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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

Mystery Booze

What is this bottle of Russian liquor? And where can I get some in the US? [more inside]
posted by j.edwards on Jul 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Do you remember the Glasnost Bowl?

Did they really get the bright idea to host a college football game in Soviet Russia, and then have to cancel it because they couldn't sell enough vacation packages? The Wikipedia entry about the Glasnost Bowl has a bunch of outdated angelfire pages as its sources. The 1989 New York Times article that mentions it doesn't treat it as very interesting. I think it would make a publishable journal article if it's real and am looking for more info.
posted by srs on Jul 4, 2009 - 1 answer

Never fight a land war in Asia

What are some good examples of failing to learn from history? [more inside]
posted by Hargrimm on Jul 1, 2009 - 36 answers

How can you dial 911 in russia?

Quick question. Can you dial 911 in Russia? If not, what is the emergency number ? Is it a police/fire/or ambulance response ? Or do you just call an individual police number. Any info, please let me know.
posted by clawtros on May 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Better Know a Conflict

Wanted: Your favorite books and articles on the Soviet army's time in Afghanistan. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 2, 2009 - 12 answers

What does гомули mean?

On the 21st of March I had a large increase of page views on my blog. The keyword was гомули which Babelfish translates from the Russian as gomuli. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Mar 22, 2009 - 10 answers

An optimistic novel for an indoctrinated nihilist?

What is a classic, perhaps philosophical, novel about individual freedom to choose? So that no matter how desperate the situation you find yourself in, you always have choices about what to do, how to feel and how to think about your situation. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 10, 2009 - 23 answers

Russian brides via the internet - do they work?

I have a friend whose friends are Russian brides who got married via an internet site. I'm wondering how long these types of marriages tend to last and what they are like. Are there any blogs or research about experiences of these kinds of relationships?
posted by vizsla on Jan 13, 2009 - 19 answers

To Russia, with love

Moscow.
A 48-hour layover end of January.
My first time in Russia. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jan 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Every Which Way But A Language I Don't Speak

Russian-speakers: I have a question about a YouTube video, dubbed into Russian. The video stars Clint Eastwood, Clyde, Momma and a bag of Oreo cookies. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 29, 2008 - 4 answers

I want to Climb Europes Highest Mountain how do I get to Russia

I want to Climb Europes Highest Mountain need to find a cheap flight into or near Russia/Georgia. [more inside]
posted by complience on Nov 19, 2008 - 2 answers

After the war

I'm looking for suggestions on good reading material concerning post-cold war international relations between Russia and the United States(1992 - Georgian Civil War). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Breo on Nov 18, 2008 - 0 answers

Looking for films and books on Agitprop

Looking for recommendations on films (documentary or dramatic) or books (nonficiton or novel) about Agitprop or Agitprop Theater, specifically as it was practiced in Boshevist Russia/USSR. [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Nov 15, 2008 - 1 answer

The quest for Russian molasses

Меласса в Москве? [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Nov 12, 2008 - 8 answers

How do you get a permit to visit the Altai Republic in Russia?

Me and my gf want to visit the Altai Republic in Russia. However a friend of ours wanted to visit the place, but weren't allowed to enter because he didn't have a permit. So where does one get a permit to enter the Altai Republic and why is it necessary to get one? I mean, a tourist-visa should be able to give you access to most of the country as long as the cities you want to visit is stated on the visa.
posted by madcow20 on Sep 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for quotes

Anyone speak Russian? I'm looking for any inspiring Russian (English too) quotes that will make my crush feel good. [more inside]
posted by Student of Man on Sep 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Whither the Stenbergs?

Where can one get prints/reproductions of Russian Constructivist film posters in Los Angeles?
posted by mykescipark on Sep 16, 2008 - 1 answer

I already know about Russian dressing

What's good to eat at Russian-immigrant grocery stores and bakeries? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Live Blogging the Next Cold War

Is anyone Twittering or live-blogging the ongoing conflict between Russia and Georgia? [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Aug 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Green polka dot chicken pox cure!

Help me figure out what was the green stuff, "zelionka," that was used on me as a kid when I had the Chicken Pox in Russia! [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Jul 24, 2008 - 8 answers

awesome present for an awesome kid?

What present should my mother get for her 13/14 year old nephew? Complications within. [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Cramming Russian on the Trans-Siberian

I'll be taking the Trans-Siberian from Beijing to Moscow, leaving next Saturday. I'd like to spend my five days on the train doing a cram course and learning as much basic Russian as I can. I already know the alphabet, and some very basic phrases (ie. "where is the metro?"). Are there any good online courses I can print out and take with me? [more inside]
posted by pcameron on Jul 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me remember this movie...

I'm trying to remember what the title of this movie was. I think it was made in the 1960's or 1970's in the U.S. I remember watching it on TV on the Sunday Matinee show in the 1980's. The plot involved this millionaire who wanted to attack the Soviet Union, he had a small force which was to attack Russia by driving trucks across the polar ice cap. All I can remember was that in the end of the film his plan is thwarted by the Soviets, who send planes to bomb the ice, and the trucks sink to the bottom of the ocean. Any ideas?
posted by smoothvirus on Jun 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Russian Kids. Do they bite?

Does anyone have any experience or second-hand knowledge of volunteering with Cross Cultural Solutions? [more inside]
posted by KoobieKitten on Jun 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Russia trip

A friend and I are planning a trip to Russia this summer to visit a friend who has been working there for a couple years. My first question: Will this make getting a tourist visa more difficult (given we will not be staying in a hotel)? Secondly: We'd like to travel to a couple of other countries while we're there, but we're at a bit of a loss as to where... [more inside]
posted by scribbler on May 14, 2008 - 8 answers

CEEMEA news sources?

Best/accurate/easy to access sources of Central & Eastern Europe and Middle East / Africa (CEEMEA) news? Global newspapers or local? Which are best? [more inside]
posted by keasby on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Please tell me everything you know about the Russian Mafia

I'm craving detailed information about the Russian Mafia/Eurasian Gangs that operate in Russia and abroad. I would appreciate any information no matter how small or large. [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Apr 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Russian politics primer?

Help me teach myself about the current political and social climate in Russia. [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Mar 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Tashkent, here I come! *THWACK*

Traveling CIS / Central Asia via train: romantic silk route journey or hell on an iron horse? [more inside]
posted by electronslave on Mar 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Advice for westbound trans-siberian trip (from Beijing) in April/ May?

I am trying to plan a 4 week trip back westbound on the Trans Siberian railway. I'm planning to travel through China via Shanghai from Osaka and then take the trans Siberian from Beijing. I'd love some advice on where I should stop over (I'm thinking maybe Mongolia, Irkutsk, Moscow and a stop in Eastern Europe) and what I should try and see and do in these places on my way back to London. Also, I'm on a budget of about $2000 is this enough?. I am arranging it all myself so any general advice/ experience would be very much appreciated.
posted by aikidoka on Mar 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Need cell phone advice for a trip to russia.

Need cell phone advice for a trip to russia. [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Jan 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Do Russians drink beer for Christmas?

Are there any popular Russian Christmas beers? Also, can you translate the label that's linked inside?
posted by sixpack on Nov 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Getting Russians to Listen

In the context of advertising and marketing in Russia, who are the opinion leaders and influencers for the 18 to 35 year old demographic? [more inside]
posted by PoopyDoop on Nov 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Mir

in '97 or so I saw a documentary about the crew that was stranded aboard MIR when the big political change in Russia occurred around 1990. It was titled something like 'Man out of time,' may have been made by a Czech director, and had as its' central thesis the idea that the guy who was stuck up there while the Soviet Union became Russia was a time traveler. What the hell is the exact name of this flick?
posted by mwhybark on Nov 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Everyone knows the monkey, but the monkey knows no one.

Proverb origins? Everyone knows the monkey, but the monkey knows no one. [more inside]
posted by Anything on Nov 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Crime in Moscow?

I'm trying to find current information on crime in Moscow and St. Petersburg. [more inside]
posted by kjars on Oct 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Red Dawn Russian Style

Are there any movies that match the campiness of Red Dawn from Russia? [more inside]
posted by occidental on Sep 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking for a book set in the Wild East

I have this book craving but I really don't know where to start, I just know what I want: urban, cold and miserable - and its set in Russia ( or some Eastern European State ). [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Sep 13, 2007 - 33 answers

Please help me re-learn Russian!

I need to review Russian badly (up to the speaking/writing/listening level of a minor in Russian). I have a semester (two is doable but pushing it) to devote to this. I need some kind of structured process to go about this--while I have textbooks and some materials from years ago it's not enough. Does anyone have any suggestions for other good tutorials? Syllabi? Quick-review websites?
posted by schroedinger on Sep 6, 2007 - 9 answers

India's Antarctica

If Russia gets to claim the North Pole as its own based on geological origins, shouldn't India automatically get Antarctica? [more inside]
posted by riffola on Aug 3, 2007 - 20 answers

Russia: is it really that bad?

How is life in Russia these days? Is it really as bad as some of the sources I've come across suggest? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jul 24, 2007 - 19 answers

How can I send/receive SMS messages from Russia/Kazakhstan (+7)?

How do I send and receive SMS messages on the Internet or with my Sprint mobile to Russia and Kazakhstan? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Jul 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Who were these masked kids?

Can you provide context for a gas masked army of children? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Jun 29, 2007 - 16 answers

From Russia with cash

Why is Russia so expensive? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jun 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Kvas recipe?

Does anyone know a good (but fairly simple) recipe for Kvas, the delicious Russian soft drink made from bread? I tried some the other day and I'm addicted. I'm drinking gallons of it.
posted by vizsla on Jun 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Will I get denied entry to the US for having visited a Communist country?

HomelandSecurityFilter: If you have visas/stamps in your passport from Communist or former Communist nations, can this prejudice your entry into the US? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanRed on May 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Is it really that risky to take a GPS unit to Russia?

This travel advisory from the State Department website, dated 1998, states that the use of GPS units is highly regulated in Russia and that it is risky to bring one unless it is fully documented. Now, GPS units are a lot more common today than they were in 1998. Do I really have to worry about this? I am planning a multi-country trip and I could mail myself the GPS ahead of time to my post-Russia destination if I had to. I am an amateur photographer and I use the unit to tag the location of photos I have taken.
posted by matildaben on May 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Books on Russian/French history in the 1800s?

I'm looking for some books on European history during the 1800s. I'm specifically interested in Russia from the Decemberists to the 1917 revolution, and the French student revolution of 1848. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Apr 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Why was US currency not wanted in Novosibirsk, Russia?

Why was US currency difficult to use and exchange in Novosibirsk, Russia? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Apr 26, 2007 - 30 answers

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