Day of Information Technology in Russia/День информатики в России: Head of IT: Brother From Another Planet
A Head of IT with trophy heads on his wall and no computer in his office…par for the course on Information Technology Day in Russia!Details
A Head of IT with trophy heads on his wall and no computer in his office…par for the course on Information Technology Day in Russia!
Rule of Law Lipstick? What?
Grown men talk in reverent tones about an inanimate noun as if it was a living, breathing thing: “The Market likes it,” they would say, or “The Market wasn’t sure how to take it.” And the syntax worried me: this crowd used “team” as a verb, and “win” as a noun.
It’s hard to be a humor columnist in Russia…so many subjects are off limits. This month, three time is the charm for this columnist!
Russians have their own Santa Claus (I know, right?) called Dyed Moroz and today is his birthday! He’s longer and leaner than Santa, much older, lives way further south, and is logistically challenged. Find out more!
Today marks the 100th post of Dividing My Time! And what better way to celebrate than by raking the surly crowd who make you get leprosy tests and Latin-Russian translations of your college diploma by papal nuncios…its another HR day!!
Russian secretaries are part pit bull terrier, part Nanny, and part GPS system.
In the Putin era, the Guards are brought out of retirement, dusted off, and put to work again for the greater glory of Russia’s new empire: along with double-headed eagles, the Orthodox Church, money, and good old Russian excess.
Construction companies in Russia, particularly state construction companies, are widely understood to be swindlers, thieves, bandits, money launderers and purveyors of shoddy products, delivered way over schedule and budget.
While Russia burns…the Kremlin works on a cosmetic name change for Moscow’s finest.