I emailed my Ukrainian friend (I don’t have any Russian ones) to see if there is some sort of Russian gesture that looks exactly like flipping someone the one gun salute. There isn’t apparently; they give the finger in a much more choreographed manner, I’m told, involving fists and the slapping of biceps. It certainly seems purposeful, as though she expected a western audience and the administration to see it, yes?
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Curious as to your thoughts in the comments.
Can you imagine if a newscaster flipped Obama the bird on national television? You saw what happened with Mark Halperin, and he just called him a “dick.”