Jan 102010
 

election

I’m trying to understand the premise of this joke. Are there people in the Russian Federation, even the southern parts, who don’t know who Felix Dzerzhinsky was?

The movie (Den Vyborov – Election Day) is hillarious. I’ve watched it several times already. In this scene Kamil (played by Kamil Larin) is bluffing his way out of a situation by claiming to be FSB officer Felix Dzerzhinsky. Wouldn’t that be like someone in the U.S. trying to bluff his way out of a situation by claiming to be FBI officer J. Edgar Hoover?

In any case, it’s great fun to watch. I can even follow some of the conversation, though there are many words I don’t know that I presume wouldn’t be appropriate for all social situations.

Reticulator