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Cultural Critique of the #SochiProblems Meme

Cultural Critique of the #SochiProblems Meme | Geography Education | Scoop.it

" #SochiProblems is more of an embarrassment for America than it Is for Russia....So this is my plea: @SochiProblems, whining journalists and social media fiends, have just a bit more respect for Russians when ridiculing what is to you the Olympics and what is to them everyday life. Their government might have just spent $51 billion on possibly the most corrupt Olympic games ever, but most of them are just along for the ride."

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, February 15, 2014 12:38 AM

Twitter pages such as this is an embarrassment for Americans. Posting complaints about via twitter on a page called "Sochi Problems" does not make you look professional. These journalists only have to deal with these issues such as undrinkable tap water for several weeks. The citizens of Sochi on the other hand, are going to deal with these problems for years potentially. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 2014 2:00 PM

Sochi Problems is right this water should not be allowed in order for the human consumption. The civilians are more concerned with the money that is going to fund the olympics instead of the humanitiary needs like this example of "water" that looks more like apple juice in Sochi. One of the quotes from this article is "Their goverment might have just spent $51 billion on possibly the most corrupt Olympic games ever, but most of them are just along for the ride." This quotation demonstrates that the goverment has no intention on cancleing the games and will give almost everything it has for the most controversial location of games to fool the world that Russia isn't what it used to be.

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