian auto mechanic here in the States and he told me when there was a vodka shortage in Russia it was so bad the people would drink antifreeze.

by Anonymousreply 15110/26/2017

Passed out after crashing car.

by Anonymousreply 15210/26/2017

The men aren't the only ones with anger and drinking problems.

Keep it classy, ladies.

by Anonymousreply 15310/26/2017

Can't keep away from their vodka.

by Anonymousreply 15410/26/2017

Just a warning: you can't draw sweeping conclusions about an entire country of 250 million people (or whatever) based on two dozen pictures someone found on the Internet.

Yes, they've got an alcohol problem and they know it - that's why Gorbachev banned vodka sales for a while. And yes, their deplorables are worse than ours. But there are smart, humane people there just like anywhere else.

by Anonymousreply 15510/26/2017

Candid shot from Google Street images.

by Anonymousreply 15610/26/2017

They're all alcoholics.

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by Anonymousreply 15810/26/2017

I had a group of 5 people from St. Petersburg rent my house for a night this summer. They were all around 25 or so. They were sweet, pleasant, fun, clean, considerate and appreciative. My favorite guests of this year. I bought some bottles of beer and Smirnoff Ice drinks and left them along with orange juice in the refrigerator for them. They drank the orange juice but left the alcoholic drinks untouched. They ate all the cookies though!

by Anonymousreply 15910/26/2017

If it's not alcohol, it's opioid. Is it that bad being white these days?

by Anonymousreply 16010/26/2017

Wouldn't you want this guy working on your rail lines?

by Anonymousreply 16110/26/2017

Russia is the most heavily drinking nation in the world.

by Anonymousreply 16210/26/2017

Their next generation of teens is getting in on the act.

by Anonymousreply 16310/26/2017

Russian Santa too drunk to visit the kids.

by Anonymousreply 16410/26/2017

Many of them are probably POZ since Russia is also a huge global HIV factory.

by Anonymousreply 16510/26/2017

Drunk, young Russian parents stumbling around as they push a baby stroller.

by Anonymousreply 16610/26/2017

More fine parenting.

by Anonymousreply 16710/26/2017

More passed out parents with kids on hand.

by Anonymousreply 16810/26/2017

This is sad and eye-opening! Is the Russian government doing anything to address this rampant alcoholism?

by Anonymousreply 16910/26/2017

[quote] Is the Russian government doing anything to address this rampant alcoholism?

Probably not, R169. The Russian government seems to care more about manipulating other country's people, than helping their own.

by Anonymousreply 17010/26/2017

Those pictures remind me of the baby in Trainspotting, who died because its mother went on a heroin binge and forgot she had a baby for a few days.

I don’t know what the government can do at this point. Everybody over twelve would have the d.t.s if they cut off the booze for a few days. Russians drink perfume, cough syrup, antifreeze...what the hell excuse do they have for drinking poison? “Life is hell”? “It’s cold, so I guess I’ll drink mouthwash”? They must all die of liver failure.

I don’t know what Putin’s attitude is now, but a few years ago I read an interview with Putin where he was in complete denial and refusing to even acknowledge how many alcoholics there were. So what does that mean, he’s hoping they don’t realize what he’s doing, because they’re all too wasted to turn on the news?

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Think twice before driving in Russia.

by Anonymousreply 17310/26/2017

Get up, boys.

by Anonymousreply 17410/26/2017

R174, that was sad but funny.

by Anonymousreply 17510/26/2017

Plus ALL Russians are THIEVES!

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by Anonymousreply 17810/27/2017

Why do people that are that drunk even try to go outside? These people are like heroin addicts, they don’t even know what they’re doing. Why would you care about walking a baby when you can barely stay upright?

I wonder if the husband dragged mom and baby out because the drunken mother doesn’t cook or clean and he was trying to get the baby some fresh air away from all the vomit and dirty dishes. He was practically dragging her down the street. Maybe that’s the only way he could make her stop drinking for five minutes. That baby has to have FAS.

It’s what they don’t show you that’s frightening. Filthy house, unchanged diaper, stove burning with mom passed out on the floor. Kids drinking vodka they find on the floor and dying of alcohol poisoning or drinking bleach or Lysol, or setting themselves on fire. After all the stories about adopted Russian FAS kids raping their new siblings in adoptive homes, or repeatedly setting fires or stabbing people (and that’s in stable American homes), what do those kids do in homes like this? Every generation is going to be more brain damaged and violent.

The truth is probably a high death rate from neglected kids getting themselves killed, and entire families dying from house fires from lit cigarettes when somebody passes out on the floor, or car accidents, plus drunks dying of exposure outside, and they just cover it up. The cops must go out winter mornings and just shovel up the bodies. And it’s so normal to them they don’t even know anything’s wrong. The kids are probably given vodka in their cribs to shut them up.

by Anonymousreply 17910/27/2017

[quote] Just a warning: you can't draw sweeping conclusions about an entire country of 250 million people (or whatever) based on two dozen pictures someone found on the Internet.

R155, after all of the effort that the brigade of Russian trolls has put into maligning others, causing discord and spreading lies all over the internet, I think you will be hard-pressed to find much sympathy for them on here. Turnabout is fair play, and I see nothing wrong with a dark and humiliating side of their country being exposed.

by Anonymousreply 18010/27/2017

On a lighter note, it's too bad Rihanna couldn't have used the clip at R174 for her official music video for "Umbrella."

by Anonymousreply 18110/27/2017

49 people die in one Russian town from drinking bath liquid.

by Anonymousreply 18210/27/2017

Finishing 3 entire bottles of vodka in one sitting.

by Anonymousreply 18310/27/2017

How would you like to drive in Russia?

by Anonymousreply 18410/27/2017

Classy Russian broads.

by Anonymousreply 18510/27/2017

Over half the population dies young due to alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 18610/27/2017

A disproportionate number of Russian kids in orphanages suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

by Anonymousreply 18710/27/2017

Passed out.

by Anonymousreply 18810/27/2017

Unseemly position to pass out in.

by Anonymousreply 18910/27/2017

Drunk Russians with vodka and gun.

by Anonymousreply 19010/27/2017

Drunk lady.

by Anonymousreply 19110/27/2017

Probably another Russian mother drunk while her baby dangles from an 8th floor window.

by Anonymousreply 19210/27/2017

Russian drinking god knows what.

by Anonymousreply 19310/27/2017

Drunk Russian car passenger woman dances and poses in front of dead bodies minutes after car causes fatal high speed crash.

by Anonymousreply 19410/27/2017

Classy. Fighting with a baby crying on her hip.

by Anonymousreply 19510/27/2017

And I thought America had trashy substance abuse addicts...

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by Anonymousreply 19710/27/2017

The video at R192 never really shows the kid go back inside. The kid looks like it is seriously thinking about jumping. It’s like the person recording is like, oh well, whatever, back to my regularly scheduled program. I wish I knew the translation.

by Anonymousreply 19810/27/2017

Russians are some of the most notoriously vile, racist fucks around, I could not give less of a shit that they're getting dragged and totally trashed on this thread or others.

by Anonymousreply 19910/27/2017

R192, the mother is not only probably drunk, but the baby probably saw momma and daddy pulling stupid shit like this and decided to copy them.

by Anonymousreply 20010/27/2017

Couldnt happen to a more deserving nation. I hope each and everyone of them drinks themselves to death and save the World their deplorableness.

by Anonymousreply 20110/27/2017

Well, at least he is musically inclined, even if he did pee himself.

by Anonymousreply 20210/27/2017

Think twice before ordering this Russian mail order bride.

by Anonymousreply 20310/27/2017

Russian cop on the job.

by Anonymousreply 20410/28/2017

Well, I do suppose all of this insane drinking is preferable to an even worse alternative: like this father and son bonding over shooting Krokodil together!

by Anonymousreply 20510/28/2017

No wonder Russians were so keen to get Trump into office.

Seems to me that they would love nothing better than to see the US devolve into a cesspool of angry, deplorable halfwits hopelessly addicted to drugs and opioids, just like them.

by Anonymousreply 20610/28/2017

[quote] It’s like the person recording is like, oh well, whatever, back to my regularly scheduled program

Lives are cheap in Russia.

by Anonymousreply 20710/28/2017

The problem is that Russians don't even drink like the hard partying Brits, who drink an insane massive amount, too. They drink themselves to the point of passing out and oblivion.

by Anonymousreply 20810/28/2017

Foul, nasty, violent people.

by Anonymousreply 20910/28/2017

The kid at R205 has such swollen eyes I’m guessing he’s in liver failure. Doesn’t even look like he’s made it to puberty.

What the hell possesses a man to poison his own son? In any sane country no one would allow that kid to stay there. He is literally murdering his child in slow motion. Why? Send him to an orphanage, he’s be better off, and Russian orphanages are shit.

by Anonymousreply 21010/28/2017

R210, I agree. That "father" is a monster. WTF Russia?

by Anonymousreply 21110/28/2017

So where can I find any video of guys like this having sex?

by Anonymousreply 21210/28/2017

I never understand how people have the money to be full-time drunks or drug addicts

by Anonymousreply 21310/28/2017

Blame the weather, folks LMAO!

by Anonymousreply 21410/29/2017

I visited Russia a couple of times when I was in my 50s. I was getting stared at a lot, and my translator said it was because it was so unusual that a man my age would appear healthy.

Insanely cute young men there. But they don't age well, to put it mildly.

by Anonymousreply 21510/29/2017

The US saved millions of Russians from starvation in 1921. I wonder if the trauma of that famine was passed on genetically, contributing to the rampant alcoholism of today. Their country has suffered for centuries, but the 20th century alone did a real number on them.

Mind you, I hate Putin and fear he's going to destroy our democracy, if not the whole world. But I also pity the Russians because they seem universally miserable.

by Anonymousreply 21610/29/2017

There was so much hope and optimism about Russia during the Gorbachev/perestroika era.. sad to see it all ended up like this.

by Anonymousreply 21710/29/2017

Russians even bringing their drunkenness to other countries.

by Anonymousreply 21810/29/2017

It's hard to make a dysfunctional culture functional. Russia has never been functional. The Soviet Union collapsed, but Russians seem to be unable to deal with liberty productively. They don't trust it. On some level, the majority want to be told what to do.

They're the one country where the majority don't believe global warming is an issue.

by Anonymousreply 21910/29/2017

It’s why I vacation there.

by Anonymousreply 22010/29/2017

R220 = Liza, cracking open another bottle

by Anonymousreply 22110/29/2017

Why can't Russia get its shit together?

by Anonymousreply 22210/30/2017

Russia will never succeed and never get its shit together, because they are a morally and fundamentally flawed people.

by Anonymousreply 22310/30/2017

So civilized.

by Anonymousreply 22410/30/2017

Is this what the Russian trolls look like after their shift is over?

by Anonymousreply 22510/30/2017

Another day, another drunk driving incident.

by Anonymousreply 22610/30/2017

He found an interesting place to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 22710/30/2017

In Russia, they need sobering up stations.

by Anonymousreply 22810/30/2017

It’s like a whole country full of people are simultaneously being poisoned while committing suicide.

I realize these people drink a lot, but any possibility they add additives to Russian vodka to make it more poisonous? The rotted teeth in such young people seems odd. Especially front teeth. Is that from vomiting or is vodka corrosive?

Also the fact that a lot of these hard drinkers are skinny as rails. Do they eat? Can they get enough to eat after they’ve spent all their money on vodka?

I wouldn’t put it past Putin to put some addictive substance in Russian vodka that hooks people. The fact that they’re drinking perfume and shooting krokodil suggests an extreme addiction and looking for substitutes. A certain portion of any population doesn’t have the addiction gene. So this huge number of severe alcoholics isn’t necessarily explained by only the alcoholic culture.

by Anonymousreply 22910/30/2017

Drunk Russian brothers zap themselves with stun guns.

by Anonymousreply 23010/30/2017

Vodka is 82 calories for 1 ounce of 100 proof. I have a feeling these people drink more than one or two ounces per day. So why aren’t they all fat?

Is Russia secretly North Korea and they’re not getting enough food to eat, and this is how the government handles it? Are the sanctions stopping them from importing food, and they’re not growing enough to support themselves?

by Anonymousreply 23110/30/2017

[quote] Vodka is 82 calories for 1 ounce of 100 proof. I have a feeling these people drink more than one or two ounces per day. So why aren’t they all fat?

Because they always end up drinking to the point of vomiting, then passing out right after.

by Anonymousreply 23210/30/2017

Watching these poor people staggering around, obviously feeling like they’re going to throw up, why? Is every man, woman and toddler in Russia bulimic? Who wants to throw up every day? Is it “fun” for them? Do they think throwing up every day after age eight is just the normal way to live?

Or is blacking out every day an acceptable way to forget how shitty your life is? That’s pretty shitty.

I wonder how many of those women passed out all over end up raped.

Somehow I have a feeling all these people don’t get a cushy rehabs or liver transplants either. So, they feel nauseated and sick every day since they were young children. How do they finish school when they’re all drinking all day, every day since they were schoolkids? Or does anyone care, since the teachers are drunk too, probably passed out at their desks?

Yesterday I was reading about GDP. California and New York EACH have a bigger GDP than the whole country of Russia.

by Anonymousreply 23310/30/2017

This is what a country looks like when you oppress and chase away gays, artists, thinkers, writers, the smartest minds, and then you are just left with the skeletal remains of the drunken deplorables.

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by Anonymousreply 23510/30/2017

Russia is a hellhole.

by Anonymousreply 23610/30/2017

Russians are pathetic. Who the hell constantly drinks to the point of inebriation, vomiting, pissing themselves, passing out drunk everywhere?

by Anonymousreply 23710/31/2017

The Russian trolls posting about how wonderful Trump is on all the other threads.

You have to be pretty damn drunk to say that, even if you’re Russian.

by Anonymousreply 23810/31/2017

[quote]Is Russia secretly North Korea and they’re not getting enough food to eat, and this is how the government handles it? Are the sanctions stopping them from importing food, and they’re not growing enough to support themselves?

Not sure but it seems probable that they're all nutrient deficient. I do recall hearing some years back (10 years ago, maybe?) that a few thousand Russian soldiers were being fed dog food because it was cheaper than human grade rations. That would drive a person to drink.

by Anonymousreply 23911/01/2017

Was reading up on alcoholism in Russia. Only Lenin and Gorbachev ever tried to do anything about it. All the other rulers, including Putin, make money off of it. They keep alcohol cheap so the Russians are too drunk to focus and actually do something about their fucked-up country.

Of course, at this point, the Russians are doing so badly that birth rates are down, people are dying young and the economy is in the sewer. Like fuck-ups everywhere, they want to drag down everyone else with them--those troll farms, after all, are full of people willing to do what they can to other people's open elections--after all, they don't have them themselves, why should anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 24011/01/2017

Is it still true that when you come of age in Russia, they hand you a bottle of vodka, a sack of potatoes, and a hidden camera so you can spy the FSB?

by Anonymousreply 24111/01/2017

The demographic impact of alcoholism in Russia is shocking. From Wikipedia:

[quote] A study by Russian, British and French researchers published in The Lancet scrutinized deaths between 1990 and 2001 of residents of three Siberian industrial towns with typical mortality rates and determined that 52% of deaths of people between the ages of 15 and 54 were the result of alcohol abuse. Lead researcher Professor David Zaridze estimated that the increase in alcohol consumption since 1987 has caused an additional three million deaths nationwide.

[quote] In 2007, Gennadi Onishenko, the country's chief public health official, voiced his concern over the nearly threefold rise in alcohol consumption over the past 16 years; one in eight deaths was attributed to alcohol-related diseases, playing a major role in Russia's population decline. Men are particularly hit hard: according to a U.N. National Human Development Report, Russian males born in 2006 had a life expectancy of just over 60 years, or 17 years fewer than western Europeans, while Russian females could expect to live 13 years longer than their male counterparts.

by Anonymousreply 24211/01/2017


by Anonymousreply 24311/01/2017
by Anonymousreply 24411/01/2017

In lieu of real vodka, Russians desperately settle for drinking bath lotion.

by Anonymousreply 24511/01/2017

Ooops, wrong photo. Here is the immensely drinkable "bath lotion."

by Anonymousreply 24611/01/2017

Russian beach littered with empty alcoholic glass bottles.

by Anonymousreply 24711/01/2017

Drinking antifreeze.

by Anonymousreply 24811/01/2017

Just a few glasses of vodka before driving.

by Anonymousreply 24911/01/2017

I blame Chernobyl. It must have done something to the chemistry of their brains.

by Anonymousreply 25011/01/2017

[quote] Seventy percent of deaths among men under 35 in Russia's Far East are due to alcohol-related causes, the country’s chief health official warned on Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 25111/01/2017

[quote]The Russian trolls posting about how wonderful Trump is on all the other threads. You have to be pretty damn drunk to say that, even if you’re Russian.

No more than the Clinton Foundation trolls.

by Anonymousreply 25211/01/2017

With the price of vodka having gone up, more and more Russians are turning to dangerous, homemade moonshine.

by Anonymousreply 25311/01/2017
by Anonymousreply 25411/01/2017

Looks safe and healthy.

by Anonymousreply 25511/01/2017


by Anonymousreply 25611/01/2017

If there was ever a country that deserves to be out of its misery, its Russia.

by Anonymousreply 25711/01/2017

be put out*^^

by Anonymousreply 25811/01/2017

Ewww, these Russian people live and look like pigs!

Oink, oink!

by Anonymousreply 25911/01/2017

Funny how both China and Russia ended their totalitarian regimes around the same time. China moved forwards; Russia backwards. Too bad about the Russian winters, Russians could do with some colonizing by more competent countries.

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by Anonymousreply 26111/02/2017

That's an insane statistic, R251!

by Anonymousreply 26211/02/2017

The men are drunk slobs, and the women are drunk whores.

by Anonymousreply 26311/02/2017

I wonder where all the troll farm folk are now? Are they embarrassed because they're probably in half of the photos in this thread? I hope the rest of the world beats the living crap out of these drunk scumbags on the streets during the World Cup. Thin the herd.

by Anonymousreply 26411/04/2017

They are trash.

by Anonymousreply 26511/04/2017

The thing that gets me is how joyless and unhappy Russians appear to be.

Even the dirt-poor Bushmen people in Africa, you can see them laughing, dancing, singing. Never with the Russians.

by Anonymousreply 26611/04/2017

And Russia is the HUGEST country in the world. They have oil, natural resources, supposedly an educated population.. and this is how they take advantage of this... falling down drunk and passing out everywhere like Frat Boys?

Do you know how many countries would kill for the opportunity to have access to the resources of Russia?

by Anonymousreply 26711/04/2017

Seems to me that Putin needs to focus on cleaning up his own house instead of tampering with other countries' politics or outright invading them (Georgia, Ukraine)!

by Anonymousreply 26811/04/2017

Funny, this thread really is troll-free--one brief bleat defending Russia and that was it. I guess reading it makes them thirsty.

by Anonymousreply 26911/04/2017

That’s because there aren’t Russian trolls on DL.

Alt-Right shitposters aplenty, but Russians do not care about tiny little DL.

by Anonymousreply 27011/04/2017

Yeah, right ^^ I have caught more than my share with their poor English, and Alexa website showed Russia as being one of the countries with the most traffic coming to DL

by Anonymousreply 27111/04/2017

No sympathy for them.

by Anonymousreply 27211/06/2017

R270 new to the site?

by Anonymousreply 27311/06/2017

Booze, religious superstition combined with generations of secular totalitarianism, and seeing the sun less than half the year is why Russia is the way it is.

by Anonymousreply 27411/06/2017

They need to get the fuck over it. Like others have said, Russia is a large country with plenty of resources that other, less fortunate countries would love to have. The fact that they haven't been able to get their shit together for hundreds of years is entirely their fault.

by Anonymousreply 27511/06/2017

It's like everything the rest of the world hates about white people in a single country.

by Anonymousreply 27611/06/2017

Jesus Christ, they really do have a problem with the population "consuming perfumes, cleaning supplies, bath oils and medical tinctures."

by Anonymousreply 27711/06/2017
by Anonymousreply 27811/06/2017

Can you imagine resorting to drinking Bubble Bath?

by Anonymousreply 27911/06/2017

Kids drinking substitute alcohol in Siberia.

by Anonymousreply 28011/06/2017
by Anonymousreply 28111/06/2017

Shocking and disturbing. A drunk child stumbling around and being belligerent. Meanwhile, the adults around him just laugh.

by Anonymousreply 28211/06/2017
by Anonymousreply 28311/06/2017

That video at R283 is like a bunch of vampires biting a kid and then laughing. Sick.

Imagine a country where everybody over thirty looks like Steve Bannon. That’s Russia.

by Anonymousreply 28411/06/2017

On the bright side, whenever the US is feeling particularly shitty about the state of affairs here, they can always look at Russia and thank goodness we're not them!

by Anonymousreply 28511/06/2017

Yeah, well I'd feel better about the U.S. if we didn't have a kleptocratic nutjob in the Oval Office.

by Anonymousreply 28611/06/2017

The behavior of that child at R282 horrifies me. He’s too drunk to stand up so he ends up pissing on his hands and knees. Then drags himself through his own piss on his knees.

Judging by the huge amount of piss, which is probably pure 100 proof vodka, at his weight how is he alive? That kid is a lightweight. It makes you wonder if a kid that size can become brain damaged from alcohol poisoning. Are they trying to kill him? And why is it so important for the adults there to make an alcoholic out of a young child? It’s as if there is a deadline. You must be an out of control alcoholic that pisses all over himself by age twelve or...what? They act like they can’t let him go until he is destroyed like they are. His mother is probably passed out drunk in the middle of the street with her dress over her head and a line of men pissing on her and laughing.

That doesn’t look recreational, it looks like they think it’s really important to ruin his life as soon as possible. So why does EVERY Russian have to become a used up drunk at the earliest possible moment? Is there a quota? Does the government make it mandatory to destroy yourself as soon as you possibly can?

Russia looks like Dante’s Inferno. No wonder they want to ruin all the other countries too.

by Anonymousreply 28711/06/2017

I can't wait for the Word Cup next year. I don't know how they are going to deal with the huge influx of foreigners who will observe a lot of this. Unlike Sochi, where things events were within a contained area and better controlled, the tournament will have venues all over Russia. I'm sure they'll do round ups of natives who are known for drunken disorderlies, but it's so prevalent that it's like pulling up a weed only to have several others pop up. You can't jail 20-30% of the male population. Also, Russia has a huge problem with organized hooliganism surrounding soccer teams. There are numerous videos on Youtube of organized fights fueled by alcohol. They're sort of the Russian version of flash mobs. And they're racist as hell. No doubt visitors with dark skin will be subject to racial abuse, but there aren't any laws to protect them. Will the police intervene?

by Anonymousreply 28811/06/2017

OK, seriously. Does Russia have some type of Child Protective Service?? Where are that boys parents at R282, and how are the adults just laughing throughout that disturbing video at R282??

by Anonymousreply 28911/06/2017

His mother is whoring herself out for a bottle of vodka and his father is drinking the bottles of vodka, R289.

Apparently in Russia the whole point of having children is to have another family member to drown themselves in vodka. Child Protective Services must not exist.

I wonder how many of these young kids are turning tricks for vodka. It’s not like their parents wouldn’t help them drink it. I guess there’s not a self respecting person left in the whole country.

by Anonymousreply 29011/06/2017

The men in Russia certainly don't to seem to think twice about smacking the women around.

by Anonymousreply 29111/06/2017

Well, doncha know R291, Russia just decriminalized domestic violence this year? Not only is it cheaper for asshole males to get vodka, but they can slap their bitches around and blame all their travails on the useless, drunken cunts they fuck!

by Anonymousreply 29211/07/2017

Animals, R292.

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by Anonymousreply 29411/07/2017

[quote]It's like everything the rest of the world hates about white people in a single country.

Yeah! Just like Amerikkka!

[quote]Imagine a country where everybody over thirty looks like Steve Bannon. That’s Russia.

A lot of the under-30s resemble Bannon too.

by Anonymousreply 29511/07/2017

Oh, well. They’re white. At least they have that going for them.

by Anonymousreply 29611/07/2017

Aww did we trigger the poor Russian trolls again? ☹️☹️

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by Anonymousreply 29811/07/2017

A lovely nation of wifebeaters and domestic violence.

by Anonymousreply 29911/07/2017

Just another day in Russia, just another drunk Russian passed out on the side of the road.

by Anonymousreply 30011/07/2017
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Fighting for more booze

by Anonymousreply 30211/07/2017

[quotes] Oh, well. They’re white. At least they have that going for them.

Maybe underneath all of that dirt and filth you're white, but even then, not even Eastern Europe wants to claim you!

by Anonymousreply 30311/07/2017

Not even the caged grizzly bears like drunk Russians. Who can blame them?

by Anonymousreply 30411/07/2017

Not even poor animals are safe from Russian alcoholics. This poor, blind bear was forced to drink alcohol to entertain Russian guests in Sochi. Fortunately, he was eventually saved by an animal sanctuary in Europe.

by Anonymousreply 30511/07/2017

Drunk Russians flee crash scene after killing 5 month old baby and mother in Thailand.

by Anonymousreply 30611/07/2017

Fortunately they are caught by Thai police.

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by Anonymousreply 30811/08/2017

You can always tell a ton about people based upon how they treat animals.

And Russians are notable for their animal cruelty.

by Anonymousreply 30911/09/2017

Stray animals were rounded up and killed leading up to the Sochi Olympics

by Anonymousreply 31011/09/2017

These are the most mild images of Russians committing animal cruelty.

Psychotic Russians have no business having children or pets. Thank goodness that so many international Olympic athletes stepped up and adopted animals after the Sochi Olympics.

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by Anonymousreply 31211/09/2017

They should film The Walking Dead there. They could save the expense of putting makeup on the extras.

by Anonymousreply 31311/09/2017

Save the animals in Russia!

by Anonymousreply 31411/10/2017

Is there any type of gay scene in Moscow/St Petersburg?

by Anonymousreply 31511/10/2017

Can't they be arrested?

by Anonymousreply 31611/10/2017

That's pretty incredible that people can be arrested for being gay, but all these drunks can be passed out on the street and nobody does a thing..

by Anonymousreply 31711/10/2017

Putin needed a distraction/enemy. Enter: The gays!

by Anonymousreply 31811/10/2017

R315, the gay scene in Russia is: gays cautiously try to hook up online. They meet in a park. The supposed “gay date” turns out to be a gang of homophobic thugs, who beat and stomp him, then he wakes up in their flat, where he is videotaped slowly being raped and tortured to death over days, then he dies, then they gleefully post it on the Russian version of YouTube. Everyone sees it and laughs. No arrests are made. Ever. The end.

That’s the gay scene in Russia.

by Anonymousreply 31911/10/2017

Sounds like hell on Earth, R319.

by Anonymousreply 32011/10/2017

Jesus R319.

by Anonymousreply 32111/10/2017

They are finally trying to address their alcohol problem, but it isn't really working so far.

by Anonymousreply 32211/11/2017

They go through multiple bottles of vodka in one sitting.

by Anonymousreply 32311/11/2017

Passed out on the ice.

by Anonymousreply 32411/11/2017

Don't be a victim of crime in Russia. You might have to rely on constantly drunk cops!

by Anonymousreply 32511/11/2017

Another drunk Russian situation.

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by Anonymousreply 32711/11/2017

Not being alcoholics themselves, they have to get bears addicted, too.

by Anonymousreply 32811/11/2017

Video to accompany R324 image.

by Anonymousreply 32911/11/2017

The most alcohol-plagued nation in the world.

by Anonymousreply 33011/11/2017

Despite my anger with the Russians and their naughtiness in our election (paybacks are forthcoming, they may be sure), I can not take pleasure in their suffering. Nor should you.

by Anonymousreply 33111/11/2017

Russians troll the entire internet, pushing stories that ridicule, divide, poke fun of, and demeans Americans.

They are big and drunk boys and girls. They can handle one tiny little thread that sheds light on a very real problem for their country.

by Anonymousreply 33211/11/2017

R319, it's too bad Russian homophobes don't end up like the attackers in this Russian gay short film (subtitled in English).

by Anonymousreply 33311/11/2017

This thread is so depressing.

by Anonymousreply 33411/11/2017

Well, Russia is a depressing hellhole, R334.

by Anonymousreply 33511/11/2017

[quote] I can not take pleasure in their suffering.

I can! There is no other country in this world that so richly deserves their misery, alcohol addiction, poverty, low quality of life, and low life expectancy than Russia.

And after Trump is removed from office, I hope we give them MORE sanctions to watch them sink even further into their abyss.

by Anonymousreply 33611/11/2017

^ Yes, and that would be good for us and the world, how? How do you manage a nuclear power with nothing to lose?

by Anonymousreply 33711/11/2017

Why can't Russia get its shit together?

They've only had hundreds of years!

by Anonymousreply 33811/11/2017

I feel sorry for the kids in that country. It seems Russians can't manage to take care of their own kids.

Russia has over twice the number of kids that end up in orphanages than the USA, with half the population. And these orphanages have abominable conditions:

[quote] There have been reports over the years that the conditions in the orphanages are not providing proper mental and physical care. Researchers have stated that children 3 and under lose one IQ point for every month spent inside. Children adopted from Russia are also more likely than any other country to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Doctors visiting some of these institutions have even reported seeing toddlers sitting alone, rocking back and forth, staring blankly, or even banging their heads against walls. Children are often not provided with proper nutrition and are not given quality living and sleeping conditions.

by Anonymousreply 33911/11/2017

If you ever want to read an eye-opening book, read The Russians by Hedrick Smith. He wrote it in the eighties but he goes into great detail about how Russia was a failing country. Their whole economy was geared toward the military. He said they would build 20 tanks and 19 of them had to be scrapped because the workmanship was so bad that they didn't work. He wrote it in the early eighties before Russia actually fell. Fascinating book.

by Anonymousreply 34011/11/2017

He wrote it in the1970’s. Some of it was accurate, but some wasn’t

by Anonymousreply 34111/11/2017

Russia is dying out and facing a demographic crisis.

by Anonymousreply 34211/11/2017

My brother and his wife adopted a Russian baby from an orphanage back when that was still a thing in the early ‘00s. He was 7 months old and had rarely been held, most of his life until then was spent in a cage like crib. They put a huge amount of effort into the kid and I guess it paid off, he’s not a rapist or a murderer. He’s a weird kid though, I think he’s on the autism spectrum but his mother shopped him around to multiple doctors until she found one that told her he’s fine. They have high hopes for him, and they’re very supportive. Maybe he’ll be ok as a grown man. But I shudder to think what his life would have been life in Russia, he’d probably be sniffing glue in the train station, in the army at 17, and drunk and homeless by 30.

by Anonymousreply 34311/11/2017

You leave the Russians alone!

Russian women make excellent whores and can pee on demand!

by Anonymousreply 34411/11/2017

[quote] According to various estimates, 50 to 95 percent of children who grow up in Russian orphanages become drug addicts or alcoholics or commit suicide. Russian orphanages essentially produce children who suffer from Mowgli Syndrome — that is, they are ill-equipped to function in any capacity in society.

[quote]Neither is the situation particularly rosy regarding Russian adoptive parents. According to official government statistics,[bold] a child adopted by Russian parents is 39 times more likely to die than one adopted by parents in the West. [/bold]Of course, the causes of death include not only murder and involuntary manslaughter but also car accidents, illness and other factors. Unfortunately, even those statistics understate the problem because Russian courts often fail to initiate criminal proceedings when children are the victims of mistreatment or abuse.

by Anonymousreply 34511/11/2017

[italic]Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 34611/11/2017

W&W for R212!!😂

by Anonymousreply 34711/11/2017

Maybe they'd have been better off if they hadn't got rid of the monarchy.

by Anonymousreply 34811/11/2017

That must be humiliating for Russians that even the Moscow Times points out that they are deficient parents.

by Anonymousreply 34911/12/2017

And that westerners take better care of their orphans than they do.

by Anonymousreply 35011/12/2017

I will say this. Years ago I was researching a screenplay on Russian mail order scammer brides so I joined several sites to chat with Russian and Ukrainian women. All of them -- all of them, I repeat -- would ask me about if I drank and if so how often and wanted to know the minute details about my habits.

I was shocked by this. More so than my profession, income, hobbies, etc ... a rude awakening. Eventually they all told me that because I clicked "yes" when it said drink alcohol on the profile this made them think about the men in their country who guzzle vodka day and night and beat women and act afoul and in general bad news men.

by Anonymousreply 35111/12/2017

Russians are miserable people who want Americans to wallow in a similar misery.

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by Anonymousreply 35311/16/2017

I traveled to Russia quite extensively for work, and it was shocking how much alcoholism runs rampant in that country.

by Anonymousreply 35411/18/2017

[quote] In Russia, a woman is killed by domestic violence every 40 minutes, according to data from the Russian government. But earlier this year, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that downgrades “moderate” violence, causing bruises or bleeding once a year, from a criminal offense to an administrative one.

by Anonymousreply 35511/18/2017

It's certainly in Putin's best interest that he has a population of drunken, drug addicted, nationalistic citizens. It certainly helps him stay in power.

by Anonymousreply 35611/18/2017

Ewww, Russia.

by Anonymousreply 35711/19/2017

Russia looks like fucking hell on earth!

by Anonymousreply 35811/20/2017

Drunk grandmama.

by Anonymousreply 35911/20/2017

Just another day in the Russian village.

by Anonymousreply 36011/20/2017

So many Russians seem to have an inbred look to them.

by Anonymousreply 36111/20/2017

Exhibit B.

by Anonymousreply 36211/20/2017

Chick passed out drunk

by Anonymousreply 36311/20/2017

More Russians causing trouble in Thailand.

Many Thai people want to ban Russians from their country: “The Russian brought mafia, drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes to Thailand. Russian people are very rude, vain and often terribly drunk, barely speak English. The rich tourists will not come to Phuket, if Russians aren’t turned out.”

by Anonymousreply 36411/20/2017

Drunk Russian man goes on rampage in Beijing, before getting arrested.

by Anonymousreply 36511/20/2017

Drunk Russian drives into the airport.

by Anonymousreply 36611/20/2017

Sums it up pretty well.

by Anonymousreply 36711/20/2017

The women are every bit as classy as the men.

by Anonymousreply 36811/20/2017

Another drunk Russian mother AND grandma with small children and vodka bottles strewn about. At least this one gets called out.

by Anonymousreply 36911/20/2017

r28 i don't think some of them are getting their suit deposits back.

by Anonymousreply 37011/21/2017

I don't think anybody can ever help Make Russia Great Again.

by Anonymousreply 37111/21/2017

An inextricable part of their culture.

by Anonymousreply 37211/21/2017

I worked with a bunch of Russians back in the 90s, including with Khodorkovsky who is now being shopped as a 'good guy' vs. bad guy Putin. They were both KGB, thieves, murderers and rivals. The most miserable people I ever met.

by Anonymousreply 37311/21/2017

They are a sour, joyless people who have somehow not yet figured out that antagonizing other countries isn't going to help them make their pathetic situation any better.

by Anonymousreply 37411/21/2017


by Anonymousreply 37511/29/2017

If you've ever been to Russia you'd know why they drink. Talk about a dreary fucking country.

by Anonymousreply 37611/29/2017


by Anonymousreply 37711/29/2017

This is a historical problem for them.

by Anonymousreply 37812/02/2017

Russian despair.

by Anonymousreply 37912/02/2017


by Anonymousreply 38012/02/2017

How humiliating for Russia.

by Anonymousreply 38112/04/2017

Dearest R80,

I believe that photo was taken in the unfortunate town of Greenwich, CT.

by Anonymousreply 38212/04/2017

Forget Russia. Is anyone in the UK EVER sober?

by Anonymousreply 38312/04/2017

Well this certainly explains a lot!

Russians, on average, all start drinking hard liquor at age 11.

by Anonymousreply 38412/05/2017

Drunk in St. Petersburg.

by Anonymousreply 38512/05/2017

Does Russia have AA?

by Anonymousreply 38612/05/2017

AA would do no good in Russia.. they are pathetic and beyond hope

by Anonymousreply 38712/06/2017

So, why aren't middle-aged Russian men doing gay porn?

by Anonymousreply 38812/06/2017

What a depressing shit-hole!

by Anonymousreply 38912/11/2017

Filthy, disgusting Russians!

by Anonymousreply 39001/20/2018

R190, no one noticed that in your photo one drunk guy is waving a gun?

by Anonymousreply 39101/21/2018

Which reminds me... Texas Senator Clueless John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.

He was advised by twitter that he had retweeted, liked and followed bots belonging to FSB troll farms. So, rather than keeping that tidbit under his hat, he proudly retweeted it, proclaiming that this was a sign people had to beware of the media!

Huh? Methinks Cornyn couldn't pass the 'identify a giraffe' test. Either that, or sniffing the residue of petroleum off the bribes he's received for a dozen years from oil execs has fried his brain.

by Anonymousreply 39201/22/2018

Drinking in public is common in Russia.

by Anonymousreply 39302/13/2018

I guess when it is so enmeshed in your culture, how can you stop?

by Anonymousreply 39402/13/2018

Looks like a great opportunity for some sneaky cock sucking!

I like it!

by Anonymousreply 39502/13/2018

R395 those cocks haven't been washed in years.... Bon appetit!

by Anonymousreply 39602/13/2018


by Anonymousreply 39703/31/2018

Sad, R397? I think it's funny.

by Anonymousreply 39803/31/2018


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