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Back in the USSR

Offence taken over Soviet themed posters at Ryerson

Posters with themes from the former Soviet Union have raised a few eyebrows at Ryerson University. The posters, advertising a retro party for the University of Toronto Russian Students’ Association that was held last week, did not mention that the “Back in the CCCP” party was not a Ryerson event. Paul Terek, of the Ryerson Russian and Ukrainian Students’ Association, took offence to the posters, telling the Eyeopener that they were “offensive to descendants of all post-Soviet states.” Danil Shezelev of the U of T group was unapologetic. “We didn’t throw a Siberian exile party,” he said.