He finished it off by wishng them "great new achievements, both in sports and in life, bright triumphs for the glory of our beloved Motherland."
Americans often say "I am a patriot". in Russian "I am a patriot" sounds pretentious and over the board, something likely to come out of a drunk skinhead's mouth. On the other hand, "I love my motherland" sounds totally neutral and everyday - everyone has a motherland (because they were born somewhere) and it's only natural to love that place. It's just language, not necessarily militarism and nationalism. Wink. (Today was my last day at my job. I am celebrating it with beers.)
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The Russians stole Sakhalin from the Ainu, Oroks, Nivkhs, Uilktas, Evenkis, etc. They have yet to be liberated.
While you're at it, please also liberate Alaska, Hawaii and mainland US native populations.
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This guy could not even run a city....be careful Japan
Strictly speaking he is not supposed to run Japan.
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frankly I don't care what got stolen from some Ponzi scheme.
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Karen, not Karan. It'a a common Armenian male name.
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Tokyo should let the rest of the world know how it succeeded in training the virus to take weekends off.
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no events later than 9:00 in Tokyo
I wonder what's the reasoning behind this because if anything, the trains and streets after 9:00 are much less crowded than before 9:00 and so getting to events is would be much safer.
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You'd think 9 million is a lot, then it's for two weeks. Which means a little over 600,000 per day. Only double the current speed.
Here, it says only 330,000 elderly people have been vaccinated so far. In the whole of Japan. Plus about 3 million healthcare workers, but they started to vaccinate healthcare workers in February, so it can't be 300,000 per day either.
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To be honest I don't see how properly socially distanced events will be much worse than the packed commuter trains in Tokyo, which run every day in all directions because "it cannnot be helped".
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Just in case.
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There's plenty of empty space around Fukushima Daiichi. Just open the map, satellite view.
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Of course, nothing will happen.
If you expect things to happen, you've come to the wrong place.
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I wonder if eating whales is part of the Washoku that was registered as UNESCO cultural heritage.
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They need us, we don't need them.
You need them to not nuke you.
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The govt will not spend less on their yachts, YOU will pay for it with your taxes. Just wait for some Olympics Support Tax, 2% of your income.
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Whoever signs off on this will be having sleepless nights for the rest of their lives...
They won't. In this country it's possible to write off absolutely anything with a "We didn't have choice" aka "Shiyoganai".
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Tokyo is convenient. Everything at arm's length. Commute from hell is the flipside.
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Ive said it all along, they should have stayed in Lebanon permanently with their $Millions and lived like Kings. Bad mistake.
Yes. What do Americans pay their taxes for? Their government doesn't protect them.
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Scary. I thought America was better than this.
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Companies don't speak, people do. What kind of polling is this? Did they ask every employee of they asked one PR manager and concluded that "company said so"?
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Did he say 'my chums made me'? It's what they say around here.
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In terms of easiness social distancing Tokyo must be one of the worst places on this planet. All the spaces, open and covered, are cramped and crowded. In any other country where there is a bit of breathing space, most Olympic events, if not all, can be organized in the open air and with proper distancing. Swimming, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics - why not?
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Make the tickets valid.
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They took the smarter route and influenced a mass of simpletons through social media for years, and now you have your own citizens turning against themselves while Russia sat back with popcorn watching the fireworks.
Russian is simply learning from the US. Good teachers they are, although short-sighted.
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