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    Smile Russian bears ?

    I was wondering , are you Russians really obsessed with bears ? I don"t mean to insult , it's an honest question !

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    Yes, even our president has appropriate surname. And you forgot about vodka.
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    This is really a national problem. Western media made a publicity for Russia as a country of bears so there is a strong illegal immigration of bears to Russia from everywhere. Bears are known as a minority whose rights are violated all over the world, namely they are not allowed to vote even in the USA, so they look for justice in their "historical motherland" - in Russia. Now we have large community of grizzly emigrated from North America. They are big and aggressive and their subsociety is highly criminalized, that makes an essential tension with native Russian bears, which often demonstrate xenophobia and even racism towards grizzly.

    Luckily Chinese pandas are very lazy and there is no essential immigration of pandas from China, otherwise the situation could become out of control.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    One of my favourite "flashcards" in Russian. I fail it on purpose so it will come back more often! (Where is the road for Moscow?)

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    To understand the depth of their obsession, look here:



    It's called "Утро в сосновом лесу" ("Morning in a pine forest"). See? They got bears all over the place. Even in a pine forest (indeed, where else if not in a pine forest?). Wouldn't you yourself get obsessed with them bears?
    "If in the end, Misha, you are destined to lose this game, there is no need for the reason to be cowardice!"

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    even in my avatar
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Even hanging in a coffee house the only thing to discuss is bears.

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Hanna, what operating system and theme do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by delog View Post
    Hanna, what operating system and theme do you use?
    Windows 7 (I wish I could have said Linux).
    I use a program called WindowBlinds from Stardock for customisation; that's why it looks a bit different.

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    What the heck are you talking about ?! Bears voting ? Racism ?

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    Never underestimate bears voting problem. Bearism is a necessary part of the social consistency in Russia.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    And I think you are full of crap .

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    Two more bears to think about...

    1. Olympic Games bear
    2. Превед медвед

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    Bears: very complicated family! Don't forget the spirit bears (kermode), the cinnamon bears and the "blond" brown bears of Alaska's "ABC islands" that are closely related to polar bears, formerly of Russia, of course.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Spiritbear.jpg

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    Don't listen to them, they're making fun of you. In reality, Russians are obsessed with crocodiles. And the crocodiles are obsessed with Antarctic penguins. Which, in turn, are obsessed with eating cold sashimi for breakfast. That's why a national symbol of Antarctica is sashimi.

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    Yeah , I can tell you are mocking me .

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    It was an honest question , I don't know why I must be mocked .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    It was an honest question , I don't know why I must be mocked .
    I think because a typical stereotype about Russians is that Russia is a barbaric country so much so that bears are roaming the streets. So, every time Russians hear something about bears, they start laughing real hard. In reality, there are as many bears in Moscow as there are in Washington D.C. And Russians are as obsessed with the bears as Americans are with the eagles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crocodile View Post
    I think because a typical stereotype about Russians is that Russia is a barbaric country so much so that bears are roaming the streets. So, every time Russians hear something about bears, they start laughing real hard. In reality, there are as many bears in Moscow as there are in Washington D.C. And Russians are as obsessed with the bears as Americans are with the eagles.
    Thank you , I just wanted to know WHY there was a stereotype about Russians . And I honestly didn't think Russians are " obsessed " with bears , western society would just make it seem that way I suppose .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    It was an honest question , I don't know why I must be mocked .
    I, for one, was sure your question was a joke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crocodile View Post
    as Americans are with the eagles.
    Aren't they?

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