Tag Archives: Sochi

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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Tourism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The ЖЖ “History and Modernity” recently posted a collection of Soviet-era travel posters, enticing foreigners to visit the land of Volga barges and Kirghiz peaks, not to mention Gulgas, purges and secret police. The images are – naturally – colorful, … Continue reading

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Bitter Mountain

I have a good friend who is an avid reader of the works of Maxim Gorky, and a few months ago we were on a visit to the winter olympic construction site in Sochi and Красная Поляна, chosen as the … Continue reading

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Russian Olympic Mascots

I couldn’t find a way to embed the video, but I thought it would be appropriate to post a clip from a site that is often confused for this site (and vice versa), “The Onion Sports Dome”: http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/video/olympic-officials-unveil-terrifying-new-mascots-fo,19098/ (especially relevant … Continue reading

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13344158 New Zealand probes mystery ‘kiwi’ found in Russian port New Zealand says it is checking reports that a rare kiwi bird has been found thousands of miles from its native land in the Russian port of Sochi. Russian media … Continue reading

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OF COURSE he’s Russian

The title of this article was “the wrong way to put on pants”, and before even clicking on it something told me this would be blog-worthy material. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/09/the-wrong-way-to-put-on-p_n_675989.html

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Flying Jackass!

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