Tag Archives: Russia

Crimean War #2?

This is meant to be what it’s all about, right? … … … …coming to our vacation complex either to get fit or to soak up the sun, or a mixture of both? So far, that has been what the … Continue reading

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Bad Guys and Good Guys… Mostly Good Guys!

First, the ‘bad’ guys. In the previous post I commented about the highly conspicuous and intrusive security dudes who showed up here guarding some wealthy Russian guy and his wife, who seemed reluctant to leave their apartment (next to ours) … Continue reading

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Igor, Putin, The Crimea and The USDoE

I have occasionally mentioned our Russian friend Igor here, former street workout dude turned physicist, on a one-year assignment at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratories and happy to spend evenings with us at the gymnastics center. He’s just gone … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2: Russia 2

Interesting gay-related (?) spat going on! Dutch police arrest a Russian diplomat in The Hague on suspicion of ‘mistreating his children’. Shortly after, Russians enter the flat of a Dutch diplomat in Moscow, rough him up, and spray graffiti on the walls … Continue reading

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A Post for Dmitry (Illegal In Russia)

“To be gay, and to love as gay, is normal. To hit gays is criminal” Putin’s Russia has made it illegal to make gay literature available to the under 18s, remeniscent of the UK’s old and thankfully repealed ‘Section 28’ Effectively … Continue reading

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It’s OK to be Gay, Mr Putin

We love the Russian boys and their addiction to fitness! Especially the street workouts: OK, that lot might be Ukraine, but the same applies. Soviet-style apartment blocks, and gym equipment outside every one! There’s definitely a ‘brotherhood’ amongst the street-workout … Continue reading

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Raising the (Russian) Bar

We’re a huge fan of the Russian/former USSR legacy of street workouts. Those appalling bleak communist apartment blocks, lads desperate for somewhere to let off steam… and outside, sets of high bars and parallel bars (and occasional sand pit for … Continue reading

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