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Category Archives: Observation
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
With the success of Alfonso Cuaron’s latest film, Gravity, which features space debris from a Russian missile as a prominent plot device, I am reminded of the fierce 20th century competition between Russia and the US over the cosmos and … Continue reading
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
Full credit for this post to SB and LP: “maybe somehow, some lazy fuck mixed up the лев and лебедь thumbnails…” http://www.moscowzoo.ru/get.asp?Id=N689
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.