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Elder and Ioffe, the Laurel & Hardy of Russia Reporters

There they go again.

Julia Ioffe and Miriam Elder, the two worst Russia reporters on the planet, are at it once again.

On her Twitter feed, Elder was shocked to find Russians making Georgian wine, that is until a Moscow Times reporter explained to her that “Saperavi” does not refer to a wine being Georgian, it refers to a kind of grape that anyone can grow and make wine with. It was as if she had accused California of cheating consumers by selling wine made from grapes they also use in France.


Interestingly, as an aside, what’s actually correct is that Georgian mineral water, the famous Borjomi brand, is no longer truly Georgian though made in Georgia, because the company has been purchased by Russia (the reason it was suddenly deleted from the Russian blacklist).

Then Ioffe reported on the New Republic website that Monday’s protest had begun with a moment of silence to commemorate the anniversary of the Bolotnaya uprising a year earlier.  In fact, as the LA Times reported, the moment of silence was for a worker who was killed while setting up the staging for the Monday protest.

This is the same comical pair who breathlessly reported a year ago that the protest movement was sweeping Russia and changing it forever.  Instead, what the world actually saw was the movement wither on the vine.  Barely a quarter the support is now turning out for public demonstrations, and not one real political objective has been achieved.  Navalny’s speech before the most recent throng was disjointed, incoherent and uninspiring to say the least, but we still don’t hear anything remotely like the full truth from either Elder or Ioffe, much less to we hear anything remotely like a mea culpa for past misreporting.

With “friends” like these, Russia needs no enemies.

34 responses to “Elder and Ioffe, the Laurel & Hardy of Russia Reporters

  1. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    >> With “friends” like these, Russia needs no enemies >>

    Which reminds me:

    Today, May 7th, marks the 68th anniversary of the most resounding defeat to date of Western invincibility, imbecility, and depravity when the Soviet Red Army smashed Nazi Germany single-handedly. Small wonder this poses a problem to Western Baboons and their already waning self-confidence. And indeed, this problem is being exacerbated further still by the fact that their revered betters are so unimaginative, dull, and full of themselves that they choose to just keep droning on forever with their WW2 Anglo-American revisionist tripe according to which there hardly was any war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

    Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Putin — of such men is History made. Bohdan et al. should take due notice.

    • dolly538 ⋅

      Well the upside is that millions of Russians died in WW2, which has sent them on a downward trend towards zero.

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Wouldn’t think so, honey. Rather, it’s the Western baboons whose birth rates are too low to sustain their precious “Aryan race”. To add insult to injury, selfsame baboons’ alleged “knowledge economy” nonsense is going down the drain as the utterly parasitic rubbish it is.

        • MCCUSA ⋅

          hey manfredzio. obosranye russkiye barakhlo, you missed the most important part of this ’68 most resounding defeat to date of Western imbecility’ when those russian/baboon soldiers goosestepped DIRECTLY FROM THE VICTORY PARADE TO THE GULAG, LIKE F@#$ING PIGS TO THE SLAUGHTER TO EXPERIENCE THE BARBARITY, DEPRAVITY, HUMILIATION, SLAUGHTERING OF THEIR OWN RUSSIAN PEOPLE, TURNING THEM TO ANIMALS, THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. …..

  2. Beetlejuice ⋅

    Kim and Penny, the Beavis and Butthead reporters on Russia.

    • Bohdan ⋅

      Yes Indeed, well done ManTurd, you brain damaged communist imbecile! Your lying has reached new heights of stupidity.

      What? the “the Soviet Red Army smashed Nazi Germany single-handedly.” Aah hahaha, what a pathetic liar you still are!!! If it wasn’t for American “Lease-Lend” help, and military help on the other two fronts – namely Europe and Italy. not to forget Africa, your beloved mass murderer Stalin would have been well and truly up shit creek in his canoe AND WITHOUT A PADDLE to propel it. You comrade are a classic WASTED SPACE!!!

      Do humanity a favor and crawl back into that dank hole in the ground of the perma frosts of Sweden, that serves as your abode. Do have another mighty swig of your somogonka, which you obviously guzzle by the gallon. And don’t forget to drag your buddy Cockroach vomit with you – as the two of you set excellent benchmarks of everything that is despicable about the greatest murdering machine, that was Stalin’s U.S.S.R.!!!

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Kleinbürger — hast du Angst?

        • Bohdan ⋅

          Nicht Arseschlo Manturd, only the lowest contempt für eine untermensch of your low caliber!!!

          And another thing zombie, when lying about your mass murdering Stalin, and your ? “the Soviet Red Army smashed Nazi Germany single-handedly.” Do tell where you fantasized this propaganda from. Why are you so blatantly lying with your propaganda spiel here?

          How about mentioning the real fact that America and Britain with their thousand bomber raids destroyed ALL GERMAN heavy military industry, necessitating the Nazi’s moving/relocating some in Mountain tunnels. And that your ineffective Russians did a big fat ‘zilch’ in this field.

          And why is it that ALL the German fighter pilots scored in the hundred’s of victories against your beloved untermensch (i.e. Russian) fliers. Erich Hartman, the German, ace of aces alone scored 352 enemy planes – 7 of which only were against the allies and upset his NKVD interrogator after the end of the war by stating that three Russian pilots were equal to one American pilot. Answer these points you ‘commo’ provocateur.

          Besides your beloved idol, that mass murderer Stalin WAS PETRIFIED of flying – PERIOD. He obviously knew the deadly record of the Russian planes and hence only traveled by car, train or boat? Care to answer this small point comrade provocateur? Go on vomit spewer, be a devil and spill you warped guts on the above topics.

          • Bohdan ⋅

            As an after though ManTurd! Do humanity a big, big favor by flying only in those, beloved of yours, flying coffins. Who knows one day an Aero Flot plane (Oops I mean AERO FLOP) with you on board will crash and release long suffering mankind from your irresponsible propaganda trash.

            • MCCUSA ⋅

              Bohdan, I heard that the ‘russian jokes’ spreading all over Central Asia like a bush fire; showing total contempt and hatred for everything russian… Let’s try to find some – anybody from Central Asian countries, please help… A propos, this is not a joke but reality. Mr. Islam Karimov was given some sort of a medal by Putin either lenin’s order or St. Bazyl of Moscow medal …Mr. Islam Karimov is prouding wearing this medal and as a token of gratitude he dynamited and totally destroyed an orthodox church in Uzbekistan built by russians in 1989. It is called ‘successful’ Central-Asian policy, russian style. Apparently there is a heavy find in all Central Asian countries for using russian language …Heh, Heh, heh, heh…

              • Bohdan ⋅

                Apologies MCCUSA for replying so late. But still better late then never.
                The stupidity of Putin never ceases to amaze me!!! I mean what is this murderer good for? Only how to arrest innocent people on trumped up charges, how to beat confessions out of them and how to murder all and sundry that cross him by printing the truth about this KGB thug and his police state.
                I also believe that it is only a matter of time before his beloved muslims rise up and show him their true feelings/colors of what they really think of him.

                • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

                  Q: Why don’t the two of you ever achieve anything real — only endless, imbecilic blog barfs that Putin never even sets his eyes on?

                  A: Because courageous, honest, and intelligent people such as Vladimir Putin are anathema to you. The corollary question as to why this is so is left as an exercise 😀

                  • MCCUSA ⋅

                    Manfredzio, obosranye russkiye barakhlo, when your couragesous, honest and intelligent putin rape little boys in the mornings or in the evenings. Do tell, dearie….

                    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

                      Sorry Pshek, your English is just God-awful. As usual, you submit utter alphabetical garbage made up of spelling errors accompanied by grammatical inaccuracies and inconsistencies — the latter rendering any attempt at some sensible interpretation of your rants impossible. What’s worse is: You’re still the best and brightest Pshek on the planet. Putin should stage a coup in Pshekistan and incorporate the aforesaid dungheap into Russia — it’s the Psheks’ only hope.

        • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

          It’s plain to see that Western supremacists are too emotional to resist the temptation to spout their worthless tripe learned by rote. Bohdanito swallows the bait every time and ends up displaying his spasms and convulsions when he’s being reeled in.

          Stalin = 100% Manliness
          Bohdanito = 100% Ineptitude

          • Bohdan ⋅

            Manturd limp penis

            Stalin = 100% lying mass murderer
            Man Turd the shithead = 100% incompetent imbecile

          • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

            Were you MY boss, Bohdanito? Wouldn’t think so. Occasionally, I’ve had to deal with some half-wit managers, but even the dullest of those come nowhere near your level of depravity and indeed utter nullity, Bohdanito. Stalin, on the other hand, was a brilliant leader from whom you could actually learn something.

            • Bohdan ⋅

              Rave on El Stupido, ManTurd, just rave on you brainless communist stooge!!!

              Admit it commo jerk! you’ve never done a honest days work in your rotten life. As all you commo parasites are good for is in exploiting the honest citizen, while you live a life of luxury at their miserable sufferings and raise your Vodka glasses by the Liter to the greatest mass murderer and liar of the U.S.S.R. your beloved Soso Stalin – may his soul continue to burn in hell, like yours will too – you brainless pagan heathen!!!

              And if that creep Stalin was so smart? How come you’ve learned nothing from him. You’re just as big an idiot, in not bigger, then that murdering lying piece of scum. Aye comrade that’s all that he taught you, how to steal and lie all your miserably rotten life! And to live a life of unparalleled luxury at the long suffering plebs expense.

              • MCCUSA ⋅

                Stalin is adored and loved by every single russian slave for totally destroying russian nation, murdering about 60 millions of Soviet population – Bonne continuation…!!!
                Come to think of it, the magnificent, ancient, civilized, little Georgia must be pretty happy to produce a man who TOTALLY destroyed russia; controlled EVERY aspects of their useless lives, and is still treated as a GOD by entire russian population – great achievement indeed….

            • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

              Granted, I do admit that my achievements pale into insignificance as compared to those of Stalin — the latter ones being absolutely titanic. Still: However humble, mine leave yours lightyears behind; you yourself being just an utter ridiculous fool enjoying full-time employment on a deranged Western supremacist website. Needless to say, I hold unemployed people in infinitely higher respect. Your talent is obviously limited to swearing — makes an excellent CV to join the staff here, ha!

              • Bohdan ⋅

                And your CV Manturd? Pure unadulterated communist lies! Aye comrade!

                As for your “Granted, I do admit that my achievements pale into insignificance as compared to those of Stalin” Yes indeed they do as this mass murderer slaughtered his ‘comrade sheep’ by the millions. Now that’s a goal to aim for, right on you Swedish imbecile. Yes indeed be real proud of that gigantic achievement.

                If your brains were in ink, there would not be enough to make a full stop at the end of this paragraph.

              • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

                Bohdan ist ein blöder Dreck
                Stalin mag er nicht
                Schreit vor Umsinn, Angst und Schreck
                Lebt ganz ohne Licht

                Weil das arme Bohdanlein
                Nichts verstehen kann
                Bleibt er nur ein faules Schwein
                Kein erwachs’ner Mann

                • Bohdan ⋅

                  You missed your calling comrade! You should have been born 50 years earlier. In which case you would have made the right kind of sadistic GULAG guard in the USSR’s arctic permafrost extermination camps.

                  I can just picture you on the inspection parade of the new – all young – female prisoners. Picking out which one blonde was going to be your sex slave, which brunette was going to be your kitchen maid, which redhead your housekeeper etc, etc.

                  Then when you’d get tired of them, off with their heads and the selection parade starts all over again with the latest batch of innocent arrivals all charged on trumped up communist lies as wreckers of the glorious USSR’s hell hole of an evil empire.

                  Face the facts ManTurd! Your beloved USSR was built on the skeletal bones of the millions of innocent victims that lie rotting all over Siberia.

          • MCCUSA ⋅

            You are right, manfredzio – Stalin 100% GEORGIAN manliness, as opposed to russian ineptitude….

          • MCCUSA ⋅

            Manfredzio, obosranye russkiye barkakhlo, Before putin will ‘incorpate the ‘aforesaid dungheap into Russia’ I would highly recommend that all russian brainless slaves will start learning chinese language ASAP. As we know, russians need a supervision and it is coming soon – Chinese version of Mongol Golden Horde; By the way, I love Islam Karimov who thanked so beautifully putin for the order of st bazyle bestowed on him – Islam Karimov destroyed the russian orthodox church just to show his gratitude and who is the boss…By the way, those f#$%ing russian orthodox churches, I would call them russian madrassas; The russia’s modus operendi is very simply; russians invade the country, build russian orthodox churches, and declare the territory russian…That how the half of Finland was stolen, Konigsburg, the pearl of the Baltic, was turned by the russian hordes into the unwashed public toilet adn the NOrthern Territory become kuryl islands….

  3. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Bohdan, tu cabeza dura
    Sólo mierda y agrura
    Qué te jodas, papelón
    Él tenía bien razón
    Nuestro Stalin luchador
    ¡ El Gulag te va mejor !

  4. Bohdan ⋅

    You don’t need to keep on proving what an idiot of a nerd you really are ManTurd. As a brainless communist you excel in this sick department admirably, this so called fool’s paradise that in reality is “hell on earth.” You know, your communist fool’s paradise to the east of you.

    Go on imbecile tell yourself, ad nauseam, once again what a wonderful piece of scum, and a liar too, your beloved mass murdering gargoyle, Stalin was?

    Hells bells you brainless jerk, he was that perfect that his left arm was shorter then his right arm. His last wife committed suicide because of him. As did those millions of faithful followers as well, albeit not voluntarily, but with the help of a NKVD bullet into the nape of their necks.

    Go crawl back into that dank hole in Sweden’s permafrost ground that serves as your hovel. Have another swig of your somogonka and, and immediately recommence taking your psychiatric medications as your mentality is hallucinating again and leaves a lot to be desired, as far as sanity goes, that is.

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      Now I’m REALLY disappointed, Bohdanito. How can you submit such a lengthy blog barf without adding your pet phrase to it? To wit: “You are one hell of a wasted space” (sequence of exclamation marks not included) ?

      KGB = Knock Goofy Bohdan
      NKVD = Not Kind Very Determined

  5. Bohdan ⋅

    My ‘O’ my! ManTurd? Wonders will never cease!

    Your comment “To wit: “You are one hell of a wasted space”” Bring back to mind one of the three solicitors that we students had as lecturers in our university diploma course.

    This solicitor was so full of his own self importance, (in Aussie slang – “full of his own self glorified sh*t”) that he used to say “If I repeat the subject matter long enough, then even a baboon (monkey type) will remember my quotes. Of course I did not then, as now also, believed him one ‘iota’!

    But he has proved me wrong, as you like that proverbial baboon, are now starting to repeat my oft repeated ‘teachings’ to you. Well done indeed, Manturd! So there is still hope for you yet.

    Listen to a bit of fatherly advice, ‘sunshine.’ Just discard all that communist crap/bullshit. It was invented for feeble brained morons, who cannot differentiate between fact and fiction, and serves as the opiate for the greatest repression machine in modern times.

  6. marduk ⋅

    Could the son of the mail order whore who latched onto the limp, shrivelled cock of a swedish town drunk go back to his vodka and krokodil and be happy

    • Bohdan ⋅

      Marduk, our so called ‘mutual comrade’ is undoubtedly stupid, but not that stupid so as to relocate to his beloved ‘new model’ U.S.S.R. under Putin’s helmsmanship.

      Putin will suck this false fool’s paradise – current Russia – dry before he is forced by his “siloviki” hoodlum mates into retirement. Who knows maybe he too will be eliminated, like the current criminals who no longer are off any use to the gangster mafia running the country.

      And as for that terrible “krokodil” synthetic drug? Where else but in that fool’s paradise of Putin’s will one find such a terrible physical human body destroyer.

      Ooh yes Russia has set a real benchmark with that sick ideology that those imbeciles Marx and Engels dreamed up and called communism.

      Finally if ManTurd had any “balls,” he would reallocate to his beloved ‘new model’ U.S.S.R. and live his life there so as to improve it and really experience its living conditions at first hand. But I doubt it as he is stupid, but not that stupid.

      I also suspect that ManTurd is an ex Stasi thug from the defunct D.D.R., who is hiding in the far north perma frosts of Sweden to escape retribution. Go on ManTurd, and answer this point. As silence on your part, will to me, only confirms it!

  7. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Und nur ihr alle hier ganz allein, unglücklig und gelangweilt zu verlassen? Kommt nicht in Frage, marduk 😀

  8. marduk ⋅

    oh, hello again, hmmmmm lets see, manturd is speaking to me in german, it is german isn’t it, i’m not too sure – . well anyway very nicely done sir, but if I could educate you, 4/5th of your country is living on less than 1500 (48US dollars) roubles a month, but in thailand they have average monthly incomes of 6000 baht (202US dollars) so anyway limpy, you could probably figure out what germany, single handidly, has done to your country, more specifically, to your womenfolk, Karma, as they say, is a bitch but anyway I might post a video later, odds on it’ll be NSFW. LOL. I gotta go I gots a ship to catch.

  9. mingthemerciless ⋅

    ” you could probably figure out what germany, single handily, has done to your country, more specifically, to your womenfolk”

    Fact is, this WW II the “Pissette Molle” is sooo proud of was actually a total war between the sniveling pansy homo twink communists versus the “Leatherette” homo shit eaters of Ernst Roehm and his Vienna puto Adolf Hitler…Effeminate guys that imitate dizzy bimbos can hardly win against Kakamite gorillas…Hitler did short work of Germany’s faggots then he moved on Stalinette and pretty much cleaned up initially…

    Well, Josephine the mother of all the popov people had his-her own asian gorillas and it was the turn of the kraut pansies to get nailed to the barn door…

    Check it out: google “the pink swastika”

    Josephine Djugashvili dance de Hitlerston!

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