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I recently saw a blog publishing Forbes - a selection of sayings of famous people on the Russian people and Russia. Here This collection of sayings.
I take the pleasure in enlightening you.
1) “Russian people will never be happy knowing that somewhere injustice exists” – Charles de Gaulle, President of France
2) “Russian people need neither materialistic “values”of the West, nor dubious achievements of the East in the field of abstract spirituality that have nothing to do with reality” – Albert Schweitzer, German-French philosopher
3) “Russian people need the truth, and they are looking for it, especially in the life” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French writer and moralist
4) “Live in the Truth – it is in Russian!” – William Thomson, English physicist
5) “In the unjust structure, when the minority is leeching off the majority, Russian people do not have the motivation to work” – Sri Aurobindo, an Indian philosopher and poet
6) “Russian people are working in good faith and without compensation, if the company has a moral idea, righteous goal” – Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher
7) “The concept of Dobronravie – to live according to conscience – it’s in Russian” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
8) “Russianness – it’s the worldview of a just life-construction” – Stanislaw Lem, a Polish writer
9) “For the sake of righteous ideas Russian people are happy to work even in prison, and then they do not feel like prisoners – they find freedom” – Adam Smith, the Scottish economist and philosopher
10) “To work for the good of the people, all of humanity – is in Russian,” – Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian political thinker
11) “The community is in the blood of Russian people” – Imre Lakatos, English mathematician
12)“Russian soul – it’s generosity knows no borders” – the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people
13)“Non-acquisition is typical for the Russian people. They never stupefy themselves,” – Karl Marx
14)“The absolute sobriety – it’s in Russian! Russian people do not need anything beyond measure” – Henry Ward Beecher, American religious and social activist
15)“The measure – is the essence of Russian civilization” – Claude Helvetius, French philosopher
16)“Russian culture does not tolerate corruption,” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German writer
17)“Russian people do not suffer any filth!” – Henry Ford, American engineer
18)“Russian people have never lived on a” none of my business, I know nothing” basis” – Thomas Jefferson
19)“”Live for yourself”,”work for yourself”, live fast in a variety of pleasures – it’s not in Russian” – Mother Teresa, founder and superior of the Order of Mercy
20)“The meaning of the word “joy” in the Russian language is other than accidental meaning of the word “fun”" – Robert Louis Stevenson, English writer
21)“Joy for the Russian people is born from clear understanding of the meaning of life: to do everything possible (and impossible), so that future generations will not have been born in a crowd-elitist slave society” – Werner Heisenberg, German physicist
22)“Russian people have been working tirelessly on the transformation of themselves and others from humanlike to Humanity” – Alexander Dumas, the French writer
23)“Living in Russian – is to live like human beings” – Adolf Disterveg, German philosopher
24)“Happiness for the Russian people is to be part of the great Unity and participate in the creation of a just world order in the world” – Benjamin Franklin, American educator and statesman
http://www.forbes.com/ajax/comment/...ader-alexey-navalny-just-endorse-a-race-riot/

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Alternate Headline: Dead people like Russia.
 
Vodka drinkers like Russia.
 
Alternate Headline: Dead people like Russia.

* laughs * You are, of course, smarter than Charles de Gaulle and Benjamin Franklin. But the joke is looks stupid.
 
* laughs * You are, of course, smarter than Charles de Gaulle and Benjamin Franklin. But the joke is looks stupid.

Today I am smarter than everyone on the list, or can you identify one of those individuals who is still alive?

As for my favorite quote, I think this one is timely: "Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union."--Joseph Stalin. I wonder if he meant it in any other way.
 
Today I am smarter than everyone on the list, or can you identify one of those individuals who is still alive?

As for my favorite quote, I think this one is timely: "Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union."--Joseph Stalin. I wonder if he meant it in any other way.

Good quote. Stalin was a smart man. People are having fun when they are happy. By the way, have a look here. Thread: The unmask of Western propaganda. http://www.debatepolitics.com/basement/169535-unmask-western-propaganda.html#post1062179386
 
Very smart: "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."--
Joseph Stalin

You can link to the source? Have you watched the link I gave you?
 
I don't know what's more funny... islamists bragging that their ideology is superior to "Western materialism" and making the world Muslim will bring heaven on earth, or the claim of Russian nationalists that "the Russian soul can cure the world", totally unaware that nobody else takes them seriously as they're erring so obviously.
 
I don't know what's more funny... islamists bragging that their ideology is superior to "Western materialism" and making the world Muslim will bring heaven on earth, or the claim of Russian nationalists that "the Russian soul can cure the world", totally unaware that nobody else takes them seriously as they're erring so obviously.

You probably just smarter than Charles de Gaulle and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. On another topic, I gave you the link. Do not I know - you have received or not. Dame again. Thread: The unmask of Western propaganda. http://www.debatepolitics.com/basement/169535-unmask-western-propaganda.html#post1062179386 This is my theme.
 
You probably just smarter than Charles de Gaulle and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. On another topic, I gave you the link. Do not I know - you have received or not. Dame again. Thread: The unmask of Western propaganda. http://www.debatepolitics.com/basement/169535-unmask-western-propaganda.html#post1062179386 This is my theme.

It's funny when people in an authoritarian state where the media is government controlled rant about "Western propaganda".

But hey, your government told you we're not really free here in the West, so why shouldn't you just believe it, right? Your government has always been right in the 20st century. ;)
 
Don't live in the past, live in the today. Today I want Russian culture, I want access to Russian created movies, stories, books, poetry, music, games, philosophy, political troubles, cooperation in helping shape the world as a super power, I want them to prosper economically. I Want to live among them, as I do most people on the planet. I work with a guy from Belarus, I like the perspective. Is that rampant western-greed that I enjoy these things?

There is only one hurdle to all of that. Can the Russian people understand that a viable democracy and capitalistic economic != the west? I don't know, recently the political propaganda has ramped up in Russia to be more anti-western. As long as they oppose what would set them free to realize their ideals, they will be stuck.

One of the best modern game experiences was granted by Ukraine (SOC trilogy). I like to hear it in Russian, and read the subtitles, I don't like the English dub. This weekend I watched Nightwatch and Daywatch again, back to back. Not everyone's cup of tea, but rock solid goodness to me, two Russian films. I want more of the Russian inspired perspective, I want to help enable someone to live in Russia while creating such art, or products, etc. If that's not what Russia wants, then it's my loss. If it's what they want, then we're all losing....

And the women are hot ;)
 
Very smart: "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."--
Joseph Stalin

Didn't Stalin kill millions of people?
 
I disagree with Soviet economics and totalitarian government, but if you read The Brothers Karamazov you will understand the real meaning of most of those quotes. As far as searching for truth and being troubled with the state of the world and how to improve it, it is all reflected in Russian thinkers. Most of the quotes are accurate, and were not meant to make the Russian intellectual's or the Russian people sound better. I actually identify with them and to an extent pity them.
 
Didn't Stalin kill millions of people?

Hmm. It's much more complicated than that. Let me pose it to you as a question: Why did "Stalin kill millions of people?" Because it wasn't just violence for violence's sake.
 
Hmm. It's much more complicated than that. Let me pose it to you as a question: Why did "Stalin kill millions of people?" Because it wasn't just violence for violence's sake.

All commie regimes have to murder a significant portion of their population. Most of it was murder for murder's sake.
 
Hmm. It's much more complicated than that. Let me pose it to you as a question: Why did "Stalin kill millions of people?" Because it wasn't just violence for violence's sake.

No, usually it was because they disagreed with him, a most heinous crime.
 
"Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list."


Yakov Smirnoff
 
All commie regimes have to murder a significant portion of their population. Most of it was murder for murder's sake.

That's grossly oversimplified.

Most of the killing done by self-proclaimed communist regimes was of elements representing capitalism or the previous system. The Hungarian regime, in its case, killed and jailed a large number of dissenters to maintain itself - such is the reality of trying to establish collectivism in the face of a capitalist bloc. Though admittedly, with the removal of Imre Nagy, the imperial Stalinism was shown to be far less devoted to its own cause than I would've liked.

The same thing is true about Cuba, but on a more extreme level. The (self-proclaimed, once again) communist government has been under siege, with the population recognizing that. With constant ideological and trade pressures - thanks to The Land of the Free -, they've had to restrict elections to the bottom half of government positions. These positions are typically those of a highly participatory, localized system of governance, reflective of local demographics, but with the candidates needing to be approved by the CP. But this is not surprising, and neither is the staving off of dissent. because Cuba could veer off the path of socialism at any time. In many ways, Cuba is a compromise between Nagy's socialism (best suited for the powerful, industrialized countries), and Kadar's (Made to engage with the realities of smaller, less industrialized ones.)

And in Russia, it was largely the same, but with the thorough annihilation of previous systems of power. They also had Stalin's economic brutality, done again, to prevent capitalist elements from working their way in, and resulting in a famine. Or, in Trotsky's case, Kronstadt and the Civil War.

But it wasn't all killing for killing's sake. They all had reasons, drawing from the despotic ideologies they faced. And you know, it's pretty amazing to hear an anti-capitalist writing this all off so simply. The libertarian left can be so blissfully naive.
 
Of course they had a reason. The reason was "ain't no one gonna question. or challenge my authority. Not man, not gods!"

Commies are rather egocentric, murderous megalomaniacs.
 

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