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Should have sung back in the USSR

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I loved Raffi!! So much better than the crap kids had before that. I especially love Must be Santa and Down by the Bay!!

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Yes, I was there in 2010, and one thing I noticed was there was a palpable fear of Putin, and people definitely were careful. Us tourists were watched over very closely, and when our tour guide "lost" some of the group, she was visibly panicked and immediately called her superiors. The lost showed up late, and she was taken off our tour and not even replaced.

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Not in 2010, they were working hard to be a tourist destination, in the major cities, anyway, like Moscow and St Petersburg. the rural areas were poor and a different story. the small villages were fascinating, like you had stepped back in time.

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St Petersburg is beautiful especially during the "White Nights" which is when it stays light until the wee hours of the morning. The canals and the mansions along them are stunning.

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I'd run if I saw him coming!

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lol.Ukranian Nazis were just normalized on Amanpour by some new book author.Now Israel is backing the Fascist Ukrainians and it looks like the Pope os unhappy about it all too.Fact is, WE have a similar Fascist drive here by malcontents with Constitutional rights to boast. Saying that Russia is fascist begs the question: how far are you willing to back their total anialation? Are you ready to force a nuclear war because you think it is right? That justice will be served?It's almost against the law here to protest counter to the pro war lobby. Right now one gets banned if they speak too honestly but honestly, the outcome of the win is a military solution, not a diplomatic one. Our path forward is to dominate over Russia with the world backing us. We have the same ambitions to overthrow our own democracy in the process: ~500 k or so armed trump loyalists want to see him back in power, at the western White House: the Cheyenne Mountain Air Farce complex. Putin's speech is worth reading for one's self, he's presented his problem to the world and to his people and if we do not negotiate Peace with NO Nazis or NATO next door like they left things and we continue to violate international laws and Peaceful treaties, then the Hypersonics can be at every NATO capitol in a matter of minutes and we cannot track them let alone target them to intercept.How many nuked-out cities will it take to put us into the dark ages? Is losing our east coast, Texas. Vandenburg's Spaz Farce base, NASA, DC, NY, UN, Boston, etc worth seeing Twitler back in power? Romans 10:9

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snowflakes intercepted and trashed another great post.being rooted is a blast!

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I didn't know there were Vlad bots on this here mommy blog and bar guide! Wow, the kool-aid must be especially tasty with some Jewel Of Russia Vodka in it!

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Progessive advances? As far as I can tell (and not "Dunning-Kruegering" myself into being some sort of expert on east European political policy, I have't heard or seen anything that might be described as particuarly progressive. If anything, I've heard of regrssive ones... a "Ukranian" (language) only policy in public in the Russian speaking regions and some pro-business tax policies. What is it, you see as particularly "progressive"?

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Was that real? Why doesn't anyone talk about it? Just too shameful for him? Godamighty. Or not wanting to remind people there was such an agent. God!

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If I was the richest etc I'd have better things to do than thinking up things to say to annoy people with. Things that would be more fun for ME, first of all. Involving dogs and horses. And then, lots of beautiful clothes for ME! And then, all those things everybody wants to do, like FIX Everything. And I'd have a new network on radio and tv, that would be a cascade of facts. Delivered by some people who would be fun to watch and they'd present a common lie with a stupid or confused expression, and then the facts that show why it's a lie. And that would go on all day. No crap like the above unattractively ego-driven man who's bound to do pointless inhuman mischief bc he's bored.

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yup!

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Russia has become a shrike state, a den of uncultured vandals and robbers. Get back behind your borders, barbarians. Pay war reparations, form a decent government, and join the civilized world.

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