Voices from Russia

Monday, 8 January 2018

8 January 2018. Only in Russia… Shashlik for Christmas… on the OUTDOOR Grill


This is a real-deal Russian preparing grilled shashlik for CHRISTMAS. I shit you not. I do believe that the eaters are waiting inside… it’s true that shashlik over charcoal is legit to the max, but sometimes we Russians justify the Western view that we’re Europe’s crazy cousins. Not that I’d want to change that…



Saturday, 6 September 2014

6 September 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Joan Rivers is Dead… One Gutsy Lady

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Today, Joan Rivers, a gutsy gal if there ever was such, died. She was strong, outspoken, and assertive… her humour was usually blunt, occasionally, offensively so, but in a good way… people offended by humour are usually taking themselves too seriously. Rivers wasn’t merely a strong person; she was a strong woman. She was brash, in-your-face, female but not ‘feminine’, and aggressively Jewish. She took the outsider position, standing up from that position to critique the strong and the powerful. Sure, she wasn’t always politically correct… Rivers not only used the word “tranny”, which many find offensive, but she used it (in 2014) to describe Michelle Obama, and then doubled down, defending herself with her usual gusto and attacking political correctness itself. For fifty years, she spoke truth to power, and managed to end with a punchline. Thank you, Joan. Rest in Chutzpah.

Adapted from an article in the Forward by Jay Michaelson

Saturday, 23 August 2014

23 August 2014. From the Russian Web… A Photo Essay… THIS is Our Future! Dem Crazy Kids…

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That’s almost “Chinglish” (howlers in English produced by Sinophones)…


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“I cum in pies”… I ain’t going there…


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“I love Satan!” Now, that’s a “seasoned greetings!” (that was a “slip of the lip” that I heard from an adult!)


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Look at that “chef’s hat”… the poor kid didn’t realise what the dirty-minded “grown-ups” are going to make of that, coupled with the caption…


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Kids ARE innocent… that’s why pervs are so evil. Yes, kids DO grow up… but at the proper time and place. Otherwise, we fuck ’em up for good. NEVER forget that…


We all needed a break from the war news. Yes, it’s there, and we’ll be back soon enough… but let’s decompress for a moment or two…


23 August 2014. From the Russian Web… Smile Awhile… We All Need a Break from the War News

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Now, that’s creativity!


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