Voices from Russia

Monday, 18 May 2015

18 May 2015. This is For a Certain Father of Two Boys of My Acquaintance…

00 thank you grandpa for the victory. russia. 18.05.15

“Thank you, Gran’pa, for the Victory!”

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Do you hear what I hear? SOMEBODY is out in the garage doing something STRANGE. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE’S UP TO? Keep his dinner warm… he may be late, dear… but at least you KNOW where he is…

BTW, the sign ТОРТЫ means “Cakes”… something, the little one may be thinking of…

BMD

18 May 2015. Have a Laugh… Americans Eat Some of Our More “Out There” Foods… To See Yanks Eat Kholodets… It’s a GAS

00 Unknown Artist. Fruit Kvas. 1959

1959 Sov-era ad for Fruit Kvass… ask any Russian, we’ll tell you that it’s not only good for what ails ya, it’s just contentment in a glass…

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Of course, Russians eat ANYTHING pickled… Doktorskaya Bologna, y’ gotta have a “Russian stomach”… but to see the reaction to kholodets! Actually, most Yanks have trouble with vobla (salt-cured fish)! That, and the smoked golden fish get the most “yucks” from Americans. Most of all, WHERE WAS KVASS!?! Most Russians LOVE kvass with a Number One raging passion and can’t get enough of it. Most Yanks think that warm cat piss is superior in taste and pass it by.

BMD

 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

11 March 2015. From the Russian Web… THIS is How Cold It Was In New York…

00 New York. Statue of Liberty. 08.03.15

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It so cold in New York City that parts of New York harbour froze over… a very rare occurrence. Oddly enough, this cold snap is part of Global Warming. As the Arctic ice melts, it gets taken up into the air and falls as snow in the winter. When you couple it with Arctic air inversions, an illusion of ice age conditions comes about. We had a very cold bitter snap for about four weeks here, but it’s up a little over 5 (41 Fahrenheit) today, and the snow is rapidly receding. It was NOT an Old School Northeast winter, as that’d mean significant snowfall in December. We didn’t have major snowfall until February, so, the bitter winter only lasted about a month.

BMD

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

18 February 2015. From the Russian Web… FROZEN Niagara Falls

00 frozen niagara falls 2015. 18.02.15

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THIS is how cold it’s been in our neck of the woods. ANY questions? It’s been a CLASSIC Northeast winter these past few weeks…

BMD

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