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Post time 2012-5-16 23:32:00 |Display all floors
This filthy mouthed Chinese speaking celloist is a disgrace to his country. It is never acceptable to place your bare feet on someones chair. Disgusting! I am amazed how relaxed and friendly the policeman was given the fact that many people here call them 'brutal'. Another myth exposed, where it is the foreigner who is the animal and it is the police who have the sophistication to deal with a tense situation.  

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Post time 2012-5-17 00:42:37 |Display all floors
NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-5-16 23:07
You apparently don't understand Chinese. The woman said she was sitting in the seat in front of hi ...

Oh I didn't understand that (I couldn't really hear anything they say).

In which case, yes it's a big deal.
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Post time 2012-5-17 10:09:39 |Display all floors
This guy has been found as leading violoncellist with Beijing Symphony Orchestra. He has Russian nationality called Aulig Vgernicv (奥列格·维捷尔尼科夫) and the official account of Beijing orchestra on sinaweibo or Chinese twitter-like network, has announced they are trying to contact the suspect and would deal with this issue according their principles.  

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Post time 2012-5-17 10:39:11 |Display all floors
He is highly strung. He should have bowed out earlier. Probably drunk - he is Russian.

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Post time 2012-5-19 18:39:28 |Display all floors
Beijing Symphony Orchestra (BSO) suspended  their Russian chief cellist, Oleg Vedernikov, 46, for his insulting conduct to a train passenger and called on him to reflect on his inappropriate behavior, the BSO stated Friday.

"BSO has suspended Vedernikov and will further handle the issue in accordance with his employment agreement," Zhang Xiaoguang, the spokesperson of the BSO, said in a press conference Friday.

Whether Vedernikov can resume his job depends on his attitude, Zhang said.

Public anger was inflamed after a four-minute video of the incident was uploaded to the news portal sina.com Wednesday. It showed Vedernikov insulting a female fellow passenger who sat in front of him by first putting his feet on the back of her seat and then swearing at her in Chinese after she protested, on a D8 bullet train from Shenyang, Liaoning Province to Beijing Monday.

Both BSO and the cellist, who has worked for the BSO for around 10 years, according to the Beijing Times, made public apologies on Wednesday.

Xia Xueluan, a sociologist from Peking University, told the Global Times Friday that artists are expected to behave as appropriately off stage as on. He added that Chinese nationals who litter, spit, smoke and curse should take the incident as a warning.  

"Shouldn't we reflect upon our personal qualities, since it is so common to see people putting their feet up on public transport?" said Xia.
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Post time 2012-5-21 17:10:08 |Display all floors
Wow,being suspended for this is too much. Sure,his behaviour is impolite and gross. But fining him would have been enough. I think the fact that he is a laowai makes it a "special" case,eh?! No Chinese would get suspended for such or similar behaviour. You'll encounter such things anywhere in the world,usually a polite "Would you please put your feet down." helps. Or calling the conductor.
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Post time 2012-5-21 17:28:17 |Display all floors
He has no chance to go to the stage again, at least in Beijing.

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