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AIDS at the Service of Soviet Propaganda

Losev was sitting at his desk in the spacious office on the sixth floor of the Tass headquarters in downtown Moscow and I took a seat at the adjoining smaller desk. "Sasha, advise those lazybones in Geneva that we need more stories from the West to prove that AIDS was created and disseminated by the CIA," he told me straight away.

Russia’s Embassy in London is Having Fun

The Russian embassy in London is making fun of the fear of Russian hackers, other stereotypes.

Chelsea Manning’s New Look

Transformation! https://twitter.com/xychelsea/status/865250670831702016

Moscow Metro Presented Opera in Elvish Language

Опера на эльфийском языке в метро в память об авторе "Сильмариллиона" и "Властелина колец" Джоне Толкине.

Girl Power

Several battalions of impeccably dressed smiling ladies took part in the Victory Day military parade on Red Square.

Victory Day in Moscow, 2017

Military parade in Moscow on Victory Day.  

The Last Documents on Censorship in the USSR

For students/scholars who need official Soviet documents on censorship. They clearly show what the Soviet people were allowed to know about their own country.

Accidental Photos

In the morning, roughly at 7AM, while walking my doggy I  spotted these two men sitting on a bench, chatting. The identical way in which...

Hitler Youth Hairstyle is Popular in Russia

Russian hairdressers - both men’s and women’s - offer their clients the trendiest style of the time: Hitlerjugend. The name sounds kind of inappropriate in...
Man on wheels


You don’t see many disabled folks in Moscow because the city is not really fit for them, and not because there aren’t many.

Chocolate Putin

A few years ago I saw Russian president Vladimir Putin immortalized in chocolate, and I'm still wondering who bought him and how they ate him.

Ukrainians Move to Facebook After Government Ban on Russian Social Nets

According to the BBC video story from Kiev, Ukrainians, while being somewhat unhappy with the recent government ban on popular Russian social networks, are...

Organic Food Store with a Nasty Twist

German Sterligov's organic food store: no gays allowed, the rest get a nice smile.PS. Actually, the sign outside says "ENTRY BANNED TO FAGGOTS".

Mammoth Tusks Found in a Private Garden in Yakutia

El hombre estaba plantando patatas y al principio pensó que los dos marfiles en el suelo fueron raíces de árbol.