You have To Be Very Firm with your HRH about how going shirtless is not acceptable outside the bedroom, or before you know it, there will be a coterie of nearly naked men in your living room. Like not in a good way.Details
Russia definitely gave the world The Periodic Table of Elements.
However, it took an American Harvard professor to really make it a hit.
Day of The Veterans of the Customs Service /День ветеранов таможенной службы: Way Too Much Money in the Discretionary Fund
I don’t understand why there is a day set aside for some Past Their Sell By Date Customs’ Officers… full-throttle Soviet style bacchanalia: lavish cheesy concerts, Josef Kabzon, mayonnaise fueled banquets; vodka waterfalls, over-the-top award ceremonies, and, get this…annual bonuses.Details
At the moment, Russia has 14 neighbors, and not all of them are the kind you could pop over and borrow a cup of sugar from.Details
Nowadays, everyone wants to either work for the government or for a foreign company. No one seems to want to start a business, and, you can’t because the paperwork is so complicated. Even HRH, who started off with a kiosk selling cigarettes and beer, has decamped to higher ground.Details
Some Russians, of course, don’t ever bother to learn any foreign languages, even if they decide to permanently distance themselves physically from the Slavic-speaking world. This can work as there are parts of the US and UK where this kind of thing is not only tolerated but downright encouraged.Details
The mistake foreigners make about HR managers when they come to Russia, is that they think these kinds people will perform the same functions and services as they did in the West simply because they have the same handle on their business card.Details
Day of the Pacific Fleet /День Тихоокеанского флота: Keeping the World Safe From Right Hand Steering Wheels
In addition to keeping their eyes on Sarah Palin, the Pacific Fleet keeps Russia safe from Japan and their insane cars with the steering wheel on what my British friends call “the correct side.”Details
Clearly, the burden was on me to go metric, and quite right too: only the USA, Burma and Liberia aren’t members of the global metric club, and that’s not what I call an A-list group.Details