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Re: Russia

Post by Bruce » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:27 am

Not everything that comes out of Georgia is country music.

I always preferred the Jewish version.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:45 am

Bruce wrote:Not everything that comes out of Georgia is country music.
OK, so some Russian music?



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Re: Russia

Post by Bruce » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:12 am

Very nice. 8)
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:26 am

But how about some Georgian chicks after the greasy blues beards, hu?



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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:10 am

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Nat Geo wrote:VISSARION

also known as The Christ of Siberia

In an off-the-grid Russian village called Obitel Rassveta (“abode of dawn”), Vissarion sits in the living room of a disciple. Born Sergei Torop, he had a revelation around the time the Soviet Union collapsed that he was Jesus Christ reborn. Founder of the Church of the Last Testament, he now has at least 5,000 followers; many of them live with him in several utopian eco-villages in the Siberian woods. They’ve built their own schools, churches, and society. Vissarion’s proclamations have been published in 16 tomes titled The Last Testament.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:59 am

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A true rebel. :)

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:39 am

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Tea time. :)

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:28 am

I can't make out the last letter.

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:49 am

Grammatron wrote:I can't make out the last letter.
It's glagolitic.

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 pm

Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive

More than 30 Russian athletes participating in Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend abruptly withdrew from competition when drug testers arrived at the event.

According to the Russian sports website Championat, as many as 36 athletes cited various illnesses for withdrawing from the competition at the city of Irkutsk.

Last month, Russian athletes were banned from competing under their nation's flag in the Winter Olympics that begin next month following allegations of a state-sponsored doping scheme involving athletes at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

In 2016, one Russian athlete tried to bribe a drug tester and another ran out of the stadium during her own race to avoid being tested, the World Anti-Doping Agency says.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... ers-arrive

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 pm

After watching Icarus I am surprised Russia is allowed in sports period.

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Re: Russia

Post by gnome » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Grammatron wrote:After watching Icarus I am surprised Russia is allowed in sports period.
I'd say "You tell them." But you might.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:02 am

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:59 pm

And then he shot her?






What?

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Re: Russia

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:19 pm

Doctor X wrote:And then he shot her?






What?

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:38 am

BBC wrote:Russian social media defends air cadets dancing in underwear

The video, showing the cadets in underwear, caps and harnesses, has caused controversy in Russia.

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency condemned the clip and the local government began an investigation into the cadet's "outrageous" behaviour.

However, the authorities softened their stance after the cadets' behaviour was defended online by thousands of people.

The video, showing a group of first-year students dancing provocatively along to Satisfaction by Benny Benassi at the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation, has been viewed more than five million times on Russian social media network VKontakte.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:36 am

Russian tradition:



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