Voices from Russia

Sunday, 4 February 2018

4 February 2018. A Walk With the Animals… Russians DO Love Cats

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An old Russian saying has it:

A house isn’t a home until it has a cat in it.

It seems that’s still true today. 59 percent of all Russian households have at least one cat (more have two or more than have just one). Therefore, don’t be surprised to find a cat rubbing your ankle in welcome as you take off your shoes to stay a spell (Russians ALWAYS remove their outdoor shoes at the entrance… just like French-Canadians do). Do wear clean socks and wash your feet beforehand… youse been warned…

BMD

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Friday, 5 January 2018

5 January 2018. Animal Funnies… A Catty Response…

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

5 November 2017. “Hedgehog in the Fog”: The Best Multifilm Ever Made

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Many animators consider Ёжик в тумане (Hedgehog in the Fog) one of the best-made multifilms ever. The plot is simple… a little hedgehog is on his way to visit his friend the bear cub. The two would meet every night to drink tea from the cub’s samovar. As they drank their tea, the hedgehog and the bear would chat and count the stars together. The 10-minute film is about Hedgehog’s misadventures on one of his trips to visit the Bear Cub. This is one of the most-loved Sov-era multifilms, and people still view it today.

As for the quote from the film, I’ll simply say that the only kind of friendship that I extend is the real kind. I don’t deal in alliances or temporary setups. If I extend friendship to you, trust me, you can expect me to treat your confidences as sacred. Have people betrayed me, with people that I thought friends being otherwise? Certainly… that’s why I only offer real friendship. I don’t offer it lightly. Most people aren’t worth it. The most-untrustworthy lot are clergy… I’ve never met so many phonies and poseurs in my life as I have amongst this cohort. That’s why I find honest clergy a real find. To say that such are rare finds is an understatement…

BMD

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hit the Road Barack

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It seems like Barack Obama decided to follow the principle “last one who leaves turns off the light”. He ordered imposing new sanctions against Russia. However, the Russian side took it with good humour. For example, the Russian embassy in the UK expressed its reaction on new sanctions via Twitter. Western media immediately reacted on this tweet. The Washington Times decided that Russia was making fun of the recent diplomatic row between the two countries. Mashable didn’t want to believe that Russian diplomats responded to the conflict with a meme. The Independent wrote that the Russian response “was fast, and in some cases, rather amusing”. Business Insider called it “a snide response”.

30 December

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/cartoons/201612301049136280-lame-duck-last-move/

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