Monthly Archives: February 2011

Игорь Николаев

I was hoping I would be able to post this here, and yes, sure enough, at about the 18th album cover down there’s a Russian contribution to the list. (courtesy of TM)

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Two somewhat random, unrelated links – The first is a profile of Boris Efimov, Soviet-era political cartoonist and the subject of the documentary film “Stalin Thought of You”. It is a poorly written article, but the film trailer is interesting. … Continue reading

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Bertolt Brecht’s “Die Lösung”

In staying on topic with the previous post (mass movements in the middle east), this Bertolt Brecht poem from 1953 seems apt: “Die Lösung” Nach dem Aufstand des 17. Juni Ließ der Sekretär des Schriftstellerverbands In der Stalinallee Flugblätter verteilen … Continue reading

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Well, now it all makes perfect sense

Leave it to the colorful Vladimir Zhirinovsky to explain January & February’s momentous developments in the Middle East once and for all. Frankly I’m surprised it took him this long to make an appearance in this space. The video interview … Continue reading

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Russia places 4th

I guess 4th place isn’t too bad; I’ve certainly been doing my part. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/who-russians-are-not-the-biggest-drinkers-in-the-world/431362.html

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Nabokov on the balalaika

1919 ended, fight or flight, and they fled, when it was white vs. red Now I guess when he’s stressed at night he might turn in bed After writing of tyrants he’d invite to behead Cause he’d read of frostbite … Continue reading

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Anna Chapman update

Props to CK for the journalism:

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More Soccer News

Roberto Carlos will be playing for Anzhi Makhachkala. What better reason to post this: http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/02/14/44229431.html

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Soviet Architecture

From EN: Some pretty wild buildings in here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/feb/08/chaubin-soviet-russia-architecture-photography?%2F%3Fpicture=371535000&index=12#/?picture=371534879&index=0

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Oops.

http://failblog.org/2011/02/12/russian-equipment-fail/

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