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'Don't embarrass yourself': Russian politician forced schoolboy to take off T-shirt glorifying Brooklyn


Alina Prikhodko

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The meeting of the Vice-Governor of the Omsk Region Andrei Shpilenko with students of the Siberian Automobile and Highway University was bright. He advised those who were “driven” to the meeting to go for re-education into the army, and criticized the young man for an unpatriotic T-shirt, as reported

At the beginning of the meeting, the official asked why the students were seated in such a way that part of the hall was empty. One of the young men replied that they were “driven” to the meeting. The official reacted emotionally:

“You are not a herd to be herded. I'm afraid that, young man, they just brought you in. Believe me, I think the Armed Forces are simply crying for you, so that you learn that they are not pushing you,” Shpilenko said.

Then the official decided to test the students' knowledge. One of the young men could not answer the question of what a recycler is. Shpilenko connected this with the Brooklyn inscription on the T-shirt: “It’s immediately obvious that it says New York, from New York, or what? Everyone there is like that, believe me.”

“Change your T-shirt, don’t embarrass yourself. New York is either homeless or something, I don’t know. But, given that you don't know anything about New York, wear a good T-shirt. Agreed? Don’t disgrace yourself,” Shpilenko urged.

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The student was brought a different T-shirt, without provocative inscriptions. The young man changed his clothes, and the vice-governor shook his hand.

At the same time, the publication notes, Shpilenko himself often wears clothes from foreign brands: he was seen in a Lacoste sweatshirt, a Freddy T-shirt (at a meeting with a combine operator), and an Armani polo (during a working trip to Bashkortostan).

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