Voices from Russia

Saturday, 5 November 2016

5 November 2016. GREETINGS FROM THE EVIL EMPIRE! Kids WILL Be Kids… And Parents… Parents



I saw this on a friend’s wall on vK. I did a Google Search by Image, and it seems that this little one is viral all over the RuNet. Those of us from colder climes do remember how our parents wrapped us up during the winter…

The text is a translation of what my friend posted on her wall along with the image.



Thursday, 14 January 2016

14 January 2016. From the Russian Web… Polish Dog READY for the Winter

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In all of Eastern Europe, not just Russia, the winters are BRUTAL. This Polish dog is READY for the winter’s chilly blasts… it has a ushanka on its head, valenki on its paws, and a padded jacket for its body. Now, are you going to tell me another one of those cockamamie “Stupid Polack” jokes? It looks like the Polish dogs have more sense than most Western people! They know how to prepare for the cold!


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Farewell, Fur Hat!

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Farewell, Fur Hat!

Sergei Yolkin



The ushanka, for them not in the know, is the traditional Russian flapped winter fur hat. It’s very popular, so, this may not fly. Supposedly, it’s being replaced by high-tech winterwear. Of course, Yolkin has fun with the stereotype of the poofter fashion designer, even working in the theme of the dropping of footcloths, too. In this cartoon, too, the soldier is in a 1980s style uniform… Yolkin was born in 1962, so, he would’ve done his army service in the ‘80s.



Following the abolition of footcloths, the Russian Army is doing away with the flapped ushanka fur hat for winter wear.

18 January 2013

Sergei Yolkin



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