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Come to my boo-doo-arrrrr

This Friday, faux gypsy cacophonist with windpipes of gold Peter Nalitch and his orchestra will play at Moscow’s B1 club. He was all the rage among the Moscow intelligentsia a couple years ago, but apparently the rage hasn’t passed: the … Continue reading

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Relief from the news: Phillips' Parallel Lines brings a bit of beautiful sci-fi to Moscow

It’s been a nutty couple of weeks in Moscow, with foreign reporters starting to joke that the August news cycle — responsible for everything from the 1991 putsch, the 1998 financial meltdown, and the 2008 war in Georgia — has … Continue reading

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Following Zardari's lead, Russian politicians suddenly want to be organ donors

A brilliant post today on Sean’s Russia Blog on how Russian politicians, following the Pakstani premier’s lead, now all want to donate their organs. Sean writes: Well, I doubt any sensible constituent would want an United Russia organ anyway.  Plus I’ve … Continue reading

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A real estate shortage gone crazypants. Literally?

For those who thought real estate was in absurd demand in Moscow, home to some 10% of Russia’s population (centralization, what what!), have another thing coming. This fine Sunday morning, news breaks that, out in the northern boonies of Karelia, … Continue reading

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Kremlin to give employees grammer lessons

Educated, liberal Russians have long complained that their country is run by hooligans and rubes unschooled in anything but nose-breaking and corporate raiding. And now they have proof. In November, 34 Kremlin bureaucrats will undergo 40 hours of rigorous grammatical … Continue reading

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Sheesh Kabob!

I’m linking to myself here but only because it’s a story that should get out there. It’s about yet another journalist in danger. This one, however, is in danger — in hiding, actually — for writing critically about a kabob … Continue reading

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