Yesterday, people in Russia marched in multitudinous protests that they call “Antimaidan.” The goal of the protests was to reject the Ukrainian Maidan movement that had honored its fallen heroes the day before.
“Are the Russians planning to rename their country into Anti-Ukraine?” people quipped on Facebook. “Why can’t they just go about their own business? Why should everything they do be about us?”
Reportedly, the Russian protesters were paid 300 roubles (a little less than $5) each for participating in the march. A pciture is worth a thousand words, so here are some slogans from the Russian Antimaidan. My translations are in the captions.
Russians are besieged by fears that evil Westerners are about to force them to hold gay parades. Many of them are convinced that it is crucial to invade Ukraine to prevent gay parades from happening. And I’m not trying to be funny right now. “Gayropa” is Putinoid speak for Europe.
And of course, the evil America, the bringer of gay parades, should just go die a painful death.
As if anybody was about to give it to them right this very minute.
Just as I’ve been telling you, Russians are already convinced that NATO soldiers (who are all black and drunk) have been fighting in the East of Ukraine. And if you don’t trust my translation, the Antimaidan protesters have helpfully provided a translation of their own:
Their English might not be perfect but it gets the message across for everybody who is willing to notice it.