Tag Archives: Drunkenness

No surprises here

Not sure if Evil Jared got what he expected after he “placed a Russian flag in his pants, rubbed it on his ass, and said to the approving crowd, “Don’t tell Putin.” As Gawker reports, the Bloodhound Gang was subsequently … 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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Soviet Anti-alcohol Posters

From Retronaut, courtesy of SB. My favorite: http://www.retronaut.co/2012/04/soviet-anti-alcohol-posters-1929-1969/

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If I can figure out how to upload pictures from a camera I will add images to support this post: On a flight to Russia for the first time ever I heard a steward announce before takeoff “we will be … 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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2 Sad News Stories about Bears

These posts are both from EN: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43999740/ns/world_news-europe/ KIEV (Reuters Life!) – Ukraine’s Environment Minister Mykola Zlochevsky vowed on Wednesday to free all bears kept in restaurants for entertainment purposes and often forced to drink alcohol, Interfax news agency reported on … 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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All Them Cornfields and Ballet in the Evening, part III

This is the third time I am citing John Miller’s memoir “All Them Cornfields and Ballet in the Evening”. I cannot recommend the book highly enough. Today, a valuable tidbit on the Russian language: “The word пьяный, meaning ‘drunk’ or … Continue reading

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Russia places 4th

I guess 4th place isn’t too bad; I’ve certainly been doing my part. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/who-russians-are-not-the-biggest-drinkers-in-the-world/431362.html

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Congrats to Russia’s youth hockey squad!

From MF: Unruly Russian Hockey Team Kicked Off NY Flight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 6, 2011 CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Russia’s gold-medal celebration went into overtime. And that prevented them from boarding their flight Thursday morning, a day … Continue reading

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