Russian propaganda

As you know Russian news are full of propaganda nowadays. And it’s not surprising because this is a step to unite the nation against a common enemy. Even if that enemy is fictional. Even if he is not outside, but inside the country.

But some of this news are very absurd. Few days ago several of my Russian friends asked me if we have cabbage in Great Britain, because according to Russian news, there is a food and cabbage crisis here and people are almost dying of hunger.

So I had to go to the store to take a picture of the cabbage and prove that everything is fine here. But I’m not very good at vegetables. Look at the picture if you want to know the end of the story 🙈

Spoiler: it’s still no any cabbage crisis here in NI and in GB in general and I did found a real cabbage 😅

48 Comments

  1. sudrakarma says:

    It seems the Russians vastly overrate our dependence on cabbage 🥬 in the western world. 😁

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    1. Sofia says:

      Ahah! Yeah that’s true 😅🙈

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  2. Good effort though 🙂

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    1. Sofia says:

      ☺️

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  3. Navin says:

    Haha…that’s some interesting story…

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    1. Sofia says:

      it’s a true story about my non-adaptability to life 😅🙈 But now I will definitely distinguish cabbage from lettuce 💪

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      1. Navin says:

        Oh yeah, I got it that it’s a true story…well, they both are leafy…I’m sure, you’ll be abke to distinguish even from a 100 m distance 😎

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      2. Sofia says:

        😄🤗

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  4. Healing Creations PNW says:

    That is hilarious that you took a picture of iceberg lettuce. I also thought it was cabbage!

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    1. Sofia says:

      I’m very glad that I’m not the only person who can confuse them! Thank you for your support 💕
      Now I don’t feel so stupid 🙈

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      1. Healing Creations PNW says:

        You are so kind and have such a beautiful soul. I’m grateful to have found your page. Thank you for being you. And cabbage definitely looks just like iceberg lettuce 🥬😂 glad to help you feel better. 💓💓💓

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  5. Benjamin 0 says:

    Is this because cabbage is so important to Russians maybe? A shortage of Borscht and sauerkraut activate their sense of crisis?

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    1. Sofia says:

      I don’t know why they think so but I find it funny. The news even said that cabbage here is now sold not in whole, but quarters 🙈

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      1. Benjamin 0 says:

        It would be fun to have that job, coming up with bizarre things to propagate. Like a newspaper in Britain saying, “US Crisis!! Shortage of Earl Grey, leads to riots in Seattle!” It is funny, and makes bizarre sense….to a Russian perspective maybe. At least it’s not toilet paper. I’m embarrassed by the cultural crisis mentality of my fellow countrymen. Toilet paper shortage being a worry?! At least the Russian worry was based on real fears. You don’t have to worry about toilet paper, if there’s nothing going in your mouth.

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  6. I laughed and laughed Sofia. I was initially puzzled as to whether it was my imagination that I saw ‘lettuce’ in your photo and then read on and realised … ahem… (enough said).
    It’s sad that the Russian citizens are lied to just to ensure they remain faithful to the cause. I hope and pray that the entire situation will be resolved as soon as possible and that the ordinary Russian citizens will be able to return to a safe and normal existence. My best to you as well.

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    1. Sofia says:

      Thank you 🤗

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    2. Orca Flotta says:

      “the ordinary Russian citizens will be able to return to a safe and normal existence.”

      Since Putin is in office the Russian economy is booming and all salaries and pensions are getting paid. The Russians are having their best lives evaaaar! Ever looked at Russian shopping malls and the cars they’re driving? And now tell me what’s not safe and normal in their existence?

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      1. Thank you for pointing out my error. I meant the Ukrainian citizens! I will iterate: I hope and pray that the citizens of Ukrainian will be able to return to their normal way of life sooner than later.
        You are no doubt Russian Orca. We are hearing a different story to your Russian utopia. Time will tell as to what is propaganda and what is truth. I wish you well.

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      2. Sofia says:

        I am sure that the life of Russians has completely changed after February 24 and won’t be the same. Neither in terms of financial nor in terms of moral stability. In this case, I sincerely hope that both Ukrainians and Russians will be able to return to their safe and normal existence. 🙏🙌

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      3. Orca Flotta says:

        Many western companies have closed down their Russian branches, so Russians can’t shop for that fancy stuff. I guess that’s all. Otoh the Ruble is rising and more stable than ever before. And Russia comes out of each and every round of sanctions stronger than before.

        And even more angry at the west.

        I guess most Russians love Putin but find him a bit too soft and understanding. And I must say, eventho I’m a kid of the west I can fully understand that he slowly loses his patience with the western politcians.

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      4. Orca Flotta says:

        “You are no doubt Russian Orca. We are hearing a different story to your Russian utopia.”

        Guess what: I’m West German born and bred. But I’m also an MA in Eastern European history and wrote my master’s exam about propaganda. So, without wanting to bragg, you can see me as a kind of expert in the field of Russian-Western relations.
        I believe that you hear a different story. No doubt from the mass media, right? All that official, state-owned stuff is ptopaganda. Same goes for all the multimillionaire-owned papers and broadcasters, they are all very conservative and Russophob.
        As soon as you read real history books, and research rather academic, neutral sites, or sites from both sides of the old conflict, as soon as you pull off the shiny surface and look underneath you come to a completely different image.

        I’m not on anyone’s side and I don’t see where I painted an utopia. I just look at the situation and make my mind after considering all the facts. Not just the facts as they present them now, but the facts that shaped the situation we’re facing now. And when doing so on can’t but recognize that Putin is hen much smaller asshole than whoever is residing in the white house. In Putin’s case we only need to analyse the events since 2014, in Anmeirca’s case we can start our analysis in 1917 … or latest in 1944 if you’re too lazy to check thoroughly.

        Since 1944 America tries to spit into the USSR’s soup. Some experts are even saying that the invasion in Normandy was the first act of the upcoming cold war. Followed shortly after by founding of NATO and telling Stalin he can’t join the club since he’s the decided enemy. And from that day on we have a terribly uncertain world. And the Amerians ar always using the same playbook.even if they always fail. But that’s not important as long as the militay industrial complex make giant profits. They don’t care if they win or lose, as long as a lot of expensive weaponry gets destroyed in the process all is well in Amiland.

        Where was I? Uh yes, the playbook: Look for some shithole country that’s friendly or allied with Russia, and most Americans have never heard of. Fabricobble some sort of revolution or coup d’ ètat and install a puppet regime. Then have your puppet oppress and brutalize Russia-friendly minority and poke the sleeping bear. And then lay back and just see what happens.They did it in Korea and in Vietnam and they did similar with Iran/Iraq. And they tried the same in Syria but failed badly. Anyway, see the pattern? Exactly, they are doing the same with Ukraine now. Look no further than Victoria Nuland and her hubby Robert Kagan, his brother and wife, too. Oh, and of course Hunter Biden. They all are making twilighty bizniz in Ukraine and as a sidejob they invented Zelensky and made him the president. Then they just had to sic himon the poor people in Donbas until Putin just had to react. In fact did they leak certain documents about an imminent attack of the Ukro army on Donbas, where they wreaked havoc since 2014. And that finally made Putin lose his cool and cross the border.

        Did Putin act against the Law of Nations? Yes. But the Americans are doing it all the time and time was running out for the Donbas, so the Russians just had to react.

        See now that the situation isn’t as clear cut as the West wants us to believe. And one doesn’t need to be Russian or even Russia-friendly to come to that conclusion.

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  7. Great post I never thought I’d actually be seeing or hearing some of the news aired today. Fact or fiction at it’s highest paying bidder 😲. Speaking on lettuce and cabbage.. Growing up as a young child I too use to confuse lettuce for Cabbage I had a pet rabbit 🐰 that I really loved. I was visiting my grandparents and of course my rabbit went wherever I went. I will never forget feeding my rabbit 1\2 head of cabbage and 1/2 head of lettuce because I couldn’t tell the difference . My grandmother was fierce. All I could hear was her SCREAMING…. My name like a banshee SWEETLADY………..!!!!😜 I hope this makes your day and thanks for the truth Lord knows we all need it💪💯🙏

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    1. Sofia says:

      Ahah, your story is both sweet and funny at the same time 😅🤗 Thank you!

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      1. You’re very welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hope your day is going great! 🙏🌹💓

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  8. equinoxio21 says:

    LOL. When our youngest daughter left the the house to live in an apartment, because she wanted to do everything herself, she bought a cabbage thinking it was lettuce… 😉

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    1. Sofia says:

      Ahahah! I’m not the only one 😅🙈

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      1. equinoxio21 says:

        Nope! We had great fun when she sent the picture of her “lettuce”.
        Take care Sofia.

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    2. Thank you for that comment, I´m not the only one then, at a young age I to thought that cabage was the same as lettuce, both are green so I sort of was in the right path………

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      1. equinoxio21 says:

        Jaja! I’ll tell my duaghter. She will be delighted. Thanks for your comments.

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      2. equinoxio21 says:

        PS. Your blog sounds interesting but I can’t get to it. Dice: Prximamente… Otro bug de WP?

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      3. I had a blog before, charlypriest.wordpress.com called crazy life, check it out if you want, had to leave wordpress for a while and now starting again with a new blog which you are not the only one that can´t see what I write, pain in the neck I have no clue what the problem is, trying to figure it out hopefully sooner than later. The other blog had 4086 followers, close to 5 thousand it was if I remember correctly, now trying and have reconnected with a lot of people that I met during my years in the wordpress community. Nice to meet you, and great blog you have.

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      4. equinoxio21 says:

        Nice to meet you too. If that is a recurring problem you should get in touch with WP support. I understand they are helpful. Must be a typical computer glitch: I see and can “read” the post in my reader, but when I click it goes to a screen that say “proximamente”, which even for non-anglo readers is not very “enticing”. Seems to me it’s a typical misroute. Try Support.
        (Suerte. Carlos Martinez Saiz? Tienes que hablar Español, right?) 😉

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      5. when I click to my blog it says the same “proximamente” which it is kind of weird, I´ll try support, when I got the time and see what happens. I did made the blog very quickly with a lot of people around so not very effective. No solo hablo Español, pero mal ya que suelto muchas palabrotas pero tambien hablo Vasco ya que nací en esa provincia de España.

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      6. equinoxio21 says:

        Do try support when you have time.
        Jajaja! Los “Eshpañolesh” dicen muchas palabrotas desde la perspectiva de los Latinos… Felicidades x hablar Vasco, de eso no tengo idea.
        Suerte con el “support”.

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      7. Nadie tiene ni idea del Vasco, quiero decir que de donde son las rutas de esa lengua tan distinciva,
        https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pa%C3%ADs_Vasco
        And I just looked it up, even wikipedia has no clue what are the roots of that language

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      8. equinoxio21 says:

        Leí alguna vez que era la única lengua neolítica, x q muchas palabras como cortar o martillar, o de herramientas tienen un radical q significa “piedra”.

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      9. equinoxio21 says:

        PS. Suggestion: try another theme. It might solve the problem.

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  9. In old CIA docs, from 70’s, there was an entire program within the USSR psychology division who would intercept news articles from around the world and then use the information
    as propaganda or change up the information and then recirculate it back to its original source. It would confuse the masses as it was intended. Freedom of Info Act

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    1. Sofia says:

      Wow! I didn’t know that 😮
      Yes, the media should be free. Unfortunately in Russia there is a problem with this 😔

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    1. Sofia says:

      😅🙈

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  11. I’m not particularly keen on either lettuce or cabbage (though I do enjoy a good coleslaw), yet I have managed to survve several decades so far – even before the idiot Putin decided to make war on his neighbour and exacerbate world shortages.

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  12. Orca Flotta says:

    “Even if that enemy is fictional.”

    But the United States (enemy of the world) is real. Very real. And so are their fascist goons in Ukraine. That game is so old by now and they just won’t stop repeating it. Their fictional enemy is China/Russia. Why? Coz the Asians are on the up and the decadent west is on the way down. They are jealous but won’t go down without a fight. So they had Victoria Nuland orchestrate just another color revolution, this time in Ukraine(where the Nuland/Kagan clan also has vast business interests).

    I for one don’t care about cabbage but we see the consequences of our sanctions every day, and it will get worse. Gas and oil prices are going thru the roof, as are foodstuffs. The €uro is going down, Ruble is strongest since like forever. And this is just the beginning. We’re looking into the abyss of a global recession far worse than all the others before it.

    And now the traitor Olaf Scholz pledges 100 billion Woolongs for stupid useless weapons while at home the infrastructure and the industry collapses and people queue up for a meal in front of soup kitchens. 😮

    I’m just so happy we escaped from Germany/Europe and moved to South Africa, like, 22 years ago. But even here it shows: Hubby and me were planning another Namibia safari but with the recent petrol price … uurrrgs. 😮

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    1. Sofia says:

      I am very sorry that because of the political games of those in power, everyone suffers, regardless of which side they support. And I am also very sorry that you are feeling the consequences of the crisis, even on another continent. It must be very disappointing. I wish you and everyone peace and calm 🙌

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      1. Orca Flotta says:

        Thank you. Don’t you feel the recession, too? Rising prices, some goods not available anymore?

        We here at the ass end of the world, aren’t hurt too badly. We are good kids, junior partner in BRICS, so Moscow won’t sanction us.

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      2. Sofia says:

        I can’t judge this fully because the UK government is providing me with everything I need now. I will be able to answer this question after I start working and see the real ratio of salaries to prices. At the same time, I do not notice a shortage of goods here.

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  13. Lyrix says:

    Good to hear that your stocks of cabbaged lettuce in North Ireland are still well-filled. Same here in Germany. I fear it would be the downfall of Europe without any salad or common cabbage… 😉

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    1. Sofia says:

      😄😄

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