Voices from Russia

Sunday, 23 April 2017

23 April 2017. Benny Ratz Still Suckin’ Down the Sudz at Age 90

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Here’s proof that Benedict XVI Ratzinger isn’t only hale n’ hearty, he still enjoys a good litre of brewski. Here, he greets a delegation from his native Bavaria on his birthday. Ninety-years-old and still goin’ strong… will he reach 100? Will he outlive Franky Bag o’ Donuts? Who knows? Maybe, Fr Guido Sarducci has the inside intel (“Finda the Pope in the Pizza”)…

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Sunday, 29 September 2013

29 September 2013. A Photo Essay. From the Russian Web… It’s the 180th Oktoberfest in München!

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It’s a beer marathon! This weekend Mayor Christian Ude of München opened the first keg of beer with the traditional “O’zapft is!” (“It’s uncorked, now!”). Every year, this ritual starts Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival. This year, it’s the 180th such party in the Bavarian capital. For 16 days, the partiers will guzzle special Oktoberfest beer in litre mugs served by buxom barmaids. This time around, there’s some ouch… the beer went up in price from 9.40 Euros (410 Roubles. 12.75 USD. 13.10 CAD. 13.65 AUD. 7.90 UK Pounds) per stein to 9.85 Euros (430 Roubles. 13.35 USD. 13.75 CAD. 14.30 AUD. 8.25 UK Pounds).

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Sunday, 30 September 2012

30 September 2012. A Point to Ponder… I’ll Drink to That!

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You can always tell the terminally-earnest… they’re the ones who give you a lecture if you offer them a beer…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

25 September 2012. From the Russian Web… Oktoberfest! Let the Good Times Roll!

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I saw this image on one of my fave Russian sites… and it led to another lightning flash of inspiration. The German is translated in the title above. Oh, yes… do save a litre or two for me…

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