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Moscow airport hijacking

Reports this evening that a hijacking has been stopped at Domodedovo airport in Moscow. Yesterday afternoon. Apparently, a passenger on a Moscow-bound flight from Mineralnye Vody “made demands” of the crew and held up the plane for two hours. One … Continue reading

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Do you know who I am?

Today, I bring you another tale of swaggering servants of the Russian people. On Victory Day, May 9, a huge column of tanks, armored vehicles, and missiles paraded through Moscow, but then they had to get back to their base … Continue reading

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Absurdoagitprop

Moscow is a ghost town today.┬áSaturday was May 1, or International Worker’s Day, and it is part of a long stretch of May holidays, which culminates in Victory Day on May 9. That means three-day weekends, vacations, barbecues, and, yes, … Continue reading

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Moscow, you should be ashamed of your racist, xenophobic self — but, of course, you're not

Crossing the underground transfer to the Paveletskaya stop on the circle line in the Moscow metro this morning, I found myself swallowed up by a bunch of singing, rowdy youths. Decked out in red-and-white scarves, they were on their way … Continue reading

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The Moscow bombings: a week later

It’s been exactly a week since the Moscow metro bombings, and not much has changed. The metro is again operating at full capacity. The only way you can tell something happened here is the heavy police and muzzled-Rottweiler presence, as … Continue reading

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Louisiana comes to Moscow: couple dies while sexing in a car

Last night, a Moscow couple decided to get romantical and have sex in their car, which was still parked in a little pre-fab portable garage known in Russia as a “shell,” because it’s made of corrugated iron. Anyway, it was … Continue reading

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Porn hacker, traffic jam creator nabbed in Novorossiisk

On January 14, at precisely 11:05 pm, a giant digital billboard on one of the busiest streets in Moscow lit up with something highly unsual. The traffic jam was almost instantaneous as awed drivers craned to get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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