Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fun with Photoshop

Maybe this connection is too far-fetched, but when I saw this article on the New Jersey Nets 2010-2011 team program it reminded me strongly of O.P.P. That is, the Original Photoshop Practitioners of the old Soviet Union. The example that … Continue reading

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Mozgov’s career night

Last night the New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons 124-106 at Madison Square Garden. In what was otherwise a run-of-the-mill regular season match-up team between one pretender and a lottery team, Russian rookie Timofey Mozgov had career highs across … Continue reading

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Broscow

As it is tradition to lampoon the ‘bro’ phenomenon (also ‘brah’ and ‘braugh’) let’s do it with a Russian theme. All contributions welcome. This list so far is courtesy of me and MH: The Broviet Union Brostoyevsky Joseph Brodsky Broseph … Continue reading

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Coverage of the blast at Domodedovo

Cell phone camera footage of the aftermath: President Dmitri Medvedev’s Twitter account: “Law enforcement and government officials responsible for transport security will be held to account.” http://twitter.com/kremlinrussia_e The Moscow Times report: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/blast-kills-34-at-domodedovo/429530.html (includes airport schematic and photos) Medvedev’s remarks to … Continue reading

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No App for This: Croc Gulps Phone, Starts Ringing

From the Moscow Times 24 January 2011 KIEV — Workers at a Ukrainian aquarium didn’t believe it when a visitor said a crocodile swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing. The accident in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk sounds … Continue reading

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Meet: Aleksei Plutser-Sarno

When this happened over the summer I didn’t really have a good source to link to it, but luckily the New York Times just published an article on the guerilla art collective Voina, whose most famous street art is shown … Continue reading

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Тульский край – прияничный рай

Again, without a camera I resorted to a stock photo for this one. On a field trip to Tula we had a chance to shop for priyanniki as souvenirs. There was a chocolate section in the shop where they had … Continue reading

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The New Jersey Nyets

News that the New Jersey Nets had pulled out of negotiations to trade for Carmelo Anthony prompted this graphic, courtesy of basketbawful. Here’s the quote: “I’m not happy with the way … this deal has gone until now. It has … Continue reading

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LP is back in Moscow!

you think you understand it you don’t see theres no antidote just another russian motherfucker with his hand at your throat not a clan animal you’re no real fan of the show disenchanted after dancing with a phantom in snow … Continue reading

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Update on Protests in Russia

Several weeks ago tensions between nationalistic Russian soccer fans and the Caucasian immigrant communities here in Moscow intensified: after two immigrants suspected of murdering a Russian soccer fan were released from police custody, the soccer fanatics, together with many ultra-nationalistic … Continue reading

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