Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ленин был грибом

This post made my year. I don’t feel justified embedding the video because I don’t want to take any credit away from AS, the original blogger. Instead, I will just paste the video caption below to whet appetites. There are … Continue reading

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Lithuanian S.W.A.T.

This appeared today on both EnglishRussia and FailBlog: http://englishrussia.com/2012/08/26/daily-video-awesomeness-part-1/

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How you gonna do me like that?

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/video-of-putin-rejecting-priests-kiss-goes-viral/463286.html Article excerpts: – After shaking hands with Moscow region Governor Sergei Shoigu and other society board members, a priest grabs Putin’s hand and bends at the knees to plant a kiss on the back of the head of state’s … Continue reading

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From SB: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/lovemaking-livestock-startle-5th-floor-tenants/466166.html#ixzz24NIO8Zc6 Lovemaking Livestock Startle 5th-Floor Tenants 09 August 2012 The bull, pictured here, reluctantly trudged downstairs after emergency workers lassoed the object of his affections. Concerned residents of a five-story building called the emergency services to alert them … Continue reading

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Sore loser?

http://www.rferl.org/content/turkmen-berdymukhammedov-is-a-sore-loser/24680238.html “When Turkmenistan’s 10 Olympians returned medal-less from London, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov did not hold back in criticizing his athletes. ‘Despite the fact that our sportswomen and sportsmen had all the training opportunities to perform better in the Olympic Games … Continue reading

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The Big Pussy Riot Post

News on Friday that the three jailed members of Pussy Riot had been handed a 2-year prison sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity” (“хулиганство, совершенное по мотивам религиозной ненависти и вражды“) provoked immediate reactions on the streets … Continue reading

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Christian Dior in Moscow, ca 1950s

Courtesy of Retronaut http://www.retronaut.co/2010/05/christian-dior-in-the-ussr/

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Lady Gaga in Romania

http://gawker.com/5935622/bodyguard-body-slams-romanian-lady-gaga-fan

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New Yorker Profile: Boris Akunin

Not to be confused with Mikhail Bakunin http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/sally-mcgrane Props to SM for the publication.

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