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Lost in Transiliteration

Help my package not get lost in transliteration! How do I address (Roman or Cyrillic) a package to Moscow? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

An ill wind

Are there any mythological creatures or figures in Russian folklore that are particularly associated with storms, wind or bad weather? Are there any particular stories that expand on what Wikipedia has to say?
posted by Artw on Dec 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Zombie computer?

Apparently my laptop is a zombie. Do I need to do something about this? Complication: I'm in middle-of-nowhere Russia until next fall. [more inside]
posted by toesock on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Clueless Consultant

Becoming a Consultant: After being an employee of a major consumer goods company for over six years, and climbing up the ladder very quickly, I am leaving my job to be with my fiance halfway around the world. I have a job offer to do the same as I was before, except as a consultant. What's the difference between being a consultant and a regular company full time employee? [more inside]
posted by peachtree on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Collapse Of Soviet Union

I'm looking for reporting/stories dealing with Russia right when the Soviet Union collapsed. [more inside]
posted by JonesVery on Sep 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Are bald girls in Russia okay?

My friend is planning on shaving her head before travelling for a year through Russia/China/Eastern Europe. Will she run into cultural difficulties because of this? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Sep 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Hi, I am a nice Canadian, let me see your country.

Visasfilter: for which countries can I obtain a visa for while traveling, as opposed to in my own country? Difficulty: Canadian. [more inside]
posted by StoneSpace on Sep 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Russia Post - they deliver?

Can I rely on Russian post or any courier service to deliver a small gift to just outside of Moscow? [more inside]
posted by outlier on Aug 30, 2011 - 7 answers

What film was that?

What is the name of this film? [more inside]
posted by Quillcards on Jun 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Vintage stores in Russia

Cheap vintage or antique stores in St. Petersburg/Moscow? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jun 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Sasha!

This is probably a stumper... Calling all late-1980s Russians: do you remember a male pop star named Sasha who had a song named something like "Come dance with me" ? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jun 9, 2011 - 2 answers

RUSSIA

Help me feed my obsession with all things Russia. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 1, 2011 - 27 answers

Books on the Siberian gulag, ca 1939?

What are the best English-language books about life in the Siberian gulag at the end of the 1930s?
posted by Marquis on May 25, 2011 - 10 answers

BUDT ZDAROV!

I'm in Moscow for the week. Where is the "Lower East Side" or "Williamsburg" of Moscow? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Apr 30, 2011 - 1 answer

They do get a lot of sun in the summer...

Looking for non-depressing fiction about Russia (any time period). Is there an equivalent to Connie Willis's wonderful Blackout/All Clear? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Back in the USSR

Trying to remember a spy thriller film from the early 80s. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Pirozhki Dough recipe?

A recipe for authentic pirozhki dough? [more inside]
posted by eggyolk on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Books like this little-known book

Bookfilter: I want to read books that are similar to "Saturn is almost invisible" by Vasily Ardamatsky. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Asthma medicine in Asia: are there restrictions on import, and is it easily purchased?

I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 answers

What to do / see during a business trip to Nizhny Novgorod (and briefly Moscow)?

What to do / see during a business trip to Nizhny Novgorod (and briefly Moscow)? [more inside]
posted by MustardTent on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

In Soviet Russia, language learns you.

What is the best russian language school for english speakers in St. Petersburg? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Cheapest way to mail and track documents going from US to Russia?

I need to mail some important documents from the US to Russia via a method that is trackable. The cheapest price I can find is $28.95 via USPS. Does anyone know of a less expensive method that includes tracking information? These are just paper documents, not a package. Thanks!
posted by emily37 on Jan 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Russian government oversight boards

In Russia's recent past or present, have there been any anti-corruption government oversight committees that had any real power to penalize corrupt Russian politicians? [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

What word do Russians use to describe the fall of communism?

How do Russians refer to the fall of communism, and the changes that followed? Before this they had lots of cool works like perestroika and glasnost. Do they have a word for that too?
posted by deeper red on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Cost to translate the last two Red Wheel books

What would be a ballpark cost to translate Solzhenitsyn's remaining two "Red Wheel" books into English? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 5, 2010 - 7 answers

In Soviet Russia, data finds you!

Where can I find historical GDP data for the old Soviet Union? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Sep 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War?

History filter: can you point me to sources on the treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Leningrad no more.

How long does it take to get a Russian tourist visa in New York City? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Sep 11, 2010 - 2 answers

"Just say NO to NATO?"

Let's say Russia wanted to be rid of that pesky NATO alliance once and for all. For fiction purposes, how might they go about making this happen? All ideas welcome, no matter how implausible. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Aug 31, 2010 - 25 answers

Help find a story about a kid who gets called "The Machine" by the Russian Mafia

Help me find a story about a kid who goes on a tour with his school to Russia, gets involved with some guys from the mafia, and ends up with the nickname "The Machine" [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Kissing an Idiot

What's with all the kissing in Dostoyevsky's The Idiot? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Are these Russian decongestants?

What was originally in this Russian box?
posted by cropshy on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Traveling alone in Russia as an East Asian?

Safety in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, as an Asian-American? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jul 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Shipping Nightmare

Advice on shipping a gift from Russia? Or advice on buying a gift online in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 - 7 answers

What can tourists of colour expect in St. Petersburg?

My wife and I are planning on visiting St Petersburg, Russia this summer. We are an interracial Canadian couple, Caucasian wife and South Asian husband. What can we expect in terms of racism and harassment? [more inside]
posted by sid on Jun 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Could somebody listen to Russia, for a moment?

Does anyone have a shortwave radio, or something that could pick up an AM station in Russia? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me help my friend in DC.

A Russian friend of mine may be in a dangerous situation in Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by fake on May 19, 2010 - 243 answers

A question about the Russian soccer league

What happens in Russia to the soccer league when the national team qualify for tournaments? I know the league runs throughout the summer, but does it continue despite the World Cup/European Cup, even if Russia qualify?
posted by Monkeymoo on May 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.

Can anyone identify either the specific dome building in the background of first picture on this page or a similar type. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Apr 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Good book about the Chechen war?

Are there any good books about the Chechen war that also give some historical background on Russian relations with the Caucasus? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Apr 13, 2010 - 4 answers

I am usually the dude that answers these questions. Today I am not this dude.

I'm usually the dude that answers questions like this, but for the life of me, I can't remember the title of the film. It was early-mid 80's, possibly a TV Movie, where two "righteous dudes" are kidnapped and brought to this town that looks eerily like small town Kansas circa 1950. It turns out that this city is a training ground for Soviet sleeper agents, and the dudes were kidnapped to update the training program. In the end, the dudes lead an escape from the town back to America.
posted by Oktober on Feb 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Moscow or St. Petersburg?

I'm applying to study abroad in Russia. Problem is, I'm torn between studying in Moscow or St. Petersburg. [more inside]
posted by myelin sheath on Feb 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Russian equivalent of US stores

Can anyone suggest Russian equivalent of... [more inside]
posted by caelumluna on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Books about Russian hockey?

Are there any decent books (in English) about Russian or European hockey? [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred on Jan 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Music for a zakuski gathering?

I am hosting a zakuski gathering soon, and I need music! I already have much Slavic Soul Party and Gogol Bordello. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Dec 14, 2009 - 14 answers

How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels?

How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Sep 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties.

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
posted by klue on Aug 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Interviews, Research & Archiving, oh my!

I'm preparing for a massive personal archiving/interviewing trip with my grandparents and need advice regarding many aspects of the project. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Aug 18, 2009 - 8 answers

travel to dagestan issues

US citizen wanting to travel to dagestan. What are the hurdles and problems I will face? [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Aug 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Day Trip to Russia?

Kaliningrad, Russia - is it worth visiting & how do I get there? [more inside]
posted by brittanyq on Jul 10, 2009 - 10 answers

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