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Timeline of Russian innovation - Wikipedia
very odd list of russian innovations, starting with baked milk
wikipedia  russia  history  technology  wtf 
november 2018 by ignatz
Crimintern: How the Kremlin uses Russia’s criminal networks in Europe | European Council on Foreign Relations
European states and institutions have to consider the challenges posed by Russian-based organised crime, and adopt measures to combat it.
russia  crime 
april 2017 by ignatz
New Russian Future Weapon - Project ORION Ekranoplan. PART-1 - YouTube
Using the Ekranoplane has both positive and negative sides The big plus is the efficiency and speed - the speed of many prototypes up to 500 km / h with load...
ekranoplan  russia  engineering 
april 2017 by ignatz
Who Is Alexander Dugin, the Man Linking Putin, Erdogan and Trump? - Bloomberg
‘He’s seen as a brilliant philosopher, but brilliance and madness are very close to each other.’
doom  politics  usa  russia  turkey 
february 2017 by ignatz
caucasian knot
english language news from kavkaz
dagestan  ingushetia  chechnya  caucasus  kavkaz  news  russia  war 
february 2014 by ignatz
Suicide on the Volga River: A Tale of Two Republics
I went to Chuvashia and Mari-El to find out why so many people were killing themselves there. Two inconsequential republics along the Volga River, known only, if mentioned, as the suicide capitals of the world.
suicide  russia  blog 
february 2013 by ignatz
Misha Friedman's Photographs of Corruption in Russia - NYTimes.com
A visual tour of the ways in which public corruption manifests itself in people’s private lives, radiating outward through Russian society, touching ordinary men and women, and becoming the norm.
russia  grimmeathookfuture  corruption  politics  photography  photojournalism  villainy 
february 2013 by ignatz
Victor Serge: Repression (1926)
An acquaintance with the methods and proceedings of this police force is of immediate practical interest for every revolutionary; for the defence of capitalism everywhere uses the same tools; and moreover all police forces work together and are similar to each other.
revolution  politics  russia  reference  oppression 
may 2011 by ignatz
Overexposed! - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011
Anna Chapman hits the big time, receives beets onstage.
russia  politics  espionage  beets 
january 2011 by ignatz
English Russia » The Arctic Job
photos of Russian ships & helicopters in the Arctic doing impossible job
photosr  russia  arctic  icebreakers 
september 2009 by ignatz
English Russia » The Most Unusual Underground in the World
One man attempts to build a subway station against tremendous odds and any kind of sanity.
russia  eccentrics  engineering  subway  crikey 
august 2009 by ignatz
Dyatlov Pass incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nine people died weirdly in the Ural mountains. The story is opaque in the usual Slavic way, but includes radiation, secrecy, and bright orange dead people.
russia  wikipedia  weird  death  creepy  x-files 
february 2009 by ignatz
English Russia » The Sausage Admin
When Russian system administrators stay at night hacking their systems they might have an urge for some hot food, so the most fast way to get a hot sausage is to… plug it into the wall electric outlet.
electricity  russia  sausages  food  nerd 
november 2008 by ignatz
English Russia » Russian Sausage Art
The sausage art is now popular in Russia. They have made some major masterpieces out of sausages and wurst and put on display so that anyone can eat them.
art  meat  russia  sausages  painting  photos 
september 2008 by ignatz
Geopolitical WTF: The Georgian Crisis
Five articles on the Caucasus, Russia, Georgia and the recent war, with geopolitical background.
blog  russia  georgia  caucasus  war  history  geo  lj  politics 
september 2008 by ignatz
spaceoctopus: George Bush and I visited Albania around
Why ARE we so interested in Kosovo's independence? Well...
kosovo  albania  politics  usa  oil  russia  war  coldwar 
march 2008 by ignatz
BLDGBLOG: The Island of Forgotten Diseases
Let's all go to the previous Soviet biowarfare training zone!
tourism  biologicalwarfare  war  russia  doom  biowarfare  military  wasteland 
august 2007 by ignatz
Estonia "Cyberwar" Wasn't
As might have been predicted, the CYBERWAR! story was overstated. It appears similar to the Chinese attacks on the U.S.: assholism rather than military action.
news  27bstroke6  wired  kevinpoulsen  cyber  warfare  nationalism  reporting  russia  estonia 
june 2007 by ignatz
How Harvard Lost Russia
Institutional Investor magazine on the Russian failures of Harvard economists
commerce  economics  currentevents  history  russia  trainwreck 
february 2006 by ignatz

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