Russian documents including and facial recognition experts have been used to confirm that Alexander Petrov is actually Dr Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin, a trained military doctor in the GRU intelligence services.
Bungling Dr Mishkin even used his own birth date and first names of his parents as part of his undercover identity as Alexander Petrov, and registered his home address as Khoroshevskoe Shosse 76B in Moscow – the headquarters of Putin’s elite military intelligence services.
Dr Mishkin was born in northern European Russia and graduated from the elite Military Medical Academies.
ashkent non is the typical bread sold everywhere in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Everywhere you go you can see bread sellers wheeling these around in old-fashioned, big-wheeled baby strollers straight from the tandyr ovens that are tucked away in the crevices between buildings in the old city.
A word about non – Tashkent non is light and fluffy and addictively delicious. It’s got a chewy, glossy crust and an open, airy crumb and when it’s piping hot, there’s nothing more delicious. I can put away 5-6 loaves easy in an hour, especially if honey and that buttery lard stuff are involved.
Man, I love these things. Soviet posters are IT.
But an interesting note lower: Russians are helping Syrian Christians where the American Christian Right is doing nothing. The American Christian Right that has brought back red-baiting and eeeevil empires and whatnot but does nothing to help their fellow religionists.
28 | July | 2014 | Voices from Russia
28 | July | 2014 | Voices from Russia.
About Food – Acharuli (Ajarian Khachapuri) | Georgia About
Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese. It is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes.
In an earlier article we described three of the most popular types and gave a step-by-step guide on how khachapuri dough is made. Find it here.
In this article we will show how to make Acharuli (Georgian: აჭარული ხაჭაპური) from Ajara, in which the dough is formed into an open gondola shape and is topped with a raw egg and butter before serving.
Great article! It’s hard enough getting young men in my office to pull up their fucking pants without them seeing Olympic athletes baring all. Why does every male under the age of 30 think we want to know his brand of underwear?
Good riddance to the skate-punk Sochi Olympics
Whatever happened to athletic artistry and elegance?
By Damon Linker
Pull up your pants, brah, this is the Olympics.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics coming to an end on Sunday evening, I can’t help but wonder if I’m the only one who found something deeply dissatisfying about them.
I don’t mean to denigrate the efforts and achievements of any of the athletes. Everyone works incredibly hard to make it into the Games, and those who come out on top possess physical prowess so far in excess of my abilities that they might as well be considered members of a different species.
Enough of the pics of his last skate, bent over and in pain. I hope that as soon as he was off camera they shot him up with every single banned drug they could get their hands on. Right now he should be floating on a morphine cloud if there’s any justice in this world.
Here’s the Evgeni Plushenko I remember. What an amazing skater. Always a thrill to watch
Enjoy your retirement Evgeny! We’ll miss you
Yes, I know. We have smartphones, tablets, etc. Who needs a schedule of broadcast TV to watch the Sochi Olympics?
I do. And since this is my blog you can shut up.
Happily, NBC (#NBCFail) continues their complete inadequacy and forces me to find the TV schedule ANYWHERE BESIDES AN NBC WEBSITE.
I’m in the US. In the northeast. In New York even.
Apparently, expecting the broadcast TV station NBC based in NEW YORK to provide a broadcast TV schedule to people WATCHING BROADCAST TV IN NEW YORK is too much to ask. Useless.
Here’s a nice overview of the schedule (that did NOT come from NBC)
One of our local newspapers posted a great, comprehensive, schedule of the Olympics coverage on TV. That would be on a variety of NBC channels, NONE of which provide this info. At all. Bastards.
I’ve posted it here
Four days before the Winter Games begin, Sochi staffers are looking for a few goose men
The Olympics officially kick off Friday. We imagine many a staffer and volunteer are scurrying around the Black Sea resort of Sochi, trying to prepare for the glamorous opening ceremony and making sure all security protocols are in place. But it turns out that Russia, despite spending a reported $51 billion on the most expensive Olympics ever, neglected a few key details.
It appears there aren’t enough pillows for the athletes in the Olympic Village. This news comes via the Instagram posts of Luiza Baybakova, a member of the catering staff for the games..
Sochi is clearly and massively underprepared. It’s sad and alarming, considering the allegations of corruption and abuse surrounding these games. But there’s at least one amusing takeaway: the hashtags posted by Baybakova (which admittedly might seem funnier in English): “Help with the pillows! #Sochi2014 #Olympics #OlympicCamp #OlympicVillage #ManyAthletes #PillowForEveryone #TakingPillows #CantSleepWithNoPillow.”
On a subsequent post featuring a pillow, she added, “#TheyreTakingOurPillows #OlympicPillow #WhereDoAthletesComeFrom #PlzDontTake.”
And here’s a notice to volunteers, which translates as follows:
“ATTENTION, DEAR COLLEAGUES!
Due to an extreme shortage of pillows for athletes who unexpectedly arrived to Olympic Village in the mountains, there will be a transfer of pillows from all apartments to the storehouse on 2 February 2014. Please be understanding. We have to help the athletes out of this bind.”
Kremlin Critic: 0
Last Monday, when Katya Romanovskaya left her Moscow apartment for work, she discovered that her car had a giant phallus strapped to it with a metal chain. Upon further examination, she discovered that the shaft was made out of one tree trunk, the veins elaborately, carefully carved. Two other, smaller pieces of wood were attached to either side. It was hard to remove: the thing weighed well over 200 lbs.