Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Hello, goodbye

This is my last True/Slant post for, as of tomorrow, True/Slant will be no more. You will be able to read more of my bloggery, if you so choose, at themoscowdiaries.wordpress.com but for now here my last T/S post. A … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Moscow

Because you guys seem to enjoy discussions about Russian women and money, I figured I would repost my latest article, from Slate, here. It is about how corrupt Russian bureaucrats use their wives as offshore bank accounts to hide the … 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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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'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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On gays and other perverts

As Moscow gears up for once again banning the gay pride parade later this month, Russia Today, the Kremlin’s wonderful cable propaganda channel, has been doing some tough reporting — as well as some important self-discovery. On May 6, RT … Continue reading

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Obama, Biden, Putin and the snub that never was

On Sunday, Russia celebrated its 65th Victory Day. For only the third time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a full-scale military parade with Iskander missiles and helicopter gunships and tanks, tanks, and more tanks. (In case … Continue reading

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