Monday, August 14, 2023

Russians Now Avoid Putting Things Off for Tomorrow Because Even a Day Later Everything May be Too Expensive or Banned

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Aug. 10 – Russians have updated the old saying that it is best not to put off  for tomorrow what can be done today to declare that none of them should put off purchasing what they want today because if they wait just 24 hours, it may be either too expensive because of inflation or banned because by the Duma.

            This is one of the latest Russian anecdotes that have been collected by Moscow journalist Tatyana Pushkaryova ( Among the best of the rest are the following:

·       The new Medinsky history textbook has already been listed as a fairy tale. It subsequent editions will be written in pencil so they can be more easily changed. And Russians must know that a country in which Dugin is a philosopher, Gundyaev a patriarch, Medinsky an historian, Kadyrov an academic, Prigozhin a patriot and Simonyan a journalist has not conceivable future.

·       Moscow plans to set up 30 villages for Africans in which in five years, 3,000 African families will life. That is genuine import substitution.

·       Not all explosions in Russia are the result of Ukrainian drones. Some are the acts of God; and some are the result of Russian incompetence.

·       Russians will stop worrying about exchange rates once the borders are closed.

·       Defense minister Shoigu says Poland and Finland present multiple threats to Russia. He didn’t say anything about the threat to Russia arising from the fact that 68 percent of the people in his native Tyva don’t have indoor plumbing.

·       And Russians have taken to quoting historian Vasily Klyuchevsky who said that “the Russian state behaves like a gypsy tribe and finds it easier to move to new territories than to put its own in order.”


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