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“And I am proud of it”

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I spent the final part of my vacations in Berlin this Agust but my only impression of the World Championships in Athletics was this stand.


I doubt Russian sport fans were the biggest crowd here but the equipment for them tells a tale. Italian, American, Australian, German stuff (humble “My Motherland”) is poor and inexpressive compared to them. “Russia, we are with you”, “I am Russian and I am proud of it” and an angry bear.

For me it is the most obvious illustration of “Resurgent Russia” (as Western media put it) and of the main trend in Russia nowadays – of growing nationalism.


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August 29, 2009 at 1:51 am

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