Monthly Archives: September 2012

Where Communism Peaked

“In Soviet Russia, mountain climbs you.” Pik Kommunizma is the former Soviet Union’s and Pamir’s highest peak. It is one of the five Snow Leopard mountains. The official name is nowadays Pik/Peak Ismail Somoni, but the name hasn’t stuck and … Continue reading

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Russian Prisoner Tattoo Art

Via the Sabotage Times http://www.sabotagetimes.com/life/russian-prisoner-tattoo-art/ Thanks to SB for the link.

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Geography Fail II

Which country is Gurbanguly from again Mr. Yanukovich? http://censor.net.ua/video_news/200110/novyyi_geograficheskiyi_konfuz_prezidenta_yanukovich_pereputal_turkmenistan_s_kazahstanom_video

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Russia Strong Country

The past month featured two separate instances of the Russian military making its way into public relations spots. Both instances were inadvertent (or maybe one inadvertent, and one advertant?), and a source of amusement: First, a tourism advertisement in Brussels … Continue reading

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Images of Dagestan

Courtesy of RFE/RL http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24694014.html

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Moscow’s 865th Birthday

On 1 September 2012, Moscow celebrated its 865th birthday. The Moscow Times put together this photo album of the occasion: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/moscows-865th-birthday-party/4874.html?photo=1 Thanks to LP for the link.

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