Quotes and Sayings about Russia

Quotes and Sayings about Russia

Russia, the land of contrasts and the great soul! From the splendid palaces in St. Petersburg to the mighty Kremlin walls in Moscow - here, one can feel history come alive. Stroll through the vibrant streets of Moscow and experience the pulsating life in the metropolis. Admire the majestic cathedrals in Vladimir and be enchanted by the fascinating beauty of Lake Baikal. And let's not forget the Russian laughter that warms hearts and touches the soul - a combination of melancholy and joy of life that captivates us over and over again!

Every country has its own mafia. In Russia, the mafia has its own country.
I want to say thank you to each of you because we are together. And when we feel the reliable support of those standing beside us, Russia becomes one big family.
Vladimir Putin - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
This country, Russia, has changed. Russia has become a real football country... where football has become part of the country's DNA and the culture.
Russia... the prequel and sequel to the Sowjet Union.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Russia... the country that gave the world Tetris, merkins you wear on your heads, and potentially the 45th President of the United States.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
Could it be that Russians simply don't need freedom? That while other people do, Russians don't?
Russia is on the brink of catastrophe.
Yevgeny Prigozhin - April 2023
In Russia an authoritarian leader is running the country. You can't fight Putin with elections because he controls them. That's why demonstrations are the most effective approach. Unfortunately Russia has sunk to this primitive level.
When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.
Conrad Oxford: "What is it that you Russians do that an Englishman can enjoy?"
Grigori Rasputin: "Well, everything. Food, music, ballet, tobacco, art. But most of all, we like to f*ck like tigers."
Kingsman - The King's Man
Why would I hate Russians? My mother is Russian, half of my blood is Russian. This is not a question of nationality, it's a question of values.
Vitali Klitschko - March 2022
Having a dictator rule in Russia is by far the greatest existential threat to humanity.
Garry Kasparov - March 2022
This is tragic for my country. Thousands of young Russians die for that lunatic dictator. Many of them were born under Putin and now die under Putin.
Garry Kasparov - March 2022
I don't know for how long the President is planning to stay in office, but it feels like he might still do so for a while.
Olaf Scholz - February 2022, talking to Vladimir Putin
I'm under the impression that the United States aren't actually concerned with Ukraine's safety, but with stopping Russia's progression.
Vladimir Putin - February 2022
As a gay man, I must decline. I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.
Wentworth Miller - August 2013, about St. Petersburg International Film Festival
Russia does not want other political groupings present near their homeland. That's not a hard thing to understand.
Vladimir Putin - December 2021
The Belarusian language is a poor language. There are only two great languages in the world. Russian and English.
We don't want to burn bridges, but if somebody interprets our good intentions as weakness, our reaction will be asymmetrical, rapid and harsh. We'll decide for ourselves in each case where the red line is.
Vladimir Putin - April 2021
To Europeans, Russia has always been the great bear to the east.
Eurosource Plus in Cyberpunk 2077
Russia... the future home of 45 million Ukrainians.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Russia probably knows the true cost of revolutions better than most other countries.
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
Fran Lebowitz (US-American writer)
Ivana: "Do you know how we keep warm in Russia?"
Austin: "I can guess, baby."
Ivana: "We play chess."
Austin: "I guessed wrong."
Austin Powers in Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me
For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
You dumb motherf*cker, didn't Napoleon let you know?
When you conquer Russia, better pack some f*cking winter clothes
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If I were a russian woman, I'd be lesbian. Russian men aren't very attractive.

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The western Countries lie recklessly, like Goebbels: the more incredible the lie, the faster they will believe in it.
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I find it necessary to support the proposal of the Defence Ministry on partial mobilisation in the Russian Federation to defend our Motherland, and to ensure the safety of our people.
Vladimir Putin - September 2022
The special military operation is being conducted strictly in accordance to the plan and schedule. All objectives that were set are being resolved successfully.
Vladimir Putin - March 2022
Stop the war! Admit that this is a war against an entire nation and stop it!
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Before this war, I was opposed to membership of Ukraine in NATO because I feared that it would start exactly the process that we have seen now. Now that this process has reached this level, the idea of a neutral Ukraine under these conditions is no longer meaningful. I believe Ukrainian membership in NATO would be an appropriate outcome.
Henry Kissinger - January 2023
If Putin were to win this war, what sign would that be for other dictators in the world like Xi, like the Chinese President? So therefore Ukraine has to win this war.
Annalena Baerbock - September 2023
We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.
If Putin goes ahead with his plan for a change of regime in Kyiv, then democracies around the world must now start thinking about a change of regime in Moscow.
Wladimir Klitschko - February 2022
This is the first time since the end of the Cold War that almost the whole world stands together. Even in my wildest dreams, I didn't expect such solidarity to happen in four to five days.
Garry Kasparov - March 2022
Germany... a country whose idea of a bedtime story is two children being left to die in the forest, before nearly being cooked and eaten and then murdering an old woman.
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Forgive me if this sounds pompous, but it's better to die standing up than live on your knees.
Alexei Navalny - April 2011
The Ukrainian people are defending the values of freedom and democracy on which our civilization is based, and the very foundations of international law.
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What did I learn in 2021? I learned that nobody learned anything in 2020.
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There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the Dutch.
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I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
Take your time to think, but when it is time to act, stop thinking and act!
The bigger the lie, the more people believe in it.
I have very strong feelings. I can tell you that today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker.
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Die WM [2018] war mein Traum, ich habe mich danach erst einmal vollständig abgeschottet. Ich war sauer auf mich, sauer auf die Situation.
Leroy Sané - January 2021
Gentlemen, we interfered, we are interfering and we will interfere.
Yevgeny Prigozhin - November 2022, about interfering in US elections
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