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Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Sunday Photos

“I saw a Soviet Union propaganda documentary about ‘the bad life’ of the U.S.A.,” recalled Dima Morovkin, 38, known as Master Crab, who learned his moves in the 80s. “There was just a small fragment where black kids were dancing in the streets, and the documentary said that big American gangsters were making them dance to earn money,” he added, laughing. Anti-American sentiment may be big in Russian politics right now, a sure vote-winner for the country’s leaders, but the popular embrace of Western culture is at an all-time high, including a community of fervent break-dance disciples who live, sleep and eat the break-dance, or b-boy, life.
--The New York Times, September 30, 2007

Meanwhile, other Russian youth, from the Nashi youth cult, rallied to support the birthday of Dictator Vladimir Putin, just as Russian youth used to do in the days of Stalin:

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