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Russians are coming! Russia through the eyes of foreign authors

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“They occupied his mind and pacifist ideas, and he diligently

read the magazine "Massis" and Leo Tolstoy ".
Francis Scott Fitzgerald "On This Side of Paradise."


On the cinema screens - the fantastic action movie "Pacific Rim". The plot will not retell - it is fairly standard and comes down to the fact that a strong, kind, muscular American again saves the world from alien monsters. But there is a very remarkable detail in the film - a couple of Russian super warriors, more precisely a brother and sister - Alexey and Sasha Kaydanovsky. It immediately becomes clear that the author of the script is well acquainted with the “Stalker”, where one of the roles is played by Alexander Kaidanovsky. Our compatriots are beauties, a man with an indispensable, I would say, a textbook beard. And in one of the dialogs, a meaningful phrase sounds: "Russians can get everything." It was not at all about some trivial clothes or even food, but, actually, a nuclear bomb.

So, Russia and the Russian theme on the screen, in literature, in memoirs. What does an average, more or less educated American know about our country? Or, say, a European? Dostoevsky - Dyagilev - Gagarin. "War and Peace", "Swan Lake", "Solaris". And yet - the myths about the rescued princess Anastasia, the bloody horror stories about Comrade Stalin and the legends associated with Siberia. What is most surprising and frightening foreigner? First of all, space. Even from the point of view of a resident of the USA, accustomed to his cowboy prairies, the “Russian field” is something unimaginable. And a resident of a small, cozy doll Europe is completely scared, especially in winter. In the memoirs of Catherine the Great there are lines dedicated to the first impression of the endless Russian road: "We all drove and drove along the snowy plain."

Russia is sometimes perceived as a world of enchanting luxury and boundless, most often wild, untrodden roads. In this regard, recall the French computer game 'Syberia', which takes place on the territory of semi-fantastic Russia. We are confronted with the civilization of steam engines, mechanical dolls, old “merchant” taverns, wrought vignettes of the Modernist style that have survived to this day ... Life seemed to freeze at the turn of the century, and we plunge into a certain fantasy, mythological world. Although the name of the half-abandoned mining town - Komsomolsk - tells us that even the socialist industry was once in this land ... The perception of the Russian world, like fairy tales, like legends, is an old история. Most of the memoirists, describing Muscovy, the Russian Empire or, say, the Soviet Union, were amazed at the beauty and splendor of palace decorations (or, alternatively, Stalin's skyscrapers), as well as the desire of the Russian people to dress “in people” in their very best attire.

Russians are coming! Russia through the eyes of foreign authors

Here, for example, the collection "Foreigners about ancient Moscow." We read what the Europeans of the XVI-XVII centuries thought and saw as Muscovites. The Dutch merchant Isaac Massa, who was fortunate enough to see the confluence of the smart people at the entrance of the Danish duke to Moscow, wrote: “A huge crowd of people represented a wonderful spectacle. Almost all were dressed in gold brocade and multicolored silks. All the streets of Moscow were filled with people dressed in festive clothes; there were many women in the crowd, adorned with pearls and hung with precious stones. ” On this red and gold background, the high-ranking guest dress was more than modest: "His (Duke-Avt.) Dress was made of sleek black velvet and the same raincoat lined with gold and pearls." While the black velvet fashion was dictated by the Spanish court, in Russia nobody was in the business before! Unprecedented luxury, the possession of fantastic wealth, which is not and can not be among the European kings, impressed the guests of the capital. The German Heinrich Staden, describing the ceremonial vestments, limited himself to a brief comment: "... in diamonds and gold."

“The luxury of furniture and costumes was striking in its strangeness: the view was amazing,” adventurer and traveler Giacomo Casanova left such a comment about Catherine’s Petersburg. The Italian guest was struck in Russia by the combination of oriental luxury with Versailles chic, and the impassable street dirt and bumpy roads with the glitter of precious parquet floors. Catherine Casanova was first seen at one of the usual balls, where, according to the Italian, up to ... six thousand people were invited (even the most luxurious events at the French court had never been so crowded). Marquis Astolphe de Custine, who visited Nicholas Russia in 1839, subsequently wrote: “The Russian people are sensitive to everything beautiful: their customs, furniture, utensils, outfits, appearance — everything is picturesque ...”. In de Custine's book, we again find a description of fabulous riches, which, however, “border on the Russians with the inability to live,” with servility and humiliation before the tsar-father. The modeller Elsa Schiaparelli, who was famous in 1930, visited the Soviet Union in the pre-war years, wrote that Russians are Oriental people and therefore look ridiculous in European attire, and the Kremlin looks like fabulous palaces and does not look like “Louis XIV style” at all. However, she added that everyone, from young to old, is addicted to parachuting. If we analyze all the statements of foreigners about Russia, it turns out to be a rather monotonous picture - a mixture of envy, mistrust, admiration and fear.

Speaking of fashion designers. The great couturier Paul Poiret, who is considered to be the ancestor of modern fashion, considered Russian culture to be one of the most amazing and mysterious. He brought samples of folk costumes and embroideries from his voyage across Russia to use them for his creations. Monsieur Paul was fascinated by the works of Lev Bakst and Dygilev's ballet. The so-called "eastern line" appeared in Puare after the triumph of Shakherazada by Mikhail Fokin. He was interested in Russia and another genius of Parisian couture - Yves Saint Laurent, who created the Russian Seasons collection in 1976 year, where high fox hats, so popular later in ... USSR, first appeared. Remember the cap of the protagonist in the film "Irony of Fate"? And, of course, in this collection there was no shortage of red boots, colorful scarves and gold embroidery. Russia is strongly associated with luxury. Gianni Versace, who made costumes for Maurice Béjart's ballet “Leningrad Souvenir”, created a remarkable and typical image of a girl doll. High kokoshnik, bright shawl, and at the same time - the wide crinoline of the XIX century. So, Russia is a fairy tale, luxury, a combination of Western fashions with Oriental motifs and - traditionalism, sustainability, striving for immutability.

When drawing the image of a Russian person, a Western writer or, say, the author of the script, most often relies on myth-making. The English Virginia Woolf in the novel “Orlando” describes the love of her hero and Russian mistress, who arrived with the father-diplomat for the coronation of James I. The girl's name is amazing, as is the situation: “Marusya Stanilovsk Dagmar Natasha Liana from the Romanov family”, which for brevity For some reason they call ... Sasha. So, we have London at the beginning of the 17th century. A passion for the Muscovite is possible only against the background of a cruel frost and bitter cold, which England has not yet known. Russia = Winter. And again we see high caps, incalculable, inconceivable wealth, a mixture of forest wildness and aristocratic grace in the spirit of Natasha Rostov. The writer, without knowing Russia at all, habitually confused those fairy tales and symbols that she knew well from books or from gossip. She endows the Moscow noblewoman with strange skills: “Sasha did not like to talk about her former life, and then she told how she heard a distant wolf’s howl in Russia in winter and showed how it sounds.” Russia is a country of revived, more precisely, never-dying fairy tales.


Cinematographers are not far behind either. What film can we take, everywhere we will meet furs, bears, magnificently furnished ballet, hussar mentics and Cossack caps - in memory of the 1812 year, winter, loving empress in wide fizhmah and powdered wig. Gold, boyars, Chekhov, cosmodrome. And, of course, vodka. Interestingly, in the West, Catherine II is well known and loved, but at the same time, for them she is no more than a collective image of the “Russian Tsarina”. If we analyze all the screenshots dedicated to her, then we can see that in this figure there is sometimes a lot of Elizaveta Petrovna (spontaneity, disorder, passion for night feasts and libations). This is a kind of generalized-approximate zarina, luxurious, slutty and at the same time - like a man recklessly brave. The story of Mother Catherine through the eyes of a foreign author is always a love story on the verge of a foul, on the verge of decency. No wonder, in one of the publications, the famous song of the group 'Boney-M' - 'Rasputin' turned out to be dedicated to ... Catherine the Great's lover. Western music critic, without going into historical details and other "little things of everyday life", attributed Gregory Rasputin to the gallant century. However, quite recently, at the exhibition “Catherine II and Frederick II in Cinema,” the Russian sightseer seriously asked: “What, Rasputin was Catherine's lover?” What really makes fun of Hollywood?

In this regard, an interesting old film "Eagle" with the participation of the brightest silent film star - Rudolph Valentino. This is a free version of Pushkin's “Dubrovsky”, where the main character wears Circassian, not forgetting, however, about the dress coat. So, one of the actors in the picture is a certain queen, zarina. By the grip - a cross between Elizabeth and Catherine, she wears a military uniform, but in combination with a long skirt (referring to Catherine's uniform dresses). At the same time, the action of the picture takes place exactly in the Pushkin era, that is, historically - in the time of Alexander I or Nicholas I. But since Russia is a fantasy space, the zarina in the film is invented, fabulous. Like, for example, the king in Cinderella or the king Saltan.

What else is popular? The novel by Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina" - one of the most sought-after scenes in the history of cinema. In terms of the number of movie incarnations (around 30), it can be compared to it, perhaps, Hamlet or, say, The Three Musketeers. Over the years, Anna Karenina was played by leading actresses - Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Sophie Marceau, Jacqueline Bisset, Keira Knightley. Of course, the world shown in all these pictures is very far from the reality described by Leo Tolstoy, and the deep philosophy of the novel easily and without loss for the western audience is reduced to a personal tragedy of the main character. The last film adaptation - with Keira Knightley - does look like a gorgeous theatrical production, where the scene is even more conditional than even some Middle-earth or, for example, Narnia.


An interesting and paradoxical film adaptation of “Eugene Onegin” with Rafe Fiennes. It looks like a regular costume project, while, as always, illiterate. So, not satisfied with the annoying, familiar “Kalinka-raspberries”, the authors include in the narration ... the Soviet song “Oh, viburnum blooms” - Tatiana and Olga Larina sing it as a salon romance. But at the same time, the filmmakers unfold in front of us is not at all fabulously mythical, but a realistic, European world, as if it were a screen version of the novels of Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte. And Onegin is not here "like a dandy", but a real dandy. Not an imitator, what were the Russian bar-anglomany, but the real carrier of dendist habits and ideas about life.

Let us now recall the plots of the Third Reich films devoted to the “Russian theme”. So, the Kreutzer Sonata and the Station Warden (beards, vodka and hussar mentik, of course, have a place) were made on the Goebbels studio of UFA. The film Favorite of the Empress, devoted, by the way, to Elizaveta Petrovna, was very popular, and the biographical tape “This delightful ball night ...” was timed to coincide with the centenary of the birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The meaning of all these films is to show that a person with a delicate soul and significant talents is doomed to torment in the Slavic, Russian world. This is precisely related to the teachings of Alfred Rosenberg about the “Nordic component,” as the engine of progress in the sciences and arts. Therefore, the role of suffering Tchaikovsky was played by the reference German handsome Hans Shtyuve. At one time, as part of the Moscow-Berlin exposition of 1996, many articles in German were published on the Nazi perception of Russian culture. For example, the German journalist gave a description of the theatrical productions of Chekhov's plays, carried out in the Nazi period. Thus, the central actor of the play “The Three Sisters” was the “Aryan” Baron Tuzenbach, who is literally killed by the “Slavic chaos” represented by the staff captain Salty.


During the Cold War, many iconic paintings were created about the opposition of cruel, empty-headed, frantic homo-sovietics and bright, clean, daringly patriotic Americans. It was straightforward, slogan propaganda, but it simply has no right to exquisite shades and subtle nuances. Residents of the United States systematically taught to hate and fear the "red" - wild demi-people, waving banners and a nuclear bomb. So, the Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV” is a mixture of a cruel, soulless robot with a poster member of the Komsomol.

Blond, powerful, merciless, with a steel look, looking to the Bright Future, superman Drago, nevertheless, loses in the ring to the “simple American guy.” The Soviet boxer performed by Dolph Lundgren is solid, stupidly aggressive and looks like a programmed killer car, and therefore doomed to failure. The creators wanted to show that the Russian, socialist world is the same colossus with feet of clay, like Drago. Aggression - a lot, meaning - a little. The perestroika “thaw” and the rapprochement of America with the USSR reflected in the created cinema images. A positive handsome man appeared immediately - policeman Ivan Danko from the “Red Heat” ...

However, shot at the end of 1990-x, “Armageddon” shows us a drunk, overgrown ... cosmonaut Lev Andropov in a characteristic hat with earflaps and in a stale t-shirt with a red star. He does not at all look like a proud conqueror of star spaces. Before us, rather, the image of not sober plumber, who manages all his onboard equipment with wrenches and weighty fist. Well, it was a kind of Hollywood reaction to collective self-abasement, adopted in Yeltsin Russia.

... Of course, demanding a thorough knowledge of Russian culture and Soviet realities from American and French filmmakers, or, say, from English writers, would not be entirely correct. Yes, every nation has its own vision and its own myths - sometimes we also think that all Americans put their feet on the table, and the Germans inflate with beer and pick "Sweet Augustine." And the fact that the brother and sister Kaydanovsky look like typical Hollywood supermen in the blockbuster “Pacific Frontier” cannot but rejoice — after all, not the monsters, from whom again the world must be saved and the not drunken drunkards controlling the rocket under vodka stoparik. Depict supermen, it means respect. Or again afraid?
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  1. orff
    orff 26 July 2013 16: 04 New
    44
    Furs, bears, caviar. This is all that the Americans have never owned - that’s the image of Russia - the image of envy.
    But what does their cinema do with their people? I do not associate Americans with supermen, because this mass of people is always saved by one or two heroes without a clan and tribe. And who are they saving? These are plump and pig-like consumers choking on popcorn screaming about "Oh, my God!" Well, they have something proud hi
    1. S_mirnov
      S_mirnov 26 July 2013 17: 18 New
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      You should not be overjoyed that the Hollywood films mentioned the Russians in a positive light (how positive is the fact that the Russians serve under the command of an American black colonel). Russian mercenaries under the American command in my opinion is no reason to be proud.
      Yes, and this is rather an exception, we were simply written off from the category of possible opponents. But in all Hollywood films, any policeman knows - about a year to take the atomic bomb - but of course in the Russian Federation or Ukraine, where after the collapse of the USSR you can buy anything. This creates the idea that the Russians cannot control their nuclear weapons and that they need to take nuclear weapons from them before they sell everything to Benladen.
      Recently I watched a film about Russian submariners with David Dukhovny (I didn’t remember the name), so the Russians are sailing on an ancient diesel submarine with a nuclear missile, led by the old captain of the epileptic who is constantly jamming whiskey, and even remained in the Navy thanks to the blat, after some flight with victims.
      The pride of our country should be a strong army and navy led by determined patriots, a developed industry, research institutes and institutes with learned nuggets, and healthy, educated youth. That's what you should be proud of, not American blockbusters!
      And there are talented scientists, here is an example
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SEYPGqnk_0
      the Americans are just introducing the Shkodin engine, and in our country it’s unnecessary!
      Here's a domestic sniper:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5orp3C7twg
      only the army buys bourgeois farts. (however, maybe something has already changed since the video was published, who knows, tell me)
      1. JonnyT
        JonnyT 26 July 2013 20: 11 New
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        This is how Americans see us (disgusting deceitful video) Since the end of World 2, they have always cultivated in their citizens the thought of the Russian threat, that we are uncontrollable animals, capable of nothing. The main dogma of American politicians is America, the navel of the earth, doing only noble and good things, and Russian - pigs capable of only vile attack, drunk .....
        1. Klibanophoros
          Klibanophoros 27 July 2013 10: 53 New
          +5
          You need to watch the correct version and there will be no butthert!
          The film "The Phantoms of the Alpha Males of Tom Clancy."
      2. Nayhas
        Nayhas 27 July 2013 14: 46 New
        +3
        Quote: S_mirnov
        Russian mercenaries under the American command in my opinion is no reason to be proud.

        You didn’t understand what you were watching. The film specifically says that before the trouble, all countries united and created giant robots that defended their country. But then a common decision was made on the barrier and all the giant robots were reduced to one unit in Singapore. Because the film is made in the USA, the American manages the robot division, it would be naive to see Russian or Chinese in the leadership there. And now with regards to the crews. Russia, Australia, China and the united Japan-USA, all large countries washed by the Pacific Ocean are presented in a positive light. Full international, so to speak, what reproaches to Guillermo del Toro may be? Incidentally, he was a Mexican and could push the Mexican crew into the plot, but he did not. And the movie is great.
        1. Samminosh
          Samminosh 27 July 2013 20: 00 New
          0
          The Russians are sitting on the largest and most obsolete robot, after which they traditionally die. As always.

          Symbolizes.
          But there is clearly no reason to be proud.
    2. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 26 July 2013 17: 32 New
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      hi
      Well, these dumb Americans! For so many years and even centuries (!) It’s not possible to understand who such a Russian is! Well, they are stupid ...
      1. tronin.maxim
        tronin.maxim 26 July 2013 18: 44 New
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        Quote: Apologet.Ru
        Well, these dumb Americans! For so many years and even centuries (!) It’s not possible to understand who such a Russian is! Well, they are stupid ..

        Mikhail Zadornov definitely agrees with you!
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 26 July 2013 20: 29 New
        +3
        Quote: Apologet.Ru
        Well, these dumb Americans! For so many years and even centuries (!) It’s not possible to understand who such a Russian is! Well they are dumb

        The idea of ​​Russians in America is formed by hollywood, and as a rule, authors are very distant (from all Russian) people.
        It is very rare to meet a real understanding foreigner, usually all the victims
        propaganda discovering the Russian people.
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 26 July 2013 21: 14 New
          +5
          Quote: APASUS
          As a rule, authors are very distant (from all Russian) people.


          And the image is created by migrants - losers - they could not rise in Russia, but in the USA they became "second-class people". Here are scribbling tales.

          Quote: APASUS
          forms hollywood


          You know, when the film “War of the Worlds Z” was released, I decided to read the book of the same name, on which this film is based. In this, if I may say so, “work” - all are good and fluffy, but here are Russians ... If you do not want to spoil your mood, do not read. It’s disgusting - they didn’t even invent such tales even in the Cold War.
          1. Skuto
            Skuto 27 July 2013 01: 34 New
            +1
            However, judging by the book, Russian brains were enough to crush zombies with tanks, and not like the Yankees ... the shells ran out and they dump the namps.
      3. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 26 July 2013 21: 18 New
        +3
        "Well, those dumb Americans!" - unfortunately I can’t agree. For it was the Americans who were able to destroy the USSR, and not vice versa. recourse
        The one before laughing at the Americans is to look around and scratch your turnips! To ask, for example, the question of why energy carriers are in our country, and America consumes 50% of the world's energy? Why is our economy tied to the dollar? Why are the economic reforms carried out in our country written in English?
        1. shasherin_pavel
          shasherin_pavel 27 July 2013 08: 40 New
          +3
          As one politician said: "Only Americans themselves can destroy America." Russia was not lowered by the Americans, but by Russian politicians, greedy for dollars, and crap democrats, when you can not hide your extortion, but rather be proud of it. The Americans themselves did not expect such an outcome from us, but the Gorbo-Yeltsids were able to what Hitler could not. Only by smelling and tasting their chocolate, we could understand that our Soviet ice cream and our chocolate are the best in the world, and find out that the advertised miracle machines in the West are breaking down just like ours. Well, as for economic reforms written in "English", Peter also carried out reforms in the "Hogland manner".
          1. Setrac
            Setrac 27 July 2013 09: 11 New
            +2
            Quote: shasherin_pavel
            Russia was not lowered by the Americans, but by Russian politicians, greedy for dollars, and crap democrats, when you can not hide your extortion, but rather be proud of it.

            Let’s not blame everything on the Russians, but how did the victory in the Great Patriotic War - so all nations won, how did the collapse of the union - so the Russians blame, are there many Russians among the “Russian” oligarchs?
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    4. mivmim
      mivmim 27 July 2013 08: 56 New
      0
      "One or two heroes without a clan and tribe." Indeed, in the same “Rocky” - Sylvester-Italian.
  2. experienced
    experienced 26 July 2013 16: 04 New
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    Russians are coming!!! Pampers soon !!! Late ... Damn and come on fig Vanka? Now you can’t save the cologne ... wassat
    1. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 26 July 2013 18: 44 New
      +3
      hi
      Now you can’t save the cologne ...

      Not cologne, a colleague, but petroleum jelly yes .
      1. 755962
        755962 26 July 2013 19: 45 New
        +7
        Russians are coming!!!

        let them fear the unpredictable Russian Ivan ...

        And reckless and even worse ..
    2. Tersky
      Tersky 26 July 2013 20: 02 New
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      Quote: seasoned
      Russians are coming!!!

      This will be the first phrase in Russian that they hear .... laughing
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 26 July 2013 20: 11 New
        +8
        But what will happen after vodka and balalaika
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 26 July 2013 20: 22 New
          +7
          And in general, as it is somehow fuller and shorter wink
          1. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 26 July 2013 21: 19 New
            +2
            Quote: Tersky
            And in general, as it is somehow fuller and shorter


            Tersky! I saw a scanned document with a friend.
            On the Soviet uniform is a map of the Earth.
            On the map in place of the USA - Strait to them. Stalin. The author’s explanation is “the planned geographical changes when applied ... (of some kind of device)”. I'll make a pen - "Consistent"
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            2. Rattenfanger
              Rattenfanger 26 July 2013 21: 39 New
              +8
              demotivator. just demotivator. sorry ...
  3. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 26 July 2013 16: 04 New
    +7
    Represented by supermen, then respected. Or are they afraid again?

    And now, in my opinion, they are standing at a fork in the road - either to be afraid, or to respect.
    But it seems so far more afraid. Well, it's your own fault.
    1. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 26 July 2013 17: 37 New
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      hi
      Of all the countries of the world, P. Indostan openly admits his opponent as an equal and is truly afraid and hates only one country - Russia ...

      1. Jin
        Jin 26 July 2013 18: 46 New
        +6
        Quote: Apologet.Ru
        Of all the countries of the world, P. Indostan openly admits his opponent as an equal and is truly afraid and hates only one country - Russia ...


        + But * shit on what they recognize and what not. The point is that they do not want to compare with this. We are a great nation, with a long history and traditions. They are a rabble mix with God forbid 200 with a small summer history ... Such an alignment is gobbling them, it’s gobbling
      2. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 26 July 2013 19: 15 New
        +4
        hi
        One such video will “open eyes” to the Indians about the “mysterious Russian soul” more than all the Hollywood “Russian” videos of the tale ...
        1. rolik
          rolik 26 July 2013 22: 40 New
          +4
          Quote: Apologet.Ru
          One such video will “open eyes” to the Indians about the “mysterious Russian soul” more than all the Hollywood “Russian” videos of the tale ...

          It is useless for them to reveal anything, there is a clinic. You just need to stop paying attention to them and their minions, and go your own way. Let them yap.
    2. 101
      101 27 July 2013 00: 05 New
      -3
      I’ll tell you the terrible truth Nobody is afraid of us Before, they were afraid Now they look with contempt and wonder why they were afraid We were an undeserving respect for the USSR for the Americans, it seemed to us a serious opponent, and after we were blown away it is not clear to them why they clatter with us That's the truth
      1. studentmati
        studentmati 27 July 2013 00: 12 New
        +2
        Quote: 101
        I’ll tell you the terrible truth Nobody is afraid of us Before, they were afraid Now they look with contempt and wonder why they were afraid We were an undeserving respect for the USSR for the Americans, it seemed to us a serious opponent, and after we were blown away it is not clear to them why they clatter with us That's the truth


        Russia is still respected only because they are afraid. And they are afraid because there is still something to be afraid of. First of all, they are afraid that it is impossible to count us on modern supercomputers ...
        1. 101
          101 27 July 2013 19: 38 New
          0
          That’s what’s the strength, then the hero’s, however
  4. krez-74
    krez-74 26 July 2013 16: 05 New
    +4
    And also, we have bears walking the streets!
    And Lev Andropov in a T-shirt with a red star and a cap with earflaps, bust ...
    1. avt
      avt 26 July 2013 16: 18 New
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      Quote: krez-74
      And also, we have bears walking the streets!

      Quote: orff
      Furs, bears, caviar

      And the balalaika ?! I ask, where is the balalaika ?! laughing
      1. krez-74
        krez-74 26 July 2013 16: 20 New
        +3
        what Most importantly forgot ... Balalaika!
      2. Jin
        Jin 26 July 2013 16: 44 New
        +2
        And here they are our Russian folk balalaika winked "Chatter" if fa drinks
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        2. Canep
          Canep 26 July 2013 17: 17 New
          +3
          And the samovar from which we drink vodka every day? They also forgot about the samovar with vodka. drinks
          1. Dober
            Dober 26 July 2013 20: 17 New
            +7
            Quote: Canep
            And the samovar from which we drink vodka every day?

            And boots? Why no one talks about boots, which we don’t take off at all. Only sometimes we change to bast shoes. But this is rare - in Russia there are always snowdrifts everywhere. laughing
            1. igor67
              igor67 26 July 2013 20: 33 New
              +5
              Quote: Dober
              Quote: Canep
              And the samovar from which we drink vodka every day?

              And boots? Why no one talks about boots, which we don’t take off at all. Only sometimes we change to bast shoes. But this is rare - in Russia there are always snowdrifts everywhere. laughing

              Come on about felt boots, before leaving in the promised in severe frosts I always went in felt boots, I was given them at work, great shoes
            2. POBEDA
              POBEDA 27 July 2013 14: 51 New
              +1
              Well, boots? Is there at least one normal person who does not have felt boots in the country? That's right, boots are a great thing in the country or in the village! Get out on the frost in a quick way? And you get into boots for 2 seconds, and HEAT !!!! And then in 2 seconds you get out. Very comfortably!

              And put the samovar in the summer in the fresh air! Drink tea from the heart with apple jam on the open veranda so that the rain passes, the lilac blossoms and the birds chirp ... Beauty!

              And you say a hamburger with Coca-Cola .... some nonsense.
              1. POBEDA
                POBEDA 27 July 2013 15: 01 New
                0
                For some reason, it did not stick immediately
          2. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 26 July 2013 21: 21 New
            +5
            Quote: Canep
            from which we drink vodka every day?


            We do not just drink it from a samovar - at first we put frozen vodka in the form of bars of ice into it, drown and drink :)
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        4. Jin
          Jin 26 July 2013 18: 01 New
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          The standard Central Russian instrument - a balalaika is shorter ...
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 18: 07 New
            +1
            Quote: Jin
            Standard Central Russian instrument

            Two monitors, two cartridges - the third in case of misfire, two barrels what What due to the fact that the picture is not inserted, I decided to shoot computers laughing
            1. Jin
              Jin 26 July 2013 18: 14 New
              +2
              Something like that laughing

              Two in Monica, control in the system ...
      3. stroporez
        stroporez 26 July 2013 17: 28 New
        +2
        yes yes .......... balalaika theme --- not disclosed wassat
        1. 755962
          755962 26 July 2013 20: 04 New
          +1
          Quote: stroporez
          balalaika theme
      4. 755962
        755962 26 July 2013 20: 02 New
        +5
        Quote: avt
        And the balalaika ?! I ask, where is the balalaika ?!


        There she is from the back next to the barrel of vodka)))
    2. George
      George 26 July 2013 16: 27 New
      +2
      Quote: krez-74
      And also, we have bears walking the streets!
      And Lev Andropov in a T-shirt with a red star and a cap with earflaps, bust ...

      Cupid hi
      And in the film, by the way, our guy rescued these greenhouse heroes more than once.
      I also remember in the 90's the film “Russians” seems to be where our sailor (if I remember everything) was washed ashore, and hiding from the “wild” Americans, a couple of Jankowski teens find. They get acquainted, feed him hot dogs, generally give bread and circuses, we like it. I forgot the ending, but I remember exactly that our evil commissars returned for the prodigal sheep, and as a result, getting rid of the shores did not want to return.
      In general, they showed us clogged and driven. The same can be said about almost all the films. Either clogged and driven, or stupid and rude. The choice is not great.
      Represented by supermen, then respected. Or are they afraid again?

      Fear ? So respected.
      1. krez-74
        krez-74 26 July 2013 16: 43 New
        +3
        They are afraid of us, since we are as unpredictable for them as aliens from outer space! They don’t know us ... And how to know us if we do not know ourselves!
        1. omsbon
          omsbon 26 July 2013 18: 17 New
          +3
          Hello Cupid!
          How can you know yourself if you still don’t know how to play the balalaika! Shame and disgrace! I still haven’t come to me in St. Petersburg to drink vodka from a samovar. Shame! In general, we do not correspond well to the ideas of the Americans about us.
          1. krez-74
            krez-74 27 July 2013 14: 04 New
            0
            belay This is my omission! God willing, I will be corrected!
        2. George
          George 26 July 2013 18: 26 New
          +5
          Quote: krez-74
          They are afraid of us, since we are as unpredictable for them as aliens from outer space! They don’t know us ... And how to know us if we do not know ourselves!

          Solidarity good
    3. Arrogant
      Arrogant 26 July 2013 16: 55 New
      +2
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ-9fRM9qUs
      Bears will always be our symbol)))
    4. lelikas
      lelikas 27 July 2013 15: 11 New
      0
      Quote: krez-74
      And also, we have bears walking the streets!

      And they steal vodka!
  5. Stiletto
    Stiletto 26 July 2013 16: 06 New
    14
    For me, it’s better “a mixture of a cruel, soulless robot with a poster Komsomol member” than a glamorous gay man or a fat, stupid Amer.
  6. Fedych
    Fedych 26 July 2013 16: 20 New
    0
    Their opinions about us imposed by their media are similar to ours, the so-called patriotic media. Both there and back, there are many beautiful, but naive people. They are used by Komomnyaki Westerners, both mutually, primitively and in consumer terms. Neither the Russian-Russian people, nor the American authorities of their countries ever asked anything, but used them as manure and biofuel for their mutually utopian programs. V.V. Putin - for the first time in many decades, trying to break into the mass and moronic consciousness of the crowd with thought, meaning, arrangement. But nobody accepts it in Russia either, as an act of urging for real action in its own semantic, working, spiritual, intelligent, socio-political bureaucratic place. Well? - talk about others!
  7. gura
    gura 26 July 2013 16: 22 New
    +6
    From Minsk. Previously, the phrase “They are afraid, then respected!” Was popular in the USSR. It seems to me that now, at the political level, a different principle applies - they do not respect, but are afraid. Not respected - in some countries, city dwellers, at the commune level, make decisions not to sell property to Russians. After all, as a rule, not the most law-abiding emigrate to the West. Acquaintances from Atlanta, who have been living there for 24 years, say on Skype that in conversations the so-called ordinary Americans, unfriendly notes appeared. Especially after Boston. They are on the drum Chechnya, for them everything is Rush. And they are afraid, due to the unpredictability of the Kremlin. Although, why should they be afraid? Relatives of the Russian leadership (including the Duma, the Senate), starting with the districts, and stolen grandmothers for a long time in the "damned" decaying West, as we were taught! There are 100 thousand Russians in London, mostly corrupt! And the mayor of London is intensely, in circulation through the media, inviting new ones. And where is the Russian Stabilization Fund? So, they have nothing to fear.
  8. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 July 2013 16: 22 New
    +1
    Yeah .. here they are brainwashed there (in the West) .. Zadornov is right .. !!!
    1. 101
      101 27 July 2013 00: 13 New
      0
      Okay, at least Zadornov talks about America to some. There is nowhere else for the poor to know. Laughter and only If there is no way to go yourself, read about America other than Zadornov.
  9. Bigriver
    Bigriver 26 July 2013 16: 28 New
    +3
    The very phenomenon of the appearance of the image of “Superman” in American society suggests that this society lacks passionate and strong personalities that promote the order of things.
    According to the hero Al Pacino (film "The Smell of a Woman"): "You will stand in a long, gray line of American men for Central American happiness."
    The society that they built rejects them. But, and strives at the same time, in fantasies.
    Compensatory reaction.
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  11. Ivan79
    Ivan79 26 July 2013 16: 34 New
    +2
    Represented by supermen, then respected. Or are they afraid again?

    I believe that they cannot respect. Something was hammered into their brains. They are afraid, they are afraid.
    And we need their fears to be in our hands!
  12. neri73-r
    neri73-r 26 July 2013 16: 39 New
    +1
    Of course, to demand from American and French filmmakers or, say, from English writers a thorough knowledge of Russian culture and Soviet realities would not be entirely correct.


    And it would be necessary !!!
  13. Natalia
    Natalia 26 July 2013 16: 42 New
    +7
    Drawing the image of a Russian person, a Western writer or, say, the author of the script, most often relies on myth-making.

    They use not myth making they are cunning. They all know how we look, how people live with us ... we have been visiting each other for a long time. It’s just that they made us Western in our films the way we are, because we will turn out much better than them, that's why they paint: a bear on the Red Square with a balalaika under the Christmas tree drinks vodka (yes, they plowed, they’re just tired of it).
    In general, I prefer to watch our films, they cling to the soul. How to create a good movie and not spend billions of dollars, ask people like Alexey Balabanov about it ....
    1. Jin
      Jin 26 July 2013 16: 54 New
      +2
      Quote: Natalia
      Natalia (1)


      How to attach a photo, colleague? I click on the link to add from the computer, but in the end only the text ...
      1. Natalia
        Natalia 26 July 2013 17: 54 New
        +2
        Quote: Jin
        How to attach a photo, colleague? I click on the link to add from the computer, but in the end only the text ...

        Click [reply], eight icons appear above the text, click on the fourth [picture], [Insert a link to an image or select an image from a computer] appears, select select from a computer, and then where you need to take a picture from there and take it .)
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 17: 57 New
          +1
          Quote: Jin

          How to attach a photo, colleague

          Eugene, yes, you will switch to chrome or run the computer settings recovery program. Maybe some kind of failure
        2. Jin
          Jin 26 July 2013 18: 53 New
          +1
          Quote: Natalia
          Click [reply], eight icons appear above the text, click on the fourth [picture], [Insert a link to an image or select an image from a computer] appears, select select from a computer, and then where you need to take a picture from there and take it .)


          Thank you, I realized this ... But I had to figure out a bit in the Browsers, but you can see the chrome, here it’s use, it explains the glitches with the site ...

          Master Yoda love
    2. Hon
      Hon 26 July 2013 17: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: Natalia
      How to create a good movie and not spend billions of dollars, ask people like Alexey Balabanov about it ....

      Have you watched the "Gruz-200"?
      1. Natalia
        Natalia 26 July 2013 17: 56 New
        0
        Quote: Hon
        Have you watched the "Gruz-200"?

        I watched it, an extremely tough and frank film ... but it does not change the essence.
      2. Rattenfanger
        Rattenfanger 26 July 2013 18: 03 New
        +4
        Not a movie, but a slop. A rare thing. With this film, Balabanov killed himself as a director. IMHO.
        1. Natalia
          Natalia 26 July 2013 18: 56 New
          -3
          Quote: Rattenfanger
          Not a movie, but a slop. A rare thing. With this film, Balabanov killed himself as a director. IMHO.

          You are too impressionable.
          1. Rattenfanger
            Rattenfanger 26 July 2013 20: 39 New
            +3
            Not at all. I just do not have various perversions.
    3. serge
      serge 26 July 2013 22: 42 New
      +1
      Unfortunately, Balabanova will not be asked about anything ...
  14. leon-iv
    leon-iv 26 July 2013 16: 42 New
    +2
    Russians associate with them
    And all sorts of sausage emigrants are very fond of watering our homeland with feces.
    Threat Ivan Drago Delivers)))
  15. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 26 July 2013 16: 43 New
    +1
    In my opinion, the image of the Russians created by the Hollywood propaganda will not disappear from the head of the western inhabitant for a long time. And the current policy of these countries says that the other one will not be much better either.
  16. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 July 2013 16: 48 New
    +1
    Quote: Ivan79
    Represented by supermen, then respected. Or are they afraid again?

    I believe that they cannot respect. Something was hammered into their brains. They are afraid, they are afraid.
    And we need their fears to be in our hands!

    This is what we use .. A consumer society has been created there .. There is no flight of soul and scope there.
  17. Jin
    Jin 26 July 2013 16: 52 New
    0
    Why are photos not attached ??? Did the guys not run into such nonsense?
  18. pa_nik
    pa_nik 26 July 2013 16: 54 New
    0
    Quote: gura
    And they are afraid, because of the unpredictability of the Kremlin.



    And who is there to be afraid of !? request This is the Kremlin, "I twist-twirl-I want to deceive" the whole world and all-all! And only America - wow !!! Stands at the forefront of democratic values! God forbid the Kremlin will behave "not democratically". He will be aya-yay. And they don’t get along with human rights and indulge in chemical and bio labs around their country. All!! They got it. Where are our plans sixty years old and later to curb it to Russia !!! We are pulling matches - whom once again to throw for a breakthrough in the vast expanses of this "dense" country. It can turn out better than that of a hitler with a Frenchman and all those that came before them !? But Russia stands itself, not afraid .. Strange all the same, these people in this inexplicable country ...
  19. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 26 July 2013 16: 55 New
    +3
    We are the richest Russians in the world.
    Most of the world's population never had, or even saw, woolen and fur winter clothes, skates, skis, ice slides, ice rinks in yards, etc.
    In most houses in Europe, America, Australia, Asia there is no heating, at best the rich have fireplaces and electric furnaces, and in our most miserable hut there is a stove.
    This poor brotherhood envies us, fears and hates us.
    1. gura
      gura 26 July 2013 17: 28 New
      0
      You would at least hint a little that a joke. And then they might think that they envy the wretched huts with a stove! Especially the impoverished brethren in Scandinavia! Almost a pole - but there’s no clothes!
      1. Htuek
        Htuek 26 July 2013 22: 00 New
        +1
        And tell us about a rich fraternity. Cheto as problems with gas in the winter. So for them it is an emergency, but for us they only swear. And in what western country is there central heating?
      2. Corsair5912
        Corsair5912 27 July 2013 13: 07 New
        0
        Quote: gura
        You would at least hint a little that a joke. And then they might think that they envy the wretched huts with a stove! Especially the impoverished brethren in Scandinavia! Almost a pole - but there’s no clothes!

        There is some truth in every joke.
        Russia is incomprehensible to outsiders, they are not able to understand how we managed not only to survive in an almost cosmic climate, but also to create the greatest self-sufficient civilization in the world, based not on the robbery of colonies, but on the results of our own work.
        No people in the world have ever reached such heights of spirit as the Russian.
        What can the West counterpose to us, cunning, meanness, treachery, vile secret intrigues, backstabs.
        All these current contenders for world domination will not have the courage even for one Russian infantry platoon.
        I caught myself thinking that I would not want to be the target of a Russian tank attack, and even if I had the whole battalion with support units with me, we would not be a serious obstacle for these fast-moving armored monsters with red stars. And it was not at all the firepower of the Russian combat vehicles ... I saw through the binoculars the faces of the Russian tankers sitting on the towers of their tanks: in these faces there was absolute confidence that any enemy would be defeated. And this is stronger than any caliber.http: //www.war.hserpen.ru/2012/03/confessions-lieutenant/
    2. shasherin_pavel
      shasherin_pavel 27 July 2013 09: 00 New
      +1
      In Australia, in a fur coat from a bear, it was only Defoe Robinson Crusoe who walked at the equator in the skin, well, at least he did not have a stove in his house. Although it must be said about England, the mistress of the seas, the inhabitants preferred to sleep under the huge feather-beds, than to drown the house at night, even at the end of the 20th century. Fireplaces burned only in the afternoon, since coal is very expensive. But at the councils, in every yard they built a hockey court for the winter, which was what it was, now we live (I almost wrote "RICH", but there the root of the word "God") is greedier ... but we don’t build free rinks. One person told me, in 1978, that children go to football for free in Brazil, and they have prepared first places in the stands.
      1. Corsair5912
        Corsair5912 27 July 2013 17: 52 New
        0
        Quote: shasherin_pavel
        Across Australia, in a fur coat from a bear, it was only Defoe Robinson Crusoe who walked on the equator in the skin, it was good even though he did not have a stove in the house


        Actually, I was ironic over our media, which are trying to fit our lives into the lives of the inhabitants of warm countries.
        The elephant and the polar bear cannot change their places of residence, and if they do, the elephant will become wooly and the polar bear will become bald so as not to die.
        Change the climate of southern and western countries to Russian and they will also spend half of the income on heating residential and industrial premises, on clothes for the cold seasons, on snow removal, on protecting the foundations and foundations of roads from freezing, and their entire high standard of living will be instantly covered.
  20. knn54
    knn54 26 July 2013 16: 56 New
    +7
    After reading I recall M.Yu. Lermontova (Hero of our time), “Hadji Murad” L.N. Tolstoy ... Not one of the Western authors wrote so with RESPECT about the enemy.
    The West, especially now, simply cannot live without the image of the enemy. First Slavophobia, then Russophobia ... But not without exception - the MAIN positive Russian hero - E.B.N, who unleashed a war in the Caucasus and shot the Parliament from tanks. These are their criteria.
    PS The Soviet film adaptation of works about Sherlock Holmes is still the best in world cinema.
  21. Sobol
    Sobol 26 July 2013 17: 02 New
    0
    The article is one-sided. As if to us besides clothes there is nothing more to them "to welcome" soldier
  22. Jin
    Jin 26 July 2013 17: 05 New
    0
    Thank you for prompting me to do without you ...
  23. Jin
    Jin 26 July 2013 17: 20 New
    0
    Damn here from the admins is who ???? What is difficult to tell what kind of glitch is this? "Select from computer / download / add" and figs there! What a glitch ??? The photo is not attached ...
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    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 17: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: Jin
      Select from the computer / download / add "and figs there! What a glitch ??? Photo is not attached ..

      All fasten, as you see, there may be problems on your part
      1. Jin
        Jin 26 July 2013 17: 30 New
        0
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        All fasten, as you see, there may be problems on your part


        Sasha, damn it, how about mine? I follow the link: Add a file from the computer, it loads, appears in the comment, I write the text, click "Add", and the comment without a photo. I already reduced the file size ... by the way, this garbage is not the first time. Firefox browser, but I don’t think I'm alone under it what
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        2. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 17: 33 New
          +1
          Clean cookies, it can help if you don’t switch to chrome. I’m going out of chrome now. There have been no complaints so far. request
          1. Jin
            Jin 26 July 2013 17: 36 New
            0
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Clean cookies


            With this order, everything is clean, I follow the computer as if I were following the barrel (that is, I follow it well) ... right now I'll try to go under the chrome, x / z, damn it, what the hell, breaks off ... sad
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 17: 41 New
              0
              Try to insert the video or reload it on the video
              1. Jin
                Jin 26 July 2013 17: 58 New
                0
                I went all in the "chrome" like that, right now I'll try to blacken.
              2. Jin
                Jin 26 July 2013 17: 59 New
                +1
                Oops! Stopped throwing ... In short, in, under the chrome and nothing more ...
                1. Alexander Romanov
                  Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 18: 01 New
                  0
                  Quote: Jin
                  Oops! Stop throwing ..

                  Well, goodies, post your picture wink
                  1. Jin
                    Jin 26 July 2013 18: 12 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Alexander Romanov
                    Well, goodies, post your picture


                    Posted above ... Russian balalaika) Our answer to Chamberlain, Mlyn laughing hedgehog faq
                    1. Alexander Romanov
                      Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 18: 14 New
                      0
                      Quote: Jin

                      Posted above there

                      Saw laughing
                      1. Jin
                        Jin 26 July 2013 18: 23 New
                        0
                        Quote: Alexander Romanov
                        Saw


                        smile drinks
              3. Jin
                Jin 26 July 2013 18: 02 New
                0
                Quote: Jin
                Try to insert the video or reload it on the video


                Everything works, under the chrome. ATP, the matter of firefox was ...
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            2. Dober
              Dober 26 July 2013 18: 14 New
              +2
              Here, with the "Red Fox" came out.
              See if your browser has these or similar cookies. They should not be categorically there !!! (Circled) Brows - Google.
              In others, it looks different.
              1. Jin
                Jin 26 July 2013 18: 24 New
                +1
                Quote: Dober
                Here, with the "Red Fox" came out.
                See if your browser has these or similar cookies. They should not be categorically there !!! (Circled) Brows - Google.
                In others, it looks different.


                Thank you, dear, here the glitch is different, figured out, but still a huge ATP! Useful for the future, God forbid!)))
                1. Dober
                  Dober 26 July 2013 18: 59 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Jin
                  Useful for the future, God forbid!

                  You are welcome! But "whisper in confidence" - if such appear on your computer (on your browser), then on the site topwar.ru you cannot get in any way. Only through the removal of these and some other "unpleasant" things.
                  Who and for what purposes sends such cookies to the members of the forum computer, it is necessary to explain? Look at their name "DIE" in the translation "death" ...
                  1. Jin
                    Jin 26 July 2013 20: 25 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Dober
                    But "whisper in confidence" - if such appear on your computer (on your browser), then you can’t get to the topwar.ru website in any way. Only through the removal of these and some other "unpleasant" things.


                    Accepted, execute.
      2. Jin
        Jin 26 July 2013 18: 08 New
        0
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov


        That's it, Sasha, thanks, everything’s okay under chrome, it’s already unusual somehow after firefox, a little differently ...
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 18: 09 New
          +1
          Quote: Jin
          thank you

          No problem soldier
  24. Fastblast
    Fastblast 26 July 2013 17: 22 New
    +1
    In the mid-60s, good films were born in America, deep and multidimensional, but with the advent of blockbusters in the film industry, art for Americans died.
  25. pa_nik
    pa_nik 26 July 2013 17: 32 New
    +1
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    test insert


    First accidentally caught photo? laughing
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 17: 35 New
      0
      Quote: pa_nik
      First accidentally caught photo?

      Yes, but I deleted already, they’ll not get it right laughing
  26. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 July 2013 17: 34 New
    +1
    Quote: Fastblast
    In the mid-60s, good films were born in America, deep and multidimensional, but with the advent of blockbusters in the film industry, art for Americans died.

    And what kind of films we made .. Now you’re looking at some kind of surrogate you already know how it will end .. Films as well as books should take a good movie. .The son is now watching a stupid western cartoon .. (there is probably 21 frames ..) I say, look ours and I will look with you .. it's useless ..
    1. Fastblast
      Fastblast 26 July 2013 17: 51 New
      +2
      Yes, ours in this regard lasted longer, almost to the 90s, although already from the beginning of the 80s underground slag began to appear ...
      And now, what do we see? And we see cheap and one-time (semi-one-time) empty video materials with a completely linear scenario.
      Films have no souls now, no.
      Most importantly, you are right, modern films do not include the human thought process, and for the most part, they even turn it off!

      About stupid Western cartoons, I generally said nothing, you can not show this to children.
  27. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 26 July 2013 17: 35 New
    +4
    In 2005, he participated in a round table in Lithuania. First, the former vice speaker of Latvia spoke out - timidly tried to apologize for the fact that Russophobia and fear of the famous cry "Russians are coming!" Are strong in Latvia. Then came the Pole - vice-mayor of Krakow. Not exactly to the text, but it sounded something like this: “A woman spoke in front of me now and said that“ the Russians are coming ”- it’s very scary ... But I’ll tell you that if I go out to Krakow and shout to Panova! Russians are coming! Then they will shout to me joyfully - let them go, they bring money! "
    Why am I all this? - At the household level, when all kinds of paralytic politicians do not intervene, people have nothing to share. They will agree.
  28. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 26 July 2013 17: 36 New
    +3
    Russia can not understand with its mind, it is not possible to measure the common yardstick ...
    1. Dober
      Dober 26 July 2013 18: 35 New
      +2
      And why there is no PATRIOTIC continuation -

      ... "She has a special to become.
      You can only believe in Russia! "

      / F.I. Tyutchev. 1866 /

      I have always loved Russia
      'Cause she loved me
      And never part
      I am with my sweet Fatherland.

      And I'm glad to shout to her - Vivat!
      And I am glad to scream - Russia is glory!
      I'm your protector and soldier
      My beloved power.

      I could understand you with my heart
      My Russia is dear
      When I had to leave
      Leaving you for a long time.

      I traveled then half the world
      What does Homeland mean - I know
      And my lyre fell silent
      When I was in a foreign land.


      / Yu.M. Olkhin /
  29. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 26 July 2013 17: 39 New
    +3
    Dear author, what are you talking about? What scriptwriters, which, to Benin’s mother, are writers and writers? With the collapse of the USSR and the dispersal of the "Russian department" of Langley in Pin_dostan, there were no specialists in Russia at all, not excluding higher educational institutions. The last practicing Sovietologist was perhaps Robert Gates.
    A striking example of a "specialist" in Russia / USSR-black-tailed monkey with a cropped tail African American Condoleezza Rice (condom, Liza, rise!), confused Andropov and Stalin. What classics are there with the inner world of GG and the contextual thought of the work ...
  30. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 26 July 2013 17: 44 New
    +8
    Russian family in the view of the Americans.
    - Honey, I'm home!
    - Why so late?
    - On the way the bear sprained his leg - I had to solder vodka.
    - Sit down! Let's drink vodka.
    “Mom, I'll go play with the bear.”
    - Well, just drink vodka first.
    - And where is our grandfather?
    - He has been waiting in line for coupons for coupons for a second week.
    “It's good that he drank vodka before that.” And you don’t sit idle - go drink vodka too.
    -Okay, go take a walk, son, and do not forget to write a report to the KGB in the evening! And on the way home do not forget to buy vodka - it ends.
    - Darling, something's hot. Please turn off the nuclear reactor.
    - Now I’ll finish the vodka and turn it off, but for now, play the balalaika
    1. Dober
      Dober 26 July 2013 18: 43 New
      +1
      Quote: Rattenfanger
      Russian family in the view of the Americans.

      Fuck, class! good laughing wassat
      Well, everything is just like in our family ... fellow Just add that after each phrase there is a "bunch" in the form of "shiet", "beach" and "facing" laughing
      Like that -
      What a bitch! Now, just drink up this fucking vodka and turn off this fucking nuclear reactor.
      And you bitch while play there fucking balalaika.
    2. rolik
      rolik 26 July 2013 22: 48 New
      +2
      Quote: Rattenfanger
      Russian family in the view of the Americans.

      laughing laughing laughing good good laughing
      I’ll go drink vodka))))))))))))))))))) !!!
    3. Masterzserg
      Masterzserg 27 July 2013 02: 35 New
      +2
      Quote: Rattenfanger
      Russian family in the view of the Americans.
      I almost laid out the same thing, let me think I’ll go over the countersinks at the posts. And on those already laid out. Okay, I'll go look out the window at the Kremlin and admire it. laughing
  31. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 July 2013 17: 49 New
    0
    Something Sadness attacked me ..... memories .. winked Oh Russia mother ... !!
  32. Jin
    Jin 26 July 2013 18: 05 New
    0
    Hmm, guys, don’t pay attention, I don’t have any kind of growth here ... I'm trying to deal with browsers, something is buggy by quiet sadness)))
  33. Vlad_Mir
    Vlad_Mir 26 July 2013 18: 06 New
    +1
    Whatever they write or talk about Russia, it all comes down to one thing - to propagate the American way of life!
  34. CAPILATUS
    CAPILATUS 26 July 2013 18: 14 New
    +9
    Dear Galina, thanks for the article, but I'm afraid you are far from understanding how in the West (I will take North America) Russians are perceived, apparently due to the fact that they never lived in the West. I think for a start it is necessary to divide the population of the West into layers, since in the understanding of different layers Russia is perceived differently. There is only one layer - ordinary hard workers who have never left their side (you will be surprised, many do not even have passports!) For them are Russians ... on the drum, they don’t know ANYTHING about them, despite the films, etc. If you meet such a person in a tavern, he / she, the narrow one that you are a Russian, will drink with you with pleasure, talk about this, that is, they will perceive you as a neighbor living across the road. Geography is tight - somewhere in the north. And such are the majority.
    Layer two (you revealed it a bit in the article, they know a little more about Russians), Russians are associated with: vodka, snow and cold (including communication), by the way, the truth is, the vast majority of Russians living in the West are unfriendly (even in relation to to compatriots), manners are rude. Balalaika and dancing bears - perhaps not. With better geography, they know that this is a big country and that on the one hand is Europe and on the other is China.
    Layer three. People who know even more about Russia, possibly have worked with professionals, familiar with products manufactured in Russia, etc. Russians for them are very intelligent and educated people who work a lot and are not afraid of hard work (in North America, a lot of Russians are employed at a construction site and truckers in trucks). Every second is a great hockey player. The Russians make excellent weapons and devices, which, despite their cumbersome appearance, work perfectly and never break. Russians make cheap cars that break down, but very cheap. Geography is even better, besides there is even an understanding that Moscow and Russia are two different things. Russians prefer strong drinks.
    There are still layers, but these three are the main ones.
    Here, as it were, a look "from the inside."
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 26 July 2013 18: 29 New
      +1
      And add from myself to your koment hi : MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS AND WOMEN love ALSO WITH US! good
    2. rolik
      rolik 26 July 2013 22: 50 New
      0
      Quote: CAPILATUS
      . With better geography, they know that this is a big country and that on the one hand is Europe and on the other is China.

      You speak with geography ??? Well, yes, yes, with geography in America everything is super. Especially among presidents lol
    3. Albert1988
      Albert1988 26 July 2013 23: 08 New
      +1
      You big +! I will gladly subscribe to your every word — in essence, most Americans, and Europeans too — are not evil, they do not hate Russia and Russians. What we see in films and other products of Western mass culture is the essence of propaganda, by the way, many in the West are already quite tired of it, sometimes to the point where people themselves are beginning to become interested in real Russia, since the Iron Curtain is good in the past, there is the Internet and our compatriots actively present in it. Plus, many foreigners come to us, including students - I myself observe a bunch of Amerian and European students at MSU all year round (though there are a lot of them all the same in the summer wink ) And nothing - they are very willing and friendly to communicate with ours, and after all, these people are not just foreigners but their future intellectual elite, so there are positive changes, and over time, I hope, there will only be more.
      And we, Russians, I think we need to stop being offended that we are not portrayed there, the main thing is that we are portrayed in a positive light)). Do not forget that Russia is a separate huge civilization with a rich culture, ancient history and a powerful language. Even if the West really wants to understand and learn us, then it will take him a long time)))
      1. Setrac
        Setrac 27 July 2013 07: 35 New
        +2
        Quote: Albert1988
        most Americans and Europeans too - people are not evil

        Ordinary Americans may not be evil, but their leaders want to get our natural resources, as the Americans say - "Nothing personal, just business!" And when the state orders these “ordinary” Americans and Europeans will come to Russia to kill, rob, rape, as has happened several times. And there is no need to campaign here, how nice and nice they are, the parents of the murderer and the rapist also tell tales in court, what kind and good son they are. On behalf of these "gambling" destroyed Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, now they are killing the Syrians.
        1. Albert1988
          Albert1988 27 July 2013 17: 53 New
          0
          Let's just say those who come
          Quote: Setrac
          kill, rob, rape
          - These are not ordinary Americans, but specially trained and trained professional killers. As a matter of fact, the professional army in the USA and in Europe was created only to make it easier to carry out interventions - ordinary amers and Europeans will no longer simply go to kill someone at the behest of them, and if they do, then many of them will start to oppose this, which means society learns about what’s happening in the war without any Manning, and you understand the Vietnamese scenario for yourself, so “ordinary American guys” are hardly enemies to us, but their “rams” with “captains of America” that serve in their army are really real a threat
    4. serge
      serge 26 July 2013 23: 21 New
      0
      In Europe, the attitude towards Russians is about the same as in America. Hard workers, as a rule, are interested, and the image of the Soviet Union played an important role in this. It is easy and simple to communicate with techies with higher education. The middle class is more distantly held, the most dumb and hostile part of it is the creative intelligentsia. You feel the most sincere love for Russians when you go to European shops (if it’s not Germany, where they don’t like anyone, it seems).
  35. Smersh
    Smersh 26 July 2013 18: 20 New
    +1
    After all the wars lost by the west by us, they fear us the most
  36. Viacheslav
    Viacheslav 26 July 2013 18: 23 New
    0
    Good article! Thank!
  37. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 26 July 2013 18: 33 New
    +1
    The most gratifying thing is that the Russian man is smarter, kinder, more compassionate than all those who try to put us in an unfriendly light, for me it’s their inferiority and nothing more, it’s hard to be with someone who is much better than you, and horror stories in packs, that’s causing trouble laughing
  38. Master Taiga
    Master Taiga 26 July 2013 18: 36 New
    -2
    It is foolish to make up an opinion of Russians on a single idiotic comic book movie. Alas, no setback. To the author minus.
  39. ed65b
    ed65b 26 July 2013 18: 41 New
    +3
    I started reading the article, well, I think now, judging by the beginning, the author will unfold. it all came down to an excursion into the history of fashion. A toy dragged to what? such toys are darkness about Russia, for example, the mega-popular Command & Conquer, the equally hyped Company of Heroes: Eastern Front, and about shooters you can only envy any actions in Russia, or Russians as the main character or his opponent. In general, the article was not inspired. But Ivan Drago is handsome, unlike the author.
  40. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 26 July 2013 19: 09 New
    +5
    "The benefits of communicating online are that you are Russian.
    1. Everyone thinks you have a tame fighting bear.
    Cons from being Russian.
    1. You don’t have a manual battle bear !! "
    Actually, the demand for "Russian" in the world is huge. On a skilled, strong, merciless fighter, infinitely inventive, unpredictable and invincible man. We predict the Russian only in one thing - he will not fight for evil for anything. And there is no need to offend the weak with him. Oh no! And if this terrible type is forced to turn to friends ... laughing That's how we always perceived. This “Ivan Drago” is not an image of a Russian in the West, it is a manipulative object of fooling, which, by the way, didn’t work very well.
    And our grief is ... in that "You DO NOT have a manual fighting bear !!"
    1. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa 27 July 2013 11: 21 New
      0
      This can be fixed, there are bear nurseries, half a thousand rubles from you and the ability to raise a bear in the Russian fighting style.
  41. Konsmo
    Konsmo 26 July 2013 19: 15 New
    +4
    And here is Kamarinskaya on the balalaika, as it should.
    A Kamarino man walked around and took off his pants and runs along the street.
    Concert
    (Russian army in the Vatican) L'armata Russa in Vaticano

    Balalaika for 23-50 seconds.
  42. Humen
    Humen 26 July 2013 19: 28 New
    +1
    However, shot in the late 1990s, Armageddon shows us a drunken, overgrown ... cosmonaut Lev Andropov in a characteristic cap with earflaps and in a stale T-shirt with a red star.


    But just envy of our astronauts, who did what they could not.
  43. Rezun
    Rezun 26 July 2013 20: 38 New
    +1
    You must step, step!
    Show Amer via RT "Hot snow" or "Descended from heaven! A couple of months will come to their senses ...
  44. Rumata
    Rumata 26 July 2013 21: 32 New
    +8
    Not everything is so badly described by the author at the end, but there are also such nonsense of schizophrenics, though from Canada-
  45. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 26 July 2013 22: 03 New
    +2
    Oh, I’ll go and give the bear vodka, otherwise the poor thing freezes.
    1. Rattenfanger
      Rattenfanger 26 July 2013 23: 09 New
      0
      Isn't it easier to turn on the reactor?
  46. Sonik
    Sonik 26 July 2013 23: 23 New
    0
    Quote: JonnyT
    This is how Americans see us (disgusting deceitful video) Since the end of World 2, they have always cultivated in their citizens the thought of the Russian threat, that we are uncontrollable animals, capable of nothing. The main dogma of American politicians is America, the navel of the earth, doing only noble and good things, and Russian - pigs capable of only vile attack, drunk .....

    Of course, in fact, it’s nonsense, but only in the human factor (it runs from the machingan and not only)), and the development of technology will probably be like that in the near future, which has almost come for these technologies. everything that is shown already works, albeit in experimental versions, everything can be viewed on YouTube too. and pipilats naughty without reloading with heavy bursts, and this is not even a small thing, but a mikrashka caliber for such ammunition))
    1. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa 27 July 2013 11: 25 New
      0
      The beast does not run to the catcher now))) Smiled.
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  48. loki565
    loki565 26 July 2013 23: 35 New
    +1
    A few drawings almost in topic





  49. loki565
    loki565 26 July 2013 23: 38 New
    +1
  50. 77bor1973
    77bor1973 26 July 2013 23: 53 New
    0
    The most interesting thing is that the Americans themselves do not understand in their culture, the most educated know the name Shakespeare and are familiar with some of his works.
    1. ratuld
      ratuld 27 July 2013 07: 22 New
      0
      Well this is a fact !!!
      Somehow I was just recently shell-shocked
      asked the American graduate student in St. Petersburg about Tarantino Coen ....
      ... the future degenerate spy looked at me with such eyes - that I thought that maybe I'm not talking about that America.
      And there is another ...
      ....in the other place.