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Saturday, 25 January 2014

25 January 2014. A Blast from the Past… LOL Cats from 1914 by Harry Whittier Frees… NO LIE!

00 Harry Whittier Frees. 01. animal funnies from 1914. 14.01.14

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00 Harry Whittier Frees. 02. animal funnies from 1914. 14.01.14

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00 Harry Whittier Frees. 03. animal funnies from 1914. 14.01.14

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00 Harry Whittier Frees. 04. animal funnies from 1914. 14.01.14

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00 Harry Whittier Frees. 05. animal funnies from 1914. 14.01.14

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00 harry Whittier Frees. 06. animal funnies from 1914. 14.01.14

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Here’s some stuff from the Father of All LOLCats, Harry Whittier Frees. It’s really from 1914… Frees was THE pioneer in this sort of thing. Yes, Virginia, there were LOLCats prior to the web’s Creation. In the Beginning, there was Formlessness and Void. Then, there was Frees…

BMD

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

RIA-Novosti Presents… Photos of the Week, 21-27 December 2013: Olympic Fire, Ded Moroz, Kobzon the Terrible, and Others…

00 Images of the Week 01. Olympic Flame in Ufa. 02.01.14

A cop on duty during the Olympic torch relay in Ufa.

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00 Images of the Week 02. Ded Moroz in Moscow. 02.01.14

Policeman salutes a driver dressed as Ded Moroz, who brought the New Year’s tree to the Moscow Kremlin.

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00 Images of the Week 03. Khodorkovsky in Berlin. 02.01.14

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of YUKOS, at a press conference at the Museum of the Berlin Wall {the place is a crapitalist rip-off, the admission is 12.50 Euros (564 Roubles. 17 USD. 18 CAD. 19 AUD. 10.40 UK Pounds) per person! An appropriate venue for a scammer, isn’t it?: editor}.

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00 Images of the Week 04. Maidan in Kiev. 02.01.14

Demonstrator at pro-EU rally on the Maidan in Kiev from the Narodnoye Veche  group.

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00 Images of the Week 05. Bandy. Kzan vs Moscow. 02.01.14

Dynamo-Kazan goalkeeper Anders Svensson with Yevgeni Ivanushkin (Dynamo-Moscow) and Aleksei Bushuev (Dynamo Kazan) (left to right) in the Russian Super Cup for Bandy.

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00 Images of the Week 06. Kobzon and Tereshkova. 02.01.14

Iosif Kobzon, First Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee on Culture, and Valentina Tereshkova, Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee for International Affairs, at a plenary meeting.

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00 Images of the Week 07. Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. 02.01.14

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova leaving the correctional colony after her amnesty.

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00 Images of the Week 08. Putin and Nazarbayev. 02.01.14

President Vladimir Putin, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (right to left) before the beginning of the session of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Community in the Kremlin.

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00 Images of the Week 09. Skater Plyushchenko. 02.01.14

Yevgeni Plyushchenko competing in men’s single figure skating short programme at the Russian Cup figure skating championship in Sochi.

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00 Images of the Week 10. Kremlin Yolka. 02.01.14

The view from the top of the main New Year’s tree in Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin.

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00 Images of the Week 11. Obraztsova & Urin. Bolshoi Opera. 02.01.14

Opera singer Yelena Obraztsova and Vladimir Urin, the Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, at a press conference devoted to the 50th anniversary of Obraztsova’s début on the stage.

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00 Images of the Week 12. Ballet in Novosibirsk. 02.01.14

A scene from Tchaikovsky‘s ballet The Nutcracker staged by Igor Zelensky on the stage of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

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00 Images of the Week 13. Ded Moroz. Garden Ring Moscow. 02.01.14

Ded Moroz made a lap around the Garden Ring.

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00 Images of the Week 14. Ded Moroz. Moscow Zoopark. 02.01.14

Actors wearing deer antlers play with children at the Moscow Zoopark during a presentation featuring Ded Moroz.

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00 Images of the Week 15. Kalashnikov. Izhevsk. 02.01.14

Lying in state of the coffin of small arms designer Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Izhevsk.

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27 December 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20131227/986810952_986799180.html

Thursday, 17 October 2013

17 October 2013. Only in Russia! Now There be Some Giant Arbuzi in the Cossack Land, I Be Told!

00 Boy with giant watermelons in Krasnodar Krai. 17.10.13

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A boy stands between two big watermelons at the “Watermelon Paradise” festival in the village of Strelka (Krasnostrelskoye Rural SettlementTemryuk Raion) in Krasnodar Krai (that be Cossack country, chum). Any inferences, dirty or otherwise, reside solely in the mind of the beholder… now, I didn’t say anything, did I? You wanna know what “arbuzi” are… why, that’s just “watermelons” in Russian… didn’t everybody know that?

BMD

Monday, 14 October 2013

14 October 2013. Red October Still Lives… Pioneer Ceremony on Red Square

00 Young Pioneers. Moscow RUSSIA. 14.10.13

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A boy yawns as he and other children attend a ceremonial initiation into the Union of Pioneer Organisations-Federation of Children’s Organisations (SPO-FDO), the successor to the V I Lenin all-Union Pioneer Organisation, an organisation created in the USSR for children 10-14 years old. The event took place on Red Square in Moscow on 19 May 2013, when the Pioneers celebrated their anniversary. Some 3,000 pioneers took part in the ceremony. As you can see, being “Red” isn’t dead. The Western news media was nowhere in evidence…

BMD

 

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