Tag Archives: Cops

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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Позабуду лагерные муки

An older documentary on Russian prison tattoos was posted on youtube in June 2012 and contains a musical sequence that will easily bring a sentimentalist to tears. In the clip, the guitarist plays a version of a song that is … Continue reading

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Lithuanian S.W.A.T.

This appeared today on both EnglishRussia and FailBlog: http://englishrussia.com/2012/08/26/daily-video-awesomeness-part-1/

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From SB: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/lovemaking-livestock-startle-5th-floor-tenants/466166.html#ixzz24NIO8Zc6 Lovemaking Livestock Startle 5th-Floor Tenants 09 August 2012 The bull, pictured here, reluctantly trudged downstairs after emergency workers lassoed the object of his affections. Concerned residents of a five-story building called the emergency services to alert them … Continue reading

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The Big Pussy Riot Post

News on Friday that the three jailed members of Pussy Riot had been handed a 2-year prison sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity” (“хулиганство, совершенное по мотивам религиозной ненависти и вражды“) provoked immediate reactions on the streets … Continue reading

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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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I’m no detective…

…but I think I would have cracked the case before now. Post courtesy of LP: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/29-mummified-bodies-found-in-flat/447274.html 29 Mummified Bodies Found in Flat 08 November 2011 The Nizhny Novgorod historian had always been open about his interest in the dead and … Continue reading

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A nemzetközi helyzet fokozódik

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

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Stop me when you’re surprised

Given that this happened right near the Kievsky train station I find it particularly amusing. I have scrambled sentences from these (crazy?) Reuters/Moscow Times reports in ascending order of shock value. (1) State TV said preliminary tests showed the driver … Continue reading

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Don’t know how I missed this one.

Wow, I am a couple of weeks late on this story: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/cop-faces-the-ax-for-urinating-on-door/440901.html The Lomonosov Police Department was so pissed off that an officer pissed on a door that he was summarily discharged for his urethral discharge. My favorite quote from … Continue reading

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