Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

13 November 2012. Pussy Riot Descends into Satire…

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Pussy Riot is now in the hands of the caricaturists, where they belonged all along…

BMD

Monday, 20 February 2012

20 February 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Everything that You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Find Out, About Bliny

Everything that You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Find Out, About Bliny

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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The Russian original had “Pizza” on the box… just thought that you’d like to know that. No doubt, it was to heighten the humour, using a “foreign” food to represent a very “Russian” one.

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Maslenitsa is an old Slavic holiday that came out of the old pagan culture, but people still celebrated it after Russia adopted Christianity. The main “faces” of the holiday are the “smiling sun” and bliny.

20 February 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120220/570458842.html

20 February 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Longest-Lasting Kiss

The Longest-Lasting Kiss

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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China Daily reported that a pair of gay men in Thailand, whose kiss lasted 50 hours, 25 minutes, and 1 second, set a new world record for the longest kiss.

17 February 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120217/568028186.html

20 February 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. From “Bo” With Love

From “Bo” With Love

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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US President Barack Obama greeted his wife Michelle on Valentine’s Day on his microblog on Twitter. Notably, he signed it with his initials “bo”. Usually, that means that the president made his own post.

15 February 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120215/566346159.html

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