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...
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Political Matryoshka Dolls – Nothing Personal, Business Only

Matryoshka nested dolls have always been popular with Russian kids, who love opening up one shell after another to find the smallest doll hidden...

It’s Putin Time in Russia!

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Cleaning the Snow. Not for the Faint-Hearted

Road works in winter in the Russian city of Lipetsk. The video is not for the faint-hearted, the Blue Buckets activists warn.https://www.facebook.com/ruvederko/videos/459205364275625/
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Think Hard

I think I always make the right choice ;)
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Hilarious, No?

People have a lot of opinions about this Donald J. Trump moment during a photo op with NATO leaders in Brussels. https://www.facebook.com/InTheKnowByAOL/videos/838882576267525/

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...

Russia’s Central Bank Issues New Banknotes

Two new banknotes featuring the cities of Vladivostok in the Far East and Sevastopol in the Crimea were put into circulation in Russia today. The...

Iraq

A few pictures from various places in Iraq, mostly shot in 2003, after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, during a relatively quiet period in...
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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.

A Bug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

There is a new epidemic in Russia, not of any disease, though, but, nonetheless, it is an epidemic. Another epidemic of follies. Forget Philippine...

Istanbul, Turkey

It is unbelievable but I did visit Istanbul virtually by mistake, en route to a region that was about to explode in civil war,...
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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.

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