Ain’t no Russian City

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It’s ain’t no city somewhere in the middle Russia, it’s Toronto. An instant impulse caused by some sport’s win of the Russian team caused hundreds of ex Russian people getting all over the city. They had had the flags ready and handy in their cars and just a few seconds were needed to make a big crowd. It can happen to your city too! Nobody knows how much of the Russian flags stored around you.

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68 thoughts on “Ain’t no Russian City”

  1. Don’t you see the blue red & white on the police cars?

    Those aren’t Russian flags, it is obviously some sort of community/police friendship/appreciation parade.

    • Dude this was not Hockey championship:) It was the game against the Dutch in the Euro Cup 2008 this summer:)
      Toronto is known for this kinda parties though.

  2. All these are brain amputee.
    I always think: “What the hell these degenerates are doing here, in the US or Canada? Why they don’t move back to this country when their lovely colonel Putin is waiting of them?…”

  3. “Comment by Ngern
    2008-11-27 03:21:18
    Russia population is declined because many of them migrate to other countries? seems that Russian is everywhere?”
    —————–
    No, buddy.
    The Soviets are everywhere…
    They are NOT Russian, they definitely are Soviets.
    There is special human species: “Homo Sovieticus”.
    Did you know about it?

  4. What`s happened? What`s the holiday???
    I guess it was when Russia win the second place at the Football Championshiop in Germany this summer. (At the last pic – Toyota with German flag).

  5. It’s snowing here in Toronto so I guess it was the summer Olympics?

    “Little Moscow”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst_Street
    I bought my flight ticket to Moscow 2 years ago in that area.

    As for the police cars, I guess they were there just in case of things… (look at the 2 guys on top of the bus stop :p)

  6. something like this happened in detroit a year or so ago when albania won something (football match maybe?) and it was quite a spectacle. traffic jams, zillions of flags and cheering, police baffled by the impromptu parade and all us clueless westerner civilians agog. neat, though.

  7. I was there (didn’t seem to make it into any of the photos unfortunately). It was during the soccer season this summer – I think when russia defeated netherlands.

  8. I walked through that last year at Bathurst and Steeles. It was for soccer.

    Stuff like this is common practice in Toronto, though. The Portuguese and Brazilians do it on Dundas, the Italians do it on College, the Jamaicans do it on Eglinton, and so on.

    P.S. Please don’t sully the proud name “Leon” with your provincial idiocy, previous poster.

  9. This was Russia V Netherlands in the Eurocup. I had to have my ‘entrance ceremony’ if i drove into the russia are, by a flag being draped over my car.

  10. Since the soviet union fell and the iron curtain parted the population of russia has decreased because of the mail order bride services.Russia is everywhere.

  11. My friend, you don’t know Toronto.

    These photos are from the Euro 2008 soccer match. You should see it to believe it, but everyone has flags on their cars. Even though I’m Ukrainian, I had a German flag on my car because I really wanted them to win.

    This is a photo of when the Spanish won the Euro Cup.

    http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/08/06/30/

    and this is when Italy won.

    http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/06/07/10/

    People in Toronto are very multicultural…

  12. I know where that is! Bathurst and Steeles, there’s a large Russian community there. I remember when this was in the news haaha.

  13. Andy from Indy, have you ever seen St. Patrick’s Day in Moscow? 🙂 Worth seeing.
    Relax, that’s not more than a footbal 🙂

    If you want to imprison somebody, go to UNO office — they have enough flags at front.

  14. I always have criticized Russians for not being polite. For swearing and insulting other people where they shouldn’t. This is actually big difference in a Russian and American culture. But what you’ve just said shows more Russian in you than American. Welcome to the club!

  15. Слетелись как мухи на навоз и комментируют. То им гопы везде, то национализм Сайт для долбаёбов!

  16. “онглийский”? 🙂

    Господин Oнгличанин, русского происхождения, скажите, пожалуйста, сколько надо времени провести Ивану в Онглии, чтобы стать Джоном?

    It would seem, one can take Ivan out of the village, but taking the village out of Ivan, is a very difficult task indeed. Moreover, much of what you say, seem to reinforce that view.

  17. [Hardly unique Russki behavior. Back in the late 70s (?), I was in Toronto when some Italian and German soccer teams played off. So one of them (can’t remember which) won. Cars everywhere with flags, all kinds of misbehaviour, I though it quite gastly (fights broke out). Bunch of Wankers. Nothing changes. Similar outcoms in the States. Most intense sports fans are aboriginal barbarians, and usually drunk on something. Creeps of the world unite, eh? Geebus! G]

  18. [Hardly unique Russki behavior. Back in the late 70s (?), I was in Toronto when some Italian and German soccer teams played off. So one of them (can’t remember which) won. Cars everywhere with flags, all kinds of misbehaviour, I though it quite gastly (fights broke out). Bunch of Wankers. Nothing changes. Similar outcoms in the States. Most intense sports fans are aboriginal barbarians, and usually drunk on something. Creeps of the world unite, eh? Geebus! G]

    [JUst5 to make sure you understand, after 30 seconds most of your commenters try again, and who should blame them. English/Russia is an interesting site that is so slooooooooooooooooooow that it hurts. If you get my meaning, Uriy, Oleg, or whatever your name is. G]

  19. OK. You say they create traffic jams, they make too much noise and they throw rubbish on the street. I can agree with that – it can be irritating. But I still don’t understand what does it have to do with any nationality? I’m Russian and I don’t throw rubbish on the streets and I don’t drink litres of vodka. Actually I don’t drink at all. And many many Russians are very decent people.
    And you offend the whole nation with your words, which is not really “tolerant” and “civilized”. I think you’re just a grumbler.

    • I’m a bit more optimistic about the percentage but in general I have to agree with you. And I don’t even know what the reason is. Maybe that’s because after the revolution in 1917 lots of truly noble and intelligent people had to leave the country while some others were allowed to where they should have never been allowed. Or maybe that’s because of something else. I don’t really know. But this spoiled reputation of Russian people in the world really hurts me.

  20. These photographs are great, it’s a Toronto custom. Besides; Russians, Ukrainians helped found Canada and build it. What’s the threat? They take pride in their nationality, so does everyone. They keep their neighbourhood safe and clean, it’s a free country. One of our greatest Governor-Generals Ray Hnatyshyn was Ukrainian for instance. I imagine he’s contributed to Canada more than anyone posting here.

  21. lol, even the police are celebrating look at the police car in the bottom right of the last picture it’s perfect

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