Since you're so "progressive", what are your views on blocking of the opposition parties to run for Moscow municipal elections?she said that because it seems you still think russia is the ussr, youre clinging to it. the place has changed guy.
brainwashing? so hang on, anything positive said by or about their government is propaganda and brainwashing and everything negative is true? ...issues
btw i see their media every day(iptv), not much brainwashing going on. its normal movies and tv shows in russian, lost of family and health and fashion and nation building type stuff in their talk shows. theres this one show thats a political free for all, people talk all amounts of crap and its allowed, for and against their own government. their comedy channel even makes jokes about their government and putin sometimes. how is this not better than when you left. and no they dont vilify gay people either anymore. the last time i watched a bit of their national talent show some clearly gay dude won. nothing bad happened to him or was said about him.
i used to be a mainstream muppet that believed everything i heard about russia, until i went there and communicated with people, married one.. every now and them some guy stuck in the past makes a noise, you seem like one of them unfortunately.
Germans in 1939 also thought the Nazi regime was amazing.