Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

8 October 2013. Perhaps, the Most Fave Internet Meme in Russia… “Иван Грозный убивает… всех” … “Ivan Grozny Kills… All”

00 Ivan Grozny Kills... the Statue of Liberty. 08.10.13

Ivan Grozny kills… the Statue of Liberty


00 Ivan Grozny Kills... R2D2. 08.10.13

Ivan Grozny kills… R2D2


00 Ivan Grozny Kills... Kenny. 08.10.13

Ivan Grozny kills… Kenny


It’s one of the most fave internet memes in Russia. It’s gotten even more popular after the recent kafuffle concerning Repin’s painting. If you don’t believe me, run a Google search on Иван Грозный убивает… всех (you have to do it in Russian for it to work properly). Most of ’em are a hoot-and-a-half, and you’ll laugh your fool head off at some of them (I certainly did). There’ll always be a Russia… thank God for that! Have a smile…



Friday, 24 May 2013

24 May 2013. One of the Cabinet Sent These On… “Orthodox Grumpy Cat”… It’s a HOOT!

00 Orthodox Grumpy Cat 01. 24.05.13


00 Orthodox Grumpy Cat 02. 24.05.13


00 Orthodox Grumpy Cat 03. 24.05.13


00 Orthodox Grumpy Cat 04. 24.05.13


The above images prove that “there’s life in the old dog, yet”. When we retain the ability to laugh at our foibles, we’re healthy. Pass the jug and smile…


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

“Grumpy Cat” Wins “Meme of the Year”

00 Grumpy Cat. 22.05.13

My contribution to the “Grumpy Cat” meme… fuggedaboutit!


Here’s the original Grumpy Cat


The “Grumpy Сat” won the 17th Annual Webby AwardsMeme of the Year”. The award ceremony took place on 22 May. Internet users favoured Grumpy Cat over the Harlem Shake, Goats Yelling Like Humans, and Gangnam Style by voting on the BuzzFeed website. Tandar Sause, known as Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, became popular after her owner posted her picture on the social news website Reddit and then superimposed with humorous comments. The female cat has a permanently grumpy face due to feline dwarfism and an under bite. She and her brother Pokey were born to normal parents with a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail. Ironically, Grumpy Cat is calm and Pokey has a grumpy personality. “The Official Grumpy Cat” on Facebook has over 930,000 Likes. The organisers announced the other Webby winners on 30 April. Such websites as Change.org, Pinterest, Tumblr, Dropbox, and The Onion won multiple awards. A Webby is an award for excellence on the Internet. It began in 1995 and presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Categories include websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile. The award is one of the older internet-oriented awards and is known as “The Oscars of the Internet”.

22 May 2013

Voice of Russia World Service



Saturday, 11 August 2012

11 August 2012. A Smile From the Russian Web… The “I Look Like” Game


This is the meme that’s travelled ’round the world. It started off in Spanish… then, went to China… and I saw it on the Russian web (I translated the Russian text). Have a smile… not everything is serious (thank God). Now, where’s that jug?


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