11
Feb
juliagazdag:

ekattri:

‪#‎sochiproblems‬, your problems are irrelevant tbh. Given the general state of Russia outside of Moscow/St Petersburg, you’re lucky your hotels have roofs.
I say this as a Russian who is bemused at the shock and horror you’re expressing at the state of the hotels; welcome to Russia, I guess. That’s what it’s like. That’s what the majority of this country lives like.
The amount of joy that Western media has found in taking the piss out of Russia is terrifying. It’s not a fucking joke. This is real. Laughing about it is just immature. What you’re seeing is merely a reflection of Russia as a whole (i.e. a shithole if you aren’t filthy rich). It’s a reflection of a massive problem.
I’m angry and I can’t put my finger on why. Garry Kasparov sums it up pretty well, though.

THIS.

juliagazdag:

ekattri:

‪#‎sochiproblems‬, your problems are irrelevant tbh. Given the general state of Russia outside of Moscow/St Petersburg, you’re lucky your hotels have roofs.

I say this as a Russian who is bemused at the shock and horror you’re expressing at the state of the hotels; welcome to Russia, I guess. That’s what it’s like. That’s what the majority of this country lives like.

The amount of joy that Western media has found in taking the piss out of Russia is terrifying. It’s not a fucking joke. This is real. Laughing about it is just immature. What you’re seeing is merely a reflection of Russia as a whole (i.e. a shithole if you aren’t filthy rich). It’s a reflection of a massive problem.

I’m angry and I can’t put my finger on why. Garry Kasparov sums it up pretty well, though.

THIS.

(via virginiagentlenerd)