Meanwhile, Down On The Farm

A Russian troll farm?

John Lewis
2 min readMar 5, 2022


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I get some very interesting spam from time to time in an account that catches it for deletion later. Imagine my surprise when THIS and several others just like it wandered unbidden into my inbox there:

Source: Author’s spamtrap inbox

Received within the past week (this one was on March 4, 2022), it would appear that between trying to evacuate, dodging shelling and just staying alive in an active war zone, hot Ukraine girls need to hit me up for…something or other.

It’s fascinating that these girls have the free time and internet access to look for love in all the wrong places from a war zone.

Of course, it just may be that this isn’t from a Ukraine site at all — even though it’s from the internet, so it must be true. Right?

Could it be coming from a (gasp!) Russian troll farm in St Petersburg? I know that the news in that country is tightly controlled, but could they really not know that there’s a war on? Did the collapse of the ruble not give them a clue?

I admit that I’m conflicted here. Perhaps I should consult with that ever-helpful Nigerian prince who’s always writing me. HE’LL know what to think.



John Lewis

John Lewis was born in Europe, and came by both wanderlust and curiosity from that beginning. He considers this his Third Act in Life.