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The Russian national flag is seen on a barricade near the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko The Russian national flag is seen on a barricade near the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko  

9 Hashtag Promises That Russia More Than Fulfills [SLIDESHOW]

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki tweeted a damning accusation against Russia on Thursday — she said that the country is not living up to the promise of the hashtag #UnitedforUkraine!

While we know that the entire Russia Federation is still coping with this devastating insult, the world’s largest country should cheer up because it is certainly living up to the promise of these other hashtags.

Read away to find out how this nation of 144 million is totally down with the culture of social media.

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  • #turntup (expressing a state of inebriated excitement): Russians are some of the heaviest consumers of alcohol in the world with the average person consuming over 15 liters of alcohol per year.
  • #selfie (a picture you take of yourself): Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov  took time out of a press conference to grab a selfie with an enterprising journalist
  • #nohomo (slang for "not in a homosexual way"): Russia banned gay "propaganda" in 2013 and gay activists are often targeted for violence.
  •  #throwbackthursday (expression of nostalgia on Thursdays): Russia has no problem using Soviet Union imagery during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • #thanksobama (expressing facetious gratitude towards the current U.S. president): Putin should be thankful that Obama offered to save the Russian president if he was ever drowning.
  • #fatshamingweek (a week designed to shame fat people for their obesity): Russia is planning on implementing a national fitness program that may very well shame some individuals with extra pounds.
  • #firstworldprobz (problems affecting first-worlders): Russia just got kicked out of the G8 -- a problem that would only affect economically-developed nations.
  • #sorrynotsorry (self-explanatory): From strongly supporting the Assad regime in Syria to annexing Crimea, Russia isn't sorry for pissing off the international community.
  • #YOLO (you only live once): Vladimir Putin is the living embodiment of #YOLO (note: Putin-shopped photo).