Speaking about ugly cars with high gas-mileage…

Some old Soviet car commercial.

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Behind the Iron Curtain: Moscow 1960’s

I don’t suppose many of you are browsing Russian blogs, so I thought I’d link some interesting pictures. The source is here and here is a Google translation. I also added some related links in case you are wasting time at work.

Red Square

Manezhnaya Square. Hotel “Moscow”

Behind the Iron Curtain: Moscow 1960’s


I upgraded my blog to a new version of WordPress today without much trouble. Most of the changes are only visible to me, automatic plug-in update feature is worth the upgrade by itself. I found a little plug-in which can display all the plug-ins used on the blog, so I thought it would be neat

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It’s that time of a month…

… when I am eating red borscht again. Since my daughter is unlikely to inherit any money, this recipe is probably all she is going to get, so she can cook it for some unlucky schmuck who will get me for a father-in-law.

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Who is the decider?

I don’t get most art. Every time I go the gallery I realize that I completely lack any understanding of art, and this feeling is compounded when I read the little blurbs explaining the “true” meaning of a painting or a sculpture. I always wonder who decides what’s art and what is just an accidental

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