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Russian senator raises funds for Edward Snowden

weheartedwardsnowden:

Oh, wow. Thank you? I cant say I trust you yet, you might have some ulterior motive. Here’s a photo of the guy. He looks cute in a way, I think its the hair. Does anyone know anything about him? All I know is that he’s in United Russia which is bad, cause they’re also known as the party of ‘lairs and thieves’. He might steal the money, who knows. Where’s the Russian politics fandom when you need them?

i-love-russia:

In modern Russian, the word kotleta (котлета) refers almost exclusively to pan-fried minced meat croquettes. Bread soaked in milk, onions, garlic, and herbs is usually present in the recipe. When in a hurry, a “cutlet” can be eaten between bread slices like a hamburger, but this fast meal is rarely served in restaurants. At homes, it is most often served with pan-fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, pasta, etc. Просмотреть в высоком разрешении

i-love-russia:

In modern Russian, the word kotleta (котлета) refers almost exclusively to pan-fried minced meat croquettes. Bread soaked in milk, onions, garlic, and herbs is usually present in the recipe. When in a hurry, a “cutlet” can be eaten between bread slices like a hamburger, but this fast meal is rarely served in restaurants. At homes, it is most often served with pan-fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, pasta, etc.

It’s like a sandwich without cheese.
— My Russian professor commenting on an incomplete sentence. (via thingsyouhear)

cranberryaww:

um “criminal minds” is the only show i know by far that used ACTUAL RUSSIAN PEOPLE THAT SPEAK ACTUAL RUSSIAN in the episode about Russian something.

you won’t believe how many on-screen “Russians” speak so no Russian will ever understand what the fuck are they saying

yes james mcavoy i’m looking at you

thisblueboy:

Konstantin Somov (Russian, 1869-1939), Reclining Male Nude with Dog, 1938 Просмотреть в высоком разрешении

thisblueboy:

Konstantin Somov (Russian, 1869-1939), Reclining Male Nude with Dog, 1938

The Wrong Way to Punish Putin | Foreign Affairs

ohheybill:

This article is a great dose of wisdom to counter all the less-than-informed noise about Russia that’s been going around lately.

elizabeth-lycanthropia:

How people imagine me after I say I can speak russian.

elizabeth-lycanthropia:

How people imagine me after I say I can speak russian.

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