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Message 1970757 - Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 5:18:38 UTC - in response to Message 1970754.  

Igor that isn't an allegory, that is a red herring, perhaps one of the many shades of how to write English that doesn't have an equivalent in Russian being how you express the difference between a specific unnamed individual and any random person.

An articles "а/an" and "the" in English language. A/an - if we mention any of items. "The" - if we mention specific item(s).
I used "the".
So I think you understood sense but just decided to carp, because of the subjective reasons.

The New Oxford American Dictionary:
the : denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge
a : used when referring to someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation
thee : form of you, as the singular object of a verb or preposition

I should have also mentioned "the average man on the street" as it also gets confusing in English, and is the usual assumption as to unspecified references to group, and not a specific single person in the group who might be an outlier.

Let me try this for what I believe you wanted to express: "A Panamanian who only speaks Spanish" This puts the qualifiers in the order a native American English speaker expects.

Don't worry, Americans, Britons and Australians can't understand each other either and they all speak "English."
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Message 1971735 - Posted: 24 Dec 2018, 0:10:00 UTC

Official Twitter feed of the Russian Mission to the @UN in NY / Официальный Twitter-аккаунт Постоянного представительства Российской Федерации 🇷🇺 при ООН
https://twitter.com/RussiaUN/status/1076705346608119809
#Kuzmin: Today #Crimea is a place where happy people live. People who voluntarily chose Russia as their home and got rid of more than twenty years of depression when the peninsula was as part of independent #Ukraine.
Some wonder why the pic is taken from the "Ukrainian times" in 2011 :)
https://twitter.com/mimin0nimim/status/1076979904837767168
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Message 1972941 - Posted: 1 Jan 2019, 10:21:57 UTC

Junior Icehockey World Championship aka World Juniors.
Sweden vs Kazakhstan yesterday:)
https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2019/wm20
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Message 1973060 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 9:19:49 UTC

Crazy Vladimir Zhirinovsky is still in the Russian Duma.
I remember him from already in 1994, I think even before Putin became a politician.
What could possible go wrong?
https://twitter.com/BBCSteveR/status/1079637763530604544https://twitter.com/BBCSteveR/status/1079637763530604544
Russian ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky tells me: “Ukraine is our territory, part of our country.” Easy to dismiss as populist rant, but a recent poll found Zhirinovsky to be Russia’s 2nd most trusted politician. His party is very much part of Russia’s political system.
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Message 1973358 - Posted: 4 Jan 2019, 7:04:06 UTC
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Of course, moomin reposted one more fake. Really, in the results of polls about the most trusted politicians in Russia, Zhirinovsky is on the 4th - 5th place. In the the results of polls about the most non-trusted politicians in Russia, he is on the 1st place.
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Message 1973377 - Posted: 4 Jan 2019, 12:40:55 UTC - in response to Message 1973358.  
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Maybe Steve Rosenberg got the poll wrong and Zhirinovsky is on the 4th - 5th place of trusted politicians instead of 2'nd.
Zhirinovsky is still a trusted politican in the Duma.
Maybe Rosenberg read some fake poll from Russia.

Since you mention fakes.
What did not happen in 2018?
https://euvsdisinfo.eu/what-did-not-happen-in-2018/

Топ-10 фейков, которые развенчал StopFake в 2018 году
https://www.stopfake.org/top-10-fejkov-kotorye-razvenchal-stopfake-v-2018-godu/
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Message 1973775 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019, 9:38:09 UTC
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International Policy Digest, by Mur Kvantaliani: The Only Way Out For Ukraine Is National Reconciliation Not Political Persecution
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Recently a meeting took place in Washington among a group of Republican Senators and representatives of several civic organizations of Ukraine. The key issue discussed during this meeting was the issue of national reconciliation as a solution for Ukraine, our economically troubled ally in Eastern Europe. Journalists were not invited to this meeting because the Ukrainian representatives explained that they were not interested in media coverage due to growing radical movements and buildup of aggression in the Ukrainian society; alternative points of view are summarily rejected in Ukraine, the Ukrainian civic leaders explained.
American politicians reiterated that Ukraine was turning into an unmanageable challenge for the United States and the European Union.
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It is unfortunate that Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, had taken the course towards legal persecution of his political opponents. This persecution is carried out using utilitarian means counter to the rule of law.
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https://intpolicydigest.org/2019/01/04/the-only-way-out-for-ukraine-is-national-reconciliation-not-political-persecution/
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Message 1973871 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019, 20:17:55 UTC

Today it's Christmas Eve in Ukraine together with the entire Orthodox world.
But today also Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has handed over a "tomos" of autocephaly to Metropolitan Epifaniy of the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-bartholomew-presents-tomos-chirch-independence/29693771.html
The historic document grants the Orthodox Church in Ukraine independence, or autocephaly, and ends more than 330 years of Russian religious control in Ukraine.
The irony for the Kremlin is that Ukraine would likely not have been granted an independent Orthodox church without Putin's annexation of Crimea and war in the eastern Donbas.
Autocephaly a blow to Moscow, a win for Kyiv.
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Message 1975649 - Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 22:30:44 UTC
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Russia seems to be very concerned about the Ukrainian citizens.
Russian security chief warns Ukraine could lose statehood
The end of Ukraine's existence as an independent state?
http://tass.com/world/1040080
But why doesn't Russia start in Russia first?
One Russian in Four Lacks an Indoor Toilet, One of Many Signs There are Now ‘Four Distinct Russias’
http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/01/one-russian-in-four-lacks-indoor-toilet.html
http://ehorussia.com/new/node/17679
I know this an exaggeration but even if you divide the figures by 2...

Today, Russia can be divided into four parts.
1 - The Metropolis. This is the city of Moscow.
2 - The Province. This is the Moscow region.
3 - The Periphery. These are the areas that border the Moscow region.
4 - The Colony. This is all that lies outside the areas that border the Moscow Region.
I wonder what category Ukraine will fit in if Ukraine becomes/forced part of the Russian Federation.
I think no 5!
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Message 1976972 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 18:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 1975649.  

Russia seems to be very concerned about the Ukrainian citizens.
Russian security chief warns Ukraine could lose statehood
The end of Ukraine's existence as an independent state?
http://tass.com/world/1040080

And what will be the reaction of Non-Russian European Governments and their businesses if (when?) Russia invades and occupies Ukraine?

The same as Crimea? Meaning nothing that matters to Putin.
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Message 1976981 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 19:32:02 UTC - in response to Message 1976972.  
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Russia seems to be very concerned about the Ukrainian citizens.
Russian security chief warns Ukraine could lose statehood
The end of Ukraine's existence as an independent state?
http://tass.com/world/1040080

And what will be the reaction of Non-Russian European Governments and their businesses if (when?) Russia invades and occupies Ukraine?
The same as Crimea? Meaning nothing that matters to Putin.
You mean that we "Non-Russian European Governments" should declare war on Russia?
That would be like the Crimean War no 2 in modern time.
But I think Putin would like that idea.
Luckily the Russian public opinion about Putin and his politics is downfalling so the risk that Russia further intervene in Ukraine is pretty low.
But how knows how long Putin will be the President of the Russian Federation.
Like a former President of Finland Urho Kekkonen once said.
"It's not about when I die, it's about if I die"
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Message 1977008 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 21:52:27 UTC - in response to Message 1976981.  
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Russia seems to be very concerned about the Ukrainian citizens.
Russian security chief warns Ukraine could lose statehood
The end of Ukraine's existence as an independent state?
http://tass.com/world/1040080

And what will be the reaction of Non-Russian European Governments and their businesses if (when?) Russia invades and occupies Ukraine?
The same as Crimea? Meaning nothing that matters to Putin.
You mean that we "Non-Russian European Governments" should declare war on Russia?
That would be like the Crimean War no 2 in modern time.
But I think Putin would like that idea.
Luckily the Russian public opinion about Putin and his politics is downfalling so the risk that Russia further intervene in Ukraine is pretty low.
But how knows how long Putin will be the President of the Russian Federation.
Like a former President of Finland Urho Kekkonen once said.
"It's not about when I die, it's about if I die"

Not advocating a military involved Declaration of War. That would be up to Putin if, as with the Soviet Union, Russia was isolated from meaningful International Trade.

Oh, I forgot about Capitalist China. Which wasn't an economic factor back then.

And another Oh. I forgot about those very stupid European Countries which import a substantial amount of energy from Putin.

Oh well. Putin does have the upper hand and can stop any meaningful reaction to Russian expansion.
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Message 1977019 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 22:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 1977008.  
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I forgot about those very stupid European Countries which import a substantial amount of energy from Putin.

That's true.
EU even more dependent on Russian gas
Despite vows to reduce reliance on Russian gas, the percentage of Russian gas in Europe has only increased in recent years.
https://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/eu-even-more-dependent-on-russian-gas-1.695131
But is it all EU countries?
No of course not!
Here in the Nordic EU countries, we are not at all depending of energy from Russia.
Only Finland that even let Russia constructing their nuclear plants.
As for the Central Europe, countries like Germany, Poland and a couple of other countries from the former CCCP (Russian acronym in Cyrillics for the English USSR). They are very dependant on Russian Energy.
But hey:)
I see that the US is now exporting energy, more than ever, so perhaps it's not a problem anymore.
Perhaps they should thank Trump for this:)
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Message 1977023 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 22:44:43 UTC - in response to Message 1977019.  
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I see that the US is now exporting energy, more than ever, so perhaps it's not a problem anymore.
Perhaps they should thank Trump for this:)

That was happening before Trump the cause is fracking, not political.
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Message 1977034 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 23:17:22 UTC - in response to Message 1977023.  

I see that the US is now exporting energy, more than ever, so perhaps it's not a problem anymore.
Perhaps they should thank Trump for this:)
That was happening before Trump the cause is fracking, not political.
Yes, but what happen if Russia start fracking. I don't think they started yet...
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Message 1977079 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 7:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 1976972.  

And what will be the reaction of Non-Russian European Governments and their businesses if (when?) Russia invades and occupies Ukraine?

Silly fantasies still live, for many years...
Also the aliens from outer space can invades and occupies Ukraine
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Message 1977095 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 11:03:23 UTC - in response to Message 1977079.  

Also the aliens from outer space can invades and occupies Ukraine
LOL
зелені чоловічки.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin has clearly stated that the little men in green were not part of Russian Armed Forces,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_green_men_(Ukrainian_crisis)
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Message 1977104 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 13:32:29 UTC - in response to Message 1977079.  
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And what will be the reaction of Non-Russian European Governments and their businesses if (when?) Russia invades and occupies Ukraine?

Silly fantasies still live, for many years...
Also the aliens from outer space can invades and occupies Ukraine

I didn't know that Crimea was invaded and occupied by Russian aliens from outer space.

Is Putin really a Little Green Alien in a human disguise?

:-D :-D :-D
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Message 1977119 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 15:03:06 UTC - in response to Message 1977104.  

It's both strange funny and ha-ha funny that so many Russians still belive in the Putin/Kremlin narrative.
Good news is however that Putin is not so trusted by the Russian public anymore.
Strangely enough Putin is still very popular...
Hmm. Why do I come think of Trump?
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Message 1977512 - Posted: 28 Jan 2019, 16:19:26 UTC - in response to Message 1977104.  
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I didn't know that Crimea was invaded and occupied by Russian aliens from outer space.

Crimea is not Ukraine. It was a will of people of Crimea. Now there is no any invaders in Crimea.
Will be Putin the president of Russia, or not Putin, or anti-Putin, anyway, overwhelming majority of Crimean people don't want be Ukrainian.
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