December 20, 2015

10 Putinisms to Share


Some 1392 journalists sat and listened to President Putin for 3 hours. It was filled with numerous Putinisms that threaten to become "winged phrases" (крылатые фразы). Here are some of the best, compiled by LifeNews and translated by Russian Life.

1. «Если кто-то в турецком руководстве решил лизнуть американцев в одно место, то не знаю, нужно ли это американцам» (к вопросу о роли Вашингтона в инциденте с российским Су-24 в небе над Сирией).

2. «Если кого-то надо достать, мы и так достанем» (об отсутствии необходимости иметь военную базу в Латакии).

3. «Не надо цыкать на Центробанк, как в советское время» (о политике ЦБ относительно ключевой ставки). 

4. «Грузия занялась экспортом политических деятелей на Украину. Это плевок в лицо украинскому народу» (о назначении Саакашвили на пост губернатора Одесской области).

5. «Я расскажу вам старый замшелый анекдот. Встречаются два приятеля и один у другого спрашивает, как дела. Тот говорит: — Ну как: в полоску, чёрная и белая. — А сейчас какая? — Сейчас, говорит, чёрная. Проходит ещё полгода: «Ну, как дела? Знаю, что в полоску: сейчас-то какая? — Сейчас, говорит, чёрная. — Нет, тогда же была чёрная? — Нет. Выясняется, что тогда была белая» (о ситуации в российской экономике). 

6. «Они думали, что мы убежим? Но Россия не та страна. Раньше они летали в воздушном пространстве Сирии — теперь пускай полетают» (снова о Турции, по соседству с которой Россия развернула ПВО).

7. «Что касается Чайки: известная шутка советских времен — чиновника отказываются повышать за то, что у него что-то было с шубой пять лет назад. А, оказывается, у его жены шубу в театре украли» (по поводу слухов о бизнесе сына генпрокурора Юрия Чайки). 

8. «Надо внимательно следить, что там происходит, чтобы не зарезать курицу, которая несёт золотые яйца» (о необходимости обратить внимание на геологоразведку). 

9. «Виталий Леонтьевич лишён комплексов и готов над собой работать» (оценил идею подарить министру спорта русско-английский разговорник).

10. «Это котлетки такие, да? Как «Рулька-точка-ру» (пошутил о названии калининградского информационного портала «клопс.ру»).

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