Get this. Russia thinks the U.S. should chill out about their annexation of Crimea.
That is rich.
According to NBC News, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov had some advice for Americans who are getting worried about Russia’s actions in the Ukraine. He joked:
“What can we suggest to our American colleagues? To spend more time outdoors, practice yoga, separate their food groups and perhaps watch comedies on television. That would be better than getting worked up because the situation will not change and childish tantrums, tears and hysterics will not help matters.”
So, I’m a little nervous about Russia encroaching. But what really offends me is the audacity of the Russian Prime Minister for turning the Russo-American comedic pact on its ear. In movies and cartoons the famously humorless Russians have long touted their bleak history and harsh landscape as what sets them apart from the shallow, fat, over-abundance of the United States. You don’t get to make this joke, Russia. WE tell YOU to chill out. We’re America. We could care less. That’s who we are. You are supposed to tell us to be more serious about things, like training boxers and landing on the moon. The Russian Prime Minister has gone meta/ironic on us, suggesting a comedic sophistication belied by the state of affairs at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
This concerns me.
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