I don’t usually delve into Russian presidential politics that deeply. As I’ve written before, there isn’t much to get your teeth into in a 35-minute electoral cycle, featuring candidates who all make Mitt Romney look scintillating.Details
Last Sunday, I headed out to the Garden Ring to check out the “Big White Circle” or Большой Белый Круг на Садовом.
I don’t usually delve into Russian presidential politics that deeply. As I’ve written before, there isn’t much to get your teeth into in a 35-minute electoral cycle, featuring candidates who all make Mitt Romney look scintillating.
Times may be tough, but I’m pleased to see that Russians are not skimping on an essential fixture of the corporate calendar: the New Year’s party.
HRH (my “Handsome Russian Husband”) and I go through a quaint ritual each Sunday night in Moscow: I cook something nice, and we settle down to watch Vesti Nedelyia, Channel ——-2’s weekly news round up program.
There is an old Russian saying: “Ремонт хуже пожара,” or “Renovation is worse than a fire,” which I thought was just an old Russian saying until two days ago.
HRH, my “handsome Russian husband” puts in on average, a 17-hour workday down at The Difficult Start Up.
I’ve written before about the importance of getting thank you notes off promptly. “Don’t let the sun go down, thrice” I nag Velvet.
With the news about Vladimir Putin running for president (ending, as the international press called it, “months of uncertainty” — poppycock! I was always certain!)
If you are a Russia watcher (and if you aren’t, why on earth are you reading this blog?) you will be up to speed about the big announcement over the weekend that Putin will be running for president of Russia in 2012.
So, former Moscow mayor Luzhkov told current mayor, Sergei Sobyanin that the streets of Moscow are paved with gold. So, Sobyanin started digging…