Riddle: What Are They Doing?

Can you guess who these folks are, where they are and what they are hoping to achieve?

Make sure you notice the picture on the middle-aged guy’s white T-shirt.

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17 thoughts on “Riddle: What Are They Doing?”

  1. I think I know part of the real answer but instead I’ll just say: Trying to prove that most Russians aren’t as politically backward and in love with strongmen dictators as the stereotypes say…. they’re more so!

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  2. It isn’t Lenin’s or Stalin’s birthday / death day, so maybe a May Day celebration of the Soviet era?

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  3. I cheated by using Google’s image search for the posted picture, so now I know the who and the where. Still, even with as close to full context as you’re going to get without speaking Russian, the what and the why remain elusive.

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  4. Those are Ukrainians from LTR who are begging mother Russia to adopt them at last. I think it’s a wrong guess since the words are in Ukrainian and I would expect LTR Ukrainians to use Russian.

    I haven’t Googled, but the words are in Ukrainian, so it’s either the above or Russians asking either LTR or entire Ukraine to come back as a “little brother” aka a Russian colony and presenting this request as “workers unite” slogan.

    As for cliff’s:

    // Trying to prove that most Russians aren’t as politically backward and in love with strongmen dictators as the stereotypes say…. they’re more so!

    If the second guess is correct, they are more extreme than Putin in their desires since Putin doesn’t want Donbass region as a part of Russia.

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      1. \ Look at the woman in the wheelchair. Who is the most famous Russian woman in a wheel right now?

        No idea since I don’t follow news. I thought about the Ukrainian politician who was released from jail in a bad condition some time ago. Forgot her name.

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  5. 9th of May is Victory Day (in WW2), and the event seems to be connected to it. That middle-aged guy wears a beret of a Soviet soldier.

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