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Instead of “hello”

In about me, ethics, politics, relationship, russian, xenophobia on December 5, 2013 at 12:47

Imagine you ask somebody which country they are from originally (I probably wouldn’t as some people may not want to speak about this or they may feel upset that they accent shows). Imagine you have got some kind of reply. Would you then rushed into saying that oh, yes, you heard about that country,  it’s well known for (pick from the list) evil government,  racism, slavery, crime, bureaucracy,  obesity, poverty, injustice, unemployment, etc?

Similar conversions happened  to me twice last week. People honestly expect to maintain friendly conversation started with these accusations. I do love to criticise my native Russia when appropriate.  But  when strangers are talking to me in this manner it is like being held responsible for all negative news stories or just pure propaganda is completely different. Another thing that drives me mad is when strangers start to treat me as a zoo animal,  discussing my cheekbones, shape of the face or accent.

I thought that after 15 years living abroad I would get used to that. Apparently not. I still feel afraid to talk to stangers.

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In Uncategorized on August 8, 2013 at 23:13

Today’s #sunset … #clouds #sky #небо #закат #облака #сегодня #pink #golden #blue #Newtown #NewtownPowys #Wales #beautiful #soft_tones #pastel #artishfolk #Britain #UK #picoftheday

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2013 at 09:18

#dreamy #skies. .. #Newtown #NewtownPowys #Wales #clouds #sky #небо #clouds #cloudy #chasingsummer #1977 #linandara_sky #сегодня #linandara_retro #linandara_trees #leaves #foliage #nature #nature_lovers #natureonly #beautiful #eerie #moody #artishfolk #Britain #UK #lookingup #ash

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2013 at 18:23

#Shrewsbury #station in the #evening. .. #railway #railroad #Britain #UK #picoftheday #edit #artishfolk #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #all_shots #Shropshire #станция #закат (at Shrewsbury Railway Station (SHR))

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2013 at 23:11

A shape… #Newtown #NewtownPowys #Wales #path #all_shots #invitingroads #grass #green #lawn #town #road #linandara_abstract #linandara_vista #artishfolk #Britain #UK #summer

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2013 at 16:19

I wish I were somewhere by the #sea now… #latergram #all_shots #Norfolk #beach #waves #landscape #seascape #water #seaside #Britain #UK #picoftheday #lupin #linandara_plants #linandara_retro #soft_tones #artishfolk #turquoise #emerald #green #emeraldworld #linandara_water #море #люпин

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2013 at 08:54

#Darwin’s #house in #Shrewsbury. ..#latergram #all_shots #bw #blackandwhite #monolove #mono #monochrome #building #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #linandara_retro #linandara_mono #summer #artishfolk #Britain #UK #picoftheday #edit #tree #pine #дом #сосна

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 at 17:22

A #red #boat. .. #latergram #all_shots #Norfolk #Britain #sea #seaside #water #waves #Mundesley #fishing #coast #soft_tones #artishfolk #кораблик #корабль #море #linandara_water #linandara_built #wooden #wood

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 at 13:31

#leaves & #shadows. .. #foliage #nature #plants #plant #silhouettes #all_shots #Wales #tree #rowan #green #linandara_plants #linandara_retro #soft_tones #artishfolk #Britain #UK #picoftheday #edit #beautiful #1977 #pattern #листья #тени #рябина

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 at 08:12

Yesterday. .. #Newtown #NewtownPowys #Wales #clouds #sky #небо #закат #облака #sun #nature #beautiful #nature_lovers #sunset #evening #all_shots #linandara_sunset #artishfolk #Britain #UK #picoftheday #chasingsummer

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