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Letter to my pen pal in Moscow. I also sent her my business card, a patch from the state fire service, and an Australian flag. Can’t wait until she receives it and emails me asking what it’s meant to say.

Letter to my pen pal in Moscow. I also sent her my business card, a patch from the state fire service, and an Australian flag. Can’t wait until she receives it and emails me asking what it’s meant to say.

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Meanwhile, I can barely shave without causing myself grievous injury.

spalatum:

In 1961, Leonid Rogozov, 27, was the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. During the expedition, he felt severe pain in the stomach and had a high fever. Rogozov examined himself and discovered that his appendix was inflamed and could burst at any time. With a local anesthesia, he operated himself to remove the appendix. An engineer and a meteorologist assisted surgery.

Meanwhile, I can barely shave without causing myself grievous injury.

spalatum:

In 1961, Leonid Rogozov, 27, was the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. During the expedition, he felt severe pain in the stomach and had a high fever. Rogozov examined himself and discovered that his appendix was inflamed and could burst at any time. With a local anesthesia, he operated himself to remove the appendix. An engineer and a meteorologist assisted surgery.

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Азартная

In my small, boganish town, there is exactly one Eastern European woman, a Ukrainian who moved here to marry a local. Her adult son is in town, and he goes to my gym. I saw him today.

According to Wikipedia, 76% of the Ukrainian population can fluently speak Russian. However, I know that this guy and his mother are very ardent about their nationality. Should I ask him “Вы говорите по-русский?” and risk insulting a dude who can squat 350kg?

If I do insult him, my memory will live on in this half-arsed blog. До завтра…

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ehtthe asked: Как оно, чувак?

Вы имеете в виду мой член? : D 

Я шучувсе хорошо.  

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One of my favourite early Soviet propaganda pieces. The caption reads “Comrade Lenin cleanses the world of filth”, and the picture features the Bolshevik leader literally sweeping Fu Manchu, the Monopoly Man, and two Humpty Dumptys from the face of the globe.

One of my favourite early Soviet propaganda pieces. The caption reads “Comrade Lenin cleanses the world of filth”, and the picture features the Bolshevik leader literally sweeping Fu Manchu, the Monopoly Man, and two Humpty Dumptys from the face of the globe.

Filed under Lenin USSR Soviet Communism russian history

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This has been going well.

I’m too afraid to even look at my last post… let’s get this shit back on the дорога.

Я все еще учусь русский язык. Медленно.

I’ve found www.interpals.net, which is a great site for learners of any language as it puts you in touch with native speakers of the target language. Right now, I’ve got half a dozen authentic Russians telling me my grammar is shithouse.

If you’re already on there, let’s be friends!  

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 When Porsche offered a brand-new Cayenne to the Mayor of Moscow, he passed it on to the fire department. The SUV has been modified to carry protective gear and breathing apparatus. It’s not quite as cool as the police Lamborghini.

 When Porsche offered a brand-new Cayenne to the Mayor of Moscow, he passed it on to the fire department. The SUV has been modified to carry protective gear and breathing apparatus. It’s not quite as cool as the police Lamborghini.

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Now for something completely different.

Just want to plug this site real quick.

I’m a HUGE fan of girls with brightly coloured hair. Red, blue, pink, green, whatever. There’s nothing prettier as far as I’m concerned. So this page is like the Louvre for me. If only it listed their phone numbers so I could take them all out for drinks.