Tag Archive for ‘russia’

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From Russia, With Love

Well, I’ve been indulging in my logorrheal tendencies recently so let’s keep it short and sweet today and look at a picture that I took at my local supermarket. In case your Russian is a little rusty, the one on the left is the spicy/hot (Ro: iute) version. Also, it’s not just that the labels… Read More ›

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In the Land of the Blind

Sometimes I read things online and I honestly believe someone is spoofing me, playing some kind of prank. This morning everyone is talking about the editorial by George Soros that was printed in the New York Review of Books about how evil Vladimir Putin is and how the European Union (and America, via the IMF)… Read More ›

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The Tip of the Spear

Well I certainly never expected to be living in the Republic of Moldova (RM), but as the old Buddhist sage once said, wherever you go, there you are. This country is gearing up for an election in a few weeks on November 30. I’ve seen almost no coverage of it at all in the wider… Read More ›