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(The Moscow Times)   Vatnik tourists go on holiday at military base in territory seized from other country during hot war, won't believe what happens next   (themoscowtimes.com) divider line
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3884 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Aug 2022 at 7:30 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-11 7:33:46 AM  
I'm wondering how the news is being reported in Russia if people are thinking this would be an ideal vacation spot in the first place.
 
2022-08-11 7:34:15 AM  
Clicked on the link for Moscow Times, and immediately get a pop up window with a complaint about how all Russian based media is being blocked and would I help... I closed the link shortly after. If Moscow Times is having issues being blocked, then maybe they should contact Putin about that problem.
 
2022-08-11 7:35:32 AM  
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2022-08-11 7:42:31 AM  
Haw! Haw! Haw! Get farked, assholes.
 
2022-08-11 7:45:38 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm wondering how the news is being reported in Russia if people are thinking this would be an ideal vacation spot in the first place.


Probably the same way we were told Iraq was going swimmingly and that there would be McDonalds and Megachurches all over the place soon.
 
2022-08-11 7:46:26 AM  
These poor people. Imagine you're going about your live and enjoying vacation with your family in a place like home when all of a sudden missiles start blowing shiat up nearby and you need to pack your shiat up and GTFO ASAP. That. Must. Be. Terrible.
 
2022-08-11 7:46:46 AM  
But I've been assured-ski everything is normal and under control-ski...
 
2022-08-11 7:48:49 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm wondering how the news is being reported in Russia if people are thinking this would be an ideal vacation spot in the first place.


Vladimir the Incompetent has been holding Crimea for 8 years. Russian tourists have been told Crimea is part of russia, and is safe. According to the only media they have access to, the 'not-a-war' is something happening far away, and the Leader is thoroughly kicking Ukrainian ass on the battlefields.

Reality intruded when all those well-to-do tourists from Moscow got to watch a russian military base a few kilometers away get blown up in broad daylight. All of the lies and propaganda from the demented dwarf in the Kremlin intended to keep the 'elite' citizens of Moscow and Petrograd content and ignorant and isolated from how badly he's farked everything up were suddenly exposed as lies, and they're all stampeding for the exits because their one and only tender skin is now in jeopardy.

As a military strike, the attack on Novofedorivka was successful. As a direct political attack on the Malignant Midget of Moscow, it was a masterstroke- a far more successful version of the WW2 Doolittle raid.
 
2022-08-11 8:09:05 AM  
Yelp Reviews:

Yelp! Imma onna fire!
Yelp! Imma being shelled!
 
2022-08-11 8:09:07 AM  
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Not a repeat from 1861.
 
2022-08-11 8:12:43 AM  

Wenchmaster: Ragin' Asian: I'm wondering how the news is being reported in Russia if people are thinking this would be an ideal vacation spot in the first place.

Vladimir the Incompetent has been holding Crimea for 8 years. Russian tourists have been told Crimea is part of russia, and is safe. According to the only media they have access to, the 'not-a-war' is something happening far away, and the Leader is thoroughly kicking Ukrainian ass on the battlefields.

Reality intruded when all those well-to-do tourists from Moscow got to watch a russian military base a few kilometers away get blown up in broad daylight. All of the lies and propaganda from the demented dwarf in the Kremlin intended to keep the 'elite' citizens of Moscow and Petrograd content and ignorant and isolated from how badly he's farked everything up were suddenly exposed as lies, and they're all stampeding for the exits because their one and only tender skin is now in jeopardy.

As a military strike, the attack on Novofedorivka was successful. As a direct political attack on the Malignant Midget of Moscow, it was a masterstroke- a far more successful version of the WW2 Doolittle raid.


The best part is that if it really was just an idiot enlistedman smoking a cigarette around a jet fuel tanker, it was a free political attack against Putin.  Ukraine gets a win without spending a single penny.
 
2022-08-11 8:13:05 AM  

Wenchmaster: Ragin' Asian: I'm wondering how the news is being reported in Russia if people are thinking this would be an ideal vacation spot in the first place.

Vladimir the Incompetent has been holding Crimea for 8 years. Russian tourists have been told Crimea is part of russia, and is safe. According to the only media they have access to, the 'not-a-war' is something happening far away, and the Leader is thoroughly kicking Ukrainian ass on the battlefields.

Reality intruded when all those well-to-do tourists from Moscow got to watch a russian military base a few kilometers away get blown up in broad daylight. All of the lies and propaganda from the demented dwarf in the Kremlin intended to keep the 'elite' citizens of Moscow and Petrograd content and ignorant and isolated from how badly he's farked everything up were suddenly exposed as lies, and they're all stampeding for the exits because their one and only tender skin is now in jeopardy.

As a military strike, the attack on Novofedorivka was successful. As a direct political attack on the Malignant Midget of Moscow, it was a masterstroke- a far more successful version of the WW2 Doolittle raid.


Another reason Russian tourists thought Crimea was a good vacation destination was longstanding tradition.  Crimea was kind of like the Soviet Union's Florida.  Hot weather and nice beaches that let people escape the cold without international travel.  So a number of these Russians probably grew up on stories of Crimean vacations from Soviet days.
 
2022-08-11 8:13:27 AM  
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Now the war is real.
 
2022-08-11 8:15:34 AM  
"Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.
 
2022-08-11 8:16:45 AM  
Good. Russians don't deserve vacation or leisure. Especially not in an occupied country.

Hopefully they all get killed.
 
2022-08-11 8:18:21 AM  
Oh those poor people maybe they should go home and tell everyone how terrible it is, maybe they will never come back.
 
2022-08-11 8:20:43 AM  
I think Ukraine were smart to be vague about how the base was attacked - was it missiles, or a drone, or a team working behind the lines, or partisans? Yes.

Let the Russians freak out and waste resources trying to get to the bottom of it. Meanwhile the civilian population flees and Crimea shuts down, spreading rumors in Russia about how they saw a big air base go poof while they were on the beach; that partisans are everywhere etc.
 
2022-08-11 8:21:31 AM  
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2022-08-11 8:23:41 AM  
Oh no.

Anyway.
 
2022-08-11 8:32:13 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: "Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.


Per Wiki, they had to leave Russia and were subsequently banned there by the authorities due to their reporting on the invasion of Ukarine.  So if they annoyed Putin that much, it sounds like they've been doing something right to me.

"In 2022, its headquarters were relocated to Amsterdam in the Netherlands in response to restrictive media laws passed in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. The website was later banned in the country.
 
2022-08-11 8:32:32 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: "Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.


You know that Moscow Times is independent and based in Amsterdam?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moscow_Times
 
2022-08-11 8:33:19 AM  

Polish Hussar: Another reason Russian tourists thought Crimea was a good vacation destination was longstanding tradition.  Crimea was kind of like the Soviet Union's Florida.  Hot weather and nice beaches that let people escape the cold without international travel.  So a number of these Russians probably grew up on stories of Crimean vacations from Soviet days.


In old days I went to Black Sea as child.  It was very nice.
 
2022-08-11 8:34:04 AM  
They didn't like their authentic experience, sad.
 
2022-08-11 8:34:28 AM  

Polish Hussar: a_room_with_a_moose: "Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.

Per Wiki, they had to leave Russia and were subsequently banned there by the authorities due to their reporting on the invasion of Ukarine.  So if they annoyed Putin that much, it sounds like they've been doing something right to me.

"In 2022, its headquarters were relocated to Amsterdam in the Netherlands in response to restrictive media laws passed in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. The website was later banned in the country.


Maybe they like https://english.pravda.ru/russia/ instead?
 
2022-08-11 8:41:18 AM  

Polish Hussar: a_room_with_a_moose: "Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.

Per Wiki, they had to leave Russia and were subsequently banned there by the authorities due to their reporting on the invasion of Ukarine.  So if they annoyed Putin that much, it sounds like they've been doing something right to me.

"In 2022, its headquarters were relocated to Amsterdam in the Netherlands in response to restrictive media laws passed in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. The website was later banned in the country.


they still are speaking incorrectly about Crimea though - they claim it was "annexed" and made it sound like the attack was just vaguely random.  That this is part of Ukraine and was taken during the same war going on now, does not leave room for gentle words like "annexed"
 
2022-08-11 9:07:54 AM  
Silly peasants.  They could move to Florida and Texas, become teachers, and enjoy getting out of the warzone that is education in a GOP state to go to the beach.  The oil refinery explosions are not as scary, trust me.

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2022-08-11 9:24:08 AM  

BitwiseShift: Silly peasants.  They could move to Florida and Texas, become teachers, and enjoy getting out of the warzone that is education in a GOP state to go to the beach.  The oil refinery explosions are not as scary, trust me.

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Love how the woman appears to be briskly walking for her life yet has the time to make sure she gets that last pull of a cigarette.
 
2022-08-11 9:27:50 AM  

IamAwake: Polish Hussar: a_room_with_a_moose: "Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.

Per Wiki, they had to leave Russia and were subsequently banned there by the authorities due to their reporting on the invasion of Ukarine.  So if they annoyed Putin that much, it sounds like they've been doing something right to me.

"In 2022, its headquarters were relocated to Amsterdam in the Netherlands in response to restrictive media laws passed in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. The website was later banned in the country.

they still are speaking incorrectly about Crimea though - they claim it was "annexed" and made it sound like the attack was just vaguely random.  That this is part of Ukraine and was taken during the same war going on now, does not leave room for gentle words like "annexed"


I suspect the words they chose were very deliberate.  They are outside Russia so they don't have worry about censorship, but their goal is to try to get some of the crazies back home to listen so they keep reading and can slowly be deprogrammed. In politics sometimes your goal is to fire up your base.  Other times your goal is to get people who have stopped listening to listen.  They used pretty flat and neutral language, but they throw this in...

"If proven to be a Ukrainian attack, it will be the first major Ukrainian strike on Crimea - annexed by Moscow in 2014 - since the start of Russia's six-month invasion of Ukraine. It is likely to seriously disrupt life on the peninsula, a popular tourism destination thought of until now as safe from the fighting, and bring the war closer to many ordinary Russians."

And to everyone committing the ad hominem fallacy in this thread, read the article.
 
2022-08-11 9:49:28 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Love how the woman appears to be briskly walking for her life yet has the time to make sure she gets that last pull of a cigarette.


Addiction is a hell of a thing.
 
2022-08-11 10:09:32 AM  
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2022-08-11 10:12:09 AM  
Commies don't surf!
 
2022-08-11 10:18:38 AM  
As a child, I remember our summers in Vietnam.  Oh, the smell of the rust on the concertina wire.  The stench of wolf p*** when the 105s would lay down enough fire we could didi to the beach and watch the Navy destroyers blast commie mortar emplacements.
 
2022-08-11 10:27:46 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: "Moscow Times"?

Get bent, subby.


I think you're thinking of Pravda.
 
2022-08-11 10:36:17 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: As a child, I remember our summers in Vietnam.  Oh, the smell of the rust on the concertina wire.  The stench of wolf p*** when the 105s would lay down enough fire we could didi to the beach and watch the Navy destroyers blast commie mortar emplacements.


All these moments will be lost, like ammo depots in rain of HIMARS.  Time to blyat.
 
2022-08-11 11:04:06 AM  
I wouldn't be afraid of getting hit right now if I were them, but I'd be afraid that the Ukrainians are now able to attack the Kerch bridge and I'd be stuck in Crimea when the Ukrainians finally did mount a major attack to take it back. So yeah, I'd be beating feet to get back home while I still could.
 
2022-08-11 11:40:39 AM  
In other news, Orcs go on holiday.
 
2022-08-11 12:50:33 PM  
Well they _do_ go to restaurants, since "meat is back on the menu"
 
2022-08-11 1:12:23 PM  
Back in the 90s, most western expats in Russia read the Moscow Times. It mostly focused on things of interests of the expat community (not surprising given that it was an English language only paper) Not sure what has become of them recently.
 
2022-08-11 1:54:12 PM  
Vacationing in disputed territory in the middle of a hot war?

Maybe not a good idea.

Also-- why hasn't anybody dropped that bridge going from Russia to Crimea yet?
 
2022-08-11 3:54:55 PM  

Riche: Also-- why hasn't anybody dropped that bridge going from Russia to Crimea yet?


I have been wondering that for two months.
 
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