Voices from Russia

Saturday, 6 July 2013

6 July 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Typical Russian Office Dress Codes

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Typical Russian Office Dress Codes . 2013


5 July 2013




This is one of those rare RIA Infographics without a Russian original. Unfortunately, the English side doesn’t have as much (if any) supporting “apparatus” for the graphics. Sorry…


Editor’s Note:

This illustrates, even for the slow learners, one of the self-imposed “prisons” of the “successful”. Interestingly, working-class people aren’t held  to the same “standards”… they live freer lives as a result. As for me, I refuse to “play the game”. Of course, in the present climate, that means that one can’t “succeed”. I’ve found it a good bargain. The price of bourgeois “respectability” is too dear… not only for me, but for many others as well (I’m thinking of Pete Seeger in his log cabin in the Hudson Valley… still goin’ strong in his nineties (he just appeared here in Albany)… keep on truckin’)…


Friday, 26 April 2013

26 April 2013. Hear, Hear! Good Vox Pop on Modesty

the face of orthodoxy


I know a very dear couple who left a parish partly because they couldn’t take the draconiandress-code” emphasis. Certainly, while the (mostly-convert) congregation was modestly-dressed, by berating and chiding others, they lost any possible claim to being a house of spiritual uplift and worship of Him Who, at His moment of triumph, was dressed only in a loincloth.


This is truth. It’d be sinful to add anything to it…



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