As some of you may know, i am from Russia. We (Russians) are always being told that the whole world hates us and is afraid of us, because we are strong and special as fuck (yeah yeah, that’s kind of dumb, i know). But, sadly, we grow up with the feeling that we are all alone, that no one in the world will ever support us in something, that we must only rely on ourselves and so on.
AND THEN I FOUND THESE AMAZING GYMNASTICS BLOGS
There are people from States, from Europe who cheer our gymnasts, who know who the hell Aliya Mustafina is, how many medals had she won, they even have their inside jokes about Beefarm™ and others! Like, how insane it is!??
I can tell you that there is nothing more heartwarming for a Russian than a foreigner that actually knows stuff about our country and who likes us!
Sport unites, guys. Sport unites.
Aliya Mustafina scores a 15.033 on the balance beam during the team final at the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam, contributing an all-around score of 60.932 to Russia’s first ever team gold medal.
hey remember the london 2012 aa, when vika finally got her gold, aliya had a successful comeback and got silver, and aly made it onto the podium and got bronze??? wow what a time, best aa podium of all time