Springtime for Putin

May have seemed like a good idea at the time

The wife of Vladimir Putin’s spokesman caused outrage after performing a holocaust- themed ice skating performance. Tatyana Navka and her partner Andrew Burkovsjy take each other’s hands and start their routine – which features a mime of people being shot – wearing the same striped pyjamas as death camp prisoners …. The pair were competing on the Russian television programme Ice Age. [story]

Audience reaction was… mixed

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  1. Posted November 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm |

    I once knew an elderly Ukrainian woman. She hated the Russians/Soviets but never articulated why (I never asked).

  2. OldFert
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 7:52 pm |

    What were they thinking? What were they trying to depict? What emotions were they trying to get across.

    What the hell was that?

  3. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm |

    ^ Yeah, just when you think that all of life’s questions have been answered…