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Noted in Passing: Propaganda that, for some reason, you just don’t see in the West on “Happy Russia Day!”

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Bet you didn’t even know that YesterSunday was “Happy Russia Day!” did you?

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  • ThisIsNotNutella June 14, 2022, 12:13 AM

    Imagine it’s 1972 and your 2022 Self shows up in a time machine extolling the virtues of Mother Russia whilst ranting about the West being headed to hell in a tie-dyed hand basket.

    I’m kind of glad that History didn’t die though and still retains her keen sense of humour. We all must do so, but the beat goes on.

    This tweet meme from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pretty cool:

    https://twitter.com/yelim971227/status/1535873941675200512/photo/1

    • Arty June 14, 2022, 3:08 PM

      That tweet is hilarious

  • Mike Austin June 14, 2022, 2:47 AM

    I hope those in Eastern Ukraine celebrated “Happy Russia Day!” They are now a part of the new and improved Muscovy—the successor to the Byzantine Empire (325 – 1453), the Third Rome.

    • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 4:08 AM
      • Comrade Terry June 14, 2022, 5:51 AM

        We have Muscovy Ducks all over the place here in Florida.

        • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 7:04 AM

          I know.
          I lived there 40 years.
          Cape Coral – Fort Myers.
          Boneheads harm the muscovy’s because they shit on the driveway.

          • Lance de Boyle June 14, 2022, 11:51 AM

            We were too poor to have Muscovy’s.
            We had Leningradskies. (?)
            They murdered all the other ducks.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) June 14, 2022, 7:34 AM

    I am doing my very best to celebrate “Happy Russia Day” by being very “Happy (I am not in) Russia (to)Day.” By which I mean to say that my grandfather Yakov, who left his small village 100 km. west of Kiev about two steps ahead of the Tsar’s “recruiters” in 1913, walked to Odessa, where he caught a freighter and eventually continued his journey to freedom until he landed at Ellis Island. Likewise, my grandmother Sophia left her little village (in what she always described as “Austria-Hungary,” although it was somewhere in western Ukraine) and also eventually landed at Ellis Island. There’s a funny story about how they met which I will refrain from regaling you with because my point is merely to say that, unlike many of our African-American cohabitants who hold all things American in disdain and abhor the slave traders who brought their forebears to these shores, I will be forever grateful to the oppressors who drove my grandparents from their home and to America, which graciously allowed my peeps in. In the words of another semi-famous Russian immigrant, “What a country!”

    • Harry June 14, 2022, 9:25 AM

      Steve, my grandfather escaped from those same recruiters around the same time. He and my grandmother didn’t have it easy here, but they didn’t have to face the sh*t that they would have had to face in Russia/Soviet Union during the rest of the 20th century. I’ve been grateful to them and for being born an American ever since I was able to throw off leftist dogma and understand the magnitude of my luck.

    • Lance de Boyle June 14, 2022, 11:55 AM

      If their family name was something like Kozloffsky or Kesselefsky then we may be cousins.
      If so, let’s meet at the Front Street Saloon.
      If not, meet there anyways.

  • Harry June 14, 2022, 9:21 AM

    Steve, my grandfather escaped from those same recruiters around the same time. He and my grandmother didn’t have it easy here, but they didn’t have to face the sh*t that they would have had to face in Russia/Soviet Union during the rest of the 20th century. I’ve been grateful to them and for being born an American ever since I was able to throw off leftist dogma and understand the magnitude of my luck.

  • Callmelennie June 14, 2022, 11:04 AM

    С ДНЕМ России, my droogies!@ ( actually its мая друзья, but of course you all knew that) None of my ancestors hail from that part of the world, but I actually started learning Russian at a very young age. I also studied Russian at АСУ (GO Sun Devils) but mostly to get easy A’s and pad my GPA

    Id say the closest connection any of my German ancestors had to Russia or the USSR was in WWII, when one second cousin of my Dad’s was killed in the Red Army’s meatgrinder offensive to retake Ukraine. Another was taken prisoner in the city of Koeningsberg, a city so far east in Germany, its now known as Kalinigrad. He was obliged to do slave labor in Russia for ten years

    One more connection is that fact that my ancestral hometown of Rasdorf, West Germany was a stones throw away from Geisa in East Germany, supposedly the place where the Warsaw Pact would jump off into West Germany after conducting fake maneuvers .. which means that Rasdorf would have been the first casualty of WWIII

    I learned Russian using some of the very same books that kids in Russia used. So I have a much greater affinity for Russians than almost anybody in America. So, I knew in an instant that this attempt to demonize and cancel this nation of people who suffered the torments of the damned for a century was one of the most despicable things our despicable elites had ever done

  • Arty June 14, 2022, 2:59 PM

    one of the most despicable things our despicable elites had ever done…… so far

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