One more Russian's here..

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  1. Dalia
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    Eugene, you are in bad faith the Americans are the best in terms of movies. Purée it's the Truth.

     
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    Had I been in Russia in 2015, I would have been 2.317 times more likely to be murdered than here in the USA. I feel certain that a similar ratio of our respective murder rates exists today.

    The murder rate in the United States was 4.88 per 100,000 inhabitants.

    The murder rate in Russia was 11.31 per 100,000 inhabitants.

    I haven't seen numbers yet on murder by firearms. Perhaps we have the higher number in such a comparison. However, the fact that we have more guns than people here is likely the principle reason that our murders by knives and other non-firearm weapons are much lower than are yours. It is estimated that over 2,000,000 violent crimes per year are prevented because the intended victim had a firearm. In a majority of those cases, the firearm was not discharged....just pointed at the would-be attacker.

    I believe in that regard, the United States is a much better place to be.

    No matter how hard you try to win, you will lose the argument that guns kill people. People that want to kill other people will find a way to do it. When the perp has a knife and you have a gun, you win. When the perp has a gun and you have a gun, it could go either way. When the perp has a gun and you don't, you lose.

    Criminals don't obey laws...especially laws about guns.

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    Welcome to USMB. Enjoy the freedom of speech. Just don't try to blow smoke up my dress about how your homeland is better than mine. Russia indeed has some beautiful outdoor scenery, some beautiful and innocent people, some exceptional literary works and some good vodka.

    Please let me know the date of the next National Sex Day. I may risk murder to get laid by a Russian chick!
     
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    Those numbers vastly underestimate the true murder rate. Murders by poison, vehicular sabotage, etc., (in fact any and all murders in which the weapon involved is not a firearm,) are seldom if ever acknowledged or officially suspected by coroners or medical examiners.

    On the other hand, even instances of lawful self-defense with firearms are prosecuted and punished aggressively as murders.

    The goal of prosecutors is to "get guns off the street," not to prosecute crime per se crime.

    There is no law, at least not in the sense of any moral right or wrong, with respect to guns. They just confiscate your guns and lock you up if you have any. Gotta get the guns off the streets and lock up the "gunmen." There is scarcely even a pretense of "justice" on the part of these gun control fanatics. They don't even bother calling it a crime or citing a law for this.
     
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    Welcome! I am very interested in Russian politics
     
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    Just stay away from certain neighborhoods, and you're safer than in many parts of Europe.
     
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    Except there's hardly anything political about a dictatorship.
     
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    Eugene Gold Member

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    Do you really think there is dictatorship in Russia?
    Is it what you've learnt from western media? I guess so... poor thing, try to look for reliable sources of information.
     
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    cold a lot up there?
     
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    Eugene Gold Member

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    It is summer now and we swim in the sea.
    It is about 20 degrees in Vladivostok and about 30 in 20-30 km away from the sea shore.
     
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