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President Putin Visits His Former KGB Boss

President Vladimir Putin has visited his former KGB boss, Lazar Matveyev, who turned 90.

Moscow Metro Presented Opera in Elvish Language

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

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...

Russia’s Embassy in London is Having Fun

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

WiFi Coming to Moscow Cemeteries

It’s official: free WiFi will soon be available to all patrons of Moscow cemeteries — dead or alive. The head of the state funeral service...
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Loneliness

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.

Amber Diggers

Featured in the social media are numerous photos showing residents of Kmecha in Ukraine’s Rivno region digging for amber in the forest. The situation is...

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...

Waiting for Customers…

An artist on Moscow´s pedestrian Arbat street waits for customers to order their portraits.
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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.

Rebel Militia Road Block

For sale in a Moscow department store: resin figures of the east Ukrainian armed militia manning a road block on the border line separating the rebel...

Girl Power

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

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.

Steven Seagal is persona non grata in Ukraine

Ukraine has declared the American actor Steven Seagal as persona non grata because he once visited without Ukraine's permission the peninsula of Crimea, annexed...

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