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chelsea
In America, people are always fascinated by Putin's machismo poses and photos. Shirtless and in the wild either fishing, shooting or doing some other "manly" activity. Last night, a famous comedian posted this pic as a joke and it was immediately taken down by Instagram. Absolutely no boobs or female nudity allowed on the social media platform. Why are people so scared of nudity? So, all the propaganda about moral decay in the West is in fact a myth. I also suggest reading this post today about the "morals" of America. Very good.

And Happy Halloween to all! I'm not sure this holiday is widely celebrated in Russia, but in America it's a big deal. I'm too lazy to get dressed up this year, or even go out to photograph all the events. Here's a photo of me and my nephew about four few years ago, in my fatter days. :) This year, he's dressing up as a globe. A kid after my own heart, very much interested in geography, culture and travel.

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We have a huge party at my law firm, with a big luncheon, all kinds of candies, sweets and pumpkin carving. One of our fashionista attorneys decided to make a pumpkin taking a selfie. Creative. :) Winner of the best pumpkin gets at $50 USD gift certificate.

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Enjoy the long holiday weekend in Russia! Is anyone traveling, or doing anything exciting?

Oh! And suddenly this post is No. 4 in the 18+ category. How does LJ immediately know a post has nudity? Big brother is watching? :))

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gallon
Oct. 31st, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
No idea why ban boobies. In fact, hiding biology from kids may result in serious complices.
No idea why female boobs cannot be shown while male ones an (on the other hand, I hate that I cannot wear a dress or a skirt as a male and be treated normally).
All this strongly resembles medieval Christian philosophy that body is sinful. I wish our XXI century culture were less religious and more rational.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
I don't like all these gender divisions and limitations. I see so many posts on LJ about nudity at beaches where readers get an uproar, saying exposure of nudity to children at the beach will damage them. I find it so absurd. Personally, I don't care if someone wants to be nude at the beach, although it's not common place in America. But you can still see it at a lot of beaches in the States, esp. in cities like Miami. And even at my apartment pool in Virginia, girls will lay on their stomachs with their bikini tops off.
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sineglazzka2301
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
A cute hat:)) And selfie pumpkin, too:)
This year, we are not celebrating at all - no mood:( And the weather here could frighten any witch:) Unimaginably filthy:(
Sometimes kids have something at school (as it's an English school, it's well justified:)), but this year they have holidays these days.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:10 pm (UTC)
Are you living in Russia, or is it Germany? I think the latter, but sometimes I get readers confused. :( What about Putin's boobs? Are they cute? :))
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qi_tronic
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
I think if nudity was allowed on Instagram it would quickly turn into a prostitute advertising platform.
Like, remember that Chatroulette service which was made by some Russian teenager.
Anonymous video chat with a stranger.
Immediately it became a platform for exhibitionists.

BTW I do not think that Putin's photos are unusual.
Every man wants to do something like that.

Today it was some celebration in the school which my son attends.
They celebrated the end of the first school learning period it their lives.
Tomorrow the autumn break begins.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
It's always a tricky balance between artistry and pornography. For instance, sometimes I see young guys posting boner pics on Instagram w/nasty messages, or soliciting invitations for females to contact them. I always report these as pornography and request removal. But, something like this that is done in humor is fine in my opinion. I'm surprised Halloween would be celebrated in Russian schools. I didn't think it was so popular there. The unusual part about the Putin photos isn't the activities in which he's engaged, but the fact that he seems to have his shit off more than any other world leader. :)
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andrey_kaminsky
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Это и есть культурный обмен!
I think Putin should accept the challenge and gallop on horseback, standing with pants down!
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Это и есть культурный обмен!
Noooo!! I don't want to see any man's genital flopping around. I don't think the genitalia of either sex is attractive. There are more aesthetically please body parts, at least in my view.
seadevil001
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
Well, Bush junior chopped bushes on his ranch for photo op. And Kerry shoot some geese. Though they were dressed up to hilt. Morals are interesting thing. I was shocked first time we drive down to Keys by Rt. 95, when ads for topless dinners appeared on billboards in Carolinas. It is unimaginable in sinful MA, but quite OK in faithful South?
Matter of fact, my first postdoc was at New England Medical Center. I spent 3 years there. And only another 3 years later I learn that my workplace was two blocks away from two Boston stripbars. Absolutely zero advertisement outside.

What a lot of people does not understand about US - it is very compartmentalized country. And people who live and function in one compartment may never even see people in another. Same are true for morals. Once I stopped in Afro-American book shop. Modern fiction simply horrible - male protagonists supposed to get rich by drug trade, impregnate few (yes few at the same time) GF, buy beemer or merc and die young. That not the same books we have in our city bookstore.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Many American leaders are photographed doing adventures like playing sports, hunting, etc. , but I can't recall one press photo where an American President was running around shirtless (except at the beach). Maybe they exist! It's true - America is a very diverse nation. Not only landscape wise, but also values and opinions shift drastically depending on which part of the country you're located. Conservative vs. liberal - Washington, DC is a very liberal town.
rider3099
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
Happy Halloween!
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Olga! I saw your pumpkin post yesterday. :) Is this the ESL (English as second language) group at your local library? I think it's great that all American towns offer these groups for foreigners to practice and become more comfortable with the language.
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pin_gwin
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:21 pm (UTC)
Putin is setting an encouraging example of fitness - he's just celebrated his 60 birthday. Most of the political leaders as well as other people are simply not in a shape to show their bodies not because they are naked, but because they are ugly and fat. Yes, he is showing off, but it is encouraging for many. It's like when somebody quits smoking - bragging rights are for a good reason.
Yea... I also like looking at boobs - its really enjoyable body parts... and because of that I would rather have them covered, -- too distracting. I feel myself like a cat near fish tank.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
"Cat near fish tank..." Self-control! :)) Yes, he's in good shape but so is Obama. I don't have a problem with Putin running around shirtless, but it's a joke in the international community (not only America) because this is atypical behavior for a world leader. But, Putin has an "I don't give a fu*k attitude" about what others think, so it's not surprising. :)
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a_nimaida
Oct. 31st, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
I do not understand a holiday Halloween
but congratulate heartily))
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
Now the holiday really has no meaning. It's just a day where kids play dress up and get a lot of candy. And an excuse for adults to go to parties and get drunk, and otherwise conservative women to dress in slutty costume outfits and not feel like a naughty girl. :)) Like this sexy sailor:

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a_nimaida
Oct. 31st, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
Russia in the streets go Bears
it's true))
http://nuk18.livejournal.com/914793.html
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
:))
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moonrainbow
Oct. 31st, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
The lady is looking good, and definitely more attractive for the male part of the audience! :)

I don't understand either what is bad in admiring the woman's body. Certainly every man did this in his life (the same logics applies for the ladies looking at the gentlemens' bodies). If that was shame and anti-moral, every married man and every married woman would be forever damned. :) What you hide and what you don't really has to depend on what you believe is intimate and what the society believes is intimate (i.e. something you do not want other people to see when you do that).
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
I agree, Slava! And the woman in the photo is 40, still looking good. :) Have a nice weekend, and please say hello to Maria.
elena_88888
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Why are people so scared of nudity?
I guess they are not scared... they just don't have anything that can show;)))
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Why are people so scared of nudity?
Maybe you are right! And some people are just attention whores. :) As for me, I have really large boobs, but I never put them on display. Except for boyfriends of course - if I ever get one of those again! :))
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maadmike
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
You looks as the real witch on the photo! ;)

About a nudity, I can say that I don’t care mostly, but I like when all the people can live without a discomfort in our society. If anybody like to walk outside his home without cloths, take some proper place for it. There is nude beach, clubs… What is the problem?

Putin doesn't skip without cloths to a samit or work, like Chingishan could do in ancient times I guess.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Now I've just thought of all my colleagues coming to work naked...! There is a very stupid reality show in America called "Dating Naked." The premise is that strangers go on blind dates, and show up completely nude when they first meet each other. I guess the idea is that you immediately know what the other person looks like naked, so you are more inclined to focus on other non-physical traits (like their personality).
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maadmike
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
The Canadian governor sniffing drugs video is the better thing? ))

We in Russia are not that squeezed to the protocol when we are on vacation.

Maybe Barack Obama even floats in a jacket? ;)
peacetraveler22
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, Russians know about Rob Ford! He's such a nightmare, for various reasons!! Such a crazy political figure, and he provides the media with endless entertainment and stories. Obama is always photographed golfing. This is his favorite sport. And shirtless at the beach! He also looks pretty good. :)

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maadmike
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
I read so much unreasonable negative info on news of Australia and USA, west’s journalists wrote about Putin, that this news becomes annoying for me in any form.

Why when Yeltsin with minimum voter support, started wars which he lost, drop the country and people to the poverty, drunk like a skunk with giggling Clinton, why he was so wonderfully welcomed by the west’s journalists.
But Putin instead, which has maximum voter support, make real actions for protection of nature, engaged in sports, win every wars, gave the visible stability after democrats thefts of nineties for the economic of Russia, why is he so despised and ridiculed by this journalists now. When people around the world likes him for his honesty.

The answer is obvious they have money to do that loathsome job to the official person of the independent country.
peacetraveler22
Nov. 2nd, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
And you think Russian press is fair? Because based on what I see on RT, they paint a wholly inaccurate view of what life is like in America. Here, almost all articles are focused on Russian politics and Putin, not on normal Russian citizens. Yet, almost every post I see on RT is saying something horrible about American people or Jews.
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olgor
Nov. 1st, 2014 04:48 am (UTC)

Why the country which was established by Puritans has problems with nudity?
You gotta be kidding?!

peacetraveler22
Nov. 2nd, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
But the West is full of moral decay now!! Haven't you noticed or heard? :))
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