Monthly Archives: May 2012

Scenes from the Rada

Debating the language bill: Thanks to SY for the clip.

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Azerbaijan Hosts Eurovision

The 2012 Eurovision song contest was not without controversy. First, there was the build-up of Azeri naval forces off of Baku for unknown reasons: Government officials aren’t saying what threat they might be protecting against, and, as close to the … Continue reading

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Geography Fail

Thanks to SB for the link.

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‘Искусство – это то, что меняет жизнь’

RFE/RL posted fun footage of an artists’ protest march in Moscow on Saturday: http://www.rferl.org/media/video/24588446.html

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“Welcome to the new online meat market for schlubby American men to score young Eastern European brides”

Nothing new in this Gawker piece, but there are several amusing tidbits: http://gawker.com/5909410/ukrainin-men-how-american-men-are-using-the-russian-facebook-to-find-brides “Some men have grown wary of the industry that promises them lifelong happiness with a woman from the economically-depressed country of their choice. They complain that the … Continue reading

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This past weekend Moscow saw a string of protests organized in opposition to Vladimir Putin’s re-inauguration as President of the Russian Federation. After grassroots demonstrations that had waxed and waned dating back to the parliamentary elections in December, the latest … Continue reading

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Чуваки, это рэпчик

The debut track from MC Mama, who was featured in last week’s FC Kuban anti-racism spot: “Я не 50 Cent, мне 50 лет”

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Drycleangate

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov found time in his busy schedule last week to personally respond to Miriam Elder’s whining about her dry-cleaning. Gotta love the sarcasm in the letter he published in the Guardian: I am sorry to hear about … Continue reading

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Не будем кидать бананы

MC Mama, representing FC Kuban. Thanks to SB for the link.

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