Alleged Russophobia in the UK

#1
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2042355.ece

THE Russian ambassador has triggered a new stand-off with Britain by accusing the police of treating Russian residents and tourists like the mafia.

Yuri Fedotov said that “Russophobia” was leading to problems ranging from discrimination in shops and restaurants to serious assaults.
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“I can quote examples where Russians were beaten by youngsters in London. Tourists, visitors, businessmen. They were severely beaten and the police did not open any investigation on these particular incidents.” However, he claimed, offences committed by Russians were dealt with swiftly and disproportionately. “I have an example when a woman had a minor violation, a traffic violation, and she was arrested by police force, lots of cars, handcuffed.
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Russia has become increasingly important to Britain. More than 170,000 Russian tourists visit every year and more than 2,000 Russian students are enrolled at British universities.

Annual trade with Russia has risen to more than £7 billion and Russians have spent more than £2.2 billion on property here since 2000 – more than was spent by people from the Middle East and US combined.

The Russian and British governments have publicly indicated that they would like closer links. Fedotov said: “I hope that we will be able to overcome the current stage and we will be able to improve our relations.”
 
#2
Sounds like he is playing on our liberal do gooder attitude and creating a new buzzword to cause mischief.

He's done is homework and knows that somepeople in the UK would rather chop off their manhood than appear racist/homophobic/ageist whatever-ist/phobic.

It's called playing the victim, and sadly their are idiots out their who will lap this shite up and soon it will become taboo to critisise russian pollicy.
 
#4
£2.2bn in the grand scheme of the UK property market is 3/5ths of fcuk all, pal. they probably owned more at the height of the cold war.
 
#5
Think you could be right there Mark1234.

Russia might equally like to consider it's own xenophobic attitudes. More than once in Moscow I saw blokes beaten up by skinheads simply for looking Central Asian. Not unheard of in Britain, I admit, but proof that Russia can't exactly take a holier-than-thou over this kind of thing.

Oh screw it, what's the fcuking point? Just play the victim like every other nation and group on earth.
 
#7
LJONESY said:
Eww you guys are being bought out by the Russians...I think good old Winston would be turning in his grave.
Pot calling kettle 'over'

Think you might want too consider the same about the house of saud :roll:
 
#8
#9
...beaten by youngsters in London. Tourists, visitors, businessmen. They were severely beaten and the police did not open any investigation on these particular incidents.” However, he claimed, offences committed by Russians were dealt with swiftly and disproportionately. “I have an example when a woman had a minor violation, a traffic violation, and she was arrested by police force, lots of cars, handcuffed.
Sounds about right from what I've heard. Just substitute "Englishmen" for "Russians" above.
 
#10
I have always had a lot of respect for the Russian people in general and have no problem with them..while they stay in Russia. When they come to live in England and take my jobs and fill my town with Russian voices speaking loudly in Russian and fail to attempt to integrate or communicate with me in English, my fondness of them turns to resentment and dislike and anger...unexpressed for now.
I don't want Russians to move to England en masse.
That apparently makes me a racist.
Whatever.
As for Russia accusing our police of being heavy handed...don't make me laugh. Take a look at yourself first Mother Russia!
 
#11
Sounds to me like the old stakes are being upped. I think this has more to do with poisoning someone with radioactive material, and not wanting to release the suspect(s).... than it does the odd Russian being mugged.

IMHO
 
#12
It seems to me that we in the UK are harbouring fugitives from Russian law. The Chechen trrorist should be sent packing. We even give a fugitive crook TV air time on Question Time and Hard Talk.
 
#13
Acorn15 said:
It seems to me that we in the UK are harbouring fugitives from Russian law. The Chechen trrorist should be sent packing. We even give a fugitive crook TV air time on Question Time and Hard Talk.
If you mean Zakayev he is an "alleged" terrorist - unless he has been tried in a court of law?
 
#15
Mr_Bridger said:
Sounds to me like the old stakes are being upped. I think this has more to do with poisoning someone with radioactive material, and not wanting to release the suspect(s).... than it does the odd Russian being mugged.

IMHO
They have been up to their old tricks for awhile now , they've seen how soft we have been with others who cry victim and they're trying to get in on the act.

And it will probably work, we really have become a pathetic country.

This is just stage one of setting yourself up as a victim, inventing the appropriate buzzword.
 
#16
LJONESY said:
Eww you guys are being bought out by the Russians...I think good old Winston would be turning in his grave.
spinning at 1200 rpm more like.
 

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#18
Whats their problem? They act like thugs, have manners that would raise eyebrows in a farmyard and have all the taste of a sugared up Chav. Whats not to like about them?

DrStealth said:
LJONESY said:
Eww you guys are being bought out by the Russians...I think good old Winston would be turning in his grave.
spinning at 1200 rpm more like.
Even at that speed he wont be spinning like the Russians currently are. A convenient ex-tax cop, Vyacheslav Zharko 'turned himself in' and confessed to being recruited by MI6. He says Litvinenko's death was caused by Litvinenko's own experiments. Right. Zharko will not be prosecuted. Nothing fishy there.

Speaking of fishy, they find what they believe to be a space alien fish. And they eat it.

http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/07-02-2007/87167-alien_monster-0

 
#19
sweets said:
I have always had a lot of respect for the Russian people in general and have no problem with them..while they stay in Russia. When they come to live in England and take my jobs and fill my town with Russian voices speaking loudly in Russian and fail to attempt to integrate or communicate with me in English, my fondness of them turns to resentment and dislike and anger...unexpressed for now.
I don't want Russians to move to England en masse.
That apparently makes me a racist.
Whatever.
As for Russia accusing our police of being heavy handed...don't make me laugh. Take a look at yourself first Mother Russia!
I like you post Sweets. Indeed the Englishness should be preseved. The English are one of the greatest nations in the World. And it would be wrong to overcrowd England by millions of foreigners. Though some Russians (as examples of Peter Ustinov and Helen Mirren show) are able to be well integrated into English nation.
 
#20
sweets said:
I have always had a lot of respect for the Russian people in general and have no problem with them..while they stay in Russia. When they come to live in England and take my jobs and fill my town with Russian voices speaking loudly in Russian and fail to attempt to integrate or communicate with me in English, my fondness of them turns to resentment and dislike and anger...
Where do you live, Knightsbridge?
 

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