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Russian news anchor flips Obama the bird.

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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A Russian news anchor, while discussing a news story, suddenly holds up her hand displaying a rude gesture at the same moment she says Barack Obama's name.

WARNING: Obscene gesture






Watch This Russian News Anchor Give the Middle Finger While Mentioning Obama

During a news broadcast on Russian TV, anchor Tatiana Limanova spoke about Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Shortly after, the anchor mentioned that Medvedev will soon take an APEC leadership role previous held by U.S. President Barack Obama. The only odd thing to note, however, is that Limanova says Obama’s name while simultaneously showing her middle finger.

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I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation for all of this. That's how all Russians shoo away flies in the studio, right?



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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem


I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation for all of this. That's how all Russians shoo away flies in the studio, right?




The reasonable explanation is $@%& Obama.

Seriously though, I'm curious as to exactly why she apparently feels this way.

I know in some European countries the index finger is the bad one instead of the middle finger. Is there someone from this part of the world that can tell us what this means in Russia?
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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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I'm sure she was refering to him being the #1 man here in the US.

I sure wish we had a translator here on ATS that could speak the language, da.
But all I will get is nyet...



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:44 AM
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lmao.. Always knew russian women were both hot and smart..

She was just giving the international gesture of greetings


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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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Let's all join our russian friends in signifying Obama's rank among the world.




posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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I remember the Europeans fawning over Obama like he was a "literal" savior a few years back.

Now the middle finger is given,in a gesture of pure token of loving kindness.

God bless them..................................




posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
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Let's all join our russian friends in signifying Obama's rank among the world.






Post of the Day!!!


Thank you Beezzer!!




posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Even though I'm an American and should be offended I find this HYSTERICAL!!! I give the finger to our entire government!!!

Thanks for the laugh...I needed it!!

Great to see humor on this site especially when some ATSers are so easy to attack each other!!




posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by TinkerHaus

Originally posted by FortAnthem


I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation for all of this. That's how all Russians shoo away flies in the studio, right?




The reasonable explanation is $@%& Obama.

Seriously though, I'm curious as to exactly why she apparently feels this way.

I know in some European countries the index finger is the bad one instead of the middle finger. Is there someone from this part of the world that can tell us what this means in Russia?
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the meaning is universal.. no translation required ..



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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FYI, I have a friend from the Ukraine..

She says this isn't an offensive gesture in Russia..

The Russian equivalent of flipping the bird would be to place your thumb between your forefinger and index finger.

I think this hand gesture meant something else.. Like "I swear if I have to hear Obama deliver ONE MORE speech.."



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by Expat888

Originally posted by TinkerHaus

Originally posted by FortAnthem


I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation for all of this. That's how all Russians shoo away flies in the studio, right?




The reasonable explanation is $@%& Obama.

Seriously though, I'm curious as to exactly why she apparently feels this way.

I know in some European countries the index finger is the bad one instead of the middle finger. Is there someone from this part of the world that can tell us what this means in Russia?
edit on 22-11-2011 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)


the meaning is universal.. no translation required ..


Naw, in many countries the index finger is the offensive one. I learned this in like 8th grade French class, before we took our summer trip to France. Don't point with your index finger in France, btw.



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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the various gestures used around the world would be enough material for a thread of their own...



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
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I remember the Europeans fawning over Obama like he was a "literal" savior a few years back.

Now the middle finger is given,in a gesture of pure token of loving kindness.

God bless them..................................



haha, Bless! cheered me up your comment

2nd



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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that was a pretty clearcut message if i have ever seen one.
would be interesting to see her in an interview.



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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since the U.S. does not require citizenship (barry soetoro- born somewhere) she could run for potus.
anyone giving the finger to your socalled prez is fine by me.



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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bhahahaha that was freakin awesome !


She gave the gesture we all have held in our hearts



She did it so casual like it was a bodily funciton loooool ty for the laugh



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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Thanks for posting this FA, had a good chuckle.
The best part of it though is how nonchalant she is about delivering the "coup de grace". Just another day at the office, you know, flipping the bird to presidents....



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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Well he diserve the finger
no doubt about that


That lady is awesome



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Sweet Jesus...now the CIA is going to put a hit out on this poor woman!

Awesome video...went well with my coffee this morning...thanks for the laugh!



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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It's a middle finger. It means nothing in Russia, but !!! everyone n Russia knows what it means in the USA

So, obviously she meant it. Either she hates him so much or just had a bet with a friend that she'd do it on national TV.




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