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2022-03-21 6:01:02 PM  
CSB:
Not only do I own that novel,  Voinovich  autographed it for me.

The opening section describing the ambiance of the Chinese Tower biergarten in the English Gardens (farking autofarkup) just outside the RFE/RL building in Munich is both devastatingly accurate and screamingly funny.
 
2022-03-21 6:03:27 PM  
То, кто будет дать вторична, тот питаешься отлично.
 
2022-03-21 6:06:36 PM  
Do Russians write novels that aren't dystopian?
 
2022-03-21 6:08:39 PM  

Bootleg: Do Russians write novels that aren't dystopian?


*thinks*

No.
 
2022-03-21 7:17:07 PM  
It's called "history repeating itself"
 
2022-03-21 10:42:18 PM  

Bootleg: Do Russians write novels that aren't dystopian?


came in here to say exactly that.
 
2022-03-22 12:12:49 AM  
"He envisioned a head of state who had risen through the ranks of the KGB, used a war to cement his power, elevated his former security colleagues into positions of influence, claimed to derive authority from the Russian Orthodox Church and ruled Russia for decades."

oh ffs, as generically russian as is a horoscope generically applicable to any reader...
 
2022-03-22 12:16:00 AM  
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2022-03-22 12:21:07 AM  

gameshowhost: "He envisioned a head of state who had risen through the ranks of the KGB, used a war to cement his power, elevated his former security colleagues into positions of influence, claimed to derive authority from the Russian Orthodox Church and ruled Russia for decades."

oh ffs, as generically russian as is a horoscope generically applicable to any reader...


is putin a Sagiterrorist?
 
2022-03-22 12:32:51 AM  
The best dystopias are written by Russians because their country's entire history can be summarized in a single maxim:

"And then it gets worse."
 
2022-03-22 12:58:32 AM  
I travel a lot. Russians are despised internationally. From what I'm told they are rude, don't tip and cause fights. I personally have no problem with them.
 
2022-03-22 1:01:30 AM  
I laughed pretty hard at the scav gang in CP2077 being Russians.

They're into just the nastiness stuff in that game, which was made by a Polish company, which made it even funnier.
 
Xai
2022-03-22 1:26:56 AM  
The book that really predicts his actions is a book titled "the foundation of geopolitics" - only published in russian and the basis of virtually everything putin is doing.

Published 1997
 
2022-03-22 1:37:52 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: То, кто будет дать вторична, тот питаешься отлично.


That's probably too idiomatic for fark.
 
2022-03-22 1:43:22 AM  
Oh and
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Gay.

//nttawwt
 
2022-03-22 1:46:34 AM  

Breaker Moran: Oh and
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Gay.

//nttawwt


looks like Elf-O waking through the doors of a candy factory....
 
2022-03-22 2:52:43 AM  
A fire in the Kremlin archives has caused considerable damage and the results of the next three elections have been lost.
 
2022-03-22 3:48:47 AM  

Bootleg: Do Russians write novels that aren't dystopian?


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2022-03-22 3:49:33 AM  
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2022-03-22 5:51:11 AM  
xitnode:don't tip
I thought tipping culture was purely an American thing. As in, other countries don't tip since the wait staff are paid living wages.
 
2022-03-22 6:22:39 AM  

I'm just asking questions: xitnode:don't tip
I thought tipping culture was purely an American thing. As in, other countries don't tip since the wait staff are paid living wages.


It's becoming more common, especially in tourist places. In Prague, for instance, in the historic centre, it's not unusual to have it written on the restaurant bills in English that the gratuity is not included. It's not written in Czech because they aren't targeting the locals. On the other hand, locals there and in Germany have gotten used to tipping, but not as high amounts as in the US. So far, I think the servers still get a decent wage, so they are t as dependent on tips.
 
2022-03-22 10:02:40 AM  

Bootleg: Do Russians write novels that aren't dystopian?


The best writers write what they know.
 
2022-03-22 11:20:13 AM  
I'd rather see this come true.
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