Category Archives: Lost in Translation

Epic Trolling by Steven Seagal in Russia

Exhibit 1 http://imgur.com/r/funny/tdlh4ZJ Exhibit 2 http://www.buzzfeed.com/nowthisnews/our-newest-diplomat-steven-seagal-makes-a-mocker-749g

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“блин”

http://i.imgur.com/EE0vTx8.jpg Source LP

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No НОМО?

Last week the Duma passed an absurd law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ and, specifically, the promotion of ‘homosexual behavior among minors,’ so Manezh was the site of some kerfuffles: Gay rights activists staged a ‘kiss-in’ to protest the bill, and multiple … Continue reading

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New Year’s Affirmation

Leave it to Charlotte-Letitia Crosby of the Geordie Shore to explain why this blog exists. In Season 4 Episode 4, our favorite Geordies find themselves at a pub quiz at The Colly. Charlotte’s team, which is just called ‘Russia’, ends … Continue reading

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КГБ = Комитет Государственных Блюд?

Never noticed the Colonel Sanders – Comrade Stalin resemblance before:

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Тесто vs. тесть

In Russian the word for dough is ‘тесто’, and the word for father-in-law is ‘тесть’. This mistranslation is understandable, but still funny: Courtesy of Failblog.

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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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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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Borat, for real

After posting video of a botched Kazakh national anthem just barely two weeks ago, it has happened again. While Kazakh sharpshooter Maria Dmitrienko was receiving her gold medal in Kuwait, tournament organizers mistakenly played the theme song to Borat. She … Continue reading

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Putin thinks he’s treated like tubgirl

(referral from MH) In a verbal sparring match with Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of nominally independent Ekho Moskvy, a.k.a. this guy: Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin maintained that he is a champion of free speech and allows the semi-independent radio station … Continue reading

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