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Russian People

One of my electives is Russian and the textbook, while helpful in the learning-the-language sense, has some of the most ridiculously terrible pictures I have ever seen. For example, here is an artist's depiction of the average Russian person, saying hello to a friend or teaching a class:

Yup. They look somewhat like large, blocky monkeys. And the real people aren't much better:
 
This is only chapter 1; I have so much more to look forward to! I would be a little more forgiving if this textbook was from 20 years ago, but it's the newest version, published fairly recently.
My teacher is pretty darn attractive, so maybe the only people they could find for this book were the ones they normally don't let out of Russia.

20 comments:

  1. O wow, Education at it's finest! I like your sense of humor. Following =D

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  2. ahahh yea they fluctuate from being hot to being weird blocky monkey rat creatures

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  3. funny post man I like it

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  4. Damn, Russia! YOU SCARY!

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  5. First image i fcking win!!

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  6. why is his jacket so dirty in the first pic?

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  7. @Isaac: I'm pretty sure it's a girl, and I have no idea haha.

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  8. Cool post, following and supporting!

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  9. i never understand russian

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  10. Haha, nice post. I've always wanted to learn another language, I just lack the patience/time!

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  11. Vodka Vodka Boris Yeltsin. Supported.

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  12. *waits for first "In Soviet Russia" joke*

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  13. Haha...after you mentioned block monkeys (but before I saw the real-life pic), I was gonna ask: They don't look like that in real-life??

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  14. The first pic looks like lesbian bag-ladies on meth.

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  15. lol'd at "large blocky monkeys". Hilarious!

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  16. I should go to your class. Also in the 1st pic it looks like someone is hugging a hobo

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  17. russians: hi all up in yo grill??

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  18. in soviet russia jokes are hilarious

    http://goonerthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  19. I guess it's some sort of rule that pics in textbooks have to be creepy (or crappy, for that matter). Damn.

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