Category Archives: Characters

What is canon?

The following is a long overdue post about two OGs, Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames. Last fall, Matt Taibbi departed Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media before the launch of his much anticipated new web journal, Racket. The unexpected departure prompted … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Got Talent // Украина мае талант

Based on recent events, we need no reminder of the vitality of the Ukrainian people, but a cheap internet meme has been going around under the heading “The Real Reason Putin Invaded Ukraine”, focusing on World’s Greatest Pole Dancer Anastasia … Continue reading

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Vice spends a day with Sergei Veremeenko

Vodka, banya, hunting, it’s the lifestyle of the rich (and famous?) Thanks to RK for the link.

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Happy Birthday, Mayakovsky

(2 days late) СЕБЕ, ЛЮБИМОМУ, ПОСВЯЩАЕТ ЭТИ СТРОКИ АВТОР Четыре. Тяжелые, как удар. «Кесарево кесарю — богу богово». А такому, как я, ткнуться куда? Где для меня уготовано логово? Если б был я маленький, как Великий океан, — на цыпочки … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot takes on Russia’s oil industry

Lyrics: Баланда-пропаганда, баланда-пропагандаааааааа! Практика машинного труда Страной освоена едва ли успешно. В пылу производства груба Бываю все чаще — не знаю, уместно ли. По трубе текут низовые активисты, Наполняют ее жизнью – и просят погром! ГУФСИН, МВД, МЧС и Роснано, … Continue reading

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Epic Trolling by Steven Seagal in Russia

Exhibit 1 http://imgur.com/r/funny/tdlh4ZJ Exhibit 2 http://www.buzzfeed.com/nowthisnews/our-newest-diplomat-steven-seagal-makes-a-mocker-749g

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

The end of the marriage between Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin highlighted another more successful, much happier marriage: that between Russian society and social media. The Twittersphere blossomed with humorous takedowns of the Russian president’s personal life. Some favorites, Via RFE/RL: … Continue reading

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Power Broker

Source: New Times It is fitting to learn that, with allegations that “RC Fogle” attempted to recruit an FSB officer to spy on Russia, clandestine intrigue is alive and well in today’s Moscow. It is easy to picture the be-wigged … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork in Him, He’s Done

Forgot to post an article from February that, in my view, is in the running for most absurd story of the year. Poor Dmitri Medvedev. A speech he gave to honor Russia’s special forces while he was still president of … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Eugene Hutz

Thanks to YI

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