Friday, 31 October 2008
Communists Slam New James Bond film
Upon arriving at School this morning I read this article in The Moscow News:
Bond girl "Traitor" say communists
A Russian communist group has attacked the newest Bond Girl, Olga Kurylenko, for her 'moral and intellectual betrayal' in starring in a film about the 'enemy of the Soviet People.'
Ukrainian-born Kurylenko, 28, stars in the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, alongside English actor Daniel Craig.
'In the name of all communists we appeal to you, Olga Kurylenko, wanton daughter of unclean Ukraine and deserter of the Slavic world. The Soviet Union educated you, cared for you, and brought you up for free, but no one suspected that you would commit this act of intellectual and moral betrayal,' the St. Petersburg based KPLO group's statement read, going on to call James Bond 'the killer of hundreds of Soviet people and their allies.'
Ukraine is a former Soviet Republic. However, in recent years, its Western leaning leadership has sought membership of the NATO military alliance. The majority of Ukrainians are against NATO membership, and the July NATO-Ukraine military exercises in the Odessa, Crimea and Black Sea coastal regions were met by large and at times violent protests.
'Your peers are engaged in struggles against NATO and you lounge around on the Cote d'Azur. How could you desert your homeland...? Do you really want Crimean girls to be raped by cruel and stupid American marines?' The statement also reads. 'Do you know what they did with women who welcomed the occupiers in the Great Patriotic War? Where is your Patriotism?'
Kurylenko was born in the Ukraine's Sea of Azov region and was discovered by a talent scout in the Moscow Subway when she was still a teenager. She has not commented on the 'traitor' accusations.
Proof that some Russian views are very different from those of the West and proof that for some the Cold War is not over and James Bond is not as popular here as he is back home.