When we first began discussing the Olympics in Sochi, #SochiProblems was trending on Twitter. We were seeing pictures of bathrooms and small beds. We saw dirt in water and debris in hotels. People are following @SochiProblems. As a matter of fact, they have 410,000 followers.
The issue when this began was this was an embarrassment to Russia. However,as the policymic article is mentioning, this might be more of an embarrassment to America, then it is to Russia. The reason is because of the way many have mocked the Russians. Mocking how they live, and mocking who the Russians are without a true understanding of life there. It’s becoming telling of the type of people we are, as opposed to the type of people Russians.
This article is from 2012, but this might be an interesting read on who the middle class is in Russia. Point being, perhaps some people may not understand how it is to live in Russia.
Now, I’m currently reading the @SochiProblems Twitter feed. Based on what I’m seeing, they may not have as much to complain about as they hope. Here is the latest tweet from @SochiProblems:
It might speak to who is more embarassed.