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Talk about your country (Russia Edition)

In honor of the all-Russian final @ RG, I'll ask that contingent to go first. Of course questions from others, even *OMG* civil debate is welcome. (And ppl who grew up in other republics of the old USSR).

BTW, this (hopefully first of a series) is meant to include ex-pats with memories of their native land. And should be totally Non-Tennis, except re. its cultural and economic roles in national life.
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One year I would like to visit Russia in the summer time.

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I'd LOVE to visit Russia.

1. Do Russians and particularly people in Moscow still see Moscow as the "Third Rome"?

2. I have yet to see "Russian Ark", for those who've seen it what do you think about it as a representation of that period of Russian history?

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I'd LOVE to visit Russia.

1. Do Russians and particularly people in Moscow still see Moscow as the "Third Rome"?
No. But people over there have a serious inferiority complex right now remembering how dominant the country used to be in the past and many of them dream of rebuilding the empire back.

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2. I have yet to see "Russian Ark", for those who've seen it what do you think about it as a representation of that period of Russian history?
Who knows. But in a way, most certainly so. The representation of Russian classic art for sure.

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I'd like to go to Russia... to know what it feels like to be around beautiful people like myself... instead of the ugliness I'm surrounded by in this country.
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I'd like to go to Russia... to know what it feels like to be around beautiful people like myself... instead of the ugliness I'm surrounded by in this country.
Buying 10 big mirrors is cheaper than round trip ticket and accomodation over there.

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No. But people over there have a serious inferiority complex right now remembering how dominant the country used to be in the past and many of them dream of rebuilding the empire back.

Who knows. But in a way, most certainly so. The representation of Russian classic art for sure.
Oh of course, I would too. That is, about rebuilding the empire. I think Russia has the potential to be a real 21st century superpower yet.

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I knew you are a fan of Boris Yeltsin..

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Marat can't fuck me while I'm staring at mirrors though.
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Russian men = small thingys right?

I heard people say it before j/w

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I knew you are a fan of Boris Yeltsin..
ha . i dont mean older in that sense . LOL


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