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    It is interesting for me - in the Europe and in America really are there people who think that's in Russia half of people communists, KGB, on the streets goes bears , and people sit on stove/oven/furnace/kiln (??) and eat caviar?
    Excuse for my English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    It is interesting for me - in the Europe and in America really are there people who think that's in Russia half of people communists, KGB, on the streets goes bears , and people sit on stove/oven/furnace/kiln (??) and eat caviar?
    Excuse for my English
    Yes. And I'm sure there are also people in Russia who think it rains everyday in England.
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    Example: the Girl from Ukraine has arrived in NY and the grandmother shows her on electric teapot and asks - "you know what is this?"

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    Yes. And pigs fly, Elvis was abducted by aliens, Kennedy was assassinated by the Pope, and Hitler lives in a secret submarine base in Antarctica. Сарказм x1000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Example: the Girl from Ukraine has arrived in NY and the grandmother shows her on electric teapot and asks - "you know what is this?"
    When I was in Russia this summer I sent an e-mail to a friend, and he replied with "Wow they have the internet in Russia?"
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    Re: Question

    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    It is interesting for me - in the Europe and in America really are there people who think that's in Russia half of people communists, KGB, on the streets goes bears , and people sit on stove/oven/furnace/kiln (??) and eat caviar?
    Excuse for my English
    Yes. And I'm sure there are also people in Russia who think it rains everyday in England.
    I'm did not hear this. + Now in Russia there is a weekly transfer about England. So all who so thought do not think any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Yes. And I'm sure there are also people in Russia who think it rains everyday in England.
    It does rain every day in England. This is a scientific fact. Also, you all have BAD teeth and shag Austin Powers. Don't you know anything, TATY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Example: the Girl from Ukraine has arrived in NY and the grandmother shows her on electric teapot and asks - "you know what is this?"
    When I was in Russia this summer I sent an e-mail to a friend, and he replied with "Wow they have the internet in Russia?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Yes. And I'm sure there are also people in Russia who think it rains everyday in England.
    It does rain every day in England. This is a scientific fact. Also, you all have BAD teeth and shag Austin Powers. Don't you know anything, TATY?
    Well it didn't rain today. It snowed.
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    You all should know that the national emblem of Russia is two-headed bear! :P
    Я так думаю.

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    Re: Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    It is interesting for me - in the Europe and in America really are there people who think that's in Russia half of people communists, KGB, on the streets goes bears , and people sit on stove/oven/furnace/kiln (??) and eat caviar? :lol:
    Excuse for my English
    Yes. And I'm sure there are also people in Russia who think it rains everyday in England.
    I'm did not hear this. + Now in Russia there is a weekly transfer about England. So all who so thought do not think any more :)
    PS
    not transfer
    telecast I meant :o)

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    I would actually say yes. If you ask the average joe in the street, he would call Russians for communists and suspect them for spying for KGB. They would be to ignorant to think whether bears exist in Russia or not...

    My manager, and he is our deputy program director (a big-wig in our corporation) told me himself that russians are pink commie bastards.

    Americans are ignorant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    I would actually say yes. If you ask the average joe in the street, he would call Russians for communists and suspect them for spying for KGB. They would be to ignorant to think whether bears exist in Russia or not...

    My manager, and he is our deputy program director (a big-wig in our corporation) told me himself that russians are pink commie bastards.

    Americans are ignorant.
    Then maybe you're just hanging out with ignorant people. I don't know anybody who thinks they're "communist." I don't think the whole bear angle is nearly as exotic here in the US -- compared to the Europe, perhaps. We have plenty of our own bears, so it doesn't really hold the exotic appeal of something like kangaroos, pandas, crocodiles, etc.

    What you will find are people who are, yes, not generally well-versed in contemporary Russian politics (but then, who really is?) but are very suspicious of the current regime. The intelligence angle isn't entirely invalid, given both a)the great number of siloviki in high places right now and b)the high level of espionage that still takes place by both sides. But of course, the bulk of Russian and American tourists/businessmen aren't playing that game.

    And really, the most dominant place for any of this stuff is still movies. Russian mafia, rogue KGB agents, and evil communist dictators make for entertaining plots.

    Oh, and your boss may be a douche, but I doubt that he really, truly believes that Vova is General Secretary of the KPR. Much more likely is he's just trashtalking. I'm really just shocked that he didn't throw in a "drunk" or "vodka-chugging" into his brash stereotype... Besides, he needs to get his terminology right: it's commie-pinko bastards...
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    But you gotta admit, the majority of the american population think KGB still exists...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    My manager, and he is our deputy program director (a big-wig in our corporation) told me himself that russians are pink commie bastards.
    I hope you punched him in his face for those words :)

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    Whenever I tell people that a lot of the people (i.e. most old people) I talked to in Russia thought things were better in the Soviet Union they are always shocked.
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    These old people you are talking about lived in strictly isolated society with ideology that immensely differs from Western one. Most of them truely believed in ideas of communism and they had compelling reasons for that.
    In their opinion in the last century xSU turned from mostly agricurtural state to very power superstate that challanged US and they did it on their on without any foreign help (or rather under permanet pressure of Western countries and the US). They had free education and healthcare, social and gender equity. And now they are abandoned in poverty by their state and told that all their beliefs is just rubbish.
    It's hard to change one's values when one is 70-80 and we shouldn't detest or deride them. They are people belonging to their times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    But you gotta admit, the majority of the american population think KGB still exists...
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    It does still exist; it's just called the фСБ now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquit
    These old people you are talking about lived in strictly isolated society with ideology that immensely differs from Western one. Most of them truely believed in ideas of communism and they had compelling reasons for that.
    In their opinion in the last century xSU turned from mostly agricurtural state to very power superstate that challanged US and they did it on their on without any foreign help (or rather under permanet pressure of Western countries and the US). They had free education and healthcare, social and gender equity. And now they are abandoned in poverty by their state and told that all their beliefs is just rubbish.
    It's hard to change one's values when one is 70-80 and we shouldn't detest or deride them. They are people belonging to their times.
    Read my post properly. I didn't say that I found it suprising. I fully understand why people thought life was better back then. Especially old people. Although "social and gender" equality is debatable. Officialy they did, yes.
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    These old people you are talking about lived in strictly isolated society with ideology that immensely differs from Western one. Most of them truely believed in ideas of communism and they had compelling reasons for that.

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