Tag Archives: Recreation
For the last month or so, drivers’ rights advocates in Moscow have been protesting VIP sirens, the strange exceptionalism carved into the Russian legal system that allows the bearers of these special blue sirens to almost completely disregard traffic laws … Continue reading
Okay, what is up today, Russia? Seriously, is everything okay? Because now I’m hearing news that the administration of Ulianovsk Oblast’ found a unique way of dealing with their stray dog problem: shoot them all to hell. Apparently, authorities spent … Continue reading
Today, I bring to you this, a Russian news report about an Israeli who adopts a dog with only two legs. Cringe factor is extraordinarily high, and you’ll also notice a strong redemption trope.
This is the paradox of contemporary Russia: a nation-wide election is marred by massive, tragicomic fraud and no one — save for a few parliamentarians — so much as yawns. The government introduces a new transportation tax and a tariff … Continue reading
Remember that post I did yesterday about the road safety ministry releasing data showing decreases in accidents, drunk driving and fatalities, as well as amazingly high pedestrian deaths? Well, in Rostov yesterday night — just a few hours after the … Continue reading
Russian roads are notoriously dangerous and very, very deadly. But today, the State Agency of Road Safety (the dreaded, bribe-taking traffic police) just released its statistics for the first three quarters of the year and good news abounds. Traffic accidents? … Continue reading
A new study shows that the average age of planes in the fleets of Russian airlines is 18 years, making it one of the oldest fleets in the world. 18 years. That’s average. There go my CIS travel plans… via … Continue reading