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Updated on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#5583

MISSED CONNECTION: To the tall Russian (I think from Kazakhstan? Saw that flag on your bag) girl leaving DWE. You dress like a bond villain. Always sharp and professional looking, but a smokeshow at the same time.

Signed, the guy who's somewhere in your PSCI class... decolonization.

9 comments

  1. A piece of advice, don't call people who are not from Russia Russian, many don't take it well.

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    1. Ah come off it RL

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    2. 1a, RL is right. There is a lot of anti-russian sentiment in many former soviet bloc countries. It would be like calling someone from India Pakistani.

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    3. I'm honestly trying to help =)
      I call my slavic friends Russian all the time to piss them off. The closer their country was to Russia at some point (oh boy, Ukraine) the more pissed they get.

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  2. I completely agree. Also don't call just anyone Caucasian looking with what you think sounds like a Slavic name "Russian". When you're wrong it just makes you look culturally ignorant.

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  3. Actually most people from former soviet countries don't mind being referred to as Russian because generally most people have never heard of the actual country they're from (Moldova, Uzbekistan, Belarus, etc). If they speak Russian, they won't mind being referred to as Russian. I'm speaking from personal experience.

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  4. There are a lot of Slavic languages that do not even remotely sound Russian but a lot of people on campus still assume. You really just do yourself a disservice...I'm tempted to tell you to crawl back under the 1950's era house that fell on you.

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  5. Many people from former soviet countries would not be happy if you refer to them as Russian. I am speaking from personal experience as I lived in one of these countries for 20 years. In fact, many people from these countries don't speak Russian or don't want to speak it even if you know it.

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  6. Hey decolonization guy: feel free to, you know, actually approach me next class. I don't bite.

    I'm Kazakh but don't mind being called Russian. Kazakhs, like Belorussians, kind of have a hard-on for re-joining.

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