Keep Your Chin Up, Brother

From a Reuters article covering the extremism trial in Russia of the political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky:

In one of the book’s chapters, the author imagines Putin walking along the beach in France, not long after the Cannes Film Festival, accompanied only by his black Labrador Koni. The imagined Putin meets famed Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov, an Oscar winner in 1994 for best foreign language film, and tells him not to worry that his latest movie has failed to garner any awards. “Nikita, brother, they didn’t give you another Golden Palm? Russophobes! Keep your chin up, brother. Anybody who disses (disrespects) us won’t live three days!”