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7 Ways Not to Protest the Occupation of Crimea
March 07, 2014

7 Ways Not to Protest the Occupation of Crimea

By Paul E. Richardson

Russia’s occupation cum annexation of Crimea is a tragedy no matter how you slice the salami tactics. One just wants to protest, boycott, DO something. But what? Well, like President Obama and the EU, we’re coming up a bit short on the list of feasible and effective sanctions. But here are a few things we recommend NOT doing.

    The Puck Stops Here
    February 17, 2014

    The Puck Stops Here

    By Mikhail Ivanov

    There is nothing like a good old Russian ochered (line) to get close to the narod (people) and get some inside info. Standing in line, Russians tend to show solidarity, to open up and loosen their tongues. The perfect environment for a journalist... 

    Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!
    February 13, 2014

    Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!

    By Mikhail Ivanov

    Life without humor is dull. And that is even true when it comes to sports. Here at the Olympics, one cannot be exclusively focused on “ochki, goly, sekundy” (points, goals,seconds). So, time to look at the lighter side of things in Sochi.

    Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi
    February 09, 2014

    Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi

    By Mikhail Ivanov

    So you, dear readers, think that the Olympics is all about sports? Nay! It is of course all about the souvenirs! And about how a miserly correspondent is supposed to buy them in sufficient quantity for the many friends and family left behind on the "mainland" while he is "roughing it" in Sochi...

    What the Bleep is Going on in Sochi?
    February 07, 2014

    What the Bleep is Going on in Sochi?

    By Paul E. Richardson

    Why is it that the Twitter hashtag #sochiproblems has more followers than the Twitter feed for the games? How is it that all we hear from the Western press is negativism, while from the athletes and local observers there are only raves for the fantastic facilities? Why do pictures of double toilets and unfinished hotels continue to flood the inter-tubes? And what idiot gave the order to kill puppies in Sochi?

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