Tag Archives: Sport

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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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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Humane society

Okay, what is up today, Russia? Seriously, is everything okay? Because now I’m hearing news that the administration of Ulianovsk Oblast’ found a unique way of dealing with their stray dog problem: shoot them all to hell. Apparently, authorities spent … Continue reading

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Olympics may be over, but the heads are just starting to roll – kinda

Watching the unfurling, confused hysteria at the highest levels of the Kremlin over Russia’s disappointing medal count in Vancouver, you’d think Russia had lost the latest world war. On Monday, President Dmitry Medvedev denounced unnamed “fat cats” and demanded those … Continue reading

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Nothing says 'Happy Friday!' like a two-legged dog

Today, I bring to you this, a Russian news report about an Israeli who adopts a dog with only two legs. Cringe factor is extraordinarily high, and you’ll also notice a strong redemption trope.

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In wake of hockey loss, for once, Russia doesn't hide its shame

This morning the Russians who didn’t stay up to see their hockey team get trounced by the Canadians 7:3, woke up to find that their hockey team had been trounced by the Canadians 7:3. It was the first time in … Continue reading

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Putin to Plushenko: your silver worth gold, your eyes contain galaxies

After three and a half years off the ice, gold-medal winning Russian figure skater and parfum hawker Yevgeny Plushenko has returned, dragging behind him all the prima donna habits he’s acquired in the years of socialite-bouncing twixt then and now. … Continue reading

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CIA, Obama out to get racist Russian figure skaters

In late January, with less than a month left to go before the Vancouver Winter Olympics, scandal engulfed two young figure skaters from Russia. Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin were surprised to discover that the aboriginal-inspired routine and costumes with … Continue reading

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Best sponsorship ever

Yesterday, I went to Luzhniki stadium in Moscow to watch the World Cup qualifier between Germany and Russia. There was tremendous pressure to reenact the victory of 1945 on the pitch and, as if that weren’t enough, I heard a … Continue reading

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