Monday, March 01, 2010

Russia picks a Fight with Canada

As the second week of the Vancouver Olympiad wound down, the Canadian press was consumed with a February 19 op-ed in Pravda which offered nuggets of Russian wisdom such as “Vancouver is not fit to hold the Winter Olympics” and referring to ”the abject cruelty shown by Canadian soldiers in international conflicts” and calling the Canadians “retentive” and “cowardly.” Then this: “Canada lives in the shadow of its larger neighbour to the south.” Then he accused Canada of having an “inferiority complex, born of a trauma being the skinny and weakling bro to a beefy United States and a colonial outpost to the United Kingdom, whose Queen smiles happily from Canadian postage stamps.”

To speak about any Olympic host this way, much less a docile, self-effacing place like Canada, is the act of a true barbarian, and Russia has humiliated itself before the world by doing so. It richly deserves to have this outrageous abuse hurled back upon it if the Sochi games actually go forward, and we know that if it happens Russia will play the innocent victim in a way that will even more vulgar and appalling than its crude insults to Canada.

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Source: La Russophobe


Anonymous said...

Are you joking lol... Because of what a parody website says (the article in question wasn't even written by a Russian) the entire Russian nation should be held accountable? Should Americans be held accountable for Glenn Beck and "Fox News - Fair and Balanced"?

Ukemonde said...

It would be nice to read well balanced version of an article published by soviet mouthpieces. They just reek with contempt for anything good. They live in a time warp, still glorify Duranty and his like, trying to emulate them, but unfortunately this does not work in todays day and age.

La Russophobe said...

Dear Anonymous:

Your knowledge of Pravda leaves something to be desired. The paper, which operates one of the few English-language websites translating a Russian publication into English, is, like all other major Russian newspapers and TV stations, directly controlled by the Kremlin. What it puts into print has the Kremlin's seal of approval, and since Russia is a "democracy" that is the seal of the Russian people as well.

If you have any evidence of the Kremlin or the people of Russia distancing themselves from Pravda's outrageous smear, please cite it. Otherwise, shut your lying mouth.

Meanwhile, you are obviously ignorant of the fact that Vladimir Putin HIMSELF supported skater Plushenko's claims of being robbed of a gold medal, and Dmitri Medvedev cancelled his plan to visit the closing ceremonies. This clearly shows they agree with the Pravda statement.

Your claims are classic Sovietspeak, both devoid of honesty and accuracy. You urge Russia to go the way of the USSR.