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The long and short of it: this girl was a real piece of work. Fiercely nationalistic with a little anti-Semitism thrown in for good measure. While adamantly claiming zero interest of 'politics' she did share with us that she had no problem at all with Putin having to murder the odd journalist to keep Russian 'progress' on pace.
After discussing the large Russian population located in Brooklyn, my colleague and I were treated to a mini-diatribe about how these people were certainly not real Russians. Simply 'Jews'. And of course, there is no such thing as 'Russian Jews'. Jews that once lived in Russia? Sure. But not Russian.