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I'm confused. We emigrated to Canada a few decades ago, haven't looked back except to say "tole ya." Sask, maybe I could see departing/deporting from but that's just coastal bias.

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In the 20s and 30s, a lot of them left. Ended up in labor concentration camps. Now the same thing will happen. They proclaimed that everything was done correctly! We can do it again!

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I don't want to see the kids suffer, but the father is a nut job. You don't feel safe because LGBTQ people are not tossed off rooftops and are allowed their dignity as human beings in Canada? Wow...just wow

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Their oldest (draft age) son wisely declined to be a farking imbecile, and stayed in Canadistan.

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If they return to Canada, the state should check on the poor kids.

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I clicked on a couple of those videos, it is almost amusing to listen to him try to convince everyone how beautiful it is when it is clearly depressing AF. I would laugh were it not for the kids.

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The idea of a massive drain of Trumpers and conservatives to Russian from the US makes me sexually aroused. Please, let it be so.

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lol

When you're so useless, Russia ain't even gonna use you for propaganda.

Sorry, chuckleheads, they only really want rich and famous people for that purpose, not randos

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Not to quibble, but OBI is a German retail chain with outlets in Russia.

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I feel bad for their eight kids but it's always funny when these fucks end up hoisted from their own petards.

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How long do you think his wife put up with this bullshit?

I am curious how their kombucha is. If it was tasty, I’d purchase a bottle to help support their quest for a white fascist homeland.

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Those Russians think of everything!

Move to Russia get kicked out of apt. and get free mobile house!

They probably stole that tent idea, and tents don't have windows.

This "farmer" sounds British or Australian not Canadian either.

Getting kicked out of Russia and only time to make an infomercial for a Russian tent and stove company.

and promote his "channel"

Dah!

I could be buyink Russian tents too!

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Would the Russians would be ok with my frequent marijuana use?

Asking for friend...Dah!

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Most of this is true no matter when you emigrate. Sure, if you have plenty of money, a job skill in demand, and are of working age (and able to learn another language) it's relatively do-able, and its a big shock to people -- even if moving from one western wealthy country to another -- that things are very different.

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Maybe Russian authorities are confused. They used to have laws — no exit visas !! Maybe they just can’t understand these people struggling to get in.

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hmm.

No, I know a good ten expats irl, and a handful here as well, and none of em had to wait months and months for urine tests and whatever and then got kicked out so they could maybe try again, while having no water and whatnot. And no one got homeless and forced to build their own cabin on the tundra, thus far.

I mean it is different, moving to another place, but most of the stuff in the article does not seem to happen in other countries.

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I know hundreds... and have dealt with many many expats who just get bollixed up either because they don't understand what they're being asked or give wrong information, or exaggerate their hardships. I sense that while Russian bureaucracy is notororiously arcane these were not exactly welcome migrants, nor well prepared ones. Nor very smart when you come down to it.

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If Russia is a rugged white man paradise, I know of a lot of white men who think they're rugged. We should send them all there. No women or children allowed 'cause they're not white men.

In my fantasies, Putin finally comes out as gay.

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