Monthly Archives: June 2010

Inspectors Clouseau

Okay, will everybody please just calm down? Yes, they arrested some people they think are spies, and yes there are spies in America, just as there are American spies all over the world. But, really people? These are the spies … Continue reading

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The Kremlin's Back-to-the-Futuremobile

On May 9, when Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of its victory over Nazi Germany, Russian and foreign troops marched past an open, Soviet-era ZiL limousine parked on Red Square. Inside stood Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, reviewing the passing brass. … Continue reading

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I so knew it

Remember that extra-fishy World Cup match where the Portuguese crushed the North Koreans 7-nil? Turns out I wasn’t the only who smelled the fish rot. A group of loyal St. Petersb– er, Leningrad Communists were also paying attention and their … Continue reading

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Medvedev, quite literally, comes up short

Poor, wonderful Dmitry Medvedev. The man tries to bring his country into the modern era by enlisting some of Silicon Valley’s finest minds, and what does the press write about? His midget shoes. At just under 5’4″, Medvedev is the … Continue reading

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Russian president is iPhone compatible

The verdict is in: Dmitry Medvedev can keep the iPhone Steve Jobs gave him yesterday. Speaking to journalists in California, Medvedev’s spokeswoman said that, unlike the American president, the Russian President is not prohibited from having a cell phone. (It … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, Medvedev, and the iPhone of Corruption

So here’s the thing: the Russian media heard this thing that today Apple CEO Steve Jobs will give visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev an iPhone 4 the day before the plebes get to get at it. Well, here’s the other … Continue reading

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What do you give the world leader who has everything?

President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in California today for the first leg of a three-day tour that will focus heavily on “innovation,” a byword for trying to diversify its economy away from extraction of oil and the like. (Today, Russia is … Continue reading

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I'm in love with my car

This weekend, hundreds of cars packed onto a lot on the outskirts of Moscow to show off what Russian drivers do best: decorate their cars. They were there for, yes, the Sixth Annual Auto Fashion Day, also known as Aerograph … Continue reading

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Fearbox

Come next Saturday, Russians will find that their cigarettes look very, very different. Following up on a highly controversial and uberblunt anti-smoking ad campaign,┬áthe Duma has introduced a law that will eliminate the bland “Smoking is harmful to your health” … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Cock of War

Early Monday morning, as Kyrgyzstan continued its descent into ethnic bloodbathery, a small band of nine warriors gathered at the Liteiny Bridge in St. Petersburg to celebrate the birthday of Che Guevara. It was just getting dark at 1:30 am … Continue reading

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