Russian society seems to be collapsing under the weight of growing global sanctions thanks to the warmongering antics of their deranged despot, Vlad Outin. And now, the best advice that the country’s government spokespersons can give to its citizens who have found themselves without comfort. like McDonald’sCoca-Cola and antibiotics are this: more like North Korea.

As North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un visits Russia his bulletproof luxury trainwhile tasting fine cheeses and champagne, human spokespersons for the Putin regime like Sergey Mikheyev encourage the lower and middle classes to adopt the Spartan lifestyle of their northern neighbors.

“Yes, life in North Korea is not fun. But it is not as bad as the Americans portray it… American sanctions only scare those who have been dealing with them from the beginning,” Mikheyev said when he was a guest on the TV show. State television expert Vladimir Soloviev. “What can you forbid North Koreans? Drink Coca-Cola? They don’t have it anyway! Watch Hollywood movies? They don’t have them anyway! Are you going to turn off their Internet? They don’t have it anyway! You won’t import an iPhone? They don’t have them anyway! Will you ban them from traveling to Europe and America? They don’t travel anyway! There is no way to reach them.

Suffering without basic necessities like the Internet just to prove something sounds more like the negotiation tactics of a teenager than those of a global superpower. But, according to Sergei Karnaukhov, another Putin supporter, staying at home, eating porridge and reading Tolstoy is the traditional kind of behavior. the lifestyle to which Russia must return.

“When hedonism, wealth and pleasure became a way of life for the entire population, we saw how quickly these people digested themselves! There was nothing left! The social state had disappeared! The guidelines and values ​​were gone,” Karnaukhov said, referring to the collapse of the Soviet Union. According to him, Russians must abandon Western privileges like restaurants, nightclubs and golf in order to reconnect with their communist roots.

“It turns out there are different values ​​and a different way of life. North Korea has preserved and even increased them. This means we can count on them! We can go there and look at their lives and see that what we consider valuable in our country has no value. It is a path to destruction. It’s a road that leads nowhere. You can’t live this way. Our people are deteriorating,” Karnaukhov said. “We have dissolved our identity into hedonism and leisure. Russia no longer exists! This is what we achieved. But now is our chance.

(Via The daily beast)