Voices from Russia

Friday, 10 May 2013

Volodya’s Cycling Friend: ALWAYS On His Shoulder

00a Volodya and Cat. Krasnoyarsk. Russia. 10.05.13


00b Volodya and Cat. Krasnoyarsk. Russia. 10.05.13


00c Volodya and Cat. Krasnoyarsk. Russia. 10.05.13


Volodya’s from Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia. He rides his bike every day on Tatyshev Island in the Yenisei River. He does it in good company… his cat is always on his shoulder! Volodya found the poor kitten in a tree… crows were trying to attack it. So, he had to climb up the tree to reach the kitten; he didn’t plan it, but he took the kitten home. He wanted to put the kitten in his backpack or near his chest, but the animal chose the best place by itself, he sat on Volodya’s shoulder. That’s how he took the little cat home. In summer 2010, when it was over 30 degrees (86 degrees Fahrenheit), they shocked everybody in Krasnoyarsk by taking part in a cycling marathon and riding together almost 100 kilometres (62 miles)! Several times, Volodya stopped and gave water to his cat; when they reached the finish line, both were exhausted… the cat laid down in the shade of the bushes to rest. However, in just a half-hour, it was full of energy and happiness again.

7 May 2013

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Monday, 9 July 2012

9 July 2012. What a Day! I’m Glad It’s Over…


Well, this crazy day is over, thank the good God. I think that we can put things to bed (including me)… I only napped a couple of times last night to keep up with the news, and it’s catching up with me. However, it’s no time to relax… the day’s events actually raised more questions than they answered. Be sure of this… JP didn’t resign anything of importance. It was classic First Family Kabuki, and if you take it at face value… don’t say that I didn’t warn you. I fear that things will actually get WORSE for a bit…

As for you and me, besides exercising due care and vigilance to make sure that no First Family schauspieler makes off with any parish movables, it’s summer… as the above image indicates. It’s on the banks of the Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk… a 30 degree (86 degrees Fahrenheit) day at the beach. Things aren’t really going to kick into gear until the autumn. Enjoy the summer. That’s why God made it…


Saturday, 23 July 2011

23 July 2011. It’s Summer in Russia, Too! It’s 29 in Krasnoyarsk…

A woman jumps into the Yenisei River at Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. It’s 29 degrees (84 degrees Fahrenheit) there… I think that most Americans would LOVE a Siberian summer in preference to the 35 degree plus (95 degrees Fahreneheit plus) temps in most of the American heartland. Pass me a cold pivo and a plate of crawdads, if you please… now, THAT’S the way civilised people beat the heat!


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