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Top 100 Quotes About Russian People

#1. I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it's not a western invention. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#2. The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning. - Author: Alexander Kerensky
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#3. There are a lot of people who are trying hard to sell themselves as Russian vodkas. - Author: Roustam Tariko
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#4. People were like Russian nesting dolls - versions stacked inside the latest edition. But they all still lived inside, unchanged, just out of sight. - Author: Megan Miranda
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#5. The decision, therefore, lies here in the East; here must the Russian enemy, this people numbering two hundred million Russians, be destroyed on the battle field and person by person, and made to bleed to death . - Author: Heinrich Himmler
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#6. Of course, everyone knows my story of being born in Russia and moving to the United States at 7. For a few years people would say, 'Well, she's living in the United States, but she's Russian.' - Author: Maria Sharapova
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#7. I think I was more or less, convinced of that by just the press, the US press. By people who were pressuring you, saying that you gotta beat the Russian's, if you don't win anything else, win the Russian meet and so forth. - Author: Ralph Boston
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#8. He spoke!" Ivan said, eyes wide. "The dog talked! Oh my god."
"An ancient witch you can believe in, but not a talking dragon that looks like a dog?" Chudo-Yudo said, sounding slightly piqued. "Hmph. Young people today have such limited imaginations. - Author: Deborah Blake
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#9. It was like a Russian party, Arkady thought. People got drunk, recklessly confessed their love, spilled their festering dislike, had hysterics, marched out, were dragged back in and revived with brandy. It wasn't a French salon. - Author: Martin Cruz Smith
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#10. The Russian people, sober, are said to be a gentle people. - Author: Lincoln Steffens
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#11. I don't like disappointing people. Some would say that this is "codependent behavior", which I have discovered is a term that explains how most everyone acts all the time, unless one is a sociopath or a Russian computer that plays chess. - Author: Amy Poehler
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#12. Chelsea's players, coaches and agents are now football's wealthiest millionaires. Surely the billions taken from the Russian people by an oligarch in questionable privatisations couldn't be better spent? - Author: Simon Kuper
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#13. We then came to the Soviet Union. One day we were walking and carrying our banner and distributing a few leaflets in Russian to people, and we met two women on the road. - Author: Satish Kumar
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#14. People are so like their first mother Eve: what they are given doesn't take their fancy. The serpent is forever enticing them to come to him, to the tree of mystery. They must have the forbidden fruit, or paradise will not be paradise for them. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#15. I started like many young Russian people in the beginning of perestroika when it seemed that everything was possible. - Author: Roustam Tariko
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#16. I'm very inspired by the artfulness and soulfulness of the Russian people. - Author: Johnny Weir
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#17. In Russia it is always the future that is thought of. It is the crops next year, it is the comfort that will come in ten years, it is the clothes that will be made very soon. If ever a people took its energy from hope, it is the Russian people. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#18. I think that our American people will welcome a Russian military force for peace-keeping purposes. - Author: Sam Nunn
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#19. I'm Russian," Misha said with the faintest hint of a smile. "We angst, Max."
"I see that. Well, I'm American. We force shit on other people if we think they need it. - Author: Avon Gale
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#20. The Communist Party is very popular in South Africa, especially among the young people. Never having had a chance to travel, and having suffered so much under capitalism, they still can't believe that the Russian people themselves have rejected it. - Author: Nadine Gordimer
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#21. Treasure is the kind of thing you dig up ... or bury! And when people say, 'Oh, he's an icon,' well, an icon is a very old painting hanging in a Russian church! If you want to say something, say something nice about me. Don't call me a national treasure. - Author: Terry Wogan
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#22. I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute. It's the people who had their past and future taken from them - they don't get paid - many of them face a wall. They have nowhere to go. - Author: Aleksandr Lebed
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#23. Russian people, like their Chinese comrades, are well aware of what is going on. And there are tens of millions of their martyrs who are reminding them what is to be expected from the West. - Author: Andre Vltchek
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#24. There are no Russian units in eastern Ukraine - no special services, no tactical advisors. All this is being done by the local residents, and the proof of that is the fact that those people have literally removed their masks. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#25. My family were Russian Jews. They got you to read as soon as you could. And then assumed you would read a lot. People didn't really tell stories but they were good talkers. That's important for a writer, to hear speakers. - Author: Grace Paley
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#26. The benefits brought to the Russian people by Bolshevism exist only on paper painted in glowing colors by Bolshevist propaganda. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#27. The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90's is final. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#28. In school, I was playing old men and women, babies, Russian people, and all sorts of weird parts - a lot of comedy - and that's sort of like home to me. - Author: Taylor Schilling
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#29. People were always ready to yield their
wills, to worship the hero, because they were not given a chance
for developing initiative, stability, and independence, said the great
nineteenth-century Russian sociologist Nikolai Mikhailovsky - Author: Ernest Becker
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#30. I've been reading this little book. It's called the Russian constitution. And it says that the only source of power in Russia is the people. So I don't want to hear those who say we're appealing to the authorities. Who's the power here? - Author: Alexei Navalny
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#31. So very Russian," people around were murmuring. That they did meant this was an audience pretty low down on the scale of sophistication, otherwise they would be saying, "Just like us, isn't it? - Author: Doris Lessing
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#32. Though Stalinism may have been a needless tragedy for both the Russian people and communism as an ideal, there is the intellectually tantalizing possibility that for the world at large it was, as we shall see, a blessing in disguise. - Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
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#33. Homeland of patience, land of the Russian people. - Author: Fyodor Tyutchev
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#34. Russian may seem narrow-minded, impudent, or even stupid people, but can only pray for those who are against them. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#35. The Russian people and Russian culture are the linchpin, the glue that binds together this unique civilization. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#36. I believe that renunciation of the Soviet Union was an expression of the free will of the Russian people. - Author: Vladislav Surkov
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#37. The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis. - Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov
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#38. Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy upon the assumption that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, whereas official Russia is a German bureaucracy imposed upon them by Peter the Great. - Author: Leon Trotsky
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#39. The Donetsk People's Republic is the self-declared pro-Russian government that wants to break away from Ukraine. - Author: Richard Engel
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#40. We also learned our own history and I was so grateful that such richness comes from our family stories. Now we will forever remember the day that a Russian cellist spoke the heart of Czech people. Rostropovich loved Prague and so he viewed that performance as a personal tragedy. - Author: Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
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#41. I have never allowed anti-Russian rhetoric in Ukrainian policy toward such a strategic partner like Russia. This is the first point. I never went against the interests of the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people. - Author: Viktor Yanukovych
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#42. If the German people lay down their arms the whole of Eastern and Southern Europe, together with the Reich, will come under Russian occupation. Behind an iron curtain mass butcheries of people would begin. - Author: Joseph Goebbels
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#43. Tens of millions of Russian people died, fighting all sorts of Western expansionism. They defeated Nazism. They helped to liberate much of our world from colonialism. Of course the West never forgave Russia for fighting the epic battles against its expansionism and colonialism. - Author: Andre Vltchek
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#44. The people have already determined Chechnya's status at the referendum - it is a unit of the Russian Federation. Its political status is not to be discussed any more. - Author: Akhmad Kadyrov
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#45. I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#46. I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people. - Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov
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#47. I got history solidly under my belt, reading Russian history and biographies. I couldn't change the facts. I could only play with how the people might have responded to the facts of their lives. - Author: Kathryn Harrison
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#48. One should not ascribe the evil deeds of individual leaders or political regimes to an innate fault of the Russian people and their country. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#49. People never heard bells in Western music sounding really cataclysmic. You hear that more in Russian music or in Asian, Indonesian traditions. - Author: Charlemagne Palestine
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#50. Thunder gods don't hide."
The Russian shrugged. "I am not like Thor. I have Russian depth of character. And I like to help people, not hurt them. Usually I help with vodka. You want some? - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#51. From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality. - Author: Leon Trotsky
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#52. You can't imagine what the Russian alphabet looks like. It's no wonder people are illiterate. - Author: Jonas Jonasson
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#53. The Russian people have unilaterally made their choice in direction of democracy in the early '90s. They will not be led astray. Nobody should be having any doubts. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#54. The Russian people have their own cultural code, their own tradition. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#55. The regime is in trouble economically and can no longer offer anything to its citizens. That's why [Vladimir] Putin has to pursue an aggressive foreign policy, so he can serve his people the fairy tale of Russian pride and regaining its strength as a major power. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#56. The Russian people were just like us. They were victims of their own government. Ronald Reagan - Author: Chris Matthews
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#57. If people are rude in Moscow, at least it's in Russian. - Author: Sergei Dovlatov
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#58. The Soviet government sprouted and grew out of the habits, the psychology, and the condition of the Russian people. It fitted them. They understand it. - Author: Lincoln Steffens
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#59. I believe that we are going to get along very well with him [Josef Stalin] and the Russian people - very well indeed. - Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
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#60. This is my country. The Russian people are in bit of trouble. Russian court doesn't work. Russian education decline every year. I believe that Russia has a chance to be free. Has a chance. It's difficult, but we must do it. - Author: Boris Nemtsov
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#61. When I was looking at the Russian Constructivists, these agitprop artists actually painted on trains. It was a heavy influence. They were bringing art to the people, to the masses, and breaking it out of the clubbiness of the art world, which is a monolith. - Author: Jeffrey Deitch
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#62. One question that people always ask at home is never asked here: "What happened to Communism in Russia?" Everybody yawns when a visitor brings it up, because the answer is so obvious to every Russian. The answer is that there never was Communism in Russia; there were only communists. - Author: Arthur Koestler
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#63. The most basic, most rudimentary spiritual need of the Russian people is the need for suffering, ever-present and unquenchable, everywhere and in everything. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#64. There is nobody I know by name who is concerned with collecting information for the Russian authorities. There are people whom I know by sight whom I trusted with my life. - Author: Klaus Fuchs
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#65. I am president of Russian Standard Company, biggest luxury vodka in Russia. My bank, Russian Standard Bank, issues biggest number of credit cards in Russia. I want for Russian people to have their own best vodka, their own best bank, their own best credit card. - Author: Roustam Tariko
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#66. I've played Latin, I've played Italian. And I've played the all-around regular girl. I think the thing about the way I look, is that I can look like many different things. People sometimes ask me if I'm Russian. I don't think I specifically look like a Puerto Rican or an Italian. Wouldn't you agree? - Author: Lana Parrilla
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#67. Bill Gates finds people in Russia to hire them to Microsoft. That's the Russian interest in this process. - Author: Anatoly Chubais
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#68. My tastes went all over the place, from Strauss to Mahler. I was never a big Wagner or Tchaikovsky fan. Benjamin Britten, Tallis, all the early English Medieval music, Prokofiev, some Russian composers, mostly the people that were the colorists, the French. - Author: James Horner
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#69. Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system. - Author: Richard Lugar
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#70. Far fewer people know that Slash is also a world-class Russian crouch-down-and-kick-your-legs-out dancer. And - Author: Duff McKagan
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#71. How can the confessor teach/ those who are lost and sick at heart,/ when he himself, among the sinners,/ is worst, and most forsaken?/ It is only a game we play/ with other people's sins./ Besides, everyone knows/ that everyone lies confessing. - Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko
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#72. The Union was destroyed against the will of the people, and it was done deliberately - with the participation of the Russian leadership, on the one hand, and that of the putschists, on the other. - Author: Mikhail Gorbachev
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#73. Ah, don't grieve, little falcon,' he said with that tenderly melodious gentleness with which old Russian women speak. 'Don't grieve, little friend: you suffer an hour, you live an age! So it is, my dear. And we live here, thank God, with no offense. There's bad people, and there's good - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#74. Many Russia experts note the deep and sad capacity of the Russian people for suffering. - Author: Roger Altman
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#75. Much later I realized that Russian people, because of the poverty and squalor of their lives, love to amuse themselves with sorrow--to play with it like children, and are seldom ashamed of being unhappy. - Author: Maxim Gorky
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#76. We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist. - Author: Marc Almond
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#77. Russian democracy is the power of the Russian people with their own traditions of national self-government, and not the realisation of standards foisted on us from outside. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#78. The Russian action in Chechnya could be likened to the British Army reducing Edinburgh to rubble and expelling a couple of million Scottish people in response to a unilateral declaration of independence by Scotland - Author: Amjad M. Jaimoukha
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#79. Grigori had encountered such bands before. They were called the Black Hundreds, part of the Union of the Russian People, a right-wing group that wanted to return to the golden age when the tsar was the unchallenged father of his people and Russia had no liberals, no socialists, and no Jews. Their - Author: Ken Follett
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#80. In our community here in Boston, we have had a tremendous influx of Russian Jews and Haitians. We call these people immigrants. But they come for the same reasons that William Bradford and William Brewster and John Carver came. - Author: Kathryn Lasky
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#81. The clash between the aspirations of the people for a better life and the insistence of their rulers on building a powerful state, regardless of human sacrifice, runs through the whole of Russian history - Author: Harrison Salisbury
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#82. People often thought Leopold Auer was Russian because he lived in St. Petersburg so long, almost fifty years. - Author: Gyorgy Ligeti
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#83. I suppose people hadn't really thought each decade should have its own character and be different from the others till the 1920s, although I remember in a nineteenth-century Russian novel someone remarked that a character was a typical man of the 1830s - progressive and an atheist. - Author: Edmund White
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#84. That is almost the whole of Russian literature: the phenomenal coruscations of the souls of quite commonplace people. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#85. God save us from seeing a Russian revolt, senseless and merciless. Those who plot impossible upheavals among us, are either young and do not know our people, or are hard-hearted men who do not care a straw either about their own lives or those of others. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#86. I spent the day today at Brighton Beach, walking around. It's a Russian/Jewish neighborhood. And I was in a store and I saw a board game called 'Let My People Go,' based on the Jews' exodus from Egypt. I was like, 'Too soon. - Author: Eugene Mirman
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#87. Russian young people spend countless hours online downloading videos and having a very nice digital entertainment lifestyle, which does not necessarily turn them into the next Che Guevara. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#88. So great is the worth of Dostoevsky that to have produced him is by itself sufficient justification for the existence of the Russian people in the world: and he will bear witness for his country-men at the last judgement of the nations. - Author: Nikolai Berdyaev
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#89. I would be delighted if the United States could have a positive relationship with Russia, and I would be thrilled if the Russian people, who are so capable, had a normal country that they could chart a different future. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#90. The only real recourse that [Russian] people had against tsarist rule was violence and rebellion. It was once remarked that Russia's constitution was absolutism moderated by assassination. - Author: Alan Beattie
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#91. When the bell tolls three times, it will announce that I have been killed. If I am killed by common men, you and your children will rule Russia for centuries to come; if I am killed by one of your stock, you and your family will be killed by the Russian people! Pray Tsar of Russia. Pray. - Author: Grigori Rasputin
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#92. In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness ... The expanses are so great that the little man hasn't the resources to orient himself ... This is what I think about Russian suicides. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#93. When we get the remote Russian village online, what will get people to the Internet is not going to be reports from Human Rights Watch. It's going to be pornography, 'Sex and the City,' or maybe funny videos of cats. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#94. It would be easier to fight the Russian army, and it would give me great satisfaction, but I have a responsibility to my people - Author: Aslan Maskhadov
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#95. [The Albanians] seem to be rather backward and primitive people ... they can be as faithful as a dog; that is one of the traits of the primitive. Our Chuvash were the same. The Russian tsars always used them for their bodyguards. - Author: Joseph Stalin
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#96. Nobody wants to intervene in Russian affairs. Russia is a very large country, a very old country, a very disagreeable country inhabited by immense numbers of ignorant people largely possessed of lethal weapons and in a state of extreme disorder. Also Russia is a long way off. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#97. Many people thought I would never succeed, because I am so Russian. So Russian, hundred percent. - Author: Natalia Makarova
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#98. This war is not an ordinary war. It is the war of the entire Russian people. Not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our heads, but to aid all people groaning under the yoke of Fascism - Author: Joseph Stalin
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#99. The Russian Bolsheviks have discovered that truth does not matter so long as there is reiteration. They have no difficulty whatever in countering a fact by a lie which, if repeated often enough and loudly enough, becomes accepted by the people. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#100. With Russia, it is almost similar to China: people there have had it up to here with the West! The Russian people suffered immensely from Western imperialism. - Author: Andre Vltchek
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