Voices From Russia, Too

Monday, 7 December 2015

7 December 2015. WTF… It Has to be Russia! Now, These are Snowmen!

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When there’s enough snow to make snowmen, winter is truly and positively here… WTF! It HAS to be Russia… you can’t understand it with your mind, you can only accept it for what it is

BMD

Saturday, 7 February 2015

7 February 2015. WTF! It’s Got to be Russia!

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It’s the Simpsons! As seen through Russian eyes… WTF! It HAS to be Russia… you can’t understand it with your mind, you can only accept it for what it is

BMD

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

8 January 2014. A Photo Essay. It’s Wintertime in Russia…

00 Winter in Russia 01. Moscow. 08.01.14

Walking in the snow in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 02. Lermontov monument in Stavropol. 08.01.14

Lermontov monument in Stavropol (Stavropol Krai. Southern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 03. Santa Claus on Yenisei near Krasnoyarsk. 08.01.14

Boater dressed as Santa Claus on the Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) noting the end of the navigation season

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00 Winter in Russia 04. banks of the Moskva River in Moscow Oblast. 08.01.14

On the banks of the Moskva River in Moscow Oblast (Central Federal District) near the Moscow city limits

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00 Winter in Russia 05. Moscow. 08.01.14

A kid with a snowman in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 06. St Petersburg. ice sculpture of Kazan Cathedral. 08.01.14

Ice sculpture of Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 07. Stavropol. 08.01.14

Love STILL conquers all in Stavropol (Stavropol Krai. Southern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 08. Divnogorsk. 08.01.14

Anglers take their fishing seriously in Divnogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 09. Veliki Ustyug. 08.01.14

Taking a stroll in Veliki Ustyug (Vologda Oblast. Northwestern Federal District)… the official home of Ded Moroz, dontcha know!

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00 Winter in Russia 10. horse race on frozen Yenisei. Novosyolovo. 08.01.14

Harness racing on the frozen Yenisei River near Novosyolovo (Novosyolovo Raion. Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 11. mist over the Angara River. Irkutsk. 08.01.14

Mist over the Angara River in Irkutsk (Irkutsk Oblast. Siberian Federal District)

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Brrrr! That looks plenty cold! Do pass the jug… I think that all of us need it… it’s wintertime in Russia!

BMD

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

5 January 2014. From the Russian Web… Snowmen Throughout the World

00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Kung-fu Panda. Manchuria PRC. 05.01.14

Kung-fu Panda

Manchuria PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Laughing Buddha. Arosa SWITZERLAND. 05.01.14

Laughing Buddha

Arosa (Bezirk Plessur. Canton Grisons/Graubünden) SWITZERLAND

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Snow Cat. Spain. 05.01.14

Snow Cat

Spain

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Snow Dragon. Norway. 05.01.14

Snow Dragon

Norway

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Tiger. USA. 05.01.14

Tiger

USA

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Snow Dog. Parts Unknown. 05.01.14

Snow Dog

Parts Unknown (Central or Eastern Europe?)

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. Traffic cop. Russian Federation. 05.01.14

Snow Cop

The DPS is the Road Patrol Service of the GIBDD (Russian traffic cops under the MVD). They ticket speeders and most people consider them the most corrupt cops of the lot.

Russian Federation

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00 Sknowmen throughout the world. 'Short Summer'. Russian Federation. 05.01.14

“(Such a) short summer!”

Russian Federation

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As for the image labelled “parts unknown”… it does look VERY Eastern European, but it could be Poland or Slovakia as much as it could be Russia. Hey, once you put religion aside, the peoples of Eastern Europe have cultures that are very similar, moulded by the climate and the resources available to them (even the Jews from our parts are a lot like us… what else would you expect?). What’s the difference between pierogi, vareniki, pelmeni, and piroggen? Not much… some are bigger, some are smaller, but they’re all recognisable as filled dumplings. From the Rhine to the UralsPork is the fave meat, hands down; everybody stuffs cabbage (and scarfs ’em all down… give me seconds, please), there’s not a teetotaler amongst us, and all of us party hearty (and carry “stars” when we go about singing Christmas songs).

Yes, Virginia, Central and Eastern Europe DO differ from Western Europe

BMD

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