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Julia Ioffe’s List of Bad Things About Russia

Upon leaving Russia, here is Julia Ioffe’s list of the nation’s faults:

(1) Horrific drinking, including drunken “journalists”

(2) Psychotic “thinking” and “debating”

(3) Racism

(4) Antisemitism

(5) Misogyny

(6) Purging of Jews, lack of diversity in religion and race

(7) Total distrust of institutions and people

(8) Lack of fathers/husbands

(9) Virtually no good bars or restaurants even in giant Moscow

(10) Paranoid fear of cold water and other Medieval belief systems

(11) Bad plastic surgery and incompetent medical treatment

(12) Need to prove identity everywhere you go

(14) Totalitarian bureaucracy

(13) Aggression

(14) Rudeness

We find it rather odd that in leaving Russia Ioffe does not feel compelled to reflect even for a second on how badly she misreported the Russian protest movement, which she said was changing Russia forever when in fact it was disappearing. We also find it very strange that she doesn’t list Russia’s #1 fault, its people, people who have blithely handed power for life to a proud KGB spy and looked the other way at the murder of Ioffe’s colleagues, like Anna Politkovskaya.  People who embrace racism and misogyny and the invasion of Georgia and the Cold War and who will not exert themselves for freedom or democracy.

But we are comforted by the fact that the world’s Russia IQ will now rise considerably with Ioffe no longer reporting on the Land of Putin.

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14 responses to “Julia Ioffe’s List of Bad Things About Russia

  1. Auriga ⋅

    (19) Julia Ioffe.
    This bad thing has been removed from list, when she left.
    By the way, most of her list is total nonsense

    • larussophobe ⋅

      Couldn’t agree with you more, as our post clearly states! Every single item on the list is precisely accurate, which we admit is a rare feat for Ms. Ioffe.

  2. Rare_F5_Twister ⋅

    “But we are comforted by the fact that the world’s Russia IQ will now rise considerably with Ioffe no longer reporting on the Land of Putin”

    Hillarious! I’m rolling on the floor! That’s an excellent point.

    • larussophobe ⋅

      Even a moron can be right by accident now and then, of course, and her list of Russia’s faults, while very far from complete, is quite accurate.

      • Rare_F5_Twister ⋅

        You know what, now that I think of it. Ever heard about conservation laws? If Russia’s IQ will grow up, the US IQ will respectively drop down because she will probably continue reporting from the Washington, DC. Don’t ya hate it when it happens?

        • Bogdan from Australia ⋅

          It won’t be that bad. If he loses the election in November, b.HUSSAIN obama is planning to move to Hawai.

          It will more than make up for Loffe imposing herself on the Yanks.

          However, if the MONGREL wins then the collective IQ of the Yanks will be in a free fall.

  3. marduk ⋅

    I am certainly waiting for the the next period, in which russia can’t give it’s oil away, like in the early 1990’s and 1998-9, when all the middle class (read, those with a door on their outhouse) will be trudging around with their asses hanging out, only this time the rest of the world won’t feel sorry for the russki’s and feed them with their unwanted food, this time they ALL starve. And there won’t be a thing tsar Putin can do about it, if he hasn’t already been lynched mussolini style.

    • Auriga ⋅

      Russia is net exported of grain and wheat, almost self-sufficient in meat, most of import of milk is from belarus.
      Russia isn’t going to starve, but some is going to freeze if Russia stops energy exports one day.

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      Thesis refuted: We’re about to have a family reunion at a Russian restaurant in Stockholm tonight. Take that.

    • MCC ⋅

      marduk, you couldn’t say it better. it is truly a fiendish pleasure for the civilized world to see russia humiliated, sick, hungry, drunk and on afghan heroine….The Potemkin’s villages can only work for a while and rather soone than later the world will see the total moral, economic, military catastropye called russia….Believe me russia is heading for the bloodies civil war imaginable before total disintegration… An the pathetic attempts to play a global power, using so called ‘frozen conflicts’ created by russia, is beyond contempt. I still can’t understand how russia can get away with the slaughter of 30,000 Syrians and not to be punished?? Not yet anyway….

  4. She’s merely following the trend here. Nesterenko was waaay more eloquent.

  5. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Russia is correct about Syria…in the old days, she would supply both sides with arms, but still she supply the weaker Shiite-Allawite side, which guarantee that the maximum number of the toxic muslim insects are destroyed…thus, she is delaying a little bit her fate, which is similar to the ‘slimes, total self destruction.

  6. Beetlejuice ⋅

    (11) Bad plastic surgery and incompetent medical treatment

    Ha! I’d trust a Russian doctor over an American one any day. Hell, a chimpanzee is more qualified to be a doctor than an American. Just last week a co-worker of mine lost his sister in law to the American health system after they gave her too much morphine. All she went in for was a kidney stone removal.

    How I wish John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy killed exclusively medical students.

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