Chastushki are like Russian limericks — short, funny and often obscene. They are also popular for their absurdist humor and clear rhythm with obvious rhyming. I would say this is the part of the Russian culture that makes me least nauseous.
One of the best Ukrainian waters (we here have a wide selection of bottled mineral waters), Morshynska, issued a limited series of smaller bottles looking like characters of Star Wars:
In December of 2013, in the first weeks of the Revolution of Dignity (do you know why we Ukrainians have our revolutions in winter? because in summer we are too busy enjoying picnics and cultivating our land), activists tore down the monument to Lenin (do you remember the wands in Disciples? the ones that make your…
If you didn’t watch this year’s Eurovision you missed the Ukrainian musicians performing in it.
for the last three years, as expressed by artistic means of 2Cellos:
The sand artist is Ksenia Symonova, she is Ukrainian.
in Kyiv — our Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared some tips and suggestions (it will be for the first time in the entire history of this competition that it will be held in a country currently at war - and we have Russia to thank for that)
got the collection here. attributing from comments to the photos, not going to google it (the baby is asleep and I don’t have much time):
but so was Siberia.
And it definitely does not hurt that Poland has a bunch of castle to host it.
which we traditionally celebrate on April 12.
the posters say:
This adorable Easter egg painted as per Ukrainian tradition has some unusual motifs in its decoration:
Several guys decided to answer a question:
I suppose by now everybody and their dog has seen the video of a professor on live broadcast trying to stop his kids from messing his very serious comment.
they would look bleak and strangely endearing:
in this delightful fantasy video to a song in the Belarusian language.
the song is called ‘I Speak Astronomy’.
This is a video from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from which the Soviet Union used to launch its space ships — and Russia continues to try to repeat the feat.
A friend of mine shared this anthology series with me — and I share it with you. Subbed in English.