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    Default Jeff Monson: I want to become a citizen of Russia

    ValeTudo.ru: You have visited many cities in Russia with workshops now. What do you say about Russia, what impressions? Like that, what is not?

    - It is not like the traffic jams (smiles). It turned out that there are traffic jams in Sochi and St. Petersburg and Moscow. But more surprised that they are in Sochi.
    And like (pause) ... people. You know, I've heard the expression, that - "Russia is a country of mystery shrouded in mystery." In Russia and Europe combined, and Asia, no other country in the world is not such a change. It is unique. There are people of different races, they belong together and are united into one great culture. Culture is not like the others. This is very interesting.
    And another thing (starts talking enthusiastically) people here are very generous. I've got a lot of gifts piled on unfamiliar people. I was invited to the house, threw open its doors, were very welcoming to me.

    ValeTudo.ru: Is this a joke or the truth that you want to receive Russian citizenship?

    - No, it's not a joke. I'm working on it. Want. I am looking for an opportunity.

    ValeTudo.ru: Tell me, in your opinion, what are the main differences between the U.S. and Russia.

    - This is of course subjective ... but ... I think that in Russia people are more stringent. Not in terms of rudeness or anything like that ... just have more difficult conditions in life. Maybe because of the weather. Maybe because of the history. You've had a lot of wars. A long history of the state. You had to fight a lot. And I think that you are more capable of something. America, it is more mild.
    Russian are able to perform more complex actions, to pass more complex tests and move on. And another thing, the political stuff. America, she is trying to become an empire. We have military bases all over the world hundred pieces - one hundred and fifty. We are trying to control the world. In Russia, the army is not of this kind. It is not aimed at the world. This is also a big difference.

    ValeTudo.ru: And what is like our country?

    - Yes, just like all people. Those who build roads, work in hospitals, teaching children and others. It does not matter you're Russian or American. You just do your job every day. Here no differences. We are all one class of people and we have to stick together.

    ValeTudo.ru: USSR. How did you imagine? And represented at all?

    - Yes, I thought about it. It was during my childhood. I imagine this is what it was like in the Soviet Union. But in the U.S. there was a sea of ​​propaganda, of course we did not know exactly how it was in reality.

    ValeTudo.ru: Yes, we just had everything. We were talking about you, too, all on TV talking about.

    - Yes, we were on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain. I thought you had a government that suppresses the people ... Yes, in fact, all governments are all not give full freedom of citizens. We have the same problem actually.
    They told us that in the Soviet Union were all starving, people stand in line for bread, that communism is bad ...

    ValeTudo.ru: Unfortunately, something your propaganda is not lying.

    - Yes, yes. I know.


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    I bold-d the part that made me laugh because it seemed like a sort of pwnage...

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    well, good thing for him they're not communist anymore then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repenter View Post
    well, good thing for him they're not communist anymore then.
    Yea they are basically now just an extension of the Russian Mob with Putin as the boss.

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    I wonder how they would react to him spraypainting government buildings over there.....
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer

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    If you read the interview he's basically the most delusional man in MMA. Says that many races live together happily in harmony whilst Russia has an enormous amounts of hate crimes and is a few incidents removed from a neo-fascist/Nazi state. Also, says that anarchy is welcome and rebellion against "the power"/"the man" is encouraged lmao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKidInside View Post
    If you read the interview he's basically the most delusional man in MMA. Says that many races live together happily in harmony whilst Russia has an enormous amounts of hate crimes and is a few incidents removed from a neo-fascist/Nazi state. Also, says that anarchy is welcome and rebellion against "the power"/"the man" is encouraged lmao.
    No kidding, my wife was a jewish refugee only 15 years ago. Who knows what part of the country he is talking about, but where my wife is from they don't tolerate anyone who isn't white and christian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimusjoel View Post
    No kidding, my wife was a jewish refugee only 15 years ago. Who knows what part of the country he is talking about, but where my wife is from they don't tolerate anyone who isn't white and christian.
    He fought in Moscow and St. Petersburg and said that he's been to Sochi. Sochi, as a resort town, I GUESS is more "tolerant" in context of Russia BUT Moscow and St. Petersburg aka the capital of White Eastern Orthodox Slavs is...not so much...



    this is one of many documentaries about it. Also, the gov't over there is considering banning any public religious buildings that aren't Eastern Orthodox and adopting said church as the official state religion. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKidInside View Post
    He fought in Moscow and St. Petersburg and said that he's been to Sochi. Sochi, as a resort town, I GUESS is more "tolerant" in context of Russia BUT Moscow and St. Petersburg aka the capital of White Eastern Orthodox Slavs is...not so much...



    this is one of many documentaries about it. Also, the gov't over there is considering banning any public religious buildings that aren't Eastern Orthodox and adopting said church as the official state religion. lol
    How's the russian community in NY,I know a lot of people here feel that Americans are inferior to them. I've heard "american pigs" tossed around a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimusjoel View Post
    How's the russian community in NY,I know a lot of people here feel that Americans are inferior to them. I've heard "american pigs" tossed around a lot.
    It's a bit different considering that the majority of the former USSR people in the Tri-State, LA and Miami are of Jewish descent/ethnicity and are like your wife, refugees so there's no love lost between them and the motherland (although, of course there are some that are still very socialist/commie leaning).

    But, even the Slavic ones came here for a better life and it's not like they didn't know they would be facing multiculturalism here in the USA. As far as "american pigs" I think ANY nationality that moves to the States, especially from Europe where schooling is MUCH MUCH MUUUUUUUCH more difficult/advanced, consider Americans to be a bit inferior in some ways. Truth be told, sometimes I do, too and I left when I was 9. Because in 4th grade there, I was doing harder mathematics than I ever did here and I went to a good school and was in advanced placement and honour courses. I also read better than anyone I was ever in class with. People had no concept of grammar, punctuation nor reading aloud ability (comas, semicolons, etc).

    Of course, I would never go back (I have twice, once when I was 14 and again when I was 18 and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK THAT). There's infinitely more opportunities here, more freedom no matter how much people want to bitch about it (they've just no context of the world outside of the US, even Europe), etc. Shane Smith said it best on the JRE about that very topic.

    As far as Pashak's posts, he's 100%. The central Asian/Caucasus countries are very hated in more Slavic north/northwest like Moscow, St. Petersburg, etc

    Look at the video I posted, it describes the immigrants in medical school as well as the Duma/Congress' members support for the ultra-right wing behavior.

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    Spent a week in Russia last year. I would NEVER move there. I would also never be a professional fighter. My preferences are different from Jeff Monson's. This post has no point.
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