And the third one.. I find it odd that you commented on a piece of writing which was clearly stated to be “my feelings when I read the article and the commentary” rahter than addressing someone directly…. There are lots of people and feelings... you can't point a spear at every windmill...
However I will answer you, since i find that there are some fallacies in you logic.
If I would have listed the board and translated the comments it would be considered “board dragging”, which is usually not permitted on respectable boards.
The Russian skating forum which I was referring to is well-known to many posters here who speak Russian, and the owner of this board often posts here and comes to many FSU meet-ups at the skating events.
The Russian interviews which are often posted on FSU, and severely attacked for their content and phrasing, are not the ones given to International press after a major International event.
These are interviews for very specific sports publications in Russia, taken by Russian journalists, from Russian athletes/coaches/professionals, FOR the Russian audience/readers. They are conducted and presented in a style acceptable in Russia, for the Russians.
The Russian-speaking posters find these articles and translate them, and you have the opportunity to basically “pick into someone’s private world”, which you would not be able to do otherwise.
When you are given a privilege to pick into some-one’s private world, you keep your comments “on their ways of life” to yourself. If you came to Ethiopia and picked inside someone’s window and saw a family eating dinner with their hands, as disgusting as it may seem to you, you have no business running around critiquing their table manners, just because you eat with knife and fork. Then don’t look inside people’s “private houses and world”….
If someone is polite in public, and not polite at home, you have a choice - not to go to his home. If he starts being rude in public - then you can speak.
The fact that there are more North Americans here, due to circumstances which have nothing to do with their accomplishments, i.e. use of English language as international language, a trend started by the British during Colonization, does not mean that FSU should be treated like “Americans’ sitting room” where they sit and watch a parade of foreign guests pass them by for purpose of scrutiny and evaluation according to “American standards”.
On the contrary... The whole argument is that we, Russians, in our own territory, can be rude, crude, bigotted, and every thing we chose to be... You don’t like it? Don’t pick into our windows…..
When N. Morozov made a comment about Asian athletes having better physical abilities for jumps, you can disagree with the issue of “physical abilities”. But a lot of North American posters often don’t just argue the point, they start “digging into the guts of the speaker”, why he said it, what’s his moral make up, etc., and start giving labels such as “oh he is racist, he is bigot”…. Not by Russian standards he is not! Live with it! We are not like you, and don’t have the same PC standards….
Next time a Russian makes comments to International press, or posts something on an International web-source – then it’s a fair game. But interviews as such – are not intended for foreigners' approval.