Comments on: Do you suffer from Russophobia? The Kremlin thinks you might. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tannerbob http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1129046 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:22:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1129046 Spot on . After ten years of trade and family visits I have a similar experience . Like you I hear the groans when Mr P does something to wreck the global village prospect of so many of my Russian friends . But I guess that criticism is difficult when the school bully is still ruling the play ground ..
The one thing that was kept absolutely secret during that bloody awful Cold War nonsense was how wonderful Russian women are ! Amazing .. I got a Wolf whistle from a welder and a crane driver whilst visiting a factory in Volgograd..and then they argued amongst themselves over who saw me first ..great times . Can,t wait to be back in Moscow for my next trade visit ..
I worked in the Belfast shipyard that had built the Titanic and I confessed that I was born and bred in the same town as Captain Smith . After a brief pause the Foreman said ” Great ship . Lousy driver !”

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By: k2d2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1129041 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:44:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1129041 I understand what you are saying, but,
80% plus domestic approval – how big a domestic problem?

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1129036 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 02:56:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1129036 Guess who suffers from Russophobia the most? – Mr. Putin himself!
He’s so panicky afraid of the Russian people that he denies them almost any freedom of expression at all.

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By: ralph2008 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1129035 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 02:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1129035 Looks that there is a general myopia about what have been done in the last decade by Russia. After Yeltsin there have been a consecutive game of power among Putin and Medvedev. Let me refresh some memories about Russia in the last 15 years. War in Abkhazia (1991-1993), War of Transnistria(1992), Georgian Civil War (1991–1993), First Chechen War (1994–1996), War of Dagestan (1999), Second Chechen War (1999–2009), Russo-Georgian War(2008), North Caucasus Insurgency(2009–)[After linked with ISIL], Annexation of Crimea (2014), War in Donbass, Ukraine (2014–), Intervention in Syria (2015–). Let me remind that this President have been refusing to commit in foreign campaigns. Two days ago he made a bold statement about Middle East, GB and France stating that USA cannot be involved in proxy wars and that these countries have to learn to live with their neighbors’ enemies; this was a proposal that at the end of the day suggest living in their locals “cold wars” but in peace. If you include the UN resolutions, and somebody by frustration or hate to USA wants to be blind that’s OK, our constitution can protect them; ask Russians, ask Chinese, North Koreans, ask Cuban in spite of the stupidity of this President in having diplomatic relations with the communist country that has not change a bit in those aspects that was supposed to be the reasons why we had not relations in the past. This was a bold lack of credibility even that was part of a plan in which The Pop was included, similar to the threat to Syria and red line that went away without consequences, does no matter what he is saying to make him feel better, that was a fiasco, shame on US.

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By: ceo030357 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1129024 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 16:25:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1129024 In a society where truth is propaganda and propaganda is truth, the Orwellian government of Russia benefits from conspiracy theories against the west for the crimes they commit both inside and out side their country. A people who has an inability to confront reality while being fed xenophobia by its rulers will glorify these same rulers as they rape and pillage their country for the benefit of a few connected oligarchs. Welcome to the 2016 Russia or Orwell’s 1984!

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By: FUD312 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1129001 Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:11:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1129001 “…the biggest Russophobes inhabit Russia’s highest political offices. They are the (only) people who believe the … argument that the Russian people are too immature for real democracy and can only be ruled by a strong leader.”

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By: touch128 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1128922 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:40:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1128922 Yes I think so. President Putin is doing just what we want. Help in the fight against I.S.I.S. We have way to many right wing people in America that think we are still fighting the cold war communists. After all Russia has a right to protect there interests. Why not set down and talk and clear the air. Lift the stupid sanctions that are killing the E.U. We don’t know that much about Ukraine and just what goes on there. They overthrew the elected President and don’t like the one they got now. Once they overthrew the Government that gave Russia a reason to protect the crimea and there black sea port. Just as we would have.

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By: rus_programmer http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1128887 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:47:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1128887 >>A phobia is an irrational fear. There is nothing irrational about fearing…
All right. Russophobia was created by the false articles of “free” Western press.

For example 2008 year: at each corner trumpeted about how Russia invaded poor the unfortunate freedom-loving Georgia. There was shown how the Russian systems of volley fire by night bombed the peaceful Georgian villages.
However, these systems of volley fire proved to belong to Georgia. And the conflict was started by Georgia. In 1993 two Autonomous republics have gained independence. And ever since, were actually independent States. The fact is that the Russian army didn’t start a war but stopped the war.

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By: Darknesss99 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1128882 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:44:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1128882 Oh God, what a pile of clichés. The author seems to be stuck in the 90’s, all that vodka, perestroika and mysterious Russian soul stuff.

“”To me, the folly of Russophobia became most obvious in Ukraine. Most of my Ukrainian friends speak Russian as their first language, and many have parents or grandparents from Russia. “”
On the contrary, Ukraine is a perfect example. The punitive militia “battalions” like “Azov” or “Aidar” (dozens of them all over Ukraine) are almost 100% Russian speaking (for simple reason, not many Ukrainians actually know Ukrainian). And these nice guys are russofobic to the extent, that they will kill/robe/rape other fellow Ukrainians, if the latter are unlucky enough to look like they are prorussian sympathizers. Well, second fought, they may actually do that to any unarmed civilian…

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By: Tokarev http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/07/do-you-suffer-from-russophobia-the-kremlin-thinks-you-might/#comment-1128872 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:59:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46818#comment-1128872 The author had to tell where to laugh, or use special signs in those places. This is bullsh*t. Anybody is free to disagree, dislike or hate Putin or any other person for some reasons. However when officials, presstitutes talk with contempt about Russians in general, or CNN moderator unvotes on a forum comments like ‘Russians are subhuman Mongolo-Finnish hoons’ this is definitely Russophobia. What for ‘Putin’s aggressive behaviour at home and abroad’ – are there any facts corroborating this claim? Is extermination of ISIS filth ‘aggressive behaviour’? I don’t think so. #ProbablyPutinVandalizedAristotlesStatue InUkraine

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