Voices from Russia

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Mostik the Cat (Mascot of the Kerch Bridge Project) Got Fat on Pancakes During Maslenitsa… He’s Going on a Shrimp Diet

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Mostik* the Cat (Кот Мостик in Russian), a well-known symbol of the Kerch Bridge construction project, gained weight during Maslenitsa and is now on a diet. There are now sites on social networks featuring him. The caption under his image on one site read:

Maslenitsa’s over; it’s a good holiday, but I feel fat. One more plate… then, it’s back to my beloved shrimp diet!

His fans don’t support his desire to lose weight; his healthy appearance pleases them, so some even promised to bring him delicious goodies when they go on holiday in the Crimea. Mostik attached himself to the construction crew in 2015. According to the latest intel, he lives at one of the control points. His official name is Mosta the Cat (Кот Моста in Russian); he has more than 20,000 fans on the social networks. Mostik promised to be the first to take a selfie on the bridge when it’s completed.

  • Мост (Most) in Russian means “Bridge”, so “Mostik” could be Englished as “Bridgie”

Here is Mostik’s Facebook page

20 February 2018



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…


Saturday, 6 January 2018

6 January 2018. The Grumpy Cat Weighs In On Orthodox Christmas…


Orthodox Christmas is tomorrow… then, the Grumpy Cat can tell us what he got! Will he avoid the Santa hat and the FB and Instagram posts? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…


6 January 2018. Orthodox Christmas Greetings From ITALY


I saw this image and greeting in one of my FB groups… I knew that I could “do it up better”. I pulled out the old PhotoShop… and here it is. Thank you to our lovely God-given Italian friends for their sincere love of Russia! Hey, you Guineas! We love ya back just as much… can Toto Cutugno come and sing again? Now, that man defines “sexy” (as only an Italian man can incarnate it)… click here for his iconic song L’Italiano (sung in Moscow).


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