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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    Surprisingly, yes.

    I suggest you go and research what's actually going on in Russia and the attitudes of the Russian people. Not the European or US viewpoints though, they have way too much confirmation bias. You may also want to look up Putin's real actions (not the fabricated ones western media portrays) and also his popularity with Russian civilians. He's got a popularity rating any politician would give their right arm for and if you listen to him speak and then compare what he says to what he does you'll see why. The guy sticks to his word and has a sharp brain in his head. Putin acts in response to what he knows will benefit the Russian people and according to what his people want. Even in the midst of a recession the Russian populace still have confidence in his leadership. It's sad how both he and Russia have such poor reputations in the west, people need to scrap their preconceived ideas about Russia being the same as it was back in the cold war.
    Russia? Tolerant? How are they showing their tolerance exactly by sending troops to Ukraine to fight the legal government? How tolerant is Russia to media that portrays a different opinion to the one of Kremlin's, considering those journalists who dare to criticise Putin end up 'missing' or killed (Mr. Nemtsov) by 'unknown' criminals.

    If they are so tolerant, why do they need their state security agents in Eastern Europe?

    Oh, and with regard to the LGBT. There is a TV programme in Russia called "Okkupai Pedofilya", (Eng. "Getting rid of Pedophilia) which is basically finding homosexuals, abducting and in rare cases, killing them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpmhCZ1YSgk (WATCH WITH CAUTION, MATURE CONTENT)
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    Germany
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    Surprisingly, yes.
    Lol, I stopped reading here

    (Original post by NickLCFC)
    Here's the current South Africa President singing 'Kill the Boer'

    Well, you try living in apartheid, see how you feel afterwards
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    Yeah, I have tonnes of Russian friends who board at my school. I showed them this comment. They laughed.

    Ridiculous assumption.
    I have many Russian friends as well, a couple are gay and this is what they found Russia to be like. If you go researching what Russians think of the country's society you'll see some who hate it as you do for every nation. The majority were pretty happy with it though.

    http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/06/10/...ine-report-14/

    http://foreigndispatches.typepad.com...xenophobia.gif

    http://darussophile.com/wp-content/u...ussia-sova.jpg
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    (Original post by Multiculturalism)
    Well, you try living in apartheid, see how you feel afterwards
    I wouldn't feel like cold-bloodingly killing people.
    If you want to go on a holiday in South Africa any time soon, I suggest you google boer genocide. Just don't do it before bedtime.
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    Canada
    Great Britain
    Germany
    All 3 of them places arrest people for saying their thoughts when they disagree with with certain groups seems tolerant.
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    (Original post by Multiculturalism)
    Lol, I stopped reading here



    Well, you try living in apartheid, see how you feel afterwards
    Think what you want of apartheid, but under it, South Africa was a far more prosperous, peaceful, cohesive and functional society for both blacks and whites. Had communist agitators like the ANC not stirred up racial hatred and violence amongst the black community, the country would probably still be that way. And apartheid would have been naturally and peacefully phased out anyway, without the ANC's "help".
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    There's a fine line between being tolerant and being a pushover. Most of the countries mentioned so far are all pushovers. Honestly, as weird as it sounds I'd say Russia is one of the most tolerant countries. Racial/cultural/LGBT tension isn't a major issue in Russia, unlike here in Britain. Russians don't care what you look like, what you do inside your home (so long as its not things like FGM) or who you sleep with. But if you start threatening the native culture and refuse to integrate then yea, they're going to get upset by it. It's a case of accepting those who integrate and kicking out those who refuse to, which is common sense really.
    Don't you respect Russia for banning "homosexual propaganda"? I don't think I can ever take you seriously after that.

    Also South Africa is rife with racial tension and hate crime; read a book OP
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
    Think what you want of apartheid, but under it, South Africa was a far more prosperous, peaceful, cohesive and functional society for both blacks and whites. Had communist agitators like the ANC not stirred up racial hatred and violence amongst the black community, the country would probably still be that way. And apartheid would have been naturally and peacefully phased out anyway, without the ANC's "help".
    Right, as long as the blacks did what they were told while the whites occupied the top tier of society...please
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Also South Africa is rife with racial tension and hate crime; read a book OP
    Can you name a country with 0% racism?

    (Original post by LaMandarine)
    I wouldn't feel like cold-bloodingly killing people.
    If you want to go on a holiday in South Africa any time soon, I suggest you google boer genocide. Just don't do it before bedtime.
    Come on, I'm not falling for this 'white genocide' nonsense
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    (Original post by Multiculturalism)
    Can you name a country with 0% racism?

    Come on, I'm not falling for this 'white genocide' nonsense
    For a "multiculturalist" you're very unicultural.
    Of course you don't fall for it, you're not a Boer and you don't live in South Africa. You're just sitting behind a screen in the comfort and safety of your dorm, either taking the piss on a student forum, or being unfortunately blind, to say the least.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    I have many Russian friends as well, a couple are gay and this is what they found Russia to be like. If you go researching what Russians think of the country's society you'll see some who hate it as you do for every nation. The majority were pretty happy with it though.

    http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/06/10/...ine-report-14/

    http://foreigndispatches.typepad.com...xenophobia.gif

    http://darussophile.com/wp-content/u...ussia-sova.jpg
    Mate, my friends live in Moscow and have done ever since they were born. They actually could not contain their laughter at this comment. Another friend of mine is the sister of Natalia Vodianova. The same was said by her. She studies in America now.

    Research means jack-**** in comparison with the experiences of those who actually live there. 'Tolerance' - no way. Perhaps people can get on with their lives in many cases but by and large, that does not mean tolerant. Russia is quite proud of being intolerant - it thinks its the best approach to life: keeping things traditional, Russian, and so on. Nobody is saying there's anything oh-so wrong with that but saying it demonstrates tolerance is ****ing laughable.

    (Original post by joecphillips)
    All 3 of them places arrest people for saying their thoughts when they disagree with with certain groups seems tolerant.
    Lol, deluded.
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    Mate, my friends live in Moscow and have done ever since they were born. They actually could not contain their laughter at this comment. Another friend of mine is the sister of Natalia Vodianova. The same was said by her. She studies in America now.

    Research means jack-**** in comparison with the experiences of those who actually live there. 'Tolerance' - no way. Perhaps people can get on with their lives in many cases but by and large, that does not mean tolerant. Russia is quite proud of being intolerant - it thinks its the best approach to life: keeping things traditional, Russian, and so on. Nobody is saying there's anything oh-so wrong with that but saying it demonstrates tolerance is ****ing laughable.



    Lol, deluded.
    How am i? It is true people in the uk have been arrested for anti-migrant post's, germany are working with facebook to crack down on them and in canada a man was put on trial and banned from the internet for 3 years for disagreeing with a feminists who accused him of harrasment despite the fact that by her definition of harrasment she was guilty of it and he was trying to stop it.

    That seems tolerant of different views.
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    How am i? It is true people in the uk have been arrested for anti-migrant post's, germany are working with facebook to crack down on them and in canada a man was put on trial and banned from the internet for 3 years for disagreeing with a feminists who accused him of harrasment despite the fact that by her definition of harrasment she was guilty of it and he was tryong to stop it.

    That seems tolerant of different views.

    Yeah okay pal, that's so true when half the government think immigration is a problem in the UK. Stop talking absolute trash.
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    (Original post by Multiculturalism)
    I think they are

    South Africa
    Brazil
    Sweden
    Canada
    Germany


    What do you think?
    Brazil is a catholic country and in general is not particularly open-minded. The UK is much more tolerant.
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    India . I mean we've got so many different types of people
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    Yeah okay pal, that's so true when half the government think immigration is a problem in the UK. Stop talking absolute trash.
    Are you saying that it has never happened?
    Truth = trash now does it?
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    Are you saying that it has never happened?
    Truth = trash now does it?
    What you just described, exactly as you described it, yes. Yes I am saying exactly that.

    No, trash = trash. Which describes your delusional statement.
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    What you just described, exactly as you described it, yes. Yes I am saying exactly that.

    No, trash = trash. Which describes your delusional statement.
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...ugees-scotland
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016...t-hate-speech/
    R v Elliot for the Canadian case

    The truth is if someone takes offence to any post in this country you can be jailed for 6 months.
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...ugees-scotland
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016...t-hate-speech/
    R v Elliot for the Canadian case

    The truth is if someone takes offence to any post in this country you can be jailed for 6 months.
    First of all, that second article is a load of biased tosh that doesn't even explain the issue.

    Secondly, the link for the article by The Guardian is also ridiculous because it doesn't show examples of what was said. As such, your point is invalid - hate crime is hate crime, a controversial opinion is something entirely different and you're jumping the gun completely. Using those articles to prove a point? Give over. You don't even know what was said.
 
 
 
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