Tuesday, October 16, 2012

St. Petersburg Governor Accuses Local Drivers of Boorishness

St. Petersburg Governor Georgi Poltavchenko in a televised interview accused local drivers of boorishness because they showed disrespect to him and Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev when the drivers were forced to stay still to give way for the officials' motorcade. "Perhaps only a lazy one did not blow his horn. People showed us fingers!" Poltavchenko complained. "I have never seen such outright jerks!" the governor went on to add. When the interviewer asked whether the show of disrespect was a mass one, Poltavchenko confirmed: "It was mass! That is what surprised me. The people have completely lost their St. Petersburg cultural mentality!"

http://echo.msk.ru/blog/gratispb/940926-echo/ (transcript)
http://www.tv100.ru/video/view/nujnoe-podcherknut-81828/ (video; see at 32:30)
http://www.echo.msk.ru/blog/echomsk/941057-echo/ (video)

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