A few Russian Anecdotes that are Floating Around


How Russians joked about sanctions before they began to take effect. Obama to Putin: “Do you see democracy?” – Putin to Obama: “No.” – Obama: “Yet it does exist.” – Putin: “Do you see sanctions?” – Obama: “Yes.” – Putin: “Yet they do not exist.” Source: Pikabu.ru / LiveJournal.com ◊ Anecdote about Vladimir Putin and … More A few Russian Anecdotes that are Floating Around

Russian “Marmalade”


Another funny story about traveling in Russia Jet lagged but happy, I was having breakfast with my friends in their small apartment kitchen. They had laid out out a feast: cheese, yogurt, fruit, dark bread, and orange marmalade. Or what I thought was orange marmalade. I slathered my buttered bread with the stuff and took … More Russian “Marmalade”

U.K. Doctors call James Bond a Drunk – Russian Doctors call him a Wussie?


It seems that our favorite action hero has now been accused of being an utter drunk. The very man that personified the ultimate playboy has been shot down, no pun intended by doctors in the United Kingdom. Is Ian Fleming turning in his grave over this? Would his arch enemies like “Jaws” or maybe “LeChiffre” … More U.K. Doctors call James Bond a Drunk – Russian Doctors call him a Wussie?

“Sorry” there are no plastic smiles in Russia


We Have Our Reasons Foreigners are constantly told that Russians are surprisingly, “unsmiling people”. They write about it in their blogs and guidebooks , ask about it in person , share it with their friends and acquaintances . Indeed, we smile much less of other nationalities , but as it turns out , we have … More “Sorry” there are no plastic smiles in Russia

Top 10 Russian Stereotypes – A Parody


1. All Russian women are beautiful……. It’s been heard that all Young Russian women are gorgeous, and they are very particular about their appearance… they won’t leave the house without their hair and make-up done to perfection everything about them will perfectly matching. Even in the winter, a fur coat, high heels, short skirt with … More Top 10 Russian Stereotypes – A Parody

Russian military has a hard time finding a parking place


<iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/YDxOnWzSxsk” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> On a nice quiet Sunday at the beach who would expect this? It can be seen that many were kicking back and soaking up some rays when all of a sudden out of nowhere this appears. It seems that the Russian Navy who were doing a training exercise thought … More Russian military has a hard time finding a parking place

What’s that on your nose? – “A giant Asian hornet” you say


So you may be asking is that me with the Giant Asian Hornet on my nose? No, this is Kurt Bell who was kind enough to allow me to use this photo. But there is a reason why I show you this fascinating hornet. Last year during my second visit to Russia the wife, family … More What’s that on your nose? – “A giant Asian hornet” you say

Russian Bloggers Welcome Snowden With Jokes, Praise and Job Offers


Updated, Friday, 11:32 a.m. When the former United States intelligence analyst Edward J. Snowden was finally allowed to leave his limbo in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday with a permit granting him political asylum in Russia, Russian bloggers, activists, entrepreneurs and journalists posted messages on social networks welcoming him to his … More Russian Bloggers Welcome Snowden With Jokes, Praise and Job Offers

This “One” is for my Russian Friends – Russian Media “DJ”


In the states there are anchormen and women, the weatherman or woman , but in Russia we have Russian Media “DJ’s” giving commentaries like this. It reminded me of the advertising spots on television when they tried to fit 5 minutes of dialogue into 1 minute. Even if you don’t understand what is being said, … More This “One” is for my Russian Friends – Russian Media “DJ”