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In Czarist Russia a bright red tie was a covert way in which some signaled that they were gay and looking for companionship. Could Mr Putin be picking up a confused signal?

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Is that why the Bolshevik revolutionaries chose red?
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Is that why the Bolshevik revolutionaries chose red?
No - that goes back at least to Garibaldi
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No - that goes back at least to Garibaldi
But, but, but . . . . Wasn't Garibaldi's revolution distinctly nationalistic in character? I thought that Bolshevism, based as it was on Marx's works, held that nationalism was a bourgeois device to keep working men segregated from each other, thereby inhibiting the global proletariat's need for worldwide revolution. So shouldn't Bolsheviks have viewed Garibaldi as capitalist stooge? If that's the case, then why did they choose red as the color of their revolution?
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But, but, but . . . . Wasn't Garibaldi's revolution distinctly nationalistic in character? I thought that Bolshevism, based as it was on Marx's works, held that nationalism was a bourgeois device to keep working men segregated from each other, thereby inhibiting the global proletariat's need for worldwide revolution. So shouldn't Bolsheviks have viewed Garibaldi as capitalist stooge? If that's the case, then why did they choose red as the color of their revolution?
It had more to do with the Paris Commune of 1871 than Garibaldi

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No, no, no. The Bolsheviks adopted red in honor of Chief Pontiac.



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In Czarist Russia a bright red tie was a covert way in which some signaled that they were gay and looking for companionship. Could Mr Putin be picking up a confused signal?

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In Czarist Russia a bright red tie was a covert way in which some signaled that they were gay and looking for companionship. Could Mr Putin be picking up a confused signal?
Light blue in Russia stands for gay. Since the tie colors for politicians are limited to red and blue, he doesn't have much choice left...
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Since the tie colors for politicians are limited to red and blue, he doesn't have much choice left...
Politicians can now wear purple ties with matching socks.. apparently...

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Light blue in Russia stands for gay.
And according to Vladimir Vladimirovich, people wearing light blue can expect to suffer no harassment whatsoever.
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