Today is the national day for Russia and also the Philippines. The Philippines is internationally recognised as a world leader in recycling. 11 million people have been lured away from this great nation in favour of performing menial work overseas, often in the middle east.
Russia is proud of its youthful population which has come about thanks to a belief that everyone deserves inadequate health care facilities in equal measure. The discrepency between the life expectancies for Russian males (61) and females (73) is largely attributed to nagging.
Interestingly, the life expectancy for a Russian male is somewhat less than for his Filipino counterpart, and both nations are renowned for offering wives on the open market.
Please rise for the Filipino and Russian national anthems.