Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

LNR Minsvyazi Rolled Out “Lugakom” SIM Cards Printed in Colours of LNR Flag

00 LNR lugansk pr telephone card 180815

“Your reliable connection!”


A source at the LNR Ministry of Communications (Minsvyazi) informed us that the design of the SIM card for state mobile operator Lugakom is done up in the colours of the LNR flag, saying, “We’ve already begun production of Lugakom SIM cards. We based the overall design on the colours of the Republic flag”. Minsvyazi will began sales of the cards to the public in September. Earlier, LNR First Deputy Minister of Communications Andrei Yeremenko said that Minsvyazi plans to distribute free Lugakom starter packs to all first graders on the Day of Knowledge (1 September, traditional first day of school).

18 August 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Cons Use Cats to Smuggle In Mobiles at Russian Prison in the Komi Republic

00 Cat. Prison. Russia. Komi Republic. 12.06


Frequently, inmates in Russian prisons bribe guards to obtain mobile phones. However, what about using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a prison colony in the Russian North saw a feline on a fence… it seemed to be carrying something. Taking a closer look, they found a few mobile phones and chargers taped to the cat’s belly. On Monday, the RF Federal Prison Service reported that this happened on Friday at Penal Colony No. 1 near Syktyvkar in the Komi Republic, 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) northeast of Moscow. It wasn’t clear how the cat was supposed to drop off its loot.

4 June 2013

Associated Press

As quoted in the Albany (NY) Times-Union


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

29 August 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Mobile Psychotherapy

Mobile Psychotherapy

Sergei Yolkin



This is another example of Yolkin’s love of punning. The psychotherapy is “mobile” because it happens in the classroom, and because it uses a “mobile” (“cell-phone” in the American dialect).


The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Dr Gennady Onishchenko, said that if we allow students in the first year of primary school to use a mobile phone, they’d be able to adapt more quickly to school life and avoid much of the stress of the first day in class, as the children would have the opportunity during difficult times to ring up their parents.

28 August 2012

Sergei Yolkin


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