Staunton, Mar. 8 – Given the nature of the police under Putin, it is difficult to be sure that the basis of this anecdote isn’t real: Some Muscovites are saying that in Voronezh, a young woman has been arrested for propagandizing gay lifestyles after she successfully named all
That is just one of the anecdotes Russian journalist Tatyana Pushkaryova has assembled in her latest collection (publizist.ru/blogs/107374/45307/8). Among the best of the rest are the following:
· There is an iron law governing the formation of majorities: the less you think, the more people like yourself you will find.
· Having failed to leave Europe freezing by depriving it of Russian gas during the winter, the Kremlin is now planning to leave Europe sweating by blocking deliveries of Russian gas this winter.
· Chinese expansion in Russia is proceeding so rapidly that Beijing has decided to name all of Russia east of the Urals the raw materials province and all of Russia west of that range the industrial province of China.
· The Soviet army took Berlin in 1945 far more quickly than the Russian Army has been able to take Bakhmut, a city 100 times smaller.
· Moscow has found an effective way of reducing unemployment: those without jobs can be sent to Ukraine to fight and when they return, they’ll go directly to the morgue and not clutter up employment statistics.
· Moscow election officials have completed the counting of votes for the 2024 presidential elections. Putin won with more than 98 percent of the vote and no violations were found.
· The best way for Putin to frighten Russians is to announce that there is no shortage of salt or matches in stores.