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Fantastika
12-11-2014, 01:19
Now the Western media is all upset because VVP helped Chinese premier's wife with a wrap when it was cold...

Putin Xi-Peng Shawl (http://rt.com/news/204547-putin-xi-peng-shawl/)

(Obama on the left, with his mouth open, as usual.)

Western media is critical (if Obama did it, they would heap hosannahs on him), but China panicked and censored it...

http://www.fairbrothers.com/expatphotos/Putin1.jpg

Yaks
12-11-2014, 07:23
so rather the western media, the chinese media were having a cow before it was shut down. incidentally moments later she swapped it for one of hers, rejecting his coat.

Judge
12-11-2014, 07:41
It's not the first time Putin did this, he did the same to Merkel in St Petes, , a gentleman thing to do...it can be seen that Putin did ask first,and she accepeted..was it covered up cos what Putin did was the job of her husband...

Can't blame the western media having fun with this story, it's probably boring for them to report about the billions of $ deals that Russia-China just signed...
If anyone's interested, here's news about other deals that Russia signed with China..
http://rt.com/business/204383-china-russia-deals-apec/

Benedikt
12-11-2014, 08:08
was it covered up cos what Putin did was the job of her husband...

and we can't have that, can we?

But not to worry, also -Obama- got it, in another article,chewing gum....
writing about these things the media think the yare -cool and witty-. showing that the movers and shakers are also people only, like you and me, with all our weaknesses and faults. to me such things are just plain silly. or they had empty columns to fill.

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 08:22
Wonder what Xi Jinping does when no one is looking? Probably heads out to the casino. :)

Yaks
12-11-2014, 08:26
(yes many of us don't like our PM)

rumple_stilskin
12-11-2014, 09:18
(yes many of us don't like our PM)

He's a bit simple, but I assume that is not the reason. You don't like him because he is a warmonger in the pocket of foreign interests, right?

Yaks
12-11-2014, 09:44
He's a bit simple, but I assume that is not the reason. You don't like him because he is a warmonger in the pocket of foreign interests, right?

no, that's just the reason I don't like you :)

Armoured
12-11-2014, 10:10
I heard a radio interview yesterday (Echo Moskvy) where I think the person put this best: it's just a different cultural norm. In Russia, men open doors, give coats, all that stuff, and - the key difference - it is NOT a come-on or flirting. I've experienced this when visiting US.

As for the media, it's the usual silly season stuff. Gets more internet hits than actual news.

(No idea how the Chinese see this)

FatAndy
12-11-2014, 11:21
No idea how the Chinese see this
Восток - дело тонкое...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXc75KsQ8G8

AstarD
12-11-2014, 11:32
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TolkoRaz
12-11-2014, 11:34
Now the Western media is all upset because VVP helped Chinese premier's wife with a wrap when it was cold...

Putin Xi-Peng Shawl (http://rt.com/news/204547-putin-xi-peng-shawl/)

(Obama on the left, with his mouth open, as usual.)

Western media is critical (if Obama did it, they would heap hosannahs on him), but China panicked and censored it...

http://www.fairbrothers.com/expatphotos/Putin1.jpg

VVP the Hero! :) Chivalry is not dead in the RF! :)

AstarD
12-11-2014, 11:35
It's true. It's one of the best things about Russia.

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 11:56
27388

Who's the lady wearing the frown? Wait, let me guess, VVP's ex?

AstarD
12-11-2014, 12:01
No. That's not the ex; that's the one that replaced the ex. Alina Kabayeva.

drbobguy
12-11-2014, 12:22
No. That's not the ex; that's the one that replaced the ex. Alina Kabayeva.

Isn't the rumor that she's now an ex too?

As for the coat, I think most US media just reported on it because it was obviously a big deal in China (note how the Chinese government scrambled to hide it). So it's definitely a story. But I agree, seems like a minor cultural faux pas, not a major deal. But obviously she objected to Putin's gesture, since she immediately removed it.

I think the event demonstrates more of a Russia-China cultural misunderstanding than anything to do with the West.

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 12:30
As for the media, it's the usual silly season stuff. Gets more internet hits than actual news.

Silly season? Media loves to take tiny incident to smear people they hate. Similar massive media character assassination after joke by honorable and decent man Shamil Tarpischev (because he's Russian) last month. He received $25,000 fine and 1 year expulsion for joke, and "silly season" will be extended by the media for the rest of his life, for this two-word joke.

On the other hand, media *does* think it is hilarious when someone they despise, George Bush, has shoe thrown at his face.


(No idea how the Chinese see this)
(repressed feelings of sexual inadequacy when compared with white or black races)...:D:

AstarD
12-11-2014, 12:31
Isn't the rumor that she's now an ex too?
I haven't heard this.

TolkoRaz
12-11-2014, 12:39
I haven't heard this.

Are you not part of the 'inner circle'? ;)

AstarD
12-11-2014, 12:40
Are you not part of the 'inner circle'? ;)
Not even close.

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 12:41
But obviously she objected to Putin's gesture, since she immediately removed it.


Maybe, but it could be construed as an excuse to get her own wrap. Or, maybe she was just going to sit there and continue to be chilly, but when VVP offered her the wrap, she wore it for a minute, and then, since all the guys had coats on, she decided, since she now had a wrap too, to exchange it for her own wrap.

Yaks
12-11-2014, 12:54
Meanwhile this is the big news now in Australia-my facebook feed has gone nuts lol

http://www.news.com.au/national/russian-warships-heading-to-australia/story-fncynjr2-1227120928528

FatAndy
12-11-2014, 13:09
Yaruslov Mudry :D

defiant show of force from the super power - your Channel 7 didn't consult big bosses of DoS, we're regional state and "big gas station" :rasta:

Judge
12-11-2014, 13:12
Meanwhile this is the big news now in Australia-my facebook feed has gone nuts lol

http://www.news.com.au/national/russian-warships-heading-to-australia/story-fncynjr2-1227120928528

That's what you get for threatening to shirtfront Putin and not go through with it...:ak:

TolkoRaz
12-11-2014, 15:18
Meanwhile this is the big news now in Australia-my facebook feed has gone nuts lol

http://www.news.com.au/national/russian-warships-heading-to-australia/story-fncynjr2-1227120928528

Heading for a spot of Winter Sun! :sunny:

MickeyTong
12-11-2014, 15:35
(yes many of us don't like our PM)

Gillard certainly doesn't like him:

Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist - YouTube

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 15:46
Meanwhile this is the big news now in Australia-my facebook feed has gone nuts lol

http://www.news.com.au/national/russian-warships-heading-to-australia/story-fncynjr2-1227120928528

Are you sure? I thought the Russian Navy was steaming to the North Pole, to start bombing Santa's workshop. Maybe they got lost. :D

MickeyTong
12-11-2014, 15:54
Now the Western media is all upset because VVP helped Chinese premier's wife with a wrap when it was cold...


Don't forget the time when a gauche, arriviste colonial upstart had the effrontery to actually touch Her Most Royal Highness!!!!!

Michelle Obama touches the Queen! oh noes! - YouTube

GWB never did that. He knew his place in the pecking order.....

Yaks
12-11-2014, 16:09
Gillard certainly doesn't like him:

Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihd7ofrwQX0)

you mentioned the G word. wash your mouth out with soap.

TolkoRaz
12-11-2014, 16:13
Obama, Don't touch my girlfriend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1DHfOuXilc

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 16:14
Don't forget the time when a gauche, arriviste colonial upstart had the effrontery to actually touch Her Most Royal Highness!!!!!

GWB never did that. He knew his place in the pecking order.....

American-born blacks like to touch you, it means they like you, a natural display of affinity. Unless they have arm around you saying "Gimme some of that money." :)

Fantastika
12-11-2014, 16:18
Obama, Don't touch my girlfriend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1DHfOuXilc

He gave her a little peck on the cheek, anyway. :)

TolkoRaz
12-11-2014, 16:23
Unless they have arm around you saying "Gimme some of that money." :)

.......and a gun to your head! :eek: