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  Redhead
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23:25 26.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Well, I decided to do it myseid
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Did you now?

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> Going off to sleep now, have a nice evening
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Sweet dreams — dream of walks and ice creams.
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08:24 27.05.2019
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> Did you now?
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It was a bit harder than I expected
here it is


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08:33 27.05.2019
About EU elections.

Farage first in Britain. Le Pen first in France. Salvini first in Italy…
It's almost as if people don't like the EU
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08:56 27.05.2019
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> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Did you now?
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>It was a bit harder than I expected
> here it is
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Morning
Well done
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People hate the EU. Hate the whole thing, the concept, the works.

Our results

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/05/27/...
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11:41 27.05.2019
Grin (25771),

You know we were going on about all these Russian and English old movies and cartoons, and you know what? I caught both. The English are lovely — all the classes, I love them all. And the Russians are also great. Anyways, song by Lukas Graham — Once I was 7 years old

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14:05 27.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> You know we were going on about all these Russian and English old movies and cartoons, and you know what? I caught both.
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Lucky you

Btw, I think Ukrainian bilingualism should be their advantage. Unfortunately, their stupid politicians made a stone of stumbling out of it.
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14:16 27.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Lucky you
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Not really, being me is not easy at all. Not at all.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> tw, I think Ukrainian bilingualism should be their advantage
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To be perfectly honest with you, in the eyes of the West — Ukraine does not have any separate culture — separate from the Russian culture. Maybe they can prove their separate culture to you, to the English — you are all Russians. It is just the way it is, they don't distinguish any separate Ukrainian culture.
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17:08 27.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Not really, being me is not easy at all. Not at all
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You look like a successful woman with wonderful family. I didn’t mean you achieved it without efforts and hardships. I mean you were lucky to catch both soviet and British songs/cartoons in your childhood.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> To be perfectly honest with you, in the eyes of the West — Ukraine does not have any separate culture — separate from the Russian culture. Maybe they can prove their separate culture to you, to the English — you are all Russians. It is just the way it is, they don't distinguish any separate Ukrainian culture
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I know it. I also know that Guardian changed Kiev spelling for Kyiv. I don’t see and practical reason of doing it other than their political agenda. I also don’t get it why Ukrainian officials demand from others to change spelling in their languages. Can you imagine Russian officials demanding to write Moskva instead of Moscow? It looks ridiculous to me.


P.S. I know Ukrainian language a bit. I can understand it but I can’t speak it. I think listening to and understanding of Ukrainian songs is great





But Ukrainian officials attempts to belittle Russian culture and Russian language and to oppress Russia-friendly Ukrainians are wrong. They are promoting their culture in the wrong way.
One of my friends in Kharkiv has «вышиванка». She liked it in the past, but I doubt she'll put it on in the nearest future, because she doesn't want to be associated with Ukrainian nationalists.
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17:28 27.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> You look like a successful woman with wonderful family. I didn’t mean you achieved it without efforts and hardships. I mean you were lucky to catch both soviet and British songs/cartoons in your childhood.
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Thank you so much. Me and Jonathan do have a fantastic family, I don't know how that happened — it is all down to him really, I never wanted any kids in my life, I hated my first marriage to Mark, etc. Jon made all the happiness possible really.

As regards my Russian childhood, you know — it was the Best, bestest time of my life, it was amazing. I don't care politically — Soviet Union, etc — for me honestly — this was the best.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> But Ukrainian officials attempts to belittle Russian culture and Russian language and to oppress Russia-friendly Ukrainians are wrong. They are promoting their culture in the wrong way.
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I agree with you totally. But to be honest — they don't really have anything of their own, there is nothing much to promote. Over here they come up sometimes you know — on the telly and cook «blinis» on the cookery shows and that — in the Russian way, and claim it is Ukrainian, etc.

In my view, they will never EVER be able to build their own culture or soft power in the world — by diminishing or belittling the Russian culture. Here in the West — people respect the Russians — perhaps not Putin and his system, but the people. They respect the Russians here, as for the Ukrainians — it's like — no one ever heard of them.
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21:42 28.05.2019
Grin (25771),

One of my workmates had one of his bank cards cloned and lost £5,000. Basically, he went out with some mates to Soho, and they popped into one of the Chinese restaurants there and when he was paying the bill, a waiter told him that the reception wasn't great and the card machine was not connecting in the area by the table where they were sitting and could he do it behind the till. My mate went — «No worries, go ahead». They were a bit drunk and were talking etc, so he didn't think of that request as of anything out of the ordinary. When he woke up in the morning and checked his bank balance, two payments went out — one a few minutes to midnight, the other just after midnight. Each for 2.5 K. The bank didn't cotton on to the fact that it was fraud till after the second payment went out, they then blocked his card, but his account was already five grand lighter. So unpleasant. But he is gonna get his money back from the bank, it is all insured against fraud. He reckons the card was cloned when the waiter took it to the area behind the till.
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08:48 29.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> One of my workmates had one of his bank cards cloned and lost £5,000. Basically, he went out with some mates to Soho, and they popped into one of the Chinese restaurants there and when he was paying the bill, a waiter told him that the reception wasn't great and the card machine was not connecting in the area by the table where they were sitting and could he do it behind the till. My mate went — «No worries, go ahead». They were a bit drunk and were talking etc, so he didn't think of that request as of anything out of the ordinary. When he woke up in the morning and checked his bank balance, two payments went out — one a few minutes to midnight, the other just after midnight. Each for 2.5 K. The bank didn't cotton on to the fact that it was fraud till after the second payment went out, they then blocked his card, but his account was already five grand lighter. So unpleasant. But he is gonna get his money back from the bank, it is all insured against fraud. He reckons the card was cloned when the waiter took it to the area behind the till.
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Oh, so unpleasant. I usually pay in restaurants via my phone, so they can't see anything that can help them steal my money.

What will happen to the waiter?
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08:51 29.05.2019
It's hot in Moscow now (up to 30 degrees). I took a picture yesterday in the evening while walking in the park. It looks like my phone was drunk



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23:18 29.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> One of my workmates had one of his bank cards cloned and lost £5,000. Basically, he went out with some mates to Soho, and they popped into one of the Chinese restaurants there and when he was paying the bill, a waiter told him that the reception wasn't great and the card machine was not connecting in the area by the table where they were sitting and could he do it behind the till. My mate went — «No worries, go ahead». They were a bit drunk and were talking etc, so he didn't think of that request as of anything out of the ordinary. When he woke up in the morning and checked his bank balance, two payments went out — one a few minutes to midnight, the other just after midnight. Each for 2.5 K. The bank didn't cotton on to the fact that it was fraud till after the second payment went out, they then blocked his card, but his account was already five grand lighter. So unpleasant. But he is gonna get his money back from the bank, it is all insured against fraud. He reckons the card was cloned when the waiter took it to the area behind the till.
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>Oh, so unpleasant. I usually pay in restaurants via my phone, so they can't see anything that can help them steal my money.
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> What will happen to the waiter?
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Probably nothing. Because — well, there is no proof that the waiter did it. It is just my mate's word against his, it is his assumption, nothing more than a gut feeling that this is when it happened. Of course, if there were cameras at the till, then yeah, but there probably weren't exactly where he did it. Other than that — such fraud is very hard to trace. People's cards here get cloned after they used bank machines, etc. You have to protect your PIN, etc., etc. The banks should look out for unusual large transactions and block them. And send a text message to the owner of the card for authorisation, etc. Other than that — well, I don't really know — one shouldn't ever let their card out of their sight I guess. He reported it to the police, the banks have insurance and planned losses for things like that, so it'll be allright.
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23:32 29.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> It's hot in Moscow now (up to 30 degrees). I took a picture yesterday in the evening while walking in the park. It looks like my phone was drunk
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I can almost physically feel the heat in your pic, you make such wonderful pictures, you should have become a professional photographer.
We are having a nice spell of weather at the moment — +22 C, fresh, breezy, but with occasional short showers. But we are in for a heatwave this Saturday, +29C expected in London and the South East.

Do you know what the temperature was in Kuwait yesterday? +68C, that is crazy even for them. We are bombarded at the moment with the most depressing news here as regards the Global Warming. Apparently the abnormally high temperatures around the world occurred in 18 years out of the last 20. The ice in the Arctic is melting, the formerly frozen tundra in Russia is no longer frozen and releasing lots of poisonous methane into the atmosphere, killing off the ozone layer. Twenty years ago such a horrible disease as cancer was relatively rare, it was a big deal to hear someone has got cancer, now they are saying every other person will die of cancer of some sort at some point. It is like — they can't warn people about it like «oh, this will happen in 50 years, a hundred years, etc. «, it is all happening now. The Amazonian forests are practically dead cause they are being destroyed for avocado growth, amongst other things. It is so depressing. Here they are saying that if the world economy does not show 0 growth around the world's biggest and most developed as well as developing economies and we don't get rid of the fossil fuels within the next 12 years — we would have passed the point of no return, i.e. there will be such a paradigm shift — we will be moving literally towards our own extinction at the rate of knots. We have a massive movement at the moment here «Extinction Rebellion» (they are not talking about animal extinction, they are talking about human extinction). All it takes for all our states to disappear is massive famine and it can happen if the Global Warming gathers pace. As the areas for food growth will be quickly contaminated. I asked my husband «If people know all this is happening, why is nobody doing anything about it? He said «Because everyone is deferring the responsibility for this to someone else, no one is responsible for anything». Here in Britain they are banning plastic — starting with unrecyclable plastic like straws for instance — for drinking. It is all very depressing. Sorry to bang on about it like this.
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23:49 29.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I can almost physically feel the heat in your pic, you make such wonderful pictures, you should have become a professional photographer.
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Thanks. My pic won 3rd place in Lukoil photo contest once. It was more than 10 years ago, but I still like to make pics))
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