Monday, August 21, 2006

Malkin bashing

The media just can't get enough of our boy Evgeni. Today's interesting tidbit comes from Reuters, who mine this bit of wit from Metallurg Magnitogorsk general director Gennady Velichkin:
"He talks about pressure. What pressure?" Velichkin said.

"You can ask militia (Russian police) about pressure. Pressure is when they bang your head against a wall radiator."
And I think we're only beginning to get an idea of what sort of people we're dealing with here.

7 Comments:

At 7:24 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Lyle Richardson said...

""He talks about pressure. What pressure?" Velichkin said.

"You can ask militia (Russian police) about pressure. Pressure is when they bang your head against a wall radiator."

Oh, what a delightful bon mot!

Remember, in Soviet Russia, television watches you!

 
At 4:58 AM, August 22, 2006, Blogger alyosha mcbain said...

It appears that KGB interrogation tactics are now considered appropriate business tactics. Anyone would be compliant after a week of sleep deprivation.....

 
At 1:44 AM, August 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That means nothing, except you've just discovered working methods of militia. "Democratic" militia scares me a lot more than "soviet" militia and KGB together.

 
At 2:56 AM, August 23, 2006, Anonymous boris mirtle said...

Sounds like NHL arbitration to me.

 
At 2:52 PM, August 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of you children know anything about Russia.

 
At 1:50 PM, August 24, 2006, Blogger Doogie said...

Then enlighten us, O Wonderous Anonymous Chelovjek. Anything you'd like to specifically refute? Do the militsija really beat the shit out of criminals? Is bribery really the way to go? Is there really such a disparity between the ultrarich and the rest of Russia? Is the government really that corrupt? Inquiring minds want to know...

 
At 1:41 AM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes and no. For every arugment, there is a counter-argument. Instead of assuming you know everything by the virtue of your own 'truthiness', one can assume just for a second that Russia is not just a KGB-infested hole where a television watches you. It is a civilized country with a different perspective. And the hockey system there also has a different perspective - with the good and the bad rolled into it. Amongst idiots like Steblin and Tikhonov, the country has also has good coaches, managers and owners who have to deal with losing talent and not making back enough money to sponsor the very same children that they know will ultimately leave.

But go ahead - be up in arms over some douchebag Velichkin who was so conveniently quoted in the Canadian media to supposedly represent how all the Russians feel.

Naive fools.

 

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