All over London, adverts for snob.ru, the online magazine for Russia’s affluent elite have been popping up, targeting the British Russian ex-pat community. I took this picture on the London Underground at Euston yesterday:
And this massive billboard towers over Earls Court (see original on Flickr):
Has anyone else seen any more examples of snob.ru advertising to the ex-pat community around the world? Send me a picture and I’ll publish it here.
snob.ru is an excellent portal into the social psychology of the new Russia’s “historyless elites”; a shallow, degenerate diaspora whose baleful “cultural” influence – materialism, consumerism, spiritual prostration before the West – should be extirpated from the Russian lands.
Whether elites or not, “historyless” is lacking elsewhere, among a good number of non-Russians.
This works well for the elites who promote war as a continuation of diplomacy. by other means.
Brings to mind an article a couple of weeks ago in the British press. To paraphrase:
Schoolchildren were asked who Adolf Hitler was. A sizeable portion thought he used to be manager of the German football team…
American TV talk show host Jay Leno has a series ridiculing the large scale ignorance of basic historical facts.
Thanks for showing my photo. I did wonder what the billboard advertised; I agree in part with Sublime Oblivion above.
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