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Canadian Fundie Family Moves to Russia to Escape Homos, Immediately Regrets It

These fuckin’ idiots!

They sold all their belongings and crowdsourced a buttload of cash to move their family of 10 to Russia, all to escape homosexuals and a secular society. The Russian government promised to set them up with a farm and business loans to restart their lives.

But when they arrived, the Russian bank into which they deposited their hoard immediately froze every ruble, due to the suspiciously large bank balance in such a poor country. The promises of free land also seem to have vanished, and the family is now stranded in a place where no one speaks their language and no one in the state bureaucracy will help them without a bribe. They briefly vented their frustrations online, but the husband posted a public apology afterward, lest he be drafted or fed a polonium smoothie for speaking against the regime.

So now they’re stranded, and their money is likely gone forever, and the dad and possibly the older sons can now be drafted to die in Ukraine. All because they hated gays and wanted to live amongst purer people.

Who wants their stuff?

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by Anonymousreply 273June 12, 2024 5:45 AM

Yes, I know it says “family of 11.” Evidently, one of their 9 children didn’t go to Russia with them.

by Anonymousreply 1February 20, 2024 4:20 PM

HA HA! Enjoy your time in shithole Russia!

by Anonymousreply 2February 20, 2024 4:26 PM

Our MAGATs should do this! Hell, I'll donate to a Go Fund Me to send them!

by Anonymousreply 3February 20, 2024 4:29 PM

We should encourage all freedom loving MAGAts to move to Russia where they’ll get a strong, powerful leader and no homos! I’ll even pay to fly them there.

by Anonymousreply 4February 20, 2024 4:29 PM

Wonkette's take on the same story. Amusing how quickly the husband deleted his wife's complaints about Russia and did his best to walk it all back.

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by Anonymousreply 5February 20, 2024 4:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 6February 20, 2024 4:33 PM

Every additional day they're stuck there, they're damning their kids to a bleaker and bleaker future. But hey, at least they got to own the homos!

by Anonymousreply 7February 20, 2024 4:34 PM

Their public restroom predicament is also funny in light of their politics:

[quote]The Feenstras haven’t bothered to learn Russian first. “We were naive on that,” said Anneesa. “I needed to use the washroom, and on the doors said male and female, but I didn’t know which was which!”

[quote]“In America, that wouldn’t be a problem, it’s free-for-all in the bathrooms, but now in our world it matters!” Arend marveled.

by Anonymousreply 8February 20, 2024 4:38 PM

This will end in tears.

by Anonymousreply 9February 20, 2024 4:41 PM

[quote]“In America, that wouldn’t be a problem, it’s free-for-all in the bathrooms, but now in our world it matters!” Arend marveled.

Was the bathroom at their place back in Canada not gender neutral as well? Doesn't every family have "free-for-all" bathrooms?

by Anonymousreply 10February 20, 2024 4:44 PM

Trust in haste, regret in leisure.

by Anonymousreply 11February 20, 2024 4:53 PM

Great. Now if we could convince the worthless, racist, homophonbic, fascist 74 million US fools who voted for Trump in 2020 to follow suit....

by Anonymousreply 12February 20, 2024 4:59 PM

[quote] The Feenstras haven’t bothered to learn Russian first.

That says it all. Entitled dumbasses.

by Anonymousreply 13February 20, 2024 5:00 PM


by Anonymousreply 14February 20, 2024 5:01 PM

I feel somewhat sorry for the kids - it's much harder for them to get away now. It's likely that was obne of the points of it for daddy, of course.

by Anonymousreply 15February 20, 2024 5:05 PM

What about the kid who didn't go with them?

by Anonymousreply 16February 20, 2024 5:09 PM

At least they don't have to deal with immigrants who expect free housing and government handouts but don't speak the language!

by Anonymousreply 17February 20, 2024 5:10 PM

[quote]Comment Award goes to Laughing Gravy: “I’ll bet back home they used to whine about immigrants who don’t know the language, who have no money, who expect the government to hand them a house and a job, and who complain when they don’t get everything they want.”

by Anonymousreply 18February 20, 2024 5:15 PM


by Anonymousreply 19February 20, 2024 5:20 PM

Russia doing favor for decadent West!

by Anonymousreply 20February 20, 2024 5:25 PM

I smile to myself when idiots like this who think it's so awful in the US find out that all their little tantrums and demands are not only ignored, but actively punished in other countries.

I hope they enjoy their lives, short though they may be, in their new country.

by Anonymousreply 21February 20, 2024 5:30 PM

In RA-SHA, you live like dog.

by Anonymousreply 22February 20, 2024 5:30 PM

Womp fucking Womp!

by Anonymousreply 23February 20, 2024 5:34 PM

He's smelling blinis, and that wife sure is homely-looking!


by Anonymousreply 24February 20, 2024 5:36 PM

There was no room in the stable..

by Anonymousreply 25February 20, 2024 5:38 PM

I wonder of they even know that, when you move to Russia, not only do you have to learn a new language, but an entirely new alphabet.

These folks are dumb as a box of hair.

by Anonymousreply 26February 20, 2024 6:07 PM



by Anonymousreply 27February 20, 2024 6:09 PM

He looks like he's repressing homosexual urges himself!

by Anonymousreply 28February 20, 2024 6:10 PM

Being poor, isolated, unemployed and constantly at risk of death for saying the wrong thing seems a small price to pay for knowing your kids won’t be groomed by filthy homosexuals and trans people.

by Anonymousreply 29February 20, 2024 6:14 PM

He had to get away from all of that temptation, r28!

by Anonymousreply 30February 20, 2024 6:14 PM

Tara Reade is busy working her shift at the beet farm. They'll be joining her shortly.

by Anonymousreply 31February 20, 2024 6:15 PM

How do you say "ha-ha" in Russian?

by Anonymousreply 32February 20, 2024 6:20 PM

Reminds me of the first white settlers of 'America'. They were dropped off by unscrupulous ships, with the promise they'd be back with supplies in a few months. They never came back. The Priggish Pilgrims were digging holes in hills to shield from the bitter winter. The 'Indians' took pity on the starving palefaces and saved many lives.

by Anonymousreply 33February 20, 2024 6:25 PM

Judging from my porn search history, there are indeed a great many active homosexuals in Russia.

Oh my, are they active! And usually in uniforms. And usually twins!

by Anonymousreply 34February 20, 2024 7:20 PM

This would actually be a brilliant premise for a sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 35February 20, 2024 8:54 PM

Oh, poor things. They had it coming.

by Anonymousreply 36February 20, 2024 9:11 PM

I'll bet you with all those kids their taxes were next to nothing in Canada on top of having socialized medicine.

by Anonymousreply 37February 20, 2024 9:50 PM

Russia can keep them, we don't want them back.

All those homos in Canada was too much temptation for the dad.

by Anonymousreply 38February 20, 2024 10:20 PM

I need to know about the kid that got left behind.

by Anonymousreply 39February 20, 2024 10:51 PM

The MAGA idiots say they'd rather be Russian than Democrats. I say send them over. They are so stupid and need an awakening - I guess they need to be woke!

by Anonymousreply 40February 20, 2024 10:54 PM

Soon, those kids will be old enough to be forced to fight in the Russian army! Won't that be great.

by Anonymousreply 41February 20, 2024 10:54 PM

I will be happy to take them under my wings and show them the Russia I know and love so well.

by Anonymousreply 42February 20, 2024 11:03 PM

After the wife complained on social media they got a little visit from the local authorities... They have since gone radio silent

"You come see view from roof"😳

by Anonymousreply 43February 20, 2024 11:09 PM

Iz good. Velcome to Mather Russia! Today relax, tomorrow start vork in computer task force. Ve have website for American gay boys to target with pro-Russia information. They call it Datalounge. Here is ration of vodka, comrade.

by Anonymousreply 44February 20, 2024 11:18 PM

Maybe Tara Reade can lend a helping hand by becoming a nanny and showing them the ropes and doing some language tutoring? And spy for the authorities which would only confirm they're brain dead nincompoops (sp?)

by Anonymousreply 45February 20, 2024 11:22 PM

^ "But, we're Christians, we don't drink"

"You vill"

by Anonymousreply 46February 20, 2024 11:22 PM

Wait'll the kids try Krokodil. Good times!

I have no fucking empathy for them or their christofascist bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 47February 20, 2024 11:32 PM


All LGB gays who love to vote republican because they hate muslims and non-white immigrants please take note... 😁😘

by Anonymousreply 48February 20, 2024 11:40 PM

What's the story about the one child that didn't go?

by Anonymousreply 49February 20, 2024 11:42 PM

I hope that Justin Trudeau refuses them entry back into Canada.

They go to the BOTTOM of the list.

by Anonymousreply 50February 20, 2024 11:47 PM

They aren't into magical thinking, r49.

by Anonymousreply 51February 20, 2024 11:51 PM

[quote]They haven’t found a farm yet, but now all 10 of them are in a two-bedroom apartment, with no vehicle, and homeschooling. But they say it’s worth it because woke Canada is so bad. On the show “A Russian Opinion,” Arend said, “You’ve got the whole woke movement, where a traditional male is seen as toxic in the west. In many jobs it’s a hindrance to a good career, because they’re trying to pick people from colored backgrounds...minorities.”

[quote]“You're in the worst category possible,” empathized the host. “Because from what I can see you’re an alpha-type white male, who’s a farmer as well, so you’ve got the woke people after you, the vegans after you, you have the LGBTQ after you, you have literally everyone after you!”

by Anonymousreply 52February 20, 2024 11:52 PM

The husband definitely looks like a repressed homosexual.

And the wife looks like a Russian peasant.

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by Anonymousreply 53February 20, 2024 11:53 PM

Now, wait a minute. It’s CANADA that has all the gay people? I’ve been looking in the wrong country all this time? And I don’t even speak French!

by Anonymousreply 54February 20, 2024 11:54 PM

R34 A link please?

100% the dad is running from his own sexuality.

What dumbfucks. Did they not google anything about Russia before doing this? They’ve fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 55February 20, 2024 11:55 PM

The gay dad found a wife that looks more mannish than he does. They definitely do it doggy style.

by Anonymousreply 56February 20, 2024 11:56 PM

They're farmers from Saskatchewan? Exactly how many Gay people are in rural Saskatchewan?

by Anonymousreply 57February 21, 2024 12:01 AM

[quote]"You come see view from roof"

Can you see Sarah Palin's house?

by Anonymousreply 58February 21, 2024 12:11 AM

Can't Tucker help them out ?

by Anonymousreply 59February 21, 2024 12:23 AM

Is Tucker still in Russia? Are his whereabouts known?

by Anonymousreply 60February 21, 2024 12:33 AM

[quote] They're farmers from Saskatchewan?

Thank goodness this trash did not come from Nunavut.

by Anonymousreply 61February 21, 2024 12:38 AM

If I had the money I would hire a private investigator to follow this guy around once back in Canada. This guy is a regular at public gloryholes, i can almost guarantee it

by Anonymousreply 62February 21, 2024 12:40 AM

Why would Canada want to let these religious freaks come back?

by Anonymousreply 63February 21, 2024 12:48 AM

If you hate tolerance, be prepared for intolerance.

by Anonymousreply 64February 21, 2024 12:51 AM

[quote]once back in Canada.

Good luck with that, r62.

by Anonymousreply 65February 21, 2024 12:55 AM

I hope the bitch ass Canadian government refuses to let them back in

by Anonymousreply 66February 21, 2024 12:58 AM

[quote] ...last May Russian state TV announced the possibility of an expatriate village outside of Moscow for the hundreds of “conservative-minded” Americans and Canadians who Russia now claims want to emigrate for ideological reasons, declaring, “the reason is propaganda of radical values: Today they have 70 genders, and who knows what will come next!”

I'm all for it. Let's send on a one-way ticket to Russia all these aggressively ignorant, bigoted, so-called "Christian" fuckers who contribute no good value or decency to our society. They want to live under an authoritarian, fascist regime because they simply refuse to abide letting others of different values and identities live their lives as they see fit? Fine, let them follow in this moronic family's delusional example. Only three conditions: They all need to leave within the next 90 days, no round trips, and they must forfeit all their expatriate voting rights. Good riddance, mother fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 67February 21, 2024 1:08 AM

I’m surprised that they thought the racist shithole of rural Saskatchewan was so unbearable that they thought Russia was a better option.

by Anonymousreply 68February 21, 2024 1:11 AM

How could they move from a place where the capital rhymes with vagina?

by Anonymousreply 69February 21, 2024 1:28 AM

Couldn't have happened to a nicer family heh.

by Anonymousreply 70February 21, 2024 1:29 AM

What dumbasses. JFC

by Anonymousreply 71February 21, 2024 1:58 AM

i want a poloni

by Anonymousreply 72February 21, 2024 2:15 AM

What's Russia going to do with them?

by Anonymousreply 73February 21, 2024 2:39 AM

Once they are done being paraded around as American dumb fucks, one can only assume they’ll take a ride on Putin’s elevator.

by Anonymousreply 74February 21, 2024 2:58 AM

OP’s thread title reminded me of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s C-SPAN caller, who sounded like an elderly Black women, railing against “these Homos.” Since that particular call-in segment was about health insurance, it soon became apparent she was talking about HMOs.

by Anonymousreply 75February 21, 2024 3:03 AM

They'll be used to make propaganda.

by Anonymousreply 76February 21, 2024 3:04 AM

They need to march RIGHT into Moscow and DEMAND to speak to a manager.

by Anonymousreply 77February 21, 2024 3:05 AM

[quote]Once they are done being paraded around as American dumb fucks

They aren't American, r74.

by Anonymousreply 78February 21, 2024 3:10 AM

[quote]who think it's so awful in the US


by Anonymousreply 79February 21, 2024 3:15 AM

They will [italic]not[/italic] be welcome back in America, I know that much.

by Anonymousreply 80February 21, 2024 3:17 AM

[quote]They will not be welcome back in America, I know that much

Are you retarted?

by Anonymousreply 81February 21, 2024 3:19 AM

When people pull stunts like this or joining Al Queda they shouldn’t be allowed back in to their former country

by Anonymousreply 82February 21, 2024 3:23 AM

[quote] They aren't American, r74.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 83February 21, 2024 3:28 AM

[quote] So now they’re stranded, and their money is likely gone forever, and the dad and possibly the older sons can now be drafted to die in Ukraine. All because they hated gays and wanted to live amongst purer people.

Anyway, I had pizza for dinner tonight.

by Anonymousreply 84February 21, 2024 3:30 AM

What dummies. Really stupid.

by Anonymousreply 85February 21, 2024 3:46 AM

What was an American family doing living in Canada? And now Russia?

They sound very nomadic.

by Anonymousreply 86February 21, 2024 3:51 AM

I do love it when comedy writes itself.

by Anonymousreply 87February 21, 2024 4:43 AM

If they are Canadians, they are probably not MAGAs.

by Anonymousreply 88February 21, 2024 5:25 AM


Can't Justin Bieber do something, like how Dennis Rodman helped with North Korean diplomacy?

by Anonymousreply 89February 21, 2024 5:27 AM

[quote]But hey, at least they got to own the homos!

I’d like to start a GFM to help more anti-woke families “own the homos.”

by Anonymousreply 90February 21, 2024 5:30 AM

R89 = Anne Frank

by Anonymousreply 91February 21, 2024 5:32 AM

The husband is very photogenic, but the wife looks like a hag, and she’s a loose cannon to boot. A great story arc would be that she tragically dies from a mystery illness, but — in a bittersweet twist of fate — the husband falls in love with a lovely young Russian woman with a tight vagina that’s perfect for pumping out more Christian cannon fodder for Putin. The children adapting to the new mom would be a perfect story device to refresh the narrative, just as viewership for the tired old ex-pat spiel starts to wane.

by Anonymousreply 92February 21, 2024 6:07 AM

The dad is probably annoyed that Grindr doesn’t work there as well.

by Anonymousreply 93February 21, 2024 6:18 AM

Mother Russia, so supportive of family life!

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by Anonymousreply 94February 21, 2024 6:29 AM

[quote]I need to know about the kid that got left

According to a Redditor on the Ukraine board, it’s the eldest son, and he’s staying with his extended family in Canada, and the extended family thinks his parents are batshit crazy.

by Anonymousreply 95February 21, 2024 6:38 AM

What a shitty thing to do to your kids.

by Anonymousreply 96February 21, 2024 7:53 AM

[quote] the husband falls in love with a lovely young Russian woman with a tight vagina

Uh, more like a big Russian cossack who'll plow his repressed hole!

by Anonymousreply 97February 21, 2024 8:57 AM

R97 That’s for behind the scenes only.

by Anonymousreply 98February 21, 2024 9:06 AM

The irony, R17, is they were immigrants to Canada. Did they not do their research on Canadian law and society? And how entitled were they? But I guess when they complain about Canadian immigrants it’s only the brown ones. They’re just a couple of racist, homophobic shit-for-brains who deserve to get stuck for eternity in shithole Russia. And sadly they’ve probably doomed their sons into getting forced into the Russian military. He himself will probably get forced into fighting Ukraine.

by Anonymousreply 99February 21, 2024 9:34 AM

Countdown until they beg Justin to airlift them back home.

by Anonymousreply 100February 21, 2024 9:38 AM

That’d be an even bigger irony, R100, since I’m certain they’ve probably at some point characterized JT as the devil incarnate.

by Anonymousreply 101February 21, 2024 9:42 AM

[Quote]Countdown until they beg Justin to airlift them back home.

I mean, he could use the good publicity. I'll talk to him.

by Anonymousreply 102February 21, 2024 10:27 AM

R92 there’s a tight vagina in Russia?

by Anonymousreply 103February 21, 2024 10:59 AM

Russia is a hellhole

by Anonymousreply 104February 21, 2024 12:09 PM

^ If this idiot family had spent more time studying Russia instead of freaking out over a rainbow flag they would have known that, but noooo

by Anonymousreply 105February 21, 2024 12:28 PM

I'd like to know what strain of Christianity they belonged to back in Canada, because it's a massive bitch to be anything other than Russian Orthodox over in Russia. Presumably that's not an issue for them?

r105 Too busy studying the Bible to study anything useful, like another language.

by Anonymousreply 106February 21, 2024 12:50 PM

[quote]But hey, at least they got to own the homos!

I'd like to own one, but I think they outlawed that after the Civil War.

by Anonymousreply 107February 21, 2024 12:55 PM

[quote]How could they move from a place where the capital rhymes with vagina?

To be fair, they tried to find a county with a capital city named Mulva.

by Anonymousreply 108February 21, 2024 12:55 PM

Get OOT!

by Anonymousreply 109February 21, 2024 1:50 PM

I feel for their kids, but the parents deserve the misery their hate has brought them.

Enjoy avoiding windows and tea..

by Anonymousreply 110February 21, 2024 2:14 PM

Don't feel bad for the kids.

They're going to end up just like the parents.

In fact, they're probably already brainwashed.

by Anonymousreply 111February 21, 2024 2:16 PM

R111 Apparently the oldest didn't fall for it. There's hope. They don't deserve the hell that awaits them.

by Anonymousreply 112February 21, 2024 2:21 PM

They didn't even bother to learn any Russian before moving. Clearly not a well thought out plan on any level.

by Anonymousreply 113February 21, 2024 2:32 PM

I wish all our DL racists, Trump supporters would move to Russia then let's hear about crime, immigration, trans..

by Anonymousreply 114February 21, 2024 2:35 PM

[QUOTE]They didn't even bother to learn any Russian before moving.

The mother called it naive in their part. I'd call it something else. Who on earth fantasizes about moving to a foreign country permanently, strives toward achieving their dream, but don't crack a book open or invest in Russian language tapes? I suspect they think their neighbors will be Godly "Christians" and exercise charity with them. Hah! Guess again. Failure to do real research instead of listening to Stecen Seagal.

I wonder how they'll shield their kids from all the public drunks on the streets 24/7 🤔.

by Anonymousreply 115February 21, 2024 3:32 PM

I’ve never heard of the “moving to Russia to start a homestead” movement before. Is it really a thing?

by Anonymousreply 116February 21, 2024 3:45 PM


This ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶e̶n̶d̶ ̶ has ended in tears.

by Anonymousreply 117February 21, 2024 3:57 PM

Do these people not realize that Russia is basically a dictatorship?

by Anonymousreply 118February 21, 2024 3:59 PM

That’s what they want, r118.

Just like in the USA that’s what republicans want.

by Anonymousreply 119February 21, 2024 4:03 PM

It's such an isolated place. But I never believe the hype about any place until I see for myself.

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by Anonymousreply 120February 21, 2024 4:17 PM

Look at these gullible Canadians taking Russians on their trustworthy word (fingers crossed)!!!

by Anonymousreply 121February 21, 2024 5:54 PM

r118, they do, but it's a 'Christian" dictatorship in their view , so it's ok

by Anonymousreply 122February 21, 2024 6:22 PM

I have a feeling their brand of xtianity is not popular over there. Dad seems like a freak who wants complete control over his family so much that he isolates them.

by Anonymousreply 123February 21, 2024 6:38 PM

Where did they get the notion they'd be receiving free land?

by Anonymousreply 124February 21, 2024 6:45 PM

Jackie Hoffman can play the wife in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 125February 21, 2024 6:54 PM

R119 They got their wish! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

by Anonymousreply 126February 21, 2024 6:57 PM

Are they Mennonite/Hutterite?

by Anonymousreply 127February 21, 2024 6:58 PM

^ No, dummy/stupids

by Anonymousreply 128February 21, 2024 7:01 PM

More like Quiverful. Think Duggars.

by Anonymousreply 129February 21, 2024 7:03 PM

[quote]Where did they get the notion they'd be receiving free land?

From what I understand, they were going to use the money they got from selling their real estate in Canada to buy land in Russia, but the Russian bank froze their assets because of the suspiciously large amount.

by Anonymousreply 130February 21, 2024 7:07 PM

[quote]R122 it's a 'Christian" dictatorship in their view

I’m sorry to be ignorant, but when did the whole Cold War “godless Russia” profile change?

by Anonymousreply 131February 21, 2024 7:07 PM

What a bunch of stupid ignorant yahoos.

by Anonymousreply 132February 21, 2024 7:08 PM

[quote]I’m sorry to be ignorant, but when did the whole Cold War “godless Russia” profile change?

When they started blackmailing the entire Repuglican party and flooding social media with their disinformation campaigns.

by Anonymousreply 133February 21, 2024 7:17 PM

If they keep being ungrateful brats, the Feenstra family is going to go through some DE-FEENSTRA-TION things.

by Anonymousreply 134February 21, 2024 7:23 PM

No matter how “orthodox” they claim to be, they will always be seen as degenerate, entitled Westerners who have been brainwashed by their country of origin. It’s like when conservative Californians relocate to Idaho. They think they are seen as heroic and are used by Republicans to promote Idaho as a bastion of anti-wokeness. But then they face the harsh reality that native Idahoans HATE Californians, and will never trust them no matter how conservative they claim to be. The unfortunate transplants eventually start being treated like a subclass of ignorant children who are constantly lectured, “Just make sure not to turn Idaho into California!” Except Russia is much, much worse.

by Anonymousreply 135February 21, 2024 7:34 PM

I love how they talk about how bad the Canadian government is but in another video they mention going to a government ministry to request farmland. In Canada you just hire a realtor and call it a day or buy the land privately. I would never want to move to a nation that required that type of oversight.

Then they crammed 9 people into an apartment. They didn't give us an apartment tour because they know the optics must be horrible.

We never hear their nine kids in the video so who knows what threats they issue to silence their crotch fruit.

Finally, during the vid where the ask for farm land, the dad said there were so many options, BUT, the Russian government ministers needed time to review some that would be appropriate. Such bullshit. In the West, you just look online, contact the seller, and make an offer. Citizen or not.

These people sound crazy. I'm sure his wife will be at a bottom of one of the Russian rivers they were boasting about and one of his daughters will take her place. He gives me the vibes.

by Anonymousreply 136February 21, 2024 7:42 PM

r123 - The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is ultra-anti evangelist, so this was an incredibly dumb move on the family's part. . The ROC and Putin have gotten quite cozy in the last several years to their mutual advantage.

by Anonymousreply 137February 21, 2024 7:56 PM

I don’t know anything about this website, but article discusses history of Christianity in Russia.


[italic]If someone from 1965 were to arrive in a time machine, there’s likely much about our current state of affairs that would shock them. But I cannot imagine anything that would be more confusing than the love affair between the U.S. Right and Russia—the extent of which has come into stark clarity in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

Almost immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, American evangelicals began to flood into Russia, with a generation coming of age on mission trips to Moscow and Bible-buying fundraisers for St. Petersburg. Instead of meeting with hostility from the Russian Orthodox Church, these Protestant firebrands were generally welcomed. Which is the part of the story that’s perhaps most difficult to explain; Orthodoxy as a faith tradition has spent centuries resolutely opposed to corruption or co-option from outside.

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by Anonymousreply 138February 21, 2024 8:12 PM

Especially since Russian Orthodoxy loves iconography, which evangelicals view as idolatrous.

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by Anonymousreply 139February 21, 2024 8:28 PM

R138 - In the last few years, several evangelist groups have been banned from Russia, as it is seen as cutting into their financial pie. Groups that haven't been doing this, the ROC is OK with them.

by Anonymousreply 140February 21, 2024 8:44 PM

@r138, Interesting read

by Anonymousreply 141February 21, 2024 9:30 PM

R139 - tell that to evangelicals and their worship of paintings of the tangerine fuhrer on horseback with Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 142February 21, 2024 9:49 PM

The “kid” still in Canada is actually 22 years old, and his dad says he’s considering joining them in Russia but “isn’t quite ready yet.” Riiiiight.

by Anonymousreply 143February 21, 2024 10:07 PM

Don't go to Russia! They like to detain outsiders.

by Anonymousreply 144February 21, 2024 10:12 PM

[quote]Where did they get the notion they'd be receiving free land?

They had a coupon for free Russian that came with their purchase of Trump NFTs.

by Anonymousreply 145February 21, 2024 10:34 PM

I can picture Dostoevsky writing a story about this kind of situation, they'd probably all suffer for about 500 pages before dropping dead or coming to Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 146February 21, 2024 10:36 PM

[quote]I’ve never heard of the “moving to Russia to start a homestead” movement before. Is it really a thing?

r116 I recall making a thread about this last year when Russia put out a homestead call to conservative Americans. Never imagined Canadians would be the first to take the bite, but here we are.

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by Anonymousreply 148February 22, 2024 3:48 AM

R147, I wwed your OP. How prescient.

And I can't believe anybody is dumb enough to take Russian officials at their word!

by Anonymousreply 149February 22, 2024 4:12 AM

[quote] Because from what I can see you’re an alpha-type white male

He’s a farmer from Saskatchewan who was doing so “well” he left it all behind.

by Anonymousreply 150February 22, 2024 4:18 AM

I saw an interview of the dad by an American expat who lives in Russia. The couple are generational farmers whose parents came to Canada from the Netherlands for better economic opportunities. They actually relocated their farm to Ontario (from Saskatchewan) because they wanted to make more money. The dad has an idyllic view of farming that has a variety of revenue streams (meat, dairy, produce) while most successful family farms in the West specialize in one branch. They’re hoping they can do that in Russia. He barely touched on the culture wars in the interview.

by Anonymousreply 151February 22, 2024 4:29 AM

Were these Canadians or Americans who had moved to Canada?

The wife mentioned not knowing male vs female in Russian on the bathroom doors - but then said "In America, they don't give a shit" or some such.

by Anonymousreply 152February 22, 2024 4:30 AM

Dutch fundies seem rare.

by Anonymousreply 153February 22, 2024 4:30 AM

They’re Dutch-Canadians, but several times the dad has referred to Canada as “America.” As in the continent, not the country.

by Anonymousreply 154February 22, 2024 4:32 AM

Thanks R154. I don't think I've heard Canadians refer to themselves as Americans before. Interesting.

Might help take some of our stigma away if more of them did that (these lunatics excepted). Both husband and wife had Dutch parents? Weird.

by Anonymousreply 155February 22, 2024 4:34 AM

That oldest son already looks like he has cookie-sniffing potential.

by Anonymousreply 156February 22, 2024 4:34 AM

[quote]They’re hoping they can do that in Russia.

r151 I mean, they absolutely can do that there, they just won't get much money for it. Not nearly enough to support their eight kids without substantial state assistance. And Russia will want some of those kids to go to the front or serve the state in some other way, they won't get fleeced out of public money by these Canadians by getting nothing in return.

by Anonymousreply 157February 22, 2024 4:34 AM

I meant to say they moved to Russia so that they can do “non-specialized” farming —. dairy, produce, etc.

by Anonymousreply 158February 22, 2024 4:34 AM

I'm thinking about this way too much...

But does the bathroom door thing mean that the woman is too stupid to use Google translate on her phone? Or doesn't believe in smart phones??

by Anonymousreply 159February 22, 2024 4:55 AM

Any interviews with the son who stayed behind?

by Anonymousreply 160February 22, 2024 4:57 AM

r159 You expect that bitch to know how to type Cyrillic on her phone?

by Anonymousreply 161February 22, 2024 5:00 AM

If you enter "English to Russian" and type the English word, the Russian translation will come up on the right, with the pronunciation (in English letters) beneath it.

In case any of you are thinking of emigrating...

by Anonymousreply 162February 22, 2024 5:08 AM

R162 But if you see a word in Cyrillic and want to translate it to English, you would have to change your keypad to Cyrillic to translate the characters, right?

by Anonymousreply 163February 22, 2024 5:14 AM

r162 Russian pronounced phonetically by someone who doesn't actually speak Russian can sound as complete gibberish to Russian speakers. Just listen to the heinous "Russian" attempted by Margo in the first episode in the most recent of For All Mankind. Totally unintelligible.

So no, that's not really a solution. Best to just show the nearby Russian your phone with the translation on it.

by Anonymousreply 164February 22, 2024 5:17 AM

That would work. But for the bathroom door, you could just look at the Cyrillic for "men" or "male" and probably solve the existential bathroom crisis they've encountered. I'm sure everything else will work out swimmingly.

by Anonymousreply 165February 22, 2024 5:21 AM

r165 When I was hanging around in the hospital hallway after my appendectomy last year, a young frau approached me and asked whether I spoke English and to please help her with the bathroom situation. I immediately asked if she's pictogram-illiterate (in a more polite way than that, of course). Well, we got to the toilets and it turns out there were no pictograms and the toilets were separated by function – one for staff and one for visitors, with both being unisex. So it's not always as simple as that.

by Anonymousreply 166February 22, 2024 5:24 AM

R164, yes — the accent is essential, but the minority of adults who successfully learn to speak a new language never fully master the accent. Young kids have a knack for it, though. At least their kids have a chance of learning to speak Russian fluently, although their parents will always struggle, so much so that they’ll probably start hanging out with other English-speaking expats and never learn Russian. They’ll use their kids as translators instead.

by Anonymousreply 167February 22, 2024 5:29 AM

But I'd assume if they weren't marked "men"/"women" then you wouldn't be walking into the wrong gender, most likely, though you might be using a "staff" bathroom when you shouldn't. I'm sure some official would handle the situation were you to slip up.

I didn't know they'd practically been invited (the other thread). I've always heard Russian people are good hearted and happy to help you, though they're not at smiley and surface friendly as North Americans.

by Anonymousreply 168February 22, 2024 5:30 AM

[quote]I've always heard Russian people are good hearted and happy to help you, though they're not at smiley and surface friendly as North Americans.

As long as you’re straight and white.

by Anonymousreply 169February 22, 2024 5:34 AM

Haha I read the wife's name as Amnesia instead of Aneesia.

by Anonymousreply 170February 22, 2024 5:36 AM

Just avoid the gopniks and you'll be fine.

by Anonymousreply 171February 22, 2024 5:39 AM

[quote] Russian pronounced phonetically by someone who doesn't actually speak Russian can sound as complete gibberish to Russian speakers. Just listen to the heinous "Russian" attempted by Margo in the first episode in the most recent of For All Mankind. Totally unintelligible. So no, that's not really a solution. Best to just show the nearby Russian your phone with the translation on it

Google translate has a little picture of a speaker at the bottom of the screen. You click on it and a lovely lady's voice pronounces the word for you. But I wonder if the patriarch lets his little woman have a smart phone? And certainly not the kids! Think of the things they might find on the Internet!

by Anonymousreply 172February 22, 2024 5:50 AM

^ She has a phone, because she was the first to complain that all their money was frozen in Russian banks

by Anonymousreply 173February 22, 2024 7:12 AM

Why do you believe it's still in her possession or, if it is all her contacts haven't been wiped? Husband controls everything. Regardless, if hubs isn't monitoring her, which Russian agency isn't on some level, if only to file the cursory report: they're numbskulls to an exponential factor?

by Anonymousreply 174February 22, 2024 8:28 AM

R161 the translation question is actually not an issue. Google has had an updated translator feature for a long time. You just need the Google translate app. With the app you can type in words, the old way, AND take a photo of a word or phrase to translate.

It’s been outstanding when I’m abroad and get a dinner menu or something that’s not in English. Just open up translate and via my phone I can scan the menu and it’ll show me the English translations.

Technology can be rather impressive. I didn’t even know that was a feature until I was playing around with it while in Portugal.

But, this assumes her iPhone still works over there and the Google App isn’t disabled.

by Anonymousreply 175February 22, 2024 8:34 AM


by Anonymousreply 176February 22, 2024 8:36 AM

Yup r167. Even Queen Marry if Denmark, who learned Danish as an adult and is fluent, gets lightly teased by her kids for her accent.

by Anonymousreply 177February 22, 2024 8:36 AM

Their YouTube videos seem to suggest they like Russia so far. Dopes and very racist.

by Anonymousreply 178February 22, 2024 8:55 AM

^ Doesn't matter, I can almost guarantee this story will NOT have a happy ending. Nothing about Russia ever does

by Anonymousreply 179February 22, 2024 9:10 AM

They're obligated to like Russia if they want to see any of their cash back

by Anonymousreply 180February 22, 2024 9:23 AM

R178 - what they’re learning is that Russia thrives on propaganda, and what they’re now doing is helping spread it. Or, rather, being forced to spread it. And by all means, I hope it entices other dipshit crazies to follow suit.

by Anonymousreply 181February 22, 2024 10:34 AM

^ Good point, Russia is all about "useful idiots" and God knows they have an unlimited supply

by Anonymousreply 182February 22, 2024 10:38 AM

R180 They're not getting their money back without a few bribes.

The Russian banking system is as corrupt as you'd expect, especially now that sanctions have turned them into the desperate gangsters they always wanted to be.

by Anonymousreply 183February 22, 2024 2:00 PM

The ending of that video is ominous.

by Anonymousreply 184February 22, 2024 2:17 PM

I hope they stay in Russia. Their kids too. Good riddance, I say. And whether they live or die, I care not.

by Anonymousreply 185February 22, 2024 2:58 PM

[quote]Thanks [R154]. I don't think I've heard Canadians refer to themselves as Americans before. Interesting.

Reminds me of something I heard on a British TV show:

Brit (after hearing the other guy speak with an American accent): "What part of the States are you from?

Other guy: "The Canadian part."

by Anonymousreply 186February 22, 2024 5:08 PM

[quote] Dutch fundies seem rare.

But Dutch tend to be hyper-aggressive and overly- sensitive. You’d think such tall people would be more chill and self-confident but their height has only increased their crazy.

by Anonymousreply 187February 22, 2024 5:34 PM

Dutch fundies exist. BUT, they are entirely apolitical and exclusionary, think Amish. They don’t believe in work on sundays so the trains can have stations in their communities. But that is about as far as they go into the general culture of the country

by Anonymousreply 188February 22, 2024 6:25 PM

[quote]Dutch fundies seem rare.

Dutch-American fundies, not so much.

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by Anonymousreply 189February 22, 2024 6:27 PM

[quote] But Dutch tend to be hyper-aggressive and overly- sensitive.

And let us not forget that the Afrikaners of South Africa, responsible for apartheid, are Dutch transplants.

by Anonymousreply 190February 22, 2024 7:00 PM

As my uncle used to say to his Dutch wife...

"There's the Amsterdam Dutch, there's the Rotterdam Dutch and then there's you, the God damn Dutch"

by Anonymousreply 191February 22, 2024 7:05 PM

I've known a number of Dutch people and they've generally been cunts.

by Anonymousreply 192February 22, 2024 8:14 PM

Is there an organization that helps relocate conservatives to their new paradise? I’d love to donate.

by Anonymousreply 193February 22, 2024 8:18 PM

Betsy DeVos is a cunt!

by Anonymousreply 194February 22, 2024 8:40 PM

R194 How dare you! If I could get my yacht out of the Great Lakes, I'd mow you down with it!

by Anonymousreply 195February 22, 2024 8:43 PM

R195 Which yacht Betsy? Don't you have 10 of them?

by Anonymousreply 196February 22, 2024 8:48 PM

[quote]Is there an organization that helps relocate conservatives to their new paradise? I’d love to donate.

Can the new paradise be Mars?

by Anonymousreply 197February 22, 2024 9:35 PM

[quote] Russian pronounced phonetically by someone who doesn't actually speak Russian can sound as complete gibberish to Russian speakers. Just listen to the heinous "Russian" attempted by Margo in the first episode in the most recent of For All Mankind. Totally unintelligible.

She just wasn’t falling down drunk enough, R164.

by Anonymousreply 198February 23, 2024 12:37 AM

It was the Dutch who gave us THIS filth and debauchery.

That family has a lot to answer for.

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by Anonymousreply 199February 23, 2024 12:47 AM

Is the wife‘s looks typical of Dutch wonen?

by Anonymousreply 200February 23, 2024 12:54 AM

R197 Get yowr ass to Mahs!

by Anonymousreply 201February 23, 2024 1:17 AM

Normally scams get you to send the money overseas and then they ghost you. This is next level. The scammers convinced the family to move AND bring the money with them then ghosted them.

Well played Russian bureaucrats, well played.

by Anonymousreply 202February 23, 2024 1:45 AM

You can bet that the kid who stayed behind is the gay one.

by Anonymousreply 203February 23, 2024 4:23 AM

I'm available for "Not Without My Daughter II"!

by Anonymousreply 204February 23, 2024 9:42 PM

Not without my Krokodil

by Anonymousreply 205February 24, 2024 12:30 AM

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

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by Anonymousreply 206February 24, 2024 2:01 PM

What an ugly family they won’t be missed

by Anonymousreply 207February 24, 2024 2:06 PM

I would vote for R67 to be my president.

by Anonymousreply 208February 24, 2024 2:14 PM

R208 Aww, shucks. 🥰😘

by Anonymousreply 209February 24, 2024 3:11 PM

I 100% agree with r67. I would gladly donate $$$ to send MAGAt trash to Russia so the rest of us could live in a civilized society.

by Anonymousreply 210February 24, 2024 3:30 PM

[quote]It was the Dutch who gave us THIS filth and debauchery

Director Lars von Trier is Danish though

by Anonymousreply 211February 24, 2024 11:22 PM

I don’t get why they chose the dystopian hell hole that is Russia. Russia?! Why not some remote tropical island? Somewhere in south America or Europe? They’re just so incredibly stupid and deserve everything they get.

by Anonymousreply 212February 25, 2024 8:08 AM

^ Oh, sure, because Gay people never flock to remote tropical islands 🙄

by Anonymousreply 213February 25, 2024 9:34 AM

We are not alone in suspecting he's closeted gay or bi. lt's amusing that quite a few heavily uparrowed comments make the same observation.

by Anonymousreply 214February 25, 2024 2:08 PM

Looks like they've settled into their rolls as propagandists for mother Russia. I live their tour of the mall where fully stocked stores price sanctions aren't working even though the mall is near devoid if shoppers. Also included is a weird ass musical montage showing his frumpy damn wife picking stuff up and making stupid comments and him extoli the virtues of flip phones of which there is a wide variety and availability and how great it is that you can only get flip phones are so called dumb phones as he calls them.

by Anonymousreply 215February 25, 2024 2:27 PM

Any updates?

by Anonymousreply 216March 14, 2024 2:30 PM

Conscripted and sent to the front lines, most likely.

by Anonymousreply 217March 14, 2024 3:25 PM

Do they now think Siberia is the new Toronto?

by Anonymousreply 218March 14, 2024 10:17 PM

Would they draft/conscript the kids of this family? Or any American expat person in Russia? Wouldn't it be funny if they conscripted Edward Snowden?

My guess is they wouldn't because... bad publicity? Not sure, but I'd be surprised.

by Anonymousreply 219March 15, 2024 5:48 AM

Do you really think Russia is deterred in any way by bad publicity?

by Anonymousreply 220March 15, 2024 6:48 AM

I think Putin is sort of crazy, but not stupid.

Sending sweet Russophile expat-American Fundies into battle might be seen as fucking over the USA - just when Trump may be about to take the reins and do everything Putin wants.

I don't think Putin would want to put his old bestie/useful fool Donald in a bind. Trump doesn't really have principles - he has dispositional states, and his rightwing Fundie supporters seeing American Christians being sent into battle might cause Trump to flip his position on Russia.

by Anonymousreply 221March 15, 2024 6:59 AM

R221 They're Canadian, not American.

And the Russians have already been drafting convicts, teenagers, and foreign nationals. They won't blink at sending these idiots to get chewed up on the march to Odessa.

by Anonymousreply 222March 15, 2024 3:09 PM

“ Family of 10”…….that says it all, to me anyway

by Anonymousreply 223March 15, 2024 4:04 PM

The American Fundies would be just about as upset about Canadian Fundies being fucked over as they would native boys. Canada's our little brother, anyway. Now if it was Mexicans...

by Anonymousreply 224March 15, 2024 4:11 PM

You can never escape us.

by Anonymousreply 225March 15, 2024 5:43 PM

Especially if you ARE a homo, r225

by Anonymousreply 226March 15, 2024 6:13 PM

Fundies of Dutch heritage can be aggressive and oversensitive as someone mentioned upthread. Here is my experience with them. I went to a school that was run by Christian Reformed people and they are different from the evangelicals. A lot of them live in rural Michigan. They moved south and started a private school. They are fair minded and actually sometimes treat kids with respect. They have extremely strict rules for the Sabbath at the level of things like not listening to the radio, not riding bikes. School dances were banned. They would accuse kids of using drugs if they joked about them. Yet they would be very conversational with both the parents and kids to find a solution. They also taught us about other religions but said that they were going to hell. They also believe in predestined heaven, meaning that there’s nothing you can do and won’t go to heaven because the people that choose wrong things are predestined for hell, and they should be avoided.

by Anonymousreply 227March 15, 2024 6:35 PM

It sounds very similar to Hasidic Jews.

by Anonymousreply 228March 15, 2024 6:39 PM

They're leaving apparently, at least temporarily.

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by Anonymousreply 229March 20, 2024 4:38 AM

They love our money, not our values.

by Anonymousreply 230March 20, 2024 4:46 AM

I watched some of that video at R229. The family sound like absolute Darwin award level fucking braindead morons who are utterly clueless.

After badmouthing Russia on YouTube they're lucky the Russians didn't scoop them all up and send them to detention Siberia. That would have been very fitting but there's still time.

by Anonymousreply 231March 20, 2024 5:01 AM

Both parents need to pass the Russian language test to get residency. How hard is Russian to learn for English speakers?

[quote] Ranking fourth on our list of hardest languages to learn (for English speakers), Russian uses a Cyrillic alphabet — made up of letters both familiar and unfamiliar to us. But speaker beware: some of the Cyrillic letters may look familiar but make a different sound than the Latin letter they resemble. For instance, “B” in the Cyrillic alphabet makes a “V” sound.

[quote] Grammatically, Russian is not as difficult as Polish but pretty darn close. Polish has seven cases, while Russian has six. Also, Russians omit the verb “to be” in the present tense, which can throw beginners for a loop when they try to form basic sentences. In Russian, “I am a student” would simply translate to “I student.” Like Polish, Russian uses a lot of consonants clustered together, which makes spelling and pronunciation a challenge.

Another site indicated that it takes about 1,100 hours to learn Russian, but I don't what level of proficiency the Russian government tests for.

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by Anonymousreply 232March 20, 2024 5:24 AM

R232 I took four semesters of Russian in college, and still barely speak it. Reading it is okay, but translating all that into English is ponderous.

But they’re immersed in it 24/7, so maybe they’ll do better. Assuming their dead asses even try.

by Anonymousreply 233March 20, 2024 5:35 AM

[quote]How hard is Russian to learn for English speakers?

Very R232. Slavic languages bear no resemblance to English whatsoever. This family is also colossally stupid which won't help. I doubt they would be able to pass a test even after years.

by Anonymousreply 234March 20, 2024 6:14 AM

Are any of the children attractive? I heard Steven Seagal rents out rooms in exchange for light housekeeping and heavy sex.

by Anonymousreply 235March 20, 2024 7:17 AM

The dad is super-excited about learning the language and assimilating to Russian culture, but the wife seems resentful. She’ll probably snap one day and murder him in his sleep.

by Anonymousreply 236March 20, 2024 7:42 AM

Svetlana! Bring me the axe.

by Anonymousreply 237March 20, 2024 7:49 AM

He won’t be able to learn a second language.

by Anonymousreply 238March 20, 2024 7:52 AM

He’ll learn to say “me love you long time” in Russian.

by Anonymousreply 239March 20, 2024 8:08 AM

Or swear words and random phrases. He won’t understand the language.

He doesn’t have the capacity.

by Anonymousreply 240March 20, 2024 8:18 AM

I traveled through Russia 10 years ago. Outside of Moscow most areas are poor, most of the houses reminded me of where my grandparents lived in the 40's.

by Anonymousreply 241March 20, 2024 8:51 AM

Can't they go to someplace like Idaho? All those nice, wholesome xtian militant rightwingers should welcome them.

by Anonymousreply 242March 20, 2024 2:11 PM

Will they give him his money back though?

by Anonymousreply 243March 20, 2024 2:13 PM

How hard is it to learn the 5 essential Russian words?

"'celovek, zhenshchina, muzhchina, camera, television"

by Anonymousreply 244March 20, 2024 2:22 PM

Any updates on these crazy kids? Was daddy drafted? Are they spouting Russian propaganda for their lives?

by Anonymousreply 245April 7, 2024 7:30 PM

I'm very curious what's up with them. Install cameras, mic up the house, and have a camera crew following them. This is the only reality show I'd consider watching.

When they left, they probably thought they could start a blog about their glorious new freedoms for true believers stuck in North America. Heh.

by Anonymousreply 246April 7, 2024 8:29 PM

Has Steven Seagal dropped by with a Welcome basket yet?

How about Ed Snowden inviting them for a Welcome dinner?

Gerard Depardieu stopping by to check out the women?

Nothing? Wow. These Canadian fundies are real social failures in Russia. Maybe gays in Canada wasn't so bad.

by Anonymousreply 247April 8, 2024 1:11 AM

An article I found said that Depardieu is not living in Russia anymore. Looking around further: "The Russian people are not responsible for the crazy, unacceptable excesses of their leaders like Vladimir Putin," Depardieu told AFP on March 31. Members of the State Duma, one of the chambers of the Russian parliament, have spoken out against Depardieu's condemnation of Putin and called for his passport to be confiscated. "I consider it important and necessary to talk about the need to cancel Gérard Depardieu's passport for his swaggering attacks and attempts to speak on behalf of the Russian people, who did not delegate him to make these statements," Russian MP Sultan Khamzaev said, per Russian outlet MK RU.

He added that the actor's real estate in Russia "must be expropriated and given to orphans."

Newsweek link:

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by Anonymousreply 248April 8, 2024 5:29 AM

That article was from April 2022.

A newer one (February 2023) said Depardieu has returned to France and asked for refugee status!

* "I am ashamed to be Russian. It is very painful for me that we are associated with orcs and bandits, fascists and criminals... I transferred the money I made from the sale of my Mordovian flat to help the army. I appeal to the French authorities for support and ask to grant me refugee status," now says Depardieu.

sorry for hijacking the thread.

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by Anonymousreply 249April 8, 2024 5:35 AM

One also thinks of Tara Reade, that human Curves classroom who once non-credibly accused Ja’Biden of raping her in a hallway that doesn’t exist. She defected to Russia after the accusation fell apart, and now takes payola from Kremlin media outlets.

by Anonymousreply 250April 8, 2024 5:41 AM

When time gets the tough, you go RA-SHA! They take good care!

by Anonymousreply 251April 8, 2024 5:44 AM

In a recent Youtube video, the father indicates that Russia has given them temporary asylum after their tourist visa runs out. So they will have extra time to pass the language test and won't have to immediately leave the country.

That video is not posted here because "No Clicks for You" Canadian-Russian family!

by Anonymousreply 252April 8, 2024 5:57 AM

Wow. Can those morons learn Russian well enough to ever pass a serious test of the Russian language? My guess is they'll pass them regardless - especially since they've granted asylum. This could be a new version of the Beverly Hillbillies - if Depardieu's PTS ZhD film company was still active in Russia. Maybe this could give Snowdon something to do? And Tara Reid could star as Miss Jane or something - and Steven Seagal could be in it too.

by Anonymousreply 253April 8, 2024 6:22 AM

[quote] My guess is they'll pass them regardless

You may be right. The same person who counted votes and gave me 87% of the vote will be grading the husband and wife's Russian language test.

by Anonymousreply 254April 8, 2024 6:46 AM

Have their kids started hating them yet?

by Anonymousreply 255April 9, 2024 2:07 AM

Tara Reade the cuckoo for cocoa puffs MAGA-trollop and Biden's false accuser? She defected to Russia? And they took her?

I question Mr. Pootie's taste level.

by Anonymousreply 256April 12, 2024 4:49 AM


Things are going...as predicted.

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by Anonymousreply 257June 10, 2024 8:07 PM

There was something on TikTok about a conservative Mexican family who fled California for Idaho. You can imagine what happened.

by Anonymousreply 258June 10, 2024 9:13 PM

As bad as Idaho must be, I'd take it iberostar Russia, R258. This idiot is about to be conscripted and the odds are good that he'll end up dying in Putin's war.

by Anonymousreply 259June 10, 2024 9:19 PM

Fucking yikes.

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by Anonymousreply 260June 10, 2024 9:20 PM

Well, I guess there’s a price to pay for any country you live in, and they chose to be cannon fodder for an authoritarian dictator over tolerating the existence of gay people. Have fun, guys!

by Anonymousreply 261June 10, 2024 9:31 PM

I still want to know more about the kid that didn't go with them.

by Anonymousreply 262June 10, 2024 9:33 PM

[quote]Can't they go to someplace like Idaho?

They should just adopt a puppy, name it Cricket and shoot it in the head for no other reason at all than being a "picture of pure joy" and Kristi Noem will welcome them in SD as heroes.

by Anonymousreply 263June 10, 2024 9:41 PM

I’m glad I learned the word iberostar today.

by Anonymousreply 264June 10, 2024 9:49 PM

R262 I can't remember where I read it, but the kid that remained behind thought his parents were bonkers and he said their extended family felt the same.

He would have been prime draft age - 22 I think. I wonder if Russia would have drafted him to go to Ukraine?

by Anonymousreply 265June 10, 2024 10:01 PM

I don't know how the fuck my phone auto-filled "iberostar" when I meant to type "over."

by Anonymousreply 266June 10, 2024 10:04 PM

That Tromp family drama is fascinating. Can't believe no one has ever come forward with an explanation of WTF happened to the parents. Too much isolation like the crazy couple in Bug?

by Anonymousreply 267June 10, 2024 10:14 PM

From the 90's to the aughts, I went to Russia five times for work.

I knew what to expect, having spent weeks reading up on a country then emerging from Communism before the first time I went for a week. There wasn't much internet to look at in 1991: Google was founded in 1998 so you had to read books. And these people up and left Canada to live in a shithole without checking it out first?

How fucking stupid can these people be?

by Anonymousreply 268June 10, 2024 10:36 PM

Any deaths yet?

by Anonymousreply 269June 10, 2024 11:28 PM

Homeschool stupid, r268. Just how talibangelical kkkunts like ‘em!

by Anonymousreply 270June 11, 2024 7:03 PM

I HOPE that when things take an even worse turn that the Canadian government ignores the pleas from these losers to bring them home to Canada.

by Anonymousreply 271June 11, 2024 11:13 PM

[quote] There was something on TikTok about a conservative Mexican family who fled California for Idaho. You can imagine what happened.

I wonder why they didn’t go to Texas. There are Conservative Latinos everywhere.

Unless the subtext is that they wanted to live some place 90% white.

by Anonymousreply 272June 12, 2024 5:20 AM

The thing about assholes is that they gravitate towards other assholes and then whine about how there are always assholes wherever they go.

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