Tag Archives: Sports

О вкусах не спорят

This post is not about the 2014 Winter Olympic games themselves. The exorbitant cost of the games and allegations of corruption have been well-documented, as have the moments of sporting triumph, and heartbreak. Instead this post covers the coverage of … Continue reading

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Dimensions of the Universiade

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

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Beloved

With tragic news striking two separate beloved Moscow institutions this month – namely the acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director Sergei Filin, and the murder charges brought against Project O.G.I. co-founder Alexei Kabanov, let us seek comfort by combining … Continue reading

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Charles Tillman doing the Гопак

Delighted to see Chicago Bears’ defensive back Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman getting his teammates amped up by dancing like a Cossack in the pre-game huddle: Yes, it’s like that. Mr. NFL please let me keep this video up.

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Sore loser?

http://www.rferl.org/content/turkmen-berdymukhammedov-is-a-sore-loser/24680238.html “When Turkmenistan’s 10 Olympians returned medal-less from London, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov did not hold back in criticizing his athletes. ‘Despite the fact that our sportswomen and sportsmen had all the training opportunities to perform better in the Olympic Games … Continue reading

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2012 NHL Draft / Russia Best

The selection of Russian youth superstar Nail Yakupov as the #1 overall draft pick in the 2012 NHL draft by the Edmonton Oilers led to a highly entertaining series of exchanges on Yakupov’s twitter account, courtesy of Deadspin. Here is … Continue reading

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Не будем кидать бананы

MC Mama, representing FC Kuban. Thanks to SB for the link.

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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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Ё-mobile

The last time Nets-owner and Russian presidential candidate was featured here I said that he was by far the most athletic NBA owner aside from Michael Jordan. I forgot to mention that he is also the most athletic Russian oligarch … Continue reading

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