In the Soviet Union, rock musicians held a social position that was generally similar, from the point of view of the establishment, to that of gopniks.
In his 2011 book, , argued that the word is an attack on the poor.
We thought we needed to give them some respect and have decided to trademark our sweets.
In a on Slavorum, a website dedicated to all things Slavic, the author expresses concern that even good-natured jokes about people wearing fake Adidas and drinking cheap beer while squatting have the potential to do real damage by the way of spreading ethnic stereotypes, even if it is initially done with humour and no intention of spreading hate.
The injection of agency and irony, as well as taking the stereotypes to an extreme level videos detailing the technicalities of a proper Slavic squat make accusations of racism seem blown out of proportion.
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