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Fri Mar 18, 2022, 02:48 PM

Canada's UN mission goes viral with tweet mocking Russian letter to UN

Russia fired back, accusing Canada of "kindergarten-level Russophobic libel"

In an unorthodox diplomatic move, Canada's UN mission on Thursday tweeted out a heavily annotated letter Russia had sent to the United Nations, including in the rewrite pointed comments, later prompting Russian accusations of "kindergarten-level libel."

In a Tweet that quickly went viral, Canada's UN mission added multiple remarks to a March 16 letter from Russia's UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia. The missive sought support for Russia's draft resolution on providing aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine.




Canada's UN mission annotated one part of the Russian letter that read: "Like other members of the international community, we are gravely concerned about its deterioration," referring to the "dire humanitarian situation in and around Ukraine."

Canada's UN mission crossed out the first few words and changed the rest to read: "We are not gravely concerned about its deterioration," and inserted at the end "because we are the primary cause."

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-un-mission-tweet-russia-letter-1.6389649

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Reply Canada's UN mission goes viral with tweet mocking Russian letter to UN (Original post)
Spazito Mar 2022 OP
Haggis 4 Breakfast Mar 2022 #1
Spazito Mar 2022 #2
Haggis 4 Breakfast Mar 2022 #3
Spazito Mar 2022 #4
Haggis 4 Breakfast Mar 2022 #5
Spazito Mar 2022 #6
Haggis 4 Breakfast Mar 2022 #7
Spazito Mar 2022 #8
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Spazito Mar 2022 #10
Haggis 4 Breakfast Mar 2022 #11
Spazito Mar 2022 #12

Response to Spazito (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:02 PM

1. Read the entire 3 page letter.



It is wicked funny.

Using the most diplomatic of language and phrasing, the Canadians "corrected" Russia's letter perfectly.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:07 PM

2. I loved every 'edit'!

I read a tweet response to it which said, "The politest middle finger they had ever seen", perfect.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:16 PM

3. And they did it in RED ink.

Just like every English teacher in school and every English professor in college !!

And the Canadians are SO polite, too.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:18 PM

4. Oh, how I dreaded that red ink....

when I got my paper back, the more red ink the greater the anxiety attack.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:20 PM

5. You just know they bought it by the barrel !

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:22 PM

6. The one saving grace is....

I can honestly say I never had near as much red ink on anything as the Russians received on their letter!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:27 PM

7. Me either.


I accidently ended up with a minor in English. I double-majored at the Bachelor's level (Yes, I was wild and crazy back then.), and was told by counselors that if I took just one more semester and three English class, I could triple-major. I politely declined.

I WAS wild and crazy back then, but not THAT crazy.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:35 PM

8. My grandson is doing a double major, Education and Biology...

the workload is crazy but he loves it. The exuberance of youth, thank goodness.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:47 PM

9. Does he want to teach ?

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 07:57 PM

10. Yes, very much so....

He does tutoring on the side to top it all off. He is looking at teaching Biology at high school level with a possibility, in the future, of pursuing a Masters and then a PHD in hopes of attaining a position at his university.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 08:13 PM

11. good for him.


And I wish him all the luck in the world.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 18, 2022, 08:19 PM

12. Thank you!

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