Tagged: Culture

Do you have a ‘Big Russian Soul’?

Do you have a ‘Big Russian Soul’?

I’m embarrassed to say that I took the test, and I most definitely do not have a Big Russian Soul. Your so-called "soul" earned 0 out of five troika matreshki. You are utterly devoid...

Cyrillic vs Latin: Battle of the Alphabets

Cyrillic vs Latin: Battle of the Alphabets

Via Laurence Jarvik I found this article by Sam Vaknin.  He wants Russia to abandon the cyrillic alphabet and switch to a latin one because, he argues, holding on to an archaic and over-complicated...

Confessions of CCCP wearers

Confessions of CCCP wearers

In a tale that in many ways mirrors my own ‘spiritual t-shirt wearing development’, Tim Newman explains his attachment to his CCCP t-shirt: In some way I’m trying to project the image that I...

Eurovision 2005 – Kiev

Eurovision 2005 – Kiev

Last night’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev was a spectacular success, despite earlier concerns that dodgy dealings over ticket sales might spoil the event. From my perspective (sitting in London watching it on tv)...