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Russia May 19, 2008
 
Moscow Hipsters Mock Provincial Bloggers
By Roman Muradov Browse author
 
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All of this was going on in the simple, irony-free land of LiveInternet, until Russia’s urban hipsters got a whiff of it. Sick of posting ironic gopnik photos on their blogs, the hipsters descended upon the pristine, irony-rich fields of li.ru like a swarm of rabid locusts. They flooded the community with fake requests for photoshop touch-ups, trying to outdo each other with ironically ridiculous requests. It was a sad sight to see. I was sure these vapid hipsters would snuff out another great Russian tradition, consigning it to the dustbin of history, much like they did to the great gopniks. But I underestimated the dumb tenacity of our provincial cultural heroes. When I checked the site months later, I learned that the site is as busy as ever, and totally authentic! They didn’t realize they were being mocked, and probably wouldn’t have cared even if they did. This just goes to show that even cynical elitist assholes can’t stop pure Russian souls from having honest fun. Alas, not all is lost in Russia. The future lies in the provinces!!


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