Russia is a weird place. They have the strangest playgrounds , graveyards , and weddings. And for some unknown reason they love to squat while wearing tracksuits. Can anyone please explain this weird trend in comments? Thank you in advance!
Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?
Meet the Romanian Teen Behind Cult Facebook Page, "Squatting Slavs in Tracksuits" - PAPER
We'll be highlighting a few of our favorite, follow-worthy folk, from celebrities to artists to comedians to musicians, and reveling in some of the gloriously odd Internet trends that crop up on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more. Join us and discover the accounts you need to be following now. Alexandru Matesan is the year-old Romanian meme prodigy behind the cult Facebook page, Squatting Slavs in Tracksuits , which has accumulated almost thousand likes since its inception in A play on an older meme that was born on 4chan's international board--the satirical " Why do Slavs squat?
Squatting Slavs In Tracksuits
This paper is going to analyze the emergence, the historical background and the popularization as well as the sociolinguistic and cultural implications of a widely popular meme among Eastern Europeans: Squatting Slavs. It will also look at the meme's connection to globalization. This may be true from a certain point of view, but there is nothing new about the phenomenon of globalization. Therefore, what we are witnessing now is a new phase of a process which began centuries ago. Globalization changers over time.
The subculture of gopniks has its roots in the late Russian Empire , and evolved during the 20th century in many cities in the Soviet Union. These were almshouses for the destitute created by the Bolshevik government after the October Revolution in Gopniks are often seen wearing Adidas or Puma tracksuits mostly Adidas , which were popularised by the Moscow Olympics Soviet team. Gopniks can also be seen wearing flat caps and Adidas backpacks. Gopniks are often associated with cheap alcohol, such as low-quality vodka and light beer, cheap cigarettes, low-end mobile devices , and sometimes firearms.