Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Why rave ye, babblers, so — ye lords of popular wonder?
Why such anathemas ‘gainst Russia do you thunder?
What moves your idle rage? Is’t Poland’s fallen pride?
‘T is but Slavonic kin among themselves contending,
An ancient household strife, oft judged but still unending,
A question which, be sure, you never can decide. Continue reading
In commemoration of victims of all wars, both combatant and non-combatant ones. Continue reading
(Introduction to my post in the #RussianStereotypes series)
Look at that! That is a complete f*cking fraud, and it looks 100% real. This is the greatest work I’ve ever done in my life – because it’s so honest. Wag the Dog.
Less than two weeks ago I was writing a post on Russian stereotypes in my phone lying on the beach in Sudak, Crimea (btw a post with photos from my vacation to come). A man behind me who happened to be a refugee from Donbass was telling his story to another man (there are many refugees in Crimea). Continue reading
Дело мастера боится (délo mástera boítsya).
Literally: the job is afraid of a good worker.
English equivalent: he works best who knows his trade; as the workman so is the work; master has it.
Once coming home from the church
Two women had a spat.
The first one said: “I do remember ’bout your smirch;
You will be in regret. Continue reading