Almaty’s Odd and Not-so-odd Photos (Part II)

grafittiWhat appears odd about this photo are several cultures tied into it.  First, I found this graffiti last winter on my way home in Almaty, Kazakhstan and it is in Russian but using a Soviet Union symbol of hammer and sickle.  Next to that is RAF which could stand for “Royal Air Force” and finally the Russian reads “We are against fascism.”  Someone who reads this and understands what this graffiti is about, please commensnow leopardt. sewing advertbillboard and crane

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    Jack Hemsley said,

    RAF makes more sense here as Rote Armee Faktion/Red Army Faction, a left-wing (West) German terrorist organisation (70s/80s?).

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    kazakhnomad said,

    Jack, thanks for clarifying about that! Makes sense!

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    elek86 said,

    I think it just a nickname of a guy called Ravil or Rafik or smth like that.

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    Kazakh said,

    i think it were russian names called: radik, andrei, fedor, who do not want learn KAZAKH STATE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE, and called us KAZAKHS as fashists.

    that’s happening in Baltic states, Ukraine and other post-soviet states, were russians do not want assimilate.


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