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Monthly Archives: September 2012
“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
Via the Sabotage Times http://www.sabotagetimes.com/life/russian-prisoner-tattoo-art/ Thanks to SB for the link.
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
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
Courtesy of RFE/RL http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24694014.html
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.