State Russian TV blames Friends TV series for the Ukraine ar:
[Some may say] whatever… oh well, it is not clear what we are fighting for. This is where the loss begins. Losing always starts with the fact that you don’t care if you win or not. What is this fighting all about? This war is for our right to have our children be like us and not be like them. It is a gulf between us and our children, and them and their children - a mental, cultural gulf. It cannot be jumped over already, not a single living creature can - it is already so huge. 30 years ago, when I myself studied in the states, it seemed we are so similar. And we really were alike. It was just beginning then - the very first gurgles of now already boiling ultra-liberal borscht - they were so small then, it was hard to notice them. You had to have very good eyesight to notice it in the 1994 series Friends, for example, which is still probably the most popular American TV series of all time, such a personification of American culture. Let me remind you that the first episode begins with the main character who enters, confused and sad. Why is he confused and sad? Because his wife left for a woman, discovering after several years of marriage that she was a lesbian. And this is shown sympathetically: she seems to be right, but he is not quite right. This is 1994. It was also impossible to notice frenzied propaganda in this, because it was so rare, so fresh, so interesting. And now we have what we have. And we will not jump over this [gulf]. We either save ourselves - the way we have to do it now, or we’ll be there.