Why does Putin not address this? He has billions.
Inside Russia's shocking poverty
|by Anonymous||reply 215||Last Sunday at 2:46 AM|
Is that sarcasm? Russia's economy is in shambles because the guys at the top treat Russia's finances as their personal bank account. Address it? Putin is the cause of the problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/02/2019|
What about this is news to you. OP?
The poverty part or the "Putin is a despot" part?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/02/2019|
Looks like hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/02/2019|
Trump thinks they are fine people and that the US should be more like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/02/2019|
This looks sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/02/2019|
Communism was never the answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/02/2019|
It isn't communism. It's the Russian oligarchs who took advantage of Russian privatization and put all their money in offshore accounts instead of investing in the local infrastructure and building the economy. It is the model that Trump and his corporate cronies want to emulate in the US, and they're doing a good job of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/02/2019|
Alcoholism and drug addiction plays a role in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/02/2019|
This happens when the few fuck the masses and keep them docile with fear, fake news propaganda, fake patriotism / nationalism, scapegoating, and lots and lots of alcohol and drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/02/2019|
Why doesn't Putin....blah ....blah....blah. Who cares about the Russians when you've plenty of homelessness and violence right here in the USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/02/2019|
OP has posted half the replies on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/02/2019|
Yeah but at least the homeless here are mainly adults R10. This is appalling.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/02/2019|
I can understand Moscow....but what's the excuse for LA?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/02/2019|
Maybe our Russian posters can enlighten us?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/02/2019|
Meanwhile R12 buys his 3 dollar underwear made by child labour in Taiwan. So concerned.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/02/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/02/2019|
LOL, the trolls are triggered. Such snowflakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/02/2019|
Don't you worry, OP. Mother Russia always takes good care of her children.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/02/2019|
Leave them alone. They have excellent paying jobs at the troll farm.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/02/2019|
this is going to be catnip for the treason gals.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/02/2019|
r13 Hmmm why chose LA to make your point? Why not go to ANY rural area in the US?
Don't worry, Pres Bone Spurs is taking us on the fast track to be exactly like Russia.
Question- when someone farts are the troll farm, how can you tell?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/02/2019|
Dear Troll Farm employees, you are part of the problem. You whore yourself out for a regime that fucks you all over for personal gain.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/02/2019|
R15 you and your foreign spelling sound triggered.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/02/2019|
Lol the troll was triggered and quickly went after L.A. Ruskies, you guys are too obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/02/2019|
In her anger, she let her spelling slip R24. She was very huffy as she flounced off.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/02/2019|
L.A. is blatant whatabout-ism deflection.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/02/2019|
r26 And not very smart. We could point to any of the hellscapes of any rural area and especially the South.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/02/2019|
R15 also claimed to be from "here in the USA" at R10. Hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/02/2019|
What happens to trolls when they fuck up? Do they get fired on the spot?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/02/2019|
I think they get escorted to the backyard and shot in the head.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/02/2019|
RIP R15 then. It was nice knowing you
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/02/2019|
Disgusting . Where is the diversity here ? Where as in the Dem run sanctuary cities...full of diversity . I'm truly shocked at the lack of it, up your game Putin, start inviting the rest of the World in????? And he bans homosexuality too , he really is a little Socialist/Communist dictator. Shocking stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/02/2019|
A dying country wheezing its sad, final breaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/02/2019|
I think this woman might help them out.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/02/2019|
Putin does not care about his people.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/02/2019|
Cheers to Putin.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/02/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/02/2019|
I did a Baltic cruise with a two day stop in St. Petersburg. Figured this was the only way I’d want to visit Russia. Our tour guide for the two days was a sweetheart. She would make jokes about the apartment buildings we passed saying that’s from Khrushchev era, Brezhnev era, etc. our major opinion of the city was it’s grinding and gritty. The tourist sites were fine, but it’s like putting lipstick on a pig. We told our guide that we wanted to eat at a Russian restaurant. So she took us to Stroganoffs. I kid you not. Yeah, I ordered stroganoff, it was good. Oh, and it was assumed that everyone would be drinking vodka, even with a full bar. So, I have to go to the head and I walk through this other section of the restaurant and there’s only one guy sitting there with two bodyguards . Like something out of The Godfather movie. As we’re leaving the restaurant illegally parked in front is a Rolls Royce SUV. I turned to my friend and said I didn’t know Rolls Royce sold SUV’s. He said for what they cost nobody can afford them. That’s Russia for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/02/2019|
What if 500,000 of these people illegally crossed the U.S. border in six months, used children as Get-Out-Of-Jail Free cards, and made false asylum claims. Would you want to let them mooch off the taxpayers for years while vetting their eligibility?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/02/2019|
Depends, R39. Are they picking our vegetables, mowing our lawns, cooking our food, and building our buildings for minimum wage, keeping things cheap for everyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/02/2019|
What an idiot R10 is.
I'm actually offended by the low quality level of troll he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/02/2019|
39 is blocked and see his post thanks to r40 I can see why. I hope 39 directs his ire at conservatives and big corps. They have profited from and actively sought illegal immigrants. The GOP could have easily fixed the system if they went after the employers (GOP Donors), not employees. You make it to where if you hire illegals, the govt will confiscate your business and all the owners money it would stop instantly.
Dems have tried, with some moderate GOPers, to fix the system and do it with compassion. They've sought to treat those who were lured here with compassion, not wanting to throw them back to countries they haven't been to in decades. Our current WH resident undid Obama asylum rules where they processed them in their own home countries. Now, they are flooding our border thanks to our WH criminal undoing that policy. Self-created MESS.
The GOP had plenty of time to fix this when they had total control. They didn't. Speaks volumes.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/02/2019|
No complain about Russia!
What about LA? What about SF has poopy streets?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/02/2019|
Svetla- I bet the entire country of Russia would happily move to SF if given the chance. Poopy streets in US of A is better than Poopy everything is Russia am I right, Svetla?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/02/2019|
Most definitely, R44. They are desperate to have anchor babies here.
Hmmm, I wonder why?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/02/2019|
r45 Conservatives won't care about them doing this. They are only concerned about brown ones doing this.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/02/2019|
Americans and the Russian boogey man. It's an old story.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/02/2019|
Change the name to Putin.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/02/2019|
R47 you should really bring that 70 year old grievance up with the Republicans. That was all theirs, baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/02/2019|
only the top few percent in Russia have any money and they have it all. That is why Trump likes Putin and Russia so much. He would like to strip the USA of all of its assets and pocket the money himself. The ultimate grift.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/02/2019|
Russia never really produced much, they have always been behind the west in development since its inception, when they die off they wont be missed.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/02/2019|
R51 And when the wall fell they were exposed as a Paper Tiger and they still are.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/02/2019|
Putin does not address this for the same reason Der Pumpkinfuhrer doesn't address that shi t in the US. Because they are both sociopaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/02/2019|
OECD Better Life Index: The Russian Federation
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/02/2019|
I think because even Putin realizes Russians aren't really worth it enough for anyone to help them.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/02/2019|
The trolls can never just ignore these threads. They take the bait every single time.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/02/2019|
Russia is garbage, life in russia is hell, specially if you're poor or gay. That's pretty all you need to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/02/2019|
Pretty much R57.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/02/2019|
So, are these poor , homeless Russians willing to put out for money?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/02/2019|
r59 = fan of smelly tiny cocks
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/02/2019|
Putin has acquired tens of billions of dollars from the Russian government and companies and oligarchs. He just may be the richest person on Earth. He doesn't give a fucking crap about the people in his country living in poverty.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/02/2019|
I just read a memoir by a Latin American communist who visited the Soviet Union in 1929, and he describes the hordes of orphaned or abandoned, impoverished, homeless children called Bezprizorni, who wandered the streets and swarmed his train when it stopped at one station. Many of these children were arrested and exiled at very young ages. It is heartbreaking to look at their arrest photos, and think about history repeating itself 100 years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/02/2019|
It's amazing. The Russian trolls take the bait
Good to know I've already got them blocked.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/02/2019|
[quote] R39: What if
But that’s not happening, R39.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/02/2019|
Well at least Russia is better than the "hellholes" like San Francisco where there are libtards or London where there are Muslims.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/02/2019|
sickening that so many young kids live on the street, I pray someone can feed and house them. dear god! help !!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/02/2019|
Russia has given up. They just want to make the West as depressing as themselves. It could work but it won’t make Russia any better, I promise you this
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/02/2019|
Russia's SAD, FINAL days!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/02/2019|
No 1%er is a patriot who cares about his fellow citizens. The 1% are globalists, exploiting all the world's human beings.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/02/2019|
What are the kids in OP's photo doing with those bags? I found the article where OP's photo came from, but still can't figure it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/02/2019|
Putin is not worth billions, he’s worth trillions. He has stripped his own country bare and you troll farm rejects accept your beet and vodka salary instead of rising up and straight up murdering him. You’re sheep, you’re shameful, and none of your whataboutism works now that everyone is on to your game. Keep blaming immigration for your problems rather than the 23 trillion stores in offshore accounts that was uncovered by the Panama papers. You people are stupid and sickening.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/02/2019|
Talk to the Russians when you've impeached Trump, asshole at R71.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/02/2019|
Obviously, Putin doesn't give a crap about the people. He never mentions helping anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/02/2019|
Wow this is depressing. I wish there was some way we could just destroy Russia and put them all out of their misery. Why do these impoverished drunks keep having kids?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/02/2019|
Yes, too bad there is poverty in Russia and many other countries. Perhaps we need to address the poverty in the U.S. The pictures shown of Russia could have been taken in the U.S. Have you been to San Francisco lately OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/02/2019|
We must visit St Petersburg - perhaps that will be our "Over the Rainbow"!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/02/2019|
LOVE the idiots who whip out the "drugs and alcohol addiction made them homeless" horseshit.
Uh, many people TURN to drugs and alcohol BECAUSE they're homeless.
If you're in despair, you look for a way to kill the pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/02/2019|
[quote] Have you been to San Francisco lately OP?
R43 did your post first and with better humor, R75.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/02/2019|
[quote]What are the kids in OP's photo doing with those bags?
If I'm not mistaken, they are huffing paint fumes out of the bags, getting a cheap high. There is a 2001 Romanian documentary called "Children Underground" that depicts the sad situation of homeless kids. They huff all day and try to get drunk in order to escape their bleak situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/03/2019|
American academics like Andrei schleifer (and his corrupt wife) and a big group of Harvard economists tasked with helping restructure the economy after the fall of the USSR. Became very wealthy bilking Russia out of hundreds of millions and diverting a lot of it into schleifers wife's hedge fund. Most of them got a slap on the wrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/03/2019|
Yes, Russia has some extreme problems: extreme corruption, heartless neoliberal policies that have devastated the economy, social disintegration, violence... Incidentally, these are problems caused by unbridled Capitalism shared by most Western countries. The US has some very serious problems with homelessness, inequality and violence. The opioid crisis didn't appear from thin air, you know? When middle and middle lower class students live in homelessness, we can only imagine what the poor who cannot even afford access to education must be facing.
So yes, Russia is a horrible hellhole for most people, but so is the US and so are becoming most European countries, with the UK leading the way. The fact that the industrial military lobbyists want war with Iran and Russia and the owners of capital in the US are furious because China's newfound prominence means that they will lose power, doesn't mean that Russia is worse than any of the other Capitalist countries. I find it unbelievable that the so-called American left wing would be so desperate for war. When deranged right wing maniacs like Tucker Carlson sound reasonable in comparison, you know that the corporate Democrats have gone too far.
This anathematizing of Russia and China will only lead us all to ruin, especially now that we're on the brink of environmental and energetic collapse. I find it unbelievable that you would all want war, when we have more serious issues to contend with that affect the entire planet. When it all goes to shit, the likes of Hillary Clinton and her billionaire overlords won't allow you to take shelter in their fortified refuges (and neither will Putin and his cronies), so why support them? Demand real change and stop supporting things and people that won't benefit you at all, you idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/03/2019|
Whatabout the US? Whatabout opioids? Whatabout the west? Whatabout this? Whatabout that?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/03/2019|
Borscht is good eat, dah!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/03/2019|
We couldn't wait to get out of this mess!
- Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/03/2019|
R81 / R82, you have a lot of nerve to be talking about trolls and trying to mock me, when you haven't contributed anything worthy of mention to this thread. You're the one who seems to be a huge troll and you constantly revel in promoting discord and violence. So, what about you simply go to hell? You'd be doing a huge favour to everyone in here.
Thanks beforehand and goodbye.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/03/2019|
Are they drinking tar in OP's pic?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/03/2019|
Probably there are no recreational drugs in Russia. Drugs are available only when a criminal government (like USA and most of western europe) allow$ it. Could this be a reason for Russia-hate?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/03/2019|
[quote] If I'm not mistaken, they are huffing paint fumes out of the bags, getting a cheap high. There is a 2001 Romanian documentary called "Children Underground" that depicts the sad situation of homeless kids. They huff all day and try to get drunk in order to escape their bleak situation.
Thanks, R79 , that makes sense. Very sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/03/2019|
What is the kid in the pic doing? It looks like he's huffing a dead pigeon.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/03/2019|
The fact that Russia is a squalid mess financially is one of the reasons Putin loves to scapegoat gays---distract, distract, distract
Trump is doing the same here with immigrants and Muslims as his capitalist buddies are making a fortune from tax cuts
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/03/2019|
The future of America. Uncle Vlad will place Don Jr in the White House next in 2024. You know it's going to happen, bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/03/2019|
Maybe someone in Russia can grow a pair and assassinate Uncle Vlad.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/03/2019|
And the Russians have the nerve to deny these poor children the privilege of an American adoption. Our country isn't perfect, but their life would likely be a lot better over here. But, elections have consequences and these people keep electing him so enjoy.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/03/2019|
Fuck right off r72. Don’t you have to go troll the comments section of the Popular Mechanics Facebook page?
R81 is the power hitter troll at the factory. When the lesser ones run out of ideas, they trot out r81, for a more “nuanced” discussion. Here’s some advice, r81, literally no North American will ever admit they have the same problems as Russher. You know why? Because we don’t, and we didn’t grow up on a diet of KGB designed, state run media.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/03/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/03/2019|
Couldn't William Higgins and similar directors get these poor guys in porn , so they could make some money?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/04/2019|
There are much hotter guys all over the world instead of filthy Russia R96.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/04/2019|
Russkies so triggered by this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/05/2019|
I also thought it was a pigeon R89
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/05/2019|
Russia is what it is today partially from its history.
The serfs were not freed until the mid 1850's. There was a major political figure (I forget his name) who actually encouraged the growth of manufacturing and trade after the freeing of the serfs. However, Alexander III and his idiot son Nicholas II through self-serving actions designed to prop up the autocracy, never supported industrial growth. This led to the impoverished former-serfs to start searching for leaders that would improve their lives.
I just read Simon Montefiore's The Romanovs. Treatment of 85 % of the Russian population by the Tsar and the nobility over centuries was appalling.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/05/2019|
How Russians cut the cord
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/06/2019|
Someone should just euthanize the country via poison vodka. It would be very humane. They would die doing something they love.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/06/2019|
Russia looks depressing as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/06/2019|
They have a lot of nerve talking shit and trolling other countries when their own children are starving on the streets.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/06/2019|
Russia SUPER power.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/06/2019|
What is that kid in OP’s pic doing? Is he eating something?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/06/2019|
It's called Russian dinner R106
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/06/2019|
I recently spoke with someone in production management and was told Moscow itself and the ring around it was fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/06/2019|
They own some nice luxury condominiums in Canada, the UK, and right here in the good ole USA though.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/06/2019|
Make a note of the fact that US oligarchs want to duplicate the Russian oligarchy - obscene wealth for 20 families with the remaining 99.999% living on breadcrumbs.
The oligarchs are pushing fascism across the world now, because they know they're dead meat otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/06/2019|
Is the guy in OP’s pic huffing?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/06/2019|
The question is, why hasn’t everyone turned on these stupid fascist oligarchs already. Now that people have figured out who they are, why aren’t they being jailed or hauled into supermaxes?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/06/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||06/07/2019|
I don't see things ever improving for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/19/2019|
Even with Putin's death another Putin would fill the void since he created that corrupt system. All the opposition has been dealt with.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/19/2019|
People always asslick the rich. A few wealthy people are encouraging Elizabeth Warren's tax plan because they want to stave off the guillotines.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/20/2019|
Russia and the US are not two sides of the same coin. Stop with the false comparisons. Lets put it this way, how many Russians if given a free pass to live in America at its middle class standard would do so? Probably 90% of the country. How many Americans would trade places with Russians? 0%.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/20/2019|
Russian Baths, where the water part is a luxury.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/20/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/20/2019|
R118 those Russians look ugly and smelly.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/23/2019|
What a damn hellhole.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/24/2019|
R121, wow , looks like Los Angeles!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/03/2019|
"A dying country wheezing its sad, final breaths."
But enough about America...
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/04/2019|
Russians look like they stink and they never bathe.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/08/2019|
Russians look inbred as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/08/2019|
I thought the kid was eating a bird at first, R106.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/10/2019|
spam posted by ip address 126.96.36.199 removed.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/10/2019|
Straight Russian soldiers seem to (reluctantly) do a lot of gay porn.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/10/2019|
Alcoholism and drug use by women during pregnancy make Russian adoptions tricky and sometimes plain dangerous.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||07/10/2019|
They would never admit it but all those children in orphanages, it was a good thing to let Americans and other foreigners adopt them. People there don't adopt from an orphanage, there's a stigma to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||07/10/2019|
White people living in extreme poverty. I thought all along this was a trait limited to the browns? Who would have thought this possible?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||07/10/2019|
it's amazing that russians and americans are so similar regarding the state of their youth... except for the school massacres that don't exist in Russia...
|by Anonymous||reply 132||07/10/2019|
it's only possible that he has billions because everyone else has zilch. it's the nature of a kleptocracy, see gop, us steal from the many for the benefit of the few.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||07/10/2019|
[quote] it's amazing that russians and americans are so similar regarding the state of their youth... except for the school massacres that don't exist in Russia...
And Russians are always desperately trying to immigrate to America and have anchor babies here, and no Americans ever try to immigrate to Russia. Hmmm, I wonder why that would be?
Russia must be a true shithole if their citizens are so desperate to get out.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/10/2019|
When the U.S. goes full socialist, leftists will be clamoring to build the wall to keep citizens in.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/10/2019|
This shithole might have another Chernobyl II right now. What a bunch of idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||08/15/2019|
Have you ever been to a socialist country in Europe (all of them)? Homeless there too.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||08/15/2019|
How terribly sad for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/11/2019|
What a bunch of pieces of shit. Letting their kids starve.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/11/2019|
What are they huffing?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/11/2019|
That shit looks like typical Russian food.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/11/2019|
Putin does not give a fuck about his people.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/19/2019|
The thing is, these fuckers are living and surviving under these conditions. Whereas in the West kids outside a 20m radius to an EpiPen dies if they touch a fucking peanut.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/19/2019|
Yeah that's real admirable, R143. Their kids are surviving off of gasoline fumes and in sewers. May the rest of the world strive to be as tough as Russian children and their whore mothers.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/19/2019|
Who the fuck said it is admirable? Nonetheless, it is true.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/19/2019|
[quote] these fuckers are living and surviving
Not for long.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/19/2019|
You mean except for these R132?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/19/2019|
The weird thing is, if they were well brought up (by Russian standards) and had good nutrition (again by Russian standards), the men would still be really really ugly due to genetics, and would still have abhorrent attitudes, beliefs and behaviour due to the nihilistic vacuum of their diseased culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/19/2019|
Same as U.S., China, India... Why are we spending money and energy poking around outer space when we have such problems here? Where mosquitoes cause millions of deaths per year from malaria. Bugs are devouring our trees. Our oceans are sluicing with plastic ooze.
How about de-salinating ocean water so people can drink and irrigate with it- what happened to that? And sunlight bombards the planet daily but just bounces off, because the oil pigs won't let us harness it.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/19/2019|
Are they doing any better over there?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||06/06/2020|
Now that international adoptions have stopped their orphanages are full and once those kids age out they will be living on the streets
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/06/2020|
The side of Putin's Russia that he doesn't want you to see
|by Anonymous||reply 152||06/06/2020|
Those Russkies love their vokda.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||06/06/2020|
It's ruled by oligarchs.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||06/06/2020|
Are they eating balloons?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||06/06/2020|
Probably wish they had the Romanovs back.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||06/06/2020|
Looks like they are huffing drugs. Poor kids. It looks absolutely heartbreaking there. Disturbing on all levels.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||06/06/2020|
These fucking replies.
I lived in the States for a few years in the early 00s. I also recently took the trans-mongolian train through China and Russia. If you think the US is doing a lot better than Russia in many metrics I've got a bridge to sell you. I wish some of you would travel more outside the States - but I guess with your 10 days a year vacation it's impossible.
Yes, some parts of Russia are absolute shit holes, but go digging in your own back yard and you'll find similar.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||06/06/2020|
R158 In no place in America are there forsaken children living in sewers like the original photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||06/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||06/17/2020|
I wonder if any of the trolls are in the OP's pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||06/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 162||06/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 163||11/04/2020|
“Why aren’t wealthy oligarchs also Santa Claus??? I’m incapable of complex thought!”
|by Anonymous||reply 164||11/04/2020|
Why are Russians so scared of a Biden presidency?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||11/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||11/04/2020|
Back to the beet farm for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||11/04/2020|
Russia's regional hegemony is fading.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||11/04/2020|
Putin really doesn't care, do you?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||11/04/2020|
I think Russian trolls do care because they're in for some hard times.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||11/04/2020|
Somebody needs to do an update of OP's photo with adult Russian trolls smoking krokodil.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||11/04/2020|
Why are so many Russians cannibals? What's wrong with them? I've only heard of one other recent cannibal who wasn't Russian, some Singaporean nutjob who moved to France. But every couple of months there's another news bite about Russians literally eating on another. They must be very hungry since they're paid in potatoes to post here and that's considered a "good" job.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||11/04/2020|
Meat is expensive in Russia R172
|by Anonymous||reply 173||11/04/2020|
They squat over an open pit to take a dump.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||11/04/2020|
Why don't they vote Putin out?
|by Anonymous||reply 175||11/04/2020|
r175, uhm, the same reason we can't get rid of the republicans: election fraud.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||11/04/2020|
R176 But do they even try to elect someone else?
|by Anonymous||reply 177||11/04/2020|
Sometimes, other people run, but, as was said above, Putin has a tendency to poison, murder and otherwise blackmail them out of contention. Not that it matters when he's the one counting the votes.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||11/04/2020|
Russia has the world's HIGHEST male suicide rate
|by Anonymous||reply 179||11/04/2020|
Welcome to your future, America.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||11/04/2020|
R179 You would kill yourself too if you had to smell Russian pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||11/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 182||11/04/2020|
I'm reading through this thread and the *first* thing I thought of was "we have this in the US, too." And yes I thought of California - and Portland and Seattle. Maybe not quite the same, but you don't have to be trolling to acknowledge this is something we haven't seen at this level since the early days of the Depression. How are you not shocked by our poverty?
|by Anonymous||reply 183||11/04/2020|
R183 Sure, Whorelana. Whatabout Portland. Whatabout Seattle. Whatabout this, whatabout that?
|by Anonymous||reply 184||11/04/2020|
R183 is triggered.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||11/04/2020|
It would be a very sad thing if people start attacking Russians in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||11/04/2020|
This is the American oligarchs role model. A destitute proletariat addicted to booze and drugs and fighting each other. They want us to be like Russia, albeit with better plumbing and nicer houses.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||11/04/2020|
If they are so poor, why aren't they doing any gay-for-pay male porn for our viewing pleasure?
|by Anonymous||reply 188||11/04/2020|
If they are so poor, why aren't they doing any gay-for-pay male porn for our viewing pleasure?
|by Anonymous||reply 189||11/04/2020|
They are a very homophobic culture R189
|by Anonymous||reply 190||11/05/2020|
What will Russia look like after Biden's sanctions?
|by Anonymous||reply 191||11/06/2020|
The trolls were so certain Trump was going to win another term!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||Last Friday at 5:11 PM|
For the same reason no American president has addressed America's shocking poverty? Just a guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||Last Friday at 7:25 PM|
Russia is the country with the biggest gap between rich and poor, it's a total shithole. Putty and his oligarchs are stealing the country blind.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||Last Friday at 10:39 PM|
I wonder if the income equality there is really worse than in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||Last Friday at 11:28 PM|
The politburo fat cats were always stinking rich. Russia went from socialism to hyper oligarchy within no time.
It's the typical bullshit. These people preach equality and working class idealism and then you find out they are a millionaire with 3 lake houses who got into congress with the help of the NRA.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||Last Friday at 11:36 PM|
Chatutbate etc are full of Russians, R189 - male and female.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||Last Friday at 11:44 PM|
R81 is batshit crazy!!! Picture leftist deplorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||Last Friday at 11:56 PM|
[quote]I wonder if the income equality there is really worse than in the US.
You think? Do YOU have 60,000 dollar hand rails on your private ship?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||Last Friday at 11:59 PM|
Putin's secret mansion worth over 1 Billion dollars. This is why Trump has a hard on for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||Last Saturday at 12:02 AM|
More like Putin's mansion cost a billion dollars, R200.
It ain't "worth" shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||Last Saturday at 12:28 AM|
Good point r201, who could or would actually buy that thing? Even most billionaires would not want that monstrosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||Last Saturday at 12:41 AM|
It never fails to amaze me how the megarich will always build a new place rather than find something wonderful that needs help and restore it. I dare say Russia has its share of crumbling 18th century palaces and whatnot. Put some money into one of those and you'd have something beautiful and culturally significant.
But no, they always want ground-up fug.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||Last Saturday at 1:02 AM|
R199 Bezos made 35 billion during this pandemic, right? It's not about disputing your point anecdotally but I'm interested in income inequality.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||Last Saturday at 1:16 AM|
R6’s c ok moment is VERY important.
DL, many of us in America do not actually understand what communism is, nor do most of us understand socialism.
As a matter of fact, we don’t even understand when someone calls something communism or socialism, but it’s really something else entirely.
And the thing that most don’t understand is how these templates change, and why, and how they become something completely different than what it is called.
Most Americans have zero clue as to what communism is, or even socialism, or the sub-types, thereof.
It’s actually criminal that they believe they understand these concepts, just because they thought they understood these concepts in the 1950s or even 1970s, yet actually did not, and understand it less today.
Had Americans gotten DJT for another term, we were on our way to welcoming a government closer to that in today’s USSR, or Russian Federation, than most Americans even understand.
Ignorance and lack of education is still the greatest single threat to American democracy.
Putin is a capitalist crook and murderer of his own people. The last thing he is, is an actual idealistic communist.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||Last Saturday at 3:09 AM|
Are none of you familiar with the Mountain Dew people of the Ozarks? Check your own backyard.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||Last Saturday at 3:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 207||Last Saturday at 7:22 PM|
Are they scared OP's photo will happen again with Biden in charge?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||Last Saturday at 10:15 PM|
Putin doesn't give a fuck about his people.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||Last Saturday at 10:39 PM|
What is happening in that photo?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||Last Saturday at 10:44 PM|
People should stop lumping Eastern Europe in with Russia. Most Eastern European countries don't feel too fuzzy about Russia either. That includes my grandparents who always feared a Russian invasion.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||Last Saturday at 11:03 PM|
The poverty is really not that shocking.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||Last Sunday at 1:47 AM|
Russia truly is a shithole country full of mouth-breathing trash. Fun fact: The retirement age for Russian males is the exact age as their average life expectancy--65 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||Last Sunday at 1:56 AM|
This is the same trash that comes here and trolls us for vodka money.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||Last Sunday at 1:59 AM|
These cunts think they are the new Neo Nazis.
Hitler HATED Russian trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||Last Sunday at 2:46 AM|