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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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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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Гидота нe пройде!

No, wait, your computer has not gone potty! That is a quote from a placard held up by a Ukranian babushka who looks about 90 years old, condemning gay relationships. And this is a country which wants to join the … Continue reading

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Oleksandr and Sergey, Vladymyr and Vladislav

It’s high time we recognised some other performers on this site so, more or less at random, I’ve chosen first a former competitive acrobatic gymnastics mens pair based in Ukraine (and occasionally in Germany). They perform excellent routines based closely upon the … Continue reading

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Acrobatics in Ukraine

Some pix of enthusiastic amatuer guys getting it together in the Ukraine! Along with UK and Russia, Ukraine is a top nation in acrobatic gymnastics. These lads clearly intend to make sure it stays that way. Thanks to Artem’s blog … Continue reading

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