Russia unable to remove Kebab
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-fro...e-36151604

Quote:Moscow 'Shawarmageddon' averted by web campaign

Moscow city council appears to have beaten a hasty retreat after threats to close down the Russian capital's kebab kiosks sparked a lively online campaign to save them.

The head of Moscow's department of trade and services, Alexei Nemeryuk, prompted the outcry when he told the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily that the ubiquitous stalls selling shawarma or shaurma - as doner kebabs are variously known in Russia - would be removed because of concerns over hygiene. "We're eliminating shawarma from the streets," he told the paper. "It won't exist anymore."

The comments quickly spawned the Russian hashtag #ShawarmaStayAlive, along with a slew of mocking images and declarations of love for the meaty treat. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was portrayed as St George - Moscow's patron saint - spearing a kebab, and one social media user mourned "the day the kebab stopped turning". Another tried to estimate how many days a human could survive without the snack (a maximum of 11, apparently).

President Vladimir Putin was invoked in support of kebabs, and some warned of a "Shawarmaidan" along the lines of the Ukraine's Euromaidan uprising. Even state TV channel Rossiya waded in with an online story wondering whether it was "Do svidanya shawarma" - goodbye shawarma.

It seems kebab flavour too stronk, have power over Russian public.
I bet it wouldn't have happened in Soviet times.
There's a lesson in here somewhere. sad
2016 Apr 30 15:33
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RE: Russia unable to remove Kebab
At some point you simply can't see Блины anymore.


Not in haunts of marble chill,
Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

2016 Apr 30 16:25
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The Russians are used to Western standards and the availability of goods. They may talk big about it being okay to not have things over sanctions, but it is actually a big deal and could trigger yet another revolution with Putin's head on a pike for the kebab ban.
2016 Apr 30 23:23
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2016 May 02 05:45
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(2016 Apr 30 23:23)Flavius Wrote:  The Russians are used to Western standards and the availability of goods. They may talk big about it being okay to not have things over sanctions, but it is actually a big deal and could trigger yet another revolution with Putin's head on a pike for the kebab ban.

No.

A despised and miniscule section of the Russian population are used to Western standards and the availability of goods. They may talk big about it being okay to not have things over sanctions, but it is actually a big deal for this small demographic and could trigger yet another hashtag for the kebab ban. In the meantime, most people don't give a shit. Perhaps more importantly there is as big a population group as the fifth columnists who, though accustomed to living it up, are completely unfazed by any sanctions at all, being rich enough to still get more or less what they want no matter what. Who do you think has more clout? Some journalist queer who has imported full SJW uniform, or somebody in the management class who gets decent crumbs falling to him off the oligarchs' table?

"And now if a whole nation fell into that? In such a case, I answer, infallibly they will return out of it. For life is no cunningly-devised deception or self deception, it is a great truth that thou art alive, that thou hast desires, necessities: neither can these subsist and satisfy themselves on delusions, but on fact. To fact, depend on it, we shall come back: to such fact, blessed or cursed, as we have wisdom for."
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