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#1 _femme333_

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:12 AM



This is a short documentary on Russia vs Georgia in economic terms.
It's very interesting and kind of ironic too.
Shows how the West, mostly Americans of course, still think of Russia as a backward socialist country where people are still waiting in the lines for bread since the early 1990's.

Armenia definitely needs a strong and patriotic leader like Vladimir Putin to get things in order. Who knows maybe in 50 years we will have our own Putin....Putinyan that is.




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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:22 PM

The reporter went to the villagers in Georgia. Did he do the same in Russia? Not even villagers, but he could've researched a bit about life outside of Moscow. I'm in no way supporting Georgia and I agree with the reporter that it's all through political games that Georgia's economy is favored in the World Bank. But come on, life in Russia is not as rosy as he paints either. Just visiting some malls in Moscow doesn't prove anything. Russia is a huge country with a huge population, and Russia is not only Moscow.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE(anoushik @ Oct 30 2007, 03:22 PM)
The reporter went to the villagers in Georgia. Did he do the same in Russia? Not even villagers, but he could've researched a bit about life outside of Moscow. I'm in no way supporting Georgia and I agree with the reporter that it's all through political games that Georgia's economy is favored in the World Bank. But come on, life in Russia is not as rosy as he paints either. Just visiting some malls in Moscow doesn't prove anything. Russia is a huge country with a huge population, and Russia is not only Moscow.

Vay Anoushik Jan did you see GB dancing? ohmy.gif biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE(Yervant1 @ Oct 30 2007, 11:30 AM)
Vay Anoushik Jan did you see GB dancing? ohmy.gif biggrin.gif

Yep, I did! It seemed to me that Laura was embarrassed tongue.gif

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE(anoushik @ Oct 30 2007, 03:43 PM)
Yep, I did! It seemed to me that Laura was embarrassed tongue.gif

Laura is not the only one. wink.gif

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:31 PM

Life in Russian villages is better than it used to be. Laura did looked very embarrassed, especially when she had to grad her husband's arm while he was dancing.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE(anoushik @ Oct 30 2007, 12:22 PM)
The reporter went to the villagers in Georgia. Did he do the same in Russia? Not even villagers, but he could've researched a bit about life outside of Moscow. I'm in no way supporting Georgia and I agree with the reporter that it's all through political games that Georgia's economy is favored in the World Bank. But come on, life in Russia is not as rosy as he paints either. Just visiting some malls in Moscow doesn't prove anything. Russia is a huge country with a huge population, and Russia is not only Moscow.



The reporter was actually interviewing people in the villages in regards to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline more than it was trying to show how poor Georgians live in the villages. There was no need for him to go into the Russian villages to look for poor people to compare them with Georgia's poor. Average Russian today is better off than before and that includes the Russian villages too. The main point of the documentary is about the rising middle-class (and the oligarchs) and how the US has a false perception of what Russia is today. He simply went to Georgia to show the double-standard of politics and how Georgia has been presented in the news media after turning to the west...even though it's far from the reality. There is no question about the fast rising middle-class in Russia. Just go to Europe and you'll see a middle-class average Russian tourists everywhere, especially around the Mediterranean countries. I have seen only few restaurants in every southern European country that does not have a Russian translated menu in their restaurants!!
Mediterranean major beaches are flocked by Russian tourists today. Just go to southern Spain and southern France now and the second language you'll hear is Russian all around you. Whether I'm ona beach or at a restaurant in southern Europe I see Russians all around. Some of them actually live there, but most of them are just tourists.
I can tell you another thing... among those Russian tourists you can easily find lots of Russians who come from the provinces, not from St. Petersburg or Moscow.





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