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Mikhail Zadornov: the smell of the West (continued)Sometimes I receive such interesting materials that I really want to share. I wrote a lot about the West and Western democracy. And I am pleased that many today pay attention that "Zadornov warned." But there are people who know better than me what is happening in the same America, Europe ... It seems to me that it is interesting to read not a “professional satirist” who has already been harassed by many, but those who know the situation from the inside and can share their impressions.


Maxim Faldin, co-founder of the online supermarket Wikimart.ru

Stanford students measure the attractiveness of Russia by the number of Russians who return home. Every year, two or three people from Russia come to Stanford Business School. And as much end. How many leave back? Until 2004, almost no one returned. The sun, clean air, smiling people around, the rule of law and true democracy did not let go. But now the situation has changed dramatically: everyone began to return. In addition to rare and very special exceptions.

I graduated from Stanford in 2009 year. And immediately flew to Moscow - 48 hours after receiving a diploma. Why? In Russia, it is interesting. Highly. And it is good. Recently - very good.

During my years in business school, regularly flying from sunny California to bustling Moscow, every time I felt as if I was transferring from a Toyota Prius to a Porsche Cayenne Turbo — changing an ecologically clean and inexpensive paradise for impotent people to a machine that could cause ecstasy even from a Tibetan monk . And I really liked it.

First, you see, Russia is a country of enormous opportunities for self-realization. In America, you are a small screw in a large mechanism or a large screw in a well-functioning machine. Size does not matter: your place is predetermined. You are always mediocrity, because you are not born there, because you don’t know much, you don’t feel, you have a funny accent - there’s a lot more. In Russia, the Stanford graduate is the elite, whatever he does. Like you hundreds, maybe a couple of thousand in the whole country.

Secondly, I noticed that all emigrants are unhappy. I have never met a harmonious happy expat. And I saw hundreds, if not thousands. They all ran away from themselves, not from the country. However, most of them are in the denial - in a state of depreciating denial, as psychologists say. They write nasty things about Russia, predict a quick death for the economy, a prison for President Vladimir Putin and "pity" everyone who remains. The unfortunate people fled from their internal problems, which in many respects had nothing to do with the country. But they did not become happier. They just became more strangers, especially for themselves.

Thirdly, Russia is beautiful. There are at least two things that I don’t get tired to admire: culture and women. Some will call nature, but I disagree. Too much traveled the world not to know that Russian nature is a nightmare, and the weather is the worst in the world! But what theaters, what girls! It all depends on the priorities ...

Fourthly, I live in Moscow and love this city. Moscow has never been as beautiful as this year. Have you walked along the Boulevard Ring this winter? It is wonderful! Did you notice how beautiful March 8 spring was? This need to think more and talk!

Starting from 2005, the city improved every year, and when the beekeeper was driven off in a cap, Moscow was radically transformed. And now it is very good. At least me and my family.

Fifth, emigration is from a past life. Today, if you are not a politician or a public servant, countries are secondary. For a creative person, with inner harmony, it is much more important than what to do, and not the place in which to live. It should be so interesting to live, to capture the spirit every day: sports, prospects at work, books, acquaintances, novels, achievements, plans. And there is no time to think about the Crimea, elections, and all sorts of nonsense.

Sixth, democracy, developed countries, “everything is by the rules” is not always good. I say tougher: it is not always more freedom. After all, this is about personal freedom and how you define it. Do you think democracy is good? Remember this when you are forced to pay half the annual salary for an innocent comment about abortion or religion. Lack of corruption - cool? Think again after you have spent half a day in the precinct, instead of a three-minute conversation with the DPS, explaining why you gave it backwards on the freeway. Are there polite people? Have you seen the women on the streets of San Francisco ?! I hope no. Do they live longer? And who told you that this concerns immigrants? Unhappy people do not live long.

I want to add. For example, Norway today is proud to have suspended cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of Russia. And now take a look at life in Norway. Yes, they live a satisfying and well-off. But the state en masse takes away children from perfectly normal parents. You can lose a child, including for the totality of such “crimes” as: you went out for a walk with him after 8 evenings, swaddled not on a special changing table, fed you not with what was prescribed ... And if you slapped the pope, or if you raised vote…

And in Sweden? An acquaintance of a journalist who lives in Stockholm told me that he wanted to take away an 7-year-old daughter after she refused to eat candy at school, saying that she had a post. The next day, a commission from the guardianship authorities came to their house, opened a case for him. The investigation lasted a year! Thank God, he managed to defend his child.

In Finland, schools hold gay meetings. Children ask questions, gay people answer. “How did you manage to become such a hero? Share your experience, please! ”They give flowers, as we once gave to veterans.

By the way, Breivik is also a child in the past. Here such Breivikov and brings Europe today.

The poetess Margarita Sosnitskaya wrote a wonderful article for the magazine "Youth". I will quote her words: “Russian people are synonymous with conscience. Pure or black is another matter. Russian and conscience are inseparable concepts. In foreign languages, the word "conscience" itself ... NO! How can we talk about some understanding of Russian, if there is no one of the basic concepts about us. Or how can Russian be subjected to psychoanalysis according to Freud? This is putting on a Cinderella's bear paw. The comparison is elegant, on the verge of a fairy tale. But in reality, everything looks uglier and nastier. And most importantly - it hurts. And not a shoe. He is neither cold nor hot. And the bear ?! But it all starts with the Russian language. And the language ends. The language is the prelate. ”
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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 31 March 2014 07: 09
    +22
    In foreign languages, the word "conscience" itself ... NO
    It seems to me that there’s not even such a concept. Okay, I’ll check whether I meet amer or a European scholar — I’ll ask if he knows what conscience is. I won’t answer, I’ll give her a single belly. So it’s easy for general brain prophylaxis. laughing
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 31 March 2014 07: 57
      +17
      Quote: "I have traveled the world too much not to know that Russian nature is a nightmare and the weather is the worst in the world!"
      ================================================== ===============
      That's the whole point, traveled the world. But in Russia, no!
      The author still has a lot of surprises lol
      1. Weniamin
        Weniamin 31 March 2014 09: 37
        +9
        I absolutely agree with you. As far as I understand from the article, the whole trip to Russia for this businessman was limited to Moscow Region. I would see how he would sing after visiting the upper Lena, the Baikal Range, the Sayan Mountains, the Yenisei.
      2. CALL.
        CALL. 31 March 2014 09: 59
        +7
        He traveled too much around the world to not know that Russian nature is a nightmare,




        I also traveled around the world, but I will say my own: better than Russia, its people, its nature, and its women (he is right here). That would Strangers did not talk about it. Yes, beautiful abroad, but there is someone else's.
        1. infinite silence ...
          infinite silence ... 31 March 2014 13: 21
          +2
          That would Strangers did not talk about it.


          And what will strangers say about the fact that without a passport you can visit different climatic zones? for one vacation?)))

          From envy all this .... From envy!
        2. Corsair0304
          Corsair0304 31 March 2014 14: 16
          +4
          The author would have tried just like fishing for fishing somewhere in Germany. And make a fire, put up a tent, boil the fish soup under .... (who prefers what there), and with a guitar? Yeah, schaz. The neighbors immediately knock on the police, the penalty is incredible. That nature is there as in a museum - you can watch, you can’t touch.
          And that we have filthy places - we’re spoiling ourselves, they don’t come from Europe with garbage bags, they don’t pour it ...
          If the one who reads this tomorrow throws the goby not to the curb, but to the urn, maybe we will still have places like in the photo.
      3. Rusin Dima
        Rusin Dima 31 March 2014 10: 02
        +2
        I also do not agree about the weather and nature, especially considering the length of our country
    2. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 31 March 2014 08: 11
      0
      In foreign languages, the word "conscience" itself ... NO
      It seems to me that there’s not even such a thing. Okay, I’ll check whether I meet amer or a European scholar — I’ll ask if he knows what conscience is. I won’t answer, I’ll give her a single belly. So it’s easy for general brain prophylaxis.
      they and we have a different mentality and we must live in their midst to understand them, and vice versa.
    3. thrower
      thrower 31 March 2014 08: 13
      0
      So you need to cheer up, and then ask)))

      And it will be insulting, I saw an American, spoke with him, but the slap of happiness did not give))
    4. stillrat
      stillrat 31 March 2014 14: 32
      0
      Do not be afraid that then the rest of your life conscience will he torment? After all, he is still a man, albeit a stupid man, but
  2. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 31 March 2014 07: 10
    +14
    Easy and fun article.
    Yes, and more. Itself did not travel the world, but this remark intrigued:

    Russian nature is a nightmare, and the weather is the worst in the world

    For example, I believed that in Germany there is no nature as such, only lawns ...
    1. smart Fox
      smart Fox 31 March 2014 20: 14
      +1
      I join in Europe is not nature. and an environment shaped by extreme rationality.
    2. Mainbeam
      Mainbeam April 1 2014 16: 39
      0
      My friend went to Germany to live. Wrote me:

      The statements made by the poetess seem clumsy.

      As for the German language: böses Gewissen verrät sich selbst - "the cap is on the thief",
      but literally: a bad conscience gives itself away.

      Or: ein reines Gewissen ist das beste Ruhekissen - "calm is the one with a clear conscience",
      verbatim: a clear conscience is the best pillow.

      More: ohne Gewissen daraus zu machen - "without a twinge of conscience".
  3. raf
    raf 31 March 2014 07: 11
    +3
    There is no concept of conscience? How is it? And how then to live? Like animals, they also have no concept of "conscience"! Live strictly following the law? You can't go far on bare law!
    1. sso-xnumx
      sso-xnumx 31 March 2014 09: 17
      +3
      animals have a sense of guilt, which means they have a conscience. My dad was just like our doggie (ordinary mongrel), a lump of land with a freshly planted bed with a freshly planted onion shuganul (it was hot for the dog, he was long-haired). He jumped over the fence, and dad began to straighten the bow, then someone felt him on the back touches. He looked around - our dog is sitting behind him and gives a paw to him, and his eyes are guilty and asking for forgiveness.
      But for Western "people" conscience is replaced by the law! He managed to do meanness according to the law, so he is right ... Mikhail Nikolaevich is right when he says that Europeans do not have a soul. And in my opinion they are all "gifted and friendly people"
    2. zao74
      zao74 31 March 2014 13: 45
      +1
      Here we live: we try according to the law, but it turns out (for the majority) according to our conscience! Because we have a soul! And they only have a body (stomach and ass).
  4. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 31 March 2014 07: 13
    +19
    that Russian nature is a nightmare, and the weather is the worst in the world! Here I strongly disagree !!!!!!! Our country occupies half the planet and everywhere in different ways. To know the Russian nature, Russia needs to go round and round, which is not very simple, but possible!
    1. paul1992
      paul1992 31 March 2014 07: 23
      +7
      apparently the author didn’t go further than the Botanical Garden request
      1. mamont5
        mamont5 31 March 2014 07: 31
        0
        Quote: paul1992
        Maxim Faldin, co-founder of the online supermarket Wikimart.ru

        Who! Maxim Faldin, co-founder of the online supermarket Wikimart.ru or M. Zadornov? Zadornov traveled around the country and loves nature. As he described the nature of the Far East.
        1. paul1992
          paul1992 31 March 2014 07: 46
          0
          if you thought, you would understand that this comment on Zadornov has nothing to do with it ...
      2. dmitriygorshkov
        dmitriygorshkov 31 March 2014 08: 37
        +5
        Quote: paul1992
        apparently the author didn’t go further than the Botanical Garden

        No, the guy had in mind the nature of the flyover of the third transport ring at the exit to the fifth cranked lane!
        He is a major from the new generation. Even a couple of years ago it was in vogue to find fault with everything Russian. They are very shy of what they call "leavened patriotism." And the fact that they have at least such patriotism is already good. and Russian nature.
        1. Shaki's memory
          Shaki's memory 31 March 2014 11: 07
          +1
          A couple of years ago, such people were in vogue to find fault with everything Russian. They are very shy about what they call "leavened patriotism." And the fact that they have at least such patriotism is already good. With age and experience, an understanding of Russian nature will come.

          laughing And there and love kvass for long)))
    2. Strezhevchanin
      Strezhevchanin 31 March 2014 08: 08
      +2
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      Russian nature

      Still need to recommend watching the movie "Happy People".
    3. Rohon
      Rohon 31 March 2014 08: 15
      0
      Respect and respect ...
    4. wulf66
      wulf66 31 March 2014 10: 27
      +4
      I completely agree with you! In the photo I, in 1973, against the backdrop of the Avachinsky volcano before climbing. Where else is such beauty? I think a lot of people can still not lay out such materials.
  5. siberalt
    siberalt 31 March 2014 07: 14
    +6
    The people - the native speaker of the Russian language is invincible! In schools, you must learn Russian alphabet. Already incorporated in it truths.
  6. mad
    mad 31 March 2014 07: 14
    +3
    God save us from such "democracy"
  7. denni
    denni 31 March 2014 07: 16
    +1
    Hmm, a deep analysis of life beyond the hillock - and on the other side of the hillock
  8. major071
    major071 31 March 2014 07: 23
    +11
    In all with the author I agree, except for nature. Having wandered around Russia, I realized that each of its corners has its own unique charm. Have you ever seen a feather grass field in spring? When the blooming feather grass caresses the wind. And the Kola Peninsula with its lakes? And Siberia with its rivers and taiga. You can list for a long time, but such a nature does not exist in any country in the world. IMHO. hi
    1. Shaki's memory
      Shaki's memory 31 March 2014 11: 09
      +1
      Yes, just climb on the Kukuy tower in the Novgorod and look around .. RACE !!!!!
    2. Evg_K
      Evg_K April 1 2014 13: 27
      0
      In all with the author I agree, except for nature.
      And I agree with the author. Really nature is a nightmare.
      Having wandered around Russia, I realized that in every corner of it there is its own unique charm
      That is charm without question.
      Have you ever seen a feather grass field in spring?
      Yeah. In the distant childhood. And also Kalmyk steppes, flat as a table and forty-degree heat.
      And Siberia with its rivers and taiga.
      Yeah. When you look from the side, for example from a helicopter, it's beautiful. When you cross the taiga route, there’s something close to a nightmare, especially if you need to maintain a straight profile after rain. Well, there’s still midge, mosquitoes from which you see all the charm of nature because of the mosquito net, and instead of the wonderful smell of coniferous forest, you only smell your smoky encephalitis in a mixture of death and tar.
      but such a nature does not exist in any country in the world.
      Is not a fact. In Egypt, he looked at the salt desert. There is also the worst nightmare.
  9. Ilja 22
    Ilja 22 31 March 2014 07: 25
    +3
    Thirdly, Russia is beautiful. There are at least two things that I never tire of admiring: culture and women. Some will still name nature, but I do not agree. He traveled too much around the world not to know that Russian nature is a nightmare and the weather is the worst in the world!

    That's right, this cannot be taken away, but with nature, in vain ... nature has the most beautiful places in our country, and I am proud that I live in this country !! hi
  10. vjatsergey
    vjatsergey 31 March 2014 07: 27
    +5
    Well, the Kolyma nature and weather are quite happy with me, and the beauty of the wild taiga is generally incomparable. Here I do not agree with "Russian nature is a nightmare, and the weather is the worst in the world", here if winter, then winter, and summer, so summer. And now what a beauty - it's sunny, the snow is sparkling, go outside the village and you will see squirrels that almost take food from their hands, and how beautiful bullfinches are!
  11. mamont5
    mamont5 31 March 2014 07: 29
    0
    So - people begin to understand that Russia is a country of great opportunities.
  12. Strezhevchanin
    Strezhevchanin 31 March 2014 07: 29
    0
    Brains swim back and it pleases !!! In general, the approach is correct, people who like to live there stay there, and those who said "not mine" go back home. We kind of broke the old scheme, when high-level specialists were lured there by a beautiful picture and when they arrived there ...... well, you know, Russians do not give up and start swallowing this pill until the end, knowing in advance about all the delights of the side effect !!! To all hi
  13. Sergg
    Sergg 31 March 2014 07: 30
    +1
    Russia is almost the only oasis in the world of common sense, culture, spirituality. No, we certainly perish along with the rest of the world, but Russia is the only country that can save the modern civilization of people.
  14. Mihail177
    Mihail177 31 March 2014 07: 31
    +3
    So the kids are trying to fence off all sorts of TV-shnyh "real boys" and "houses" and so on, they waved this rubbish. And stsuki show at the best time! Why not sabotage?
  15. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 31 March 2014 07: 32
    +1
    In Russia, a Stanford graduate is an elite, no matter what he does. There are hundreds of you, maybe a couple of thousand for the whole country.
    Today, if you are not a politician or civil servant, countries are secondary. For a creative person, with inner harmony, it is much more important than what to do, and not the place in which to live. Life should be so interesting that it takes your breath away every day: sports, prospects at work, books, dating, novels, achievements, plans. And there is no time to think about Crimea, elections and all sorts of nonsense.

    The little thing is filthy abomination.
    Stanford alumni in Russia are loafers and riddlers who are not capable of anything useful.
    Reasoning of a stateless person and a hereditary parasite.
    1. Fox
      Fox 31 March 2014 07: 53
      0
      yes, I agree, a kind of Makarevich, in his youth, weakened an article.
    2. ty60
      ty60 31 March 2014 22: 35
      0
      for the most part, they are managers. From the point of view of people working with technology, they are managers. They don’t even imagine how they work.
  16. Quantum
    Quantum 31 March 2014 07: 35
    +4
    The Russian language, or rather, its internal essence, its diversity of transmission
    the information at the quantum level is simply amazing! Yes, at the quantum
    level! No one can understand from the aliens, such a message: Do you know that I can not understand ...? Or, something like this: Do you know how to get through ...?
    As in quantum physics: an excited electron - can be
    simultaneously at countless points of observation! That is, in the dictionary
    the Russian person, when presenting the question, there is always a simultaneous confirmation and denial of the type: yes, no? And this, he can understand
    only a resident of Russia.
    1. Shaki's memory
      Shaki's memory 31 March 2014 11: 15
      +4
      We are, after all, rather Asians rather than Europeans .. And most likely we will never become them .. if for 99% of Europeans "blue" is a GEI, then for 99% of Russians blue is "P @ D @ R @ SY" and so it will be always .. And no democracy will fix it. And if in my presence democratically they spit in the RUSSIAN FLAG or touch a girl, I sooooo not democratically hang up zvuudels .. Here I am so authoritarian ..
  17. f.lourens
    f.lourens 31 March 2014 07: 39
    +3
    About nature and weather, I think the author jokingly said that nature is the best in the world. I live in Altai myself and I know what I'm writing. hi foreigners who come to our friends who are familiar with our boiling water from our nature say that it’s better here than in Switzerland ... it’s a pity we don’t understand much about it. Well, what about such a thing as conscience ... tourists from the USA definitely don’t have this concept .. but if from Eastern Europe and Asia I would argue with the author ... repeat article plus
    1. Strezhevchanin
      Strezhevchanin 31 March 2014 07: 56
      0
      It’s just that the boy has visited few places except Moscow.
  18. Stinger
    Stinger 31 March 2014 07: 45
    0
    In general, as in that ditty "Do not marry girls, nothing good ..."
  19. tokin1959
    tokin1959 31 March 2014 08: 02
    -1
    this makes no sense
  20. Barakuda
    Barakuda 31 March 2014 08: 09
    +2
    "Some will name nature yet, but I disagree. I have traveled the world too much not to know that Russian nature is a nightmare, and the weather is the worst in the world!"

    Yes, I’m on the drum, what a weather! In Tyumen, he swallowed air from the ramp of the plane - HOMELAND! I’m generally silent about Altai ... Yes, I don’t have to go far, I still remember during the Union, the train started in the Urals for 7 hours (some kind of accident near Kazan), the floor of the train spilled out - it covered bedspreads, campfires were made up, guitar, button accordion, and all around the mountains and pines .. beauty! No one regretted the delay.
  21. Barakuda
    Barakuda 31 March 2014 08: 28
    -2
    Quote: Strezhevchanin
    It’s just that the boy has visited few places except Moscow.

    Take out all the garbage from the Moscow Region (for example, to Alabama), and there is beauty ..
  22. maxim1
    maxim1 31 March 2014 08: 28
    0
    Quote: GSH-18
    That's the whole point, traveled the world. But in Russia, no!
    The author still has a lot of surprises

    It should be noted that the author was almost everywhere where there are Russians.
    Everywhere in Russia - by definition.
  23. Barakuda
    Barakuda 31 March 2014 08: 35
    0
    The author is sent to Kamchatka, Zadornov has a sidekick there (in a good way) smile and let the crab bring it ..
  24. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 31 March 2014 08: 40
    +2
    from the Don.
    I read the opus of the Martian about Russia. A word of flying.
  25. ed65b
    ed65b 31 March 2014 08: 42
    +2
    Nature yes, but mosquitoes are evil. when I saw a woolen mosquito in the taiga, it precipitated. the reptile assimilated to the cold, the coat covered laughing Well, the article is more likely another zadornov essay with morality and conclusions.
    1. Evg_K
      Evg_K April 1 2014 13: 33
      0
      when I saw a woolen mosquito in the taiga, it precipitated. the reptile assimilated to the cold, the coat covered
      Yeah. Encephalitis ticks have blue and blue eyes.
  26. Barakuda
    Barakuda 31 March 2014 08: 56
    +2
    Quote: ed65b
    Nature yes, but mosquitoes are evil. when I saw a woolen mosquito in the taiga, it precipitated. the reptile assimilated to the cold, the coat covered laughing Well, the article is more likely another zadornov essay with morality and conclusions.

    And I sometimes make fun of us ... Throw a piece of sugar, tear mosquitoes on the fly .. And many believe, especially after the tales of deer eaten by mosquitoes.
    1. Hort
      Hort 31 March 2014 09: 40
      +3
      hkhikh, somehow we drove into a forest rivulet for an uproar, and there was an old barn nearby (the village used to be there), so a big flock of gadflies stuck behind the machine, and of such a size that it felt like you would get out of the car and carry it under your arms taiga and there will devour laughing
  27. Arbatov
    Arbatov 31 March 2014 09: 03
    0
    The article is focused on gold and gilded youth. That's right, you need to work with them too. It's already good to molt over a hill, it's time to work at home.
    1. ded10041948
      ded10041948 31 March 2014 10: 05
      +1
      They work in sweat. In the night clubs!
  28. STALGRAD76
    STALGRAD76 31 March 2014 09: 04
    0
    Is it more comfortable for the author to make money here? He does not care, for him this is a "territory" where he personally is more comfortable that's all. Well, on the other hand, it is also not bad if people of various kinds of activity feel drawn to Russia. This does not apply to any homosexual.
  29. Cossacks
    Cossacks 31 March 2014 09: 10
    0
    Continue ... the first part was better.
  30. Tiamat2702
    Tiamat2702 31 March 2014 12: 58
    0
    .... that Russian nature is a nightmare, and the weather is the worst in the world
    Here, damn it, blockhead. Is our nature a nightmare ?! I'm just outraged. The guy, probably, has never traveled beyond the MKAD in his life .... Levitan, Tyutchev, Fet, Yesenin, Vasnetsov, Blok and others in coffins probably turned over after this ...
  31. infinite silence ...
    infinite silence ... 31 March 2014 13: 29
    +3
    There are two nations of people: worthy and scoundrels ... if a person is a cattle, nationality and place of residence do not matter.
    Nature and weather will always be the best exactly where you laughed as a child. This is something that can not be etched by the Canaries and Seychelles.
  32. Hort
    Hort April 1 2014 07: 28
    +1
    the opinion of an ordinary major, in fact nothing but Moscow and not seen, and not wanting to learn anything new about the country in which he lives. There is no patriotism here - just a territory where the fifth point is comfortable
  33. basil200
    basil200 April 1 2014 11: 02
    +1
    The Japanese arrived in Yakutia, he was taken for fishing. So he didn’t fish there, but simply sat near the fire and threw branches. Says in Japan for going into nature you have to pay a tax. And then came and lit a fire, he does not understand this, how it is without permission to simply make fires.
  34. Serg7281
    Serg7281 April 4 2014 17: 37
    0
    In Finland, schools hold gay meetings. Children ask questions, gay people answer. “How did you manage to become such a hero? Share your experience, please! ”They give flowers, as we once gave to veterans.

    And what else to give them ??? We don’t give women metalwork tools or cognac bottles.
  35. Serg7281
    Serg7281 April 4 2014 19: 08
    0
    Quote: Serg7281
    In Finland, schools hold gay meetings. Children ask questions, gay people answer. “How did you manage to become such a hero? Share your experience, please! ”They give flowers, as we once gave to veterans.

    And what else to give them ??? We don’t give women metalwork tools or cognac bottles.
    ... although it would be better to give them condoms instead of flowers .....