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Inside Russia's shocking poverty

Why does Putin not address this? He has billions.

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by Anonymousreply 215Last 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 Anonymousreply 106/02/2019

What about this is news to you. OP?

The poverty part or the "Putin is a despot" part?

by Anonymousreply 206/02/2019

Looks like hell.

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by Anonymousreply 306/02/2019

Trump thinks they are fine people and that the US should be more like it.

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by Anonymousreply 406/02/2019

This looks sad.

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by Anonymousreply 506/02/2019

Communism was never the answer.

by Anonymousreply 606/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 706/02/2019

Alcoholism and drug addiction plays a role in it.

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by Anonymousreply 806/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 906/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1006/02/2019

OP has posted half the replies on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 1106/02/2019

Yeah but at least the homeless here are mainly adults R10. This is appalling.

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by Anonymousreply 1206/02/2019

I can understand Moscow....but what's the excuse for LA?

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by Anonymousreply 1306/02/2019

Maybe our Russian posters can enlighten us?

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by Anonymousreply 1406/02/2019

Meanwhile R12 buys his 3 dollar underwear made by child labour in Taiwan. So concerned.

by Anonymousreply 1506/02/2019
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by Anonymousreply 1606/02/2019

LOL, the trolls are triggered. Such snowflakes.

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by Anonymousreply 1706/02/2019

Don't you worry, OP. Mother Russia always takes good care of her children.

by Anonymousreply 1806/02/2019

Leave them alone. They have excellent paying jobs at the troll farm.

by Anonymousreply 1906/02/2019

this is going to be catnip for the treason gals.

by Anonymousreply 2006/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2106/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2206/02/2019

R15 you and your foreign spelling sound triggered.

by Anonymousreply 2306/02/2019

Lol the troll was triggered and quickly went after L.A. Ruskies, you guys are too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 2406/02/2019

In her anger, she let her spelling slip R24. She was very huffy as she flounced off.

by Anonymousreply 2506/02/2019

L.A. is blatant whatabout-ism deflection.

by Anonymousreply 2606/02/2019

r26 And not very smart. We could point to any of the hellscapes of any rural area and especially the South.

by Anonymousreply 2706/02/2019

R15 also claimed to be from "here in the USA" at R10. Hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 2806/02/2019

What happens to trolls when they fuck up? Do they get fired on the spot?

by Anonymousreply 2906/02/2019

I think they get escorted to the backyard and shot in the head.

by Anonymousreply 3006/02/2019

RIP R15 then. It was nice knowing you

by Anonymousreply 3106/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3206/02/2019

A dying country wheezing its sad, final breaths.

by Anonymousreply 3306/02/2019

I think this woman might help them out.

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by Anonymousreply 3406/02/2019

Putin does not care about his people.

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by Anonymousreply 3506/02/2019

Cheers to Putin.

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by Anonymousreply 3606/02/2019

Very sad.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3806/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3906/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4006/02/2019

What an idiot R10 is.

I'm actually offended by the low quality level of troll he is.

by Anonymousreply 4106/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4206/02/2019

No complain about Russia!

What about LA? What about SF has poopy streets?

by Anonymousreply 4306/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4406/02/2019

Most definitely, R44. They are desperate to have anchor babies here.

Hmmm, I wonder why?

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by Anonymousreply 4506/02/2019

r45 Conservatives won't care about them doing this. They are only concerned about brown ones doing this.

by Anonymousreply 4606/02/2019

Americans and the Russian boogey man. It's an old story.

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by Anonymousreply 4706/02/2019

Change the name to Putin.

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by Anonymousreply 4806/02/2019

R47 you should really bring that 70 year old grievance up with the Republicans. That was all theirs, baby.

by Anonymousreply 4906/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5006/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5106/02/2019

R51 And when the wall fell they were exposed as a Paper Tiger and they still are.

by Anonymousreply 5206/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5306/02/2019

OECD Better Life Index: The Russian Federation

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by Anonymousreply 5406/02/2019

I think because even Putin realizes Russians aren't really worth it enough for anyone to help them.

by Anonymousreply 5506/02/2019

The trolls can never just ignore these threads. They take the bait every single time.

by Anonymousreply 5606/02/2019

Russia is garbage, life in russia is hell, specially if you're poor or gay. That's pretty all you need to know.


by Anonymousreply 5706/02/2019

Pretty much R57.

by Anonymousreply 5806/02/2019

So, are these poor , homeless Russians willing to put out for money?

by Anonymousreply 5906/02/2019

r59 = fan of smelly tiny cocks

by Anonymousreply 6006/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6106/02/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 6206/02/2019

It's amazing. The Russian trolls take the bait





Good to know I've already got them blocked.

by Anonymousreply 6306/02/2019

[quote] R39: What if

But that’s not happening, R39.

by Anonymousreply 6406/02/2019

Well at least Russia is better than the "hellholes" like San Francisco where there are libtards or London where there are Muslims.

by Anonymousreply 6506/02/2019

sickening that so many young kids live on the street, I pray someone can feed and house them. dear god! help !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6606/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6706/02/2019

Russia's SAD, FINAL days!

by Anonymousreply 6806/02/2019

No 1%er is a patriot who cares about his fellow citizens. The 1% are globalists, exploiting all the world's human beings.

by Anonymousreply 6906/02/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 7006/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7106/02/2019

Talk to the Russians when you've impeached Trump, asshole at R71.

by Anonymousreply 7206/02/2019

Obviously, Putin doesn't give a crap about the people. He never mentions helping anyone.

by Anonymousreply 7306/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7406/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7506/02/2019

We must visit St Petersburg - perhaps that will be our "Over the Rainbow"!

by Anonymousreply 7606/02/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7706/02/2019

[quote] Have you been to San Francisco lately OP?

R43 did your post first and with better humor, R75.

by Anonymousreply 7806/02/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 7906/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8006/03/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8106/03/2019

Whatabout the US? Whatabout opioids? Whatabout the west? Whatabout this? Whatabout that?

by Anonymousreply 8206/03/2019

Borscht is good eat, dah!

by Anonymousreply 8306/03/2019

We couldn't wait to get out of this mess!

- Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia

by Anonymousreply 8406/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8506/03/2019

Are they drinking tar in OP's pic?

by Anonymousreply 8606/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8706/03/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 8806/03/2019

What is the kid in the pic doing? It looks like he's huffing a dead pigeon.

by Anonymousreply 8906/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9006/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9106/03/2019

Maybe someone in Russia can grow a pair and assassinate Uncle Vlad.

by Anonymousreply 9206/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9306/03/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9406/03/2019

oh deere

by Anonymousreply 9506/03/2019

Couldn't William Higgins and similar directors get these poor guys in porn , so they could make some money?

by Anonymousreply 9606/04/2019

There are much hotter guys all over the world instead of filthy Russia R96.

by Anonymousreply 9706/04/2019

Russkies so triggered by this thread.

by Anonymousreply 9806/05/2019

I also thought it was a pigeon R89

by Anonymousreply 9906/05/2019

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 Anonymousreply 10006/05/2019

How Russians cut the cord

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by Anonymousreply 10106/06/2019

Someone should just euthanize the country via poison vodka. It would be very humane. They would die doing something they love.

by Anonymousreply 10206/06/2019

Russia looks depressing as hell.

by Anonymousreply 10306/06/2019

They have a lot of nerve talking shit and trolling other countries when their own children are starving on the streets.

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by Anonymousreply 10406/06/2019

Russia SUPER power.

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by Anonymousreply 10506/06/2019

What is that kid in OP’s pic doing? Is he eating something?

by Anonymousreply 10606/06/2019

It's called Russian dinner R106

by Anonymousreply 10706/06/2019

I recently spoke with someone in production management and was told Moscow itself and the ring around it was fine.

by Anonymousreply 10806/06/2019

They own some nice luxury condominiums in Canada, the UK, and right here in the good ole USA though.

by Anonymousreply 10906/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11006/06/2019

Is the guy in OP’s pic huffing?

by Anonymousreply 11106/06/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11206/06/2019

R111 yes

by Anonymousreply 11306/07/2019

I don't see things ever improving for them.

by Anonymousreply 11406/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11506/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11606/20/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11706/20/2019

Russian Baths, where the water part is a luxury.

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by Anonymousreply 11906/20/2019

R118 those Russians look ugly and smelly.

by Anonymousreply 12006/23/2019

What a damn hellhole.

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by Anonymousreply 12106/24/2019

R121, wow , looks like Los Angeles!

by Anonymousreply 12207/03/2019

"A dying country wheezing its sad, final breaths."

But enough about America...

by Anonymousreply 12307/04/2019

Russians look like they stink and they never bathe.

by Anonymousreply 12407/08/2019

Russians look inbred as well.

by Anonymousreply 12507/08/2019

I thought the kid was eating a bird at first, R106.

by Anonymousreply 12607/10/2019

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by Anonymousreply 12707/10/2019

Straight Russian soldiers seem to (reluctantly) do a lot of gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 12807/10/2019

Alcoholism and drug use by women during pregnancy make Russian adoptions tricky and sometimes plain dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 12907/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 13007/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 13107/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 13207/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 13307/10/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 13407/10/2019

When the U.S. goes full socialist, leftists will be clamoring to build the wall to keep citizens in.

by Anonymousreply 13507/10/2019

This shithole might have another Chernobyl II right now. What a bunch of idiots.

by Anonymousreply 13608/15/2019

Have you ever been to a socialist country in Europe (all of them)? Homeless there too.

by Anonymousreply 13708/15/2019

How terribly sad for them.

by Anonymousreply 13809/11/2019

What a bunch of pieces of shit. Letting their kids starve.

by Anonymousreply 13909/11/2019

What are they huffing?

by Anonymousreply 14009/11/2019

That shit looks like typical Russian food.

by Anonymousreply 14109/11/2019

Putin does not give a fuck about his people.

by Anonymousreply 14209/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 14309/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 14409/19/2019

Who the fuck said it is admirable? Nonetheless, it is true.

by Anonymousreply 14509/19/2019

[quote] these fuckers are living and surviving

Not for long.

by Anonymousreply 14609/19/2019

You mean except for these R132?

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by Anonymousreply 14709/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 14809/19/2019

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 Anonymousreply 14909/19/2019

Are they doing any better over there?

by Anonymousreply 15006/06/2020

Now that international adoptions have stopped their orphanages are full and once those kids age out they will be living on the streets

by Anonymousreply 15106/06/2020

The side of Putin's Russia that he doesn't want you to see

by Anonymousreply 15206/06/2020

Those Russkies love their vokda.

by Anonymousreply 15306/06/2020

It's ruled by oligarchs.

by Anonymousreply 15406/06/2020

Are they eating balloons?

by Anonymousreply 15506/06/2020

Probably wish they had the Romanovs back.

by Anonymousreply 15606/06/2020

Looks like they are huffing drugs. Poor kids. It looks absolutely heartbreaking there. Disturbing on all levels.

by Anonymousreply 15706/06/2020

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 Anonymousreply 15806/06/2020

R158 In no place in America are there forsaken children living in sewers like the original photo.

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by Anonymousreply 16006/17/2020

I wonder if any of the trolls are in the OP's pic.

by Anonymousreply 16106/17/2020

Probably R161

by Anonymousreply 16206/25/2020

Poor trolls.

by Anonymousreply 16311/04/2020

“Why aren’t wealthy oligarchs also Santa Claus??? I’m incapable of complex thought!”

by Anonymousreply 16411/04/2020

Why are Russians so scared of a Biden presidency?

by Anonymousreply 16511/04/2020

Sanctions, R165.

by Anonymousreply 16611/04/2020

Back to the beet farm for them.

by Anonymousreply 16711/04/2020

Russia's regional hegemony is fading.

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by Anonymousreply 16811/04/2020

Putin really doesn't care, do you?

by Anonymousreply 16911/04/2020

I think Russian trolls do care because they're in for some hard times.

by Anonymousreply 17011/04/2020

Somebody needs to do an update of OP's photo with adult Russian trolls smoking krokodil.

by Anonymousreply 17111/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17211/04/2020

Meat is expensive in Russia R172

by Anonymousreply 17311/04/2020

They squat over an open pit to take a dump.

by Anonymousreply 17411/04/2020

Why don't they vote Putin out?

by Anonymousreply 17511/04/2020

r175, uhm, the same reason we can't get rid of the republicans: election fraud.

by Anonymousreply 17611/04/2020

R176 But do they even try to elect someone else?

by Anonymousreply 17711/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17811/04/2020

Russia has the world's HIGHEST male suicide rate

by Anonymousreply 17911/04/2020

Welcome to your future, America.

by Anonymousreply 18011/04/2020

R179 You would kill yourself too if you had to smell Russian pussy.

by Anonymousreply 18111/04/2020

Russian toilets.

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by Anonymousreply 18211/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18311/04/2020

R183 Sure, Whorelana. Whatabout Portland. Whatabout Seattle. Whatabout this, whatabout that?

by Anonymousreply 18411/04/2020

R183 is triggered.

by Anonymousreply 18511/04/2020

It would be a very sad thing if people start attacking Russians in the US.

by Anonymousreply 18611/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18711/04/2020

If they are so poor, why aren't they doing any gay-for-pay male porn for our viewing pleasure?

by Anonymousreply 18811/04/2020

If they are so poor, why aren't they doing any gay-for-pay male porn for our viewing pleasure?

by Anonymousreply 18911/04/2020

They are a very homophobic culture R189

by Anonymousreply 19011/05/2020

What will Russia look like after Biden's sanctions?

by Anonymousreply 19111/06/2020

The trolls were so certain Trump was going to win another term!

by Anonymousreply 192Last Friday at 5:11 PM

For the same reason no American president has addressed America's shocking poverty? Just a guess.

by Anonymousreply 193Last 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 Anonymousreply 194Last Friday at 10:39 PM

I wonder if the income equality there is really worse than in the US.

by Anonymousreply 195Last 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 Anonymousreply 196Last Friday at 11:36 PM

Chatutbate etc are full of Russians, R189 - male and female.

by Anonymousreply 197Last Friday at 11:44 PM

R81 is batshit crazy!!! Picture leftist deplorable.

by Anonymousreply 198Last 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?

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by Anonymousreply 199Last Friday at 11:59 PM

Putin's secret mansion worth over 1 Billion dollars. This is why Trump has a hard on for him.

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by Anonymousreply 200Last Saturday at 12:02 AM

More like Putin's mansion cost a billion dollars, R200.

It ain't "worth" shit.

by Anonymousreply 201Last 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 Anonymousreply 202Last 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 Anonymousreply 203Last 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 Anonymousreply 204Last 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 Anonymousreply 205Last Saturday at 3:09 AM

Are none of you familiar with the Mountain Dew people of the Ozarks? Check your own backyard.

by Anonymousreply 206Last Saturday at 3:11 AM

R206 nope

by Anonymousreply 207Last Saturday at 7:22 PM

Are they scared OP's photo will happen again with Biden in charge?

by Anonymousreply 208Last Saturday at 10:15 PM

Putin doesn't give a fuck about his people.

by Anonymousreply 209Last Saturday at 10:39 PM

What is happening in that photo?

by Anonymousreply 210Last 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 Anonymousreply 211Last Saturday at 11:03 PM

The poverty is really not that shocking.

by Anonymousreply 212Last 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 Anonymousreply 213Last Sunday at 1:56 AM

This is the same trash that comes here and trolls us for vodka money.

by Anonymousreply 214Last Sunday at 1:59 AM

These cunts think they are the new Neo Nazis.

Hitler HATED Russian trash.

by Anonymousreply 215Last Sunday at 2:46 AM
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