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For the past 20 years, Ukraine has been a country in transition, emerging from the Soviet rubble with an unneeded nuclear arsenal, a linguistically heterogeneous population, a crumbling economy and a semi-authoritarian political system in place, party-boss plutocracy reimagined as … Continue reading
Thanks to YI
As usual, Karl Pilkington is completely right about everything: http://gawker.com/5990158/military-dolphins-with-frickin-guns-attached-to-their-heads-have-gone-missing-in-the-black-sea Ukraine’s navy has reportedly put out an APB for three dolphins that have gone missing in the Black Sea of the coast of Crimea. Oh, did I mention these are … Continue reading
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.
Which country is Gurbanguly from again Mr. Yanukovich? http://censor.net.ua/video_news/200110/novyyi_geograficheskiyi_konfuz_prezidenta_yanukovich_pereputal_turkmenistan_s_kazahstanom_video
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
Debating the language bill: Thanks to SY for the clip.
“Welcome to the new online meat market for schlubby American men to score young Eastern European brides”
Nothing new in this Gawker piece, but there are several amusing tidbits: http://gawker.com/5909410/ukrainin-men-how-american-men-are-using-the-russian-facebook-to-find-brides “Some men have grown wary of the industry that promises them lifelong happiness with a woman from the economically-depressed country of their choice. They complain that the … Continue reading
Not sure why this is posted on failblog, it seems like it’s more of a win. Bon Jovi fans may enjoy: http://failblog.org/2012/02/20/music-fails-music-fails-its-my-life-and-my-balalaika/
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/darth-vader-claims-land-in-ukraine/448270.html Darth Vader Claims Land in Ukraine 22 November 2011 Reuters KIEV — Welcoming the local authorities’ move to the dark side, Darth Vader has asked for a land plot in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa to park … Continue reading