Monthly Archives: August 2010

F***ing Twitter

This is actually from a few months ago when Pres. Medvedev opened a twitter account during his visit to Silicon Valley.  The very first message contained a glaring typo (since corrected), that somehow seems fitting for the government of this … Continue reading

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From JD: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

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Seen on the Subway

From AL: On the subway two elderly babushkas boarded the train, and there was only one free spot.  One sat down, the other asked a teenage girl if she would kindly stand up from her seat.  The girl complied, and … Continue reading

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Russian Profile Pics

From GB: http://gawker.com/5617811/russias-greatest-online-profile-pics

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Walking the streets of Moscow at night is like a choose your own adventure story.  I had to transfer trains in the metro but all the transfer points had closed for the night, so I exited the station and figured … Continue reading

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Wedding Season!

From LP: Lots of brides.  Brides in park. Port-a-potties in park.  Bride in the port-a-potty Dirty wedding dress.

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Clayton Bigsby in Moscow?

Living a bit far from the center of the city I haven’t gone out much, so finally last night I agreed to join a few people at the real mccoy for a night out, and I had a very surreal … Continue reading

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Censorship in Russia

So I’m going to paraphrase this Moscow Times story for humor’s sake: Basically, the censorship laws in Russia make it extremely easy for police officials to add entries to the list of banned works, including written works and videos, but … Continue reading

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OF COURSE he’s Russian

The title of this article was “the wrong way to put on pants”, and before even clicking on it something told me this would be blog-worthy material. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/09/the-wrong-way-to-put-on-p_n_675989.html

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Цыганка умерла в Кемерове

It’s too bad she couldn’t read into her own future: ‘I See Jail in Your Future …’ 06 August 2010 A man was jailed by a Kemerovo region court on Thursday for assaulting a Gypsy fortune teller who predicted that … Continue reading

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