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Cheerleaders wish Medvedev ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’
「麥維德夫女孩」 祝俄羅斯總統生日快樂

The Medvedev Girls hold an iPhone 4 during their staged action marking Medvedev’s 46th birthday just outside the Moscow’s Red Square last Wednesday.
「麥維德夫女孩」上週三在莫斯科紅場外的一個行動劇中,手持一支 iPhone 4,為麥維德夫四十六歲生日祝壽。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev turned 46 last Wednesday, with a group of fans in cheerleading outfits marking the occasion by singing “Happy Birthday, Mr President” on Red Square.

Five young women who call themselves “the Medvedev Girls” donned red, white and blue colored mini-dresses and burst into a slightly off-key version of the song, as performed by Marilyn Monroe for John F. Kennedy in 1962.

“We think Dmitry Medvedev is the best president ever elected. We hope he will stand again in 2012,” said activist Yulia Semyonova.

The group then handed in a cake complete with candles and an iPhone decorated with a picture of Medvedev to the presidential administration, but were apparently not granted a personal audience with the leader, who spent the day at work.

The group emerged this summer, adding sex appeal to Medvedev’s image, previously overshadowed by the macho antics of his partner in the tandem, Vladimir Putin, as speculation mounted on which will stand as president.

Putin has previously prompted students at a Moscow university to strip to lingerie and declare their undying love for him in an erotic calendar, as well as inspiring a pop song called “I want a man like Putin.”

In a previous stunt, two of the Medvedev Girls stripped to bikinis in a central Moscow square, claiming this would promote Medvedev’s legislation against beer drinking.

Separately, the Nashi pro-Kremlin youth group gathered birthday wishes from passersby outside a Moscow university and posted them on Twitter.

A survey carried out by state polling agency VTsIOM for the occasion found that 50 percent of Russians could not come up with any ideas associated with Medvedev, while 47 percent could not name any of his achievements.

(AFP)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. erotic adj.

色情的 (se4 qing2 de5)

例: The gallery was full of art depicting people in the most erotic of scenes and poses.

(這個畫廊佈滿以極盡色情的場景與姿態,描繪人們的藝術。)

2. passersby n.

過路客 (guo4 lu4 ke4)

例: Passersby were stunned to see such a famous actor walking next to them on the street.

(過路客在街上看到一位著名演員行經身旁,驚訝到目瞪口呆。)

3. associate with v. phr.

與…聯想在一起 (yu3 ... lian2 xiang3 zai4 yi4 qi3)

例: What sort of attributes are usually associated with that particular wine?

(能與該特定酒品聯想在一起的屬性有那些?)


俄羅斯總統德米崔‧麥維德夫上週三過四十六歲生日,一群身穿啦啦隊服飾的粉絲們,當天則是在紅場上高唱「總統先生,生日快樂」,慶祝這個日子。

五位自稱「麥維德夫女孩」的年輕女性,身穿紅白藍顏色組合的迷你裙,並突然唱出如同一九六二年瑪麗蓮‧夢露為約翰·菲茨傑拉德·甘迺迪獻唱,稍微走音版的生日快樂歌。

行動者尤里雅‧賽馬諾瓦說:「我們認為德米崔‧麥維德夫是我們選過最好的總統。我們希望他將在二0一二年續任。」

這個團體接著將一個插好蠟燭的蛋糕,以及一支飾有麥維德夫照片的iPhone,交給總統執政團隊,但總統顯然整天忙於公事,並未接見。

這個團體在今年夏天成軍,增添一些麥維德夫具有性魅力的形象,一掃前總統弗拉吉米爾‧普廷呈現出的男子氣慨,帶給現任總統的陰影。到底誰會選上總統,各種臆測已如火如荼地展開。

普廷在先前已造成一所莫斯科大學學生,願意為他褪去外衣只留內在美,並且在一本色情月曆中,宣稱她們對他永遠的愛。甚至還把其心意,譜寫成一首名為「我要一位像普廷的男人」的流行歌曲。

「麥維德夫女孩」團體的兩位成員,先前在莫斯科市中心的廣場,使過一個脫到剩下比基尼裝的花招,自稱該行動能為麥維德夫在制定反對喝啤酒法規的立場,更站得住腳。

另一個分開的慶祝活動是,親克里姆林宮的青年組織「納許」,在莫斯科大學外,蒐集過路客的生日祝賀,並將這些祝詞貼在推特網站上。

俄羅斯國家民意研究中心VTsIOM的一份調查顯示,百分之五十的俄羅斯人無法想出任何能與麥維德夫聯想在一起的事情,且百分之四十七無法指出他到底有什麼政績。

(法新社/翻譯:林亞蒂)

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