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Category Archives: Observation
With the success of Alfonso Cuaron’s latest film, Gravity, which features space debris from a Russian missile as a prominent plot device, I am reminded of the fierce 20th century competition between Russia and the US over the cosmos and … Continue reading
While English Russia presents a photo album of eye candy on display at the 2013 Universiade, taking place in Kazan, slon.ru journalist Vera Kichanova gives us 7 inconvenient truths about the games. The athletes featured in the English Russia album … Continue reading
Full credit for this post to SB and LP: “maybe somehow, some lazy fuck mixed up the лев and лебедь thumbnails…” http://www.moscowzoo.ru/get.asp?Id=N689
Highly recommended: from The Moth comes a tale of a mormon’s reckoning story with her parents in Siberia. Can’t embed the audio, but it can be downloaded for free on iTunes. http://themoth.org/posts/stories/to-russia-with-love Plus the link has pics.
http://helablog.com/2013/03/bears-getting-high-russian-animals-addicted-to-sniffing-gasoline/ No copyright claim on the text or the photos; this is all sourced from helablog via The Daily Mail. Photographer Igor Shpilenok spent seven months with the community of bears at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Russia. The junkie … Continue reading
Props to Mikhail Bopposov (not pictured) for this 800 pound snake sculpture made out of frozen cow dung: Photo is re-posted from this tumblr. Credit to GB.
“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
Never noticed the Colonel Sanders – Comrade Stalin resemblance before: