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The pictures Putin doesn't want you to see: Photographers reveal their pictures
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/18/2014 | Zoe Szathmary

Posted on 01/19/2014 6:42:46 AM PST by rktman

Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen spent 5 years in region photographing ordinary life Say Sochi is unlikely spot for Winter Games...because there's no snow Photos include portraits of strippers and children holding Kalashnikovs Say area is plagued with various problems and that 'There's a big chance terrorists will try to disrupt these Games

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: arnoldvanbruggen; commieland; olympics; paradise; putinsbuttboys; robhornstra; russia; sochi
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Is there any wonder the state dept. put out travel alerts? Are your kids olympians? Maybe they should stay home too. And just wait until the MAIGgots and moms demand (a little) action see the kids with ACTUAL AK's. Hokey pokey. Are they gonna truck the snow in? Maybe algore should be on the case. STAT! All he has to do is declare it too hot and viola! It'll snow.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 6:42:46 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

These photographers wouldn’t have an axe to grind (cough! homosexual agenda...cough!) would they?


2 posted on 01/19/2014 6:49:43 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: rktman

I don’t see what is so wrong with the photos.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 6:53:25 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: rktman

Disappointment...

I misread this and thought it was “strippers WITH Kalashnikovs”

Now I’m bummed...


4 posted on 01/19/2014 6:55:59 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: rktman

Oh please. This is all bias. The Olympics are coming to Rio. Take photos in Rio for 5 years of the worst areas and no one would ever go there. The DailyMail is publishing these on behalf of homosexual activists who want to damage Russia.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 6:59:30 AM PST by montag813
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To: rktman
Not the mental image that “Olga” normally conjures up for me. Is that a pillow or a dog?
6 posted on 01/19/2014 7:01:25 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ever since Russia announced their policy on homosexuals...seems a lot of folks have gone really anti-Russia and anti-Putin...even some of the posters on FR. The pro-Heterosexual Russian policy has put a lot of undergarments in a wad


7 posted on 01/19/2014 7:07:43 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Irenic

>> I don’t see what is so wrong with the photos. <<

I do think there is a chance of terrorism at the Olympic events, but that’s a risk at any large gathering of people in this day and age.

“children holding Kalashnikovs”
This is obviously awful. They could, you know, shoot something sitting there on their Granddad’s couch. /s


8 posted on 01/19/2014 7:07:52 AM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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Don’t really see what is wrong with those photos.
And why do Russians like hanging rugs on their walls???


9 posted on 01/19/2014 7:08:26 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: montag813

Oh please. This is all bias. The Olympics are coming to Rio. Take photos in Rio for 5 years of the worst areas and no one would ever go there. The DailyMail is publishing these on behalf of homosexual activists who want to damage Russia


So true. A Rio favela would make some of these Russian areas look like the Hamptons or Palm Beach


10 posted on 01/19/2014 7:09:23 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: escapefromboston
And why do Russians like hanging rugs on their walls???

Occasional wet floors due to condensation, flooding? Just guessing.

11 posted on 01/19/2014 7:11:24 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: montag813

Exactly what I was thinking. In fact these pics seem pretty mild compared to the shantytowns of Brazil.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 7:13:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman
strippers

Found everywhere.

and children holding Kalashnikovs

That's slightly unusual, but cool. My kids would love to have Kalashnikovs.

Say area is plagued with various problems

Name an area of the world that isn't.

and that 'There's a big chance terrorists will try to disrupt these Games

Yes, there is. There would be no matter where the games were held.

To me, the only really effective criticism is that the place doesn't have snow. If it's true, and it disrupts the events, then that's a pretty serious problem.

13 posted on 01/19/2014 7:14:44 AM PST by Tax-chick (I don't want to set the world on fire.)
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To: escapefromboston
...And why do Russians like hanging rugs on their walls???...

Insulation perhaps. That's one reason in the Middle Ages tapestries were hung over cold rock walls in castles.

14 posted on 01/19/2014 7:16:06 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Hell, there are places in D.C. that would make this look like the Saudi Royal Palace.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 7:16:47 AM PST by The Toll
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To: escapefromboston

And why do Russians like hanging rugs on their walls???


Extra insulation to make up for thin walls?


16 posted on 01/19/2014 7:18:25 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OF COURSE NOT, HOW DARE YOU IMPLY SUCH A THING!!


17 posted on 01/19/2014 7:18:59 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Tax-chick

Kalashnikov in Russia = Red Ryder Lever Action Air Rifle with a compas in the stock.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 7:20:45 AM PST by The Toll
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To: The Toll

What every boy expects for his 8th birthday ...


19 posted on 01/19/2014 7:22:04 AM PST by Tax-chick (I don't want to set the world on fire.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Mentioning anything anti-gay in public will bring the wrath of the tolerant. So much for free speech. Russia is just the latest that dare speak against it but the results are the same.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 7:25:41 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: escapefromboston

they hang rugs on the wall because it is freakin cold and the furnace doesn’t work

it’s insulation


21 posted on 01/19/2014 7:25:51 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rktman
Detroit
22 posted on 01/19/2014 7:26:30 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: escapefromboston
And why do Russians like hanging rugs on their walls???

Most Russians live in apartments bordered by thin walls. Hanging rugs on the walls provided sound insulation, making it harder for their next-door neighbors to eavesdrop on their conversations.

23 posted on 01/19/2014 7:28:30 AM PST by Drew68
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To: escapefromboston

And why do Russians like hanging rugs on their walls???
= = = = = = = = = = = =
DUH!! Keep them and floors clean.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 7:29:34 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: yldstrk
they hang rugs on the wall because it is freakin cold and the furnace doesn’t work

Russian centralized steam heating works extraordinarily well. You'll find yourself opening the windows in January to let some of the heat out! Interestingly, there's no thermostat. The heat comes on in the winter and is turned off in the summer. Everyone's heat.

The rugs are for privacy, to make it more difficult for neighbors to eavesdrop on your conversations.

25 posted on 01/19/2014 7:32:04 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/forward.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


26 posted on 01/19/2014 7:33:33 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nascarnation

I read commentary earlier this morning that said it was because the walls are/were so thin that rugs were hug to try and soundproof the rooms (I’m guessing it helps with temp control, too). It may have become habit or a part of culture now?


27 posted on 01/19/2014 7:37:58 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: MV=PY

LOL! (in a sad way) Putin doesn’t want those pictures seen either. Er, I mean the “lyin’ king”. (Course, I may trust Putin more. Yeah, probably.)


28 posted on 01/19/2014 7:38:02 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: montag813

They probably won’t show the slums/shacks/shanty towns in Rio either.


29 posted on 01/19/2014 7:39:16 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

You’ll put your eye out Ralphie.


30 posted on 01/19/2014 7:39:53 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: The Toll

Hell, there’s places in west Cocoa that make this look purty nice. LOL!


31 posted on 01/19/2014 7:41:30 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: escapefromboston

Because they’re pretty?


32 posted on 01/19/2014 7:41:57 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: nascarnation

The Russian Dating Sites photos are incredibly entertaining.


33 posted on 01/19/2014 7:45:14 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rktman
Sochi is an unusual choice given the climate. I just looked it up and it is much more similar to Atlanta than a winter sports destination like Lake Placid.
34 posted on 01/19/2014 7:53:36 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Drew68

I visited a friend in Russia in the 90s. She said Moscow apartments were absolutely airtight— no cold seeping in. So the rags must be for the privacy. Also, maybe they need to let them air dry after using them, since they probably don’t have washer/dryer hookups in apartments? Finally, for years Russians had to paint walls with whatever color was available, so maybe throwing a few rags on the wall helped to hide a gross color.


35 posted on 01/19/2014 7:55:46 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Someone musta done one hell of a marketing presentation. Subbed pictures from Gstaad or Verbier or something. Read somewhere this morning that the womens downhill had to moved from Garmisch to Italy due to lack of snow. I know we sure have a lack of snow around Tahoe. Way lacking. Need big snow dump. Dang algore and his glo-bull warming. Or maybe it’s just La Nina or El Nino. (Hissss-panics causing a problem?)


36 posted on 01/19/2014 7:58:20 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: montag813
The DailyMail is publishing these on behalf of homosexual activists who want to damage Russia.

My first thought, too.

37 posted on 01/19/2014 8:00:46 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: montag813

Rio where they gun down homeless children in the streets


38 posted on 01/19/2014 8:08:05 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rktman
There's a big chance terrorists will try to disrupt these Games...

Which is perhaps why Putin chose Sochi. Supposedly, he has placed a 1500 mile security circle around the place. What better excuse to go after any terrorist, and I"m not even putting terrorist in scare-quotes, because this what they are.

39 posted on 01/19/2014 8:12:55 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Irenic
Most of the photos make me want to visit the place.

NOT during the Olympics though.

I would NEVER waste my time and money on any sports event other than four wheeling or rally racing.

http://rt.com/sport/motorsports/kamaz-silk-way-rally/

ANd be SURE to look at the pics here and read (in English):

http://04varvara.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/10-july-2011-vor-reports-%d1%88%d0%b5%d0%bb%d0%ba%d0%be%d0%b2%d1%8b%d0%b9-%d0%bf%d1%83%d1%82%d1%8c-shelkovny-put-silk-road-rally-kicks-off-on-red-square-in-moscow/

40 posted on 01/19/2014 8:18:24 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Dutch Boy

Mentioning anything anti-gay in public will bring the wrath of the tolerant. So much for free speech. Russia is just the latest that dare speak against it but the results are the same.


True

Scary is that I have been attacked on FR by some of the extreme Russia haters...who have really come out after Russia’s new Homo policies were announced


41 posted on 01/19/2014 8:21:28 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: rktman

They probably won’t show the slums/shacks/shanty towns in Rio either.


I bet there will be a push to ban Cidade de Deus before Rio....a film about the Favelas.


42 posted on 01/19/2014 8:23:59 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: rktman

Wait, the secret pictures which can now finally be seen reveal that the city has strippers? How could the Olympics be held in such a place?


43 posted on 01/19/2014 8:53:28 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: escapefromboston

live in a southern state in older housing, walls are frigid due to global warming. I love antique tapestries, especially French. Would be a good art project. hmmm. spend less time at Free Republic? Haven’t been able to do so for years now. Must be my Eve-wants-to-know-everything-disorder.


44 posted on 01/19/2014 8:59:11 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: rktman

Hey...where are the pics of strippers holding Kalashnikovs?


45 posted on 01/19/2014 9:32:07 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: CrazyIvan

One thing’s for sure — she ain’t “29”


46 posted on 01/19/2014 9:34:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rktman

At least the Daily Mail also printed photos of the liberal wonderland of Detroit, unlike the American media.


47 posted on 01/19/2014 9:38:24 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Irenic

I agree. I think this book is much ado about nothing. Somebody trying to make a name for themselves.


48 posted on 01/19/2014 11:17:39 AM PST by rawhide
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To: nascarnation; escapefromboston

Rugs on the wall are a Russian hillbilly thing. The majority of Russians are laughing at it too. Not to mention that the majority of pics are from Abkhazia - a Georgian breakaway region. I’ve been to Sochi some 15 years ago and it was pretty lavish at the time. Sure, they have ghettos too if you are to look harder but I think most of it were redeveloped over these years.


49 posted on 01/19/2014 5:12:54 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: rktman; All
Another pics of Sochi:
50 posted on 01/19/2014 8:59:39 PM PST by cunning_fish
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