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Category Archives: Observation
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:
This should clear up any confusion – Thanks to SB for the photo.
If I can figure out how to upload pictures from a camera I will add images to support this post: On a flight to Russia for the first time ever I heard a steward announce before takeoff “we will be … Continue reading
A while ago I linked to some articles about the post-modern aspects of Russian politics and how in many ways would-be non-conformists have been co-opted by the establishment. There was Peter Pomerantsev’s defense of artiste Serebrennikov‘s interpretation of Almost Zero, … Continue reading
SB: Russian women dance like they are 16 year olds home alone jumping on their beds