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#61 Roman Alymov

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 1404 PM

Nothing says "Russia Stronk!" like blowing up the hostages along with the terrorists.  S/F....Ken M

 

 

I know it does not meter for Westerners, but still it is Kazakhstan special forces show, not Russia. Here the same action from other cameras

 


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#62 toysoldier

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 0111 AM

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#63 toysoldier

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 0112 AM

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#64 JasonJ

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 0145 AM

Well at least they did not use TOS-1... But I thought the Japanese had the antitank polemine franchise?


Although for a bus, MGs or a Ha-Go would have been adequate.
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#65 Roman Alymov

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 0040 AM

I recommend this article http://russia-inside...al-roles/ri9514  It is written by religious person and is overestimating importance of religion in contemporary Russia, but is well representing local spirit, as Russians see themselves.

 

For Russian readers  - another good article http://www.vz.ru/opi.../14/766724.html

 

Main idea is «What Russia we are building? Is it “Another North Korea" or Orthodox Cristian Iran? No. We Soviet kids of late-1980 grow up watching mix of Soviet and American movies, that formed our dreams. Then we grow up and learned West is far from what we dreamed about and that Soviet propaganda about it we hated when kids was in fact true. So what? Now we, generation of 40-50 year old, are building country of our childhood dreams, “America as it should be”

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#66 toysoldier

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 0049 AM

That is in fact a mind boggling concept.
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#67 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 0142 AM

Does your generation see Vladimir Putin is your Ronald Reagan?


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#68 Roman Alymov

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 0754 AM

Does your generation see Vladimir Putin is your Ronald Reagan?

We were kids in Ronald Reagan time  - so it is more about movie heroes


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#69 Panzermann

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 0828 AM

Plugs into an old idea the Tsars apparently had. After the fall of Constantinople, I gather there was indea that florished for many years that Russia was the new Holy Roman Empire relocated. Moscow even went so far as to call itself the Third Rome, which kind of set the ground for Tsars to get too full of themselves centuries later.


"Tsar" is derived from cesar. The claim is right there.
 

Familiar ground for them to see themselves as morally superior to the west really.


Goes back to the schism. Of course the eastern church saw itself as the one and only true christian church and the western were dirty splitters. And going even further back to the split within the roman empire in latin west and greek east.
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#70 Mr King

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 1204 PM


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#71 Simon Tan

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 0243 AM

That is a very interesting insight. A strong, assertive Russia...economically and politically with consumerist aspirations and none of the weak progressive ideas. Hmmmm...
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Posted 18 September 2015 - 0401 AM

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#73 Panzermann

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 0657 AM

Well in the west toaday everything is TINA. So don't worry too much Vlad.
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Posted 19 September 2015 - 0655 AM

I recommend this article http://russia-inside...al-roles/ri9514  It is written by religious person and is overestimating importance of religion in contemporary Russia, but is well representing local spirit, as Russians see themselves.

 

For Russian readers  - another good article http://www.vz.ru/opi.../14/766724.html

 

Main idea is «What Russia we are building? Is it “Another North Korea" or Orthodox Cristian Iran? No. We Soviet kids of late-1980 grow up watching mix of Soviet and American movies, that formed our dreams. Then we grow up and learned West is far from what we dreamed about and that Soviet propaganda about it we hated when kids was in fact true. So what? Now we, generation of 40-50 year old, are building country of our childhood dreams, “America as it should be”

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#75 TonyE

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 0741 AM

What is?


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#76 Fritz

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 0810 AM

"Jack Vosmerkin"

 

"An American" (or "The American"?? my russian is not that great)

 

A musical comedy based on some Russian novel, 3 parts. Seems to be available on youtube.


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#77 Roman Alymov

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 0846 AM

"Jack Vosmerkin"

 

"An American" (or "The American"?? my russian is not that great)

 

A musical comedy based on some Russian novel, 3 parts. Seems to be available on youtube.

This 1985 film is about Russian migrant to US (fled during Rus Civil war) who, when learned that now peasants in Russia can get arable land for free, come back to his native village Russian with idea of planting tobacco and producing cigarettes (somewhere in late 1920th, early "collectivization" years).


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#78 Mr King

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 1855 PM

 

"Jack Vosmerkin"

 

"An American" (or "The American"?? my russian is not that great)

 

A musical comedy based on some Russian novel, 3 parts. Seems to be available on youtube.

This 1985 film is about Russian migrant to US (fled during Rus Civil war) who, when learned that now peasants in Russia can get arable land for free, come back to his native village Russian with idea of planting tobacco and producing cigarettes (somewhere in late 1920th, early "collectivization" years).

 

 

You should check this period piece out, it will make everyone on both sides roll their eyes. 

 

 

 

Thought this was a cool video

 


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 1555 PM

 

Russian "highway".


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#80 Mr King

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 2128 PM

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