Category Archives: strange

Today in Russian decadance

On this hot Moscow Friday, I bring you two jewels of Russian decadence: One. Miss Russia, known also by her mortal name Irina Antonenko, will soon depart for Las Vegas to represent her country in the Miss Universe competition. In … Continue reading

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Ffffffresh

Courtesy of my buddy Mike Schwirtz, we have this little ditty because it’s too damn hot in Moscow to think of a proper blog post: [youtubevid id=”i-k9Dq0Yazs”]

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Your spy fix for the week

Just when I hoped it was over, the scandal returns with the detainment of the 12th spy in the US. The 23-year-old’s name is as yet unknown and, though his American visa was nullified on June 26 (one day before … Continue reading

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Breakfast of champions

In case you’re sick of the spy scandal, here’s a blast from the past: the Russian collapse at the Vancouver Olympics. Remember that? Well, in case you forgot Russia’s inability to live up to its Olympic dreams (successfully done by … Continue reading

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Who's the boss

If you had any doubt as to where the political weight is in the Putin-Medvedev Tandem — or the level of popular support of political developments associated with Medvedev (reset, modernization), the latest polling data leave no doubt: In response … Continue reading

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Anna Chapman's seamy underbelly

I really don’t want to be writing about this thing anymore, or talking about it or thinking about it, but the British rags have left me no choice. This morning brings a new wave of ridiculous coverage of Anna Chapman … Continue reading

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The indomitable Russian spirit

Tomorrow brings the beginning of the quarterfinal round of the World Cup. Russians, who lost their chance to qualify for the championship this November in a 1-0 loss to Slovenia, will be watching even though their team is not in … Continue reading

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