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You joke, but it’s an actual issue for me personally. My dad’s Jewish. My mum’s Russian (most likely). Sure I’m “white”.

Except I’m not considered as such. I look different from the vast majority of people in my daily life. I’ve always been made to feel like I don’t belong - even if people doing that usually mistook me for some other “white” ethnicity.

And don’t even get me started on the treatment of Jews in Europe and Russian Empire specifically.

It was, but it was usually hidden under a veneer of civility. As in, users were gloating about dead Russians at least as far back as 2016 (witnessed it myself), but calling us “orcs” or “subhumans” usually resulted in mods deleting comments. Although I’ve never heard of anyone getting banned over it, mind you.

Caught a cold or something. Which makes it about a whole month of being sick with something or other

Because they’re not the ones who will be sent to fight these wars. They are the ones profiting off of them

Well at least it’s more honest than comparison with Stalingrad

Defensive architecture sounds like someone is building a castle or a fort

all those options for ethnicity

and then it’s just “white”

Guess I’m officially a cracker now

In Gotha program, they used the term “just pay”. Same shit, different century

At this point I honestly struggle to care about “whodunnit”. Southern Ukraine is becoming a desert, western Ukraine is covered in radioactive dust. This was once one of, if not the most developed, prosperous and advanced republics in the USSR. And now? Now the world is ablaze and those who can do something about it don’t want to, because their line goes up. And those who do want something done - cannot do anything. At this point it seems to be too late. If not for the world at large, then for the region at least.

Another “fun” fact for the fine comrades. There’s an area near the dam, Aleshky sands. It was an area heavily deforested and abused in XIX century by those “innocent, hard working industrialists” in Russian Empire. Essentially, it was turned into a desert. The locals had tried to offset the erosion by planting trees, but with little success. The “ebil Bolsheviks” had made the tree planting systemic, and also created a system for watering it.

Except all of it depended on the Kahovka dam.

With the water flow interrupted, the irrigation won’t be able to support the plants, and the desert will reclaim the region. To put it into perspective, here’s a map.

Red is the projected desertification area.

USSR collapse and subsequent looting of the fledgling states bought USA thirty years of unchallenged hegemony. Now I don’t know too much about European industry and such, but looting Europe might buy them another decade or two. Time enough for the current crop of bourgeoisie to die peacefully and filthy rich, and that’s likely all they care about. Après nous le déluge and all that

providing a “living wage” for all

It’s the bloody Gotha program all over again. What is “living wage”? Who decides that? Perhaps we should abolish wage slavery to begin with?

Fuckin coach experts. Such confidence! Such self-assuredness! And such abysmal actual knowledge and understanding. “Only thing the country produces are fossil fuels”. Dolt.

Even if we look solely at natural resources, it wouldn’t be remotely true. Your precious wind turbines? Russian nickel. Your favourite German drills? Russian titanium. Titanium alloys, mind you, not just raw ore. Because guess who’s setting the plank for VT6 titanium alloy, used in aircraft? I’ll give you a hint - it’s not Japan. And it goes on and on, before we even consider things like nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel, automotive industry (sure we like to rag on Russian cars, but somehow that didn’t stop Germany and Korea from using GAZ plant to make their junk), buses, fuckin IT sector.

TL;DR, redditoids continue to be confidently ignorant, supporting exploitation and abuse and dividing the skin of a yet-unkilled bear

Newbie tips
Greetings, comrades. So to cut the story short, my physical state is absolute junk and it's about time to do something about it. I am overweight and lose breath after going up s flight or two of stairs, my back hurts almost daily and lifting things heavier than a backpack is stating to feel hard. All the doctors say I require exercise to resolve most issues. However, due to long commute and a few other issues, I can't really visit gym on a regular basis (plus it's not cheap). So what can I do from home to stop being a useless blob of blubber? For reference, I have a set of dumbbells, but using them hurts tendons in my arms more than it seems to affect the muscles. I am seeking advice from the comrades

Not sure why I expected anything else. Are they at least planning to build a highway, as is usually the case?

lets them reposition troops somewhere else

While the water destroys the already prepared defensive lines and areas where troops (and civilians) are located.

Why do libs and anarchos always have to play the semantics game man

Idealism, would be my guess. Remember that quote about “changing names of things to change things themselves”? Words are essentially magic to them. It’s not cracking down on protesters, it’s “enforcing public order”. It’s not using drones to indiscriminately murder people in the other side of the world, it’s “employing cutting edge technology to defend against terrorism”, and also the pilot is a woman, you bigot!

Their productive forces are literally less developed, their mode of production is literally less developed, it’s a technical term not a normative statement about the worth of the people living in those countries

And now time to catch some flack from the comrades. Try using this term to describe the native Americans during the colonization. If you feel your eyebrows furrowing at me - the productive forces of the Iroquois, or Hurons, or Odjibwe were, last I checked, less developed than those of western Europe.

Not to defend the gits in question, but I’ve always been partial to the so-called “roadside picnic” concept, coined by the Soviet writers Arcady and Boris Strugatsky:

In their book “Roadside picnic” (later poorly adapted to movie “Stalker”, and later mutilated beyond recognition into a series of video games), the characters are dealing with a site of apparent alien visit, which left behind a whole treasure trove of strange artifacts and anomalies. The original purpose of the artifacts, as well as the nature of the aliens and their visit remain a mystery. One of the characters, a scientist suggests the eponymous theory:

Imagine taking your family on a road trip. You stop by s roadside to take a break, have a little picnic. Afterwards you drive away, never to return, leaving behind leftover food, trash, general traces of your presence. Then the animals come out of the woods and observe your “visitation site” with shock and awe.

Less then lethal weapons”

Didn’t they originally use “non-lethal”, but then switched to this, because people were dying to the supposedly “non-lethal” shit, like rubber bullets and tasers?

“Defense” used to describe all military expenditures and structures, particularly for the United States, which has spent nearly all of its “defense” efforts on aggression and territorial domination thousands of miles from its borders

Oh, don’t worry! They’ve come up with an even worse term for this exact case!

To preface: you are not overthinking. Quite the opposite. There are many terms and phrases that get thrown around, whose definition is just kind of “generally understood”. Freedom. Democracy. Justice. Try asking a liberal for a definition. They will most likely glare at you, glass eyed, for a second, because to them such terms don’t require a definition - they are instinctively accepted.

That is one of the great things Marx and Engels had done - they started digging into such generally accepted terminology from a scientific standpoint. To not be empty worded - in “Critique of the Gotha program”, Marx takes apart, one by one, specific points of the social democratic party’s program and shows why they make zero sense. “All workers must receive just pay” - and what does “just” mean? Who decides what is “just”? Etc.

And back topic of the thread, comrades have covered some examples that get me already, but there’s one specific (I think) to corporate speak. Back when I worked for a yankee corporation, we had these annual “training sessions” - a series of 40-minute-or-so-long courses with a test attached. The topics were “Sanctions” (aka why you must follow the US policies against sanctioned countries), “Workplace harassment”, “Slavery” (aka what to do if you think there’s slavery afoot), etc. The latter two sound reasonable, right?

But here’s the kicker. The courses had a general name of Compliance. Perhaps even “Compliance course” or “Compliance training”, my memory is a bit fuzzy. Such a scummy term. Like being threatened with a shotgun, but it’s pink and made with eco friendly materials. Compliance. Comply, wage slave. Bow down. Kiss the ring. Or else.

Is anyone really surprised by this outcome?

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

Why is there even such an entity? Imagine a “Russian chamber of commerce in Kazakhstan”.

with renewals shrinking from 50 to 25 years

Seriously? That’s supposed to be the “unprecedented rubber-stamping exercise by sanctioning a game-changing framework”? Quarter century instead of the whole half? Seriously?

Gotta ask something as an outsider: since my only source of information regarding the USA protests is the media (internet included), it had seemed that the protests rather quickly died down after Biden got elected (naturally raising the question how organic they were in the first place). However I understand that this could be just media manipulation - artificial silence and pretending nothing is happening, as part of the crafted narrative. So which one is it?

5000 is a pretty dang large number. What are the given reasons for this? The usual “it’s not economically valid” (aka unprofitable in short term)?

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Russian Federation is not the USSR, unfortunately. Capitalism, remember? The mayor of Novaya Kahovka had reportedly said it’s beyond repair. And frankly I am not sure the government is willing to rebuild it at all.

Excellent work! Gotta ask about the bus line - were the authorities planning on closing it? Removing the buses?

Guess I didn’t get the joke then, apologies

Pretty sure he’s mocking the reactionaries here

Elaborate, please? Do you mean Richard Wolf? I thought he was a Marxist

Do you get a feeling they’re inflating upvotes? Look at the numbers Yog’s posts get vs what posts by reddit live get

On Reddit they claim it is to “make the river wider and make it more difficult for AFU to cross over”. Yeah.

I’d prefer the future communists have a habitable biosphere

Just can’t help but treat Slavs as subhuman, no matter how hard they try to hide it

I think we should celebrate. Lenin appreciation thread

Josephoartigasia monesi, the largest rodent known to science. Weighing more than a ton, it reached up to 1.5 *meters* in height. It dwelled in South America during Pliocene and Pleistocene. Art by James Gurney.

Today I bring you something peculiar. Meet *Tupilakosaurus*. It is an amphibian that dominated western Laurasia in early Triassic, as the biosphere struggled to recover after the Permian extinction. Tupilakosaurus was a small - just under a meter long - creature, with a long, powerful tail, short limbs and (apparently) external gills, like those of an axolotl. These fine animals lived in rivers without going ashore and hunted small fish or other amphibians. Tupilakosaurus is a curiosity due to its particular circular vertebrae (pictured below), which is uncommon for their kind of amphibians. Indeed, when first discovered they were originally believed to be fish, and later to be ancestors to Ichthyosaurs. ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/598b2e79-cd91-4bf3-88ea-3e4353c6bc41.png) Despite their short existence, Tupilakosaurus had quite a sizeable habitat, ranging from modern day Greenland to western Russia, such as Vladimir oblast, Nizhny Novgorod region, and all the way to Arkhangelsk and Vyatka. It would take later amphibians millions of years to carve the same range.

I am not entirely sure what to make of it, given how shit GDP is as a meaningful statistic.

Freeze peach and silly “protests”
Not sure where else to post this, given the frivolous nature of the topic. So a few days ago I accidentally got into a political conversation with a liberal colleague. The topic was the much beloved by liberals in post-soviet states matter of "singular protests with an empty paper". For those not familiar with this brand of silliness, it's a type of performative "protesting" whereupon a person would go alone (or together with a cameraman) somewhere public and stand there with an empty piece of paper - sometimes large, sometimes just an A4. The idea (supposedly) is to demonstrate the stupidity of the Anti-Protest laws, since in some countries (Russia, Kazakhstan) such a performance usually ends quickly with police arriving and detaining the "protestors". The main issue in the conversation, however, was my colleague's assertion that such acts are perfectly harmless, don't disturb anyone and thus should not be interrupted. And that police detention is an absurd overreaction due to the undemocratic nature of our government. _And_ that in democratic countries - such as France or South Korea (his examples) one could do that with no problems whatsoever. And now I would like to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Today I bring you *Benthosuchus* - a relative of the Wetlugasaurus from the other week. Another Temnospondyli amphibian, its name translates to "crocodile of the deep". It's skull was ~70 cm long with overall body length reaching 2.5 meters. As with many other amphibians of this order, its eyes were closer to the top of the skull, aiming them upwards. This indicates that the animal was an ambush predator, waiting patiently just underwater until it was ready to strike. The typical species, *Benthosaurus sushkini*, was logged by Ivan Efremov in 1929, with overall genus classified in 1936.

Thus I bring you **Vetlugasaurus**. Despite the *-saurus* in the name, it is in fact an Amphibian of the Temnospondyli order, which lived in what is now Russia and Greenland during the early Triassic period. Originally discovered and categorized in 1920-s, it is named after river Vetluga - on the shores of which the first fossil was found. The skull measures ~22 cm, with overall body length ranging from 75 cm to 3 meters. In 2018, a full skull was found. ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/90efee90-60d2-473e-ac3b-e87a7e8bf0f1.png)

Bonus: artistic rendition of its looks ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/4d178b62-dfae-406e-9655-175d87f50ef2.png)

The gorgonopsid was named after the river Vyatka in the Kirov oblast, near which it's been found. Kirov, of course, has been named after Sergey Kirov. ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/dd019a41-6027-4710-b016-35a254585209.png)

From the cartoon "Mystery of the Third Planet", about space adventures in a not-so-far communist future. Highly recommended.

cross-post from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/463061 > So the Russian government is dismantling the Ukrainian power grid with one hand, and helping the EU keep the UAF war machine running with the other. Yeah.

So the Russian government is dismantling the Ukrainian power grid with one hand, and helping the EU keep the UAF war machine running with the other. Yeah.

Have this beautiful dromeosaurus I found on r/Sino

Analysis of the bone structure of Multituberculata demonstrates that they gave birth to relatively large babies, with a fairly short period of milk feeding - similair to modern day rodents. This is in contrast to Marsupials, who birth tiny babies and milk feed them for quite a long time.


"A dress for the Tupandactil"


Tyranids as an allegory for capitalism
Okay so hear me out, please. Tyranids, as all other "hivemind aliens" have likely been created originally as part of the Red Scare. Don't think I need to explain this one. GW took it a step further with Genestealers - who use rousing rhetoric (and mind control) to make "the masses" rise up against their oppressors, but are ultimately devoured by the swarm. They (GW) don't shy away from giving GSCs imagery very blatantly inspired by Communist art. **BUT** As always with anti-communist fiction, it is projection. And the things depicted work much better for capitalism. After all, what drives Tyranids? Hunger. That's it, just endless appetite, voracious desire to have ALL, even if it means stripping entire planets bare. No deviation from the dogma is allowed, just look at the western media and try telling me it's not a "hivemind". And if we go to Genestealers, what are they if not an allegory for colour "revolutions"? Using sweet sounding rhetoric about brotherhood, unity and freedom they force the proletariat to weaken and destroy their society in order for the cult's *foreign* masters to sweep in and devour it all. Thank you for reading.

The video is in Russian, but I don't think that would be a big issue

Crosspost from: lemmygrad.ml/post/346815 Head of Ukrainian Energoatom Piotr Kotin has suggested using artillery to destroy power lines going from the power plant. At the same time, UAF have began shelling the *nuclear power plant* with MLRS and plain artillery, as well as the nuclear waste storage.

Head of Ukrainian Energoatom Piotr Kotin has suggested using artillery to destroy power lines going from the power plant. At the same time, UAF have began shelling the *nuclear power plant* with MLRS and plain artillery, as well as the nuclear waste storage.

Ukranian AN-12 cargo plane, en route from Serbia to Jordan crashed in Greece. Greek authorities have deployed CBRN troops to the crash site and urge citizens to not get anywhere close
There were also reports of secondary explosions after the crash. Begs the question of just *what* the plane was carrying.

But remember - there is no racism in NATO, and the *real* fascists are them Russian orcs! Trust the media, trust the white house press service.

This particular skeleton was discovered in Mongolia in late 1940's - early 1950's. At the time USSR had organized a number of paleontological expeditions into the region - with great success. One of the most famous paleontologists of the expeditions was Ivan Antonovich Efremov (photo below), although he is better known as a science fiction writer, depicting a bright, socialist future of peaceful space exploration. ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/d73467cb-fa89-48e1-b67a-1bb1f253ce17.png)

This is the Paleontology Museum in Moscow. The current building (pictured here) was created in 1965, after Academician Yuri Orlov petitioned the government that the old building was becoming too cramped and unfit for the vast collection. The museum currently bears comrade's Orlov's name. Their website: https://www.paleo.ru/museum/about/ More pictures inside.

An artist's rendition of an early human village, with some freshly-domesticated dogs at the forefront. At the back, a cave lion is hesistant to approach the strange place. Sadly, I have lost any information on who the artist is, so if you know - please share.

This is an Olorotitan - a type of hadrosaur, found in what is now Amur oblast in Russia. At approximately 12 metres long it was one of the largest species of its family. It is also notable for some unique characteristics, such as having 18 vertebrae in the neck, instead of the usual 15. Some scientists consider this to be a hint at the potential evolution of the hadrosaurs, had they not gone extinct - a drift towards sauropod like adaptations.

Need help with a list of NATO founders that were card carrying Nazis
Good evening, comrades. I was not sure where to post this question, so I picked the community I knew. The question is as it says on the tin: I know that there were plenty of "former" Nazis in the NATO as it was created. But is there a comprehensive list? Names and positions. Thank you in advance.

Использование Красного Знамени на Украине
Добрый вечер, уважаемые. Хотел бы внести немного активности в сообщество таким вот вопросом: Как вы относитесь к использованию Красного Знамени (а также знамени Победы) различными силами, участвующими сейчас в операции на Украине?