Tag Archives: Cyrillic Alphabet

Embarrassing Bodies… usually my brain!

Whilst riding the Metro the other day (I was going somewhere, not just riding it for sport) I noticed this advert for something clearly medical… Now seeing the word ГЕМОРРОЯ in green on the middle left and knowing that Г … Continue reading

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Merry Russian Christmas… (for yesterday)

…and as you can see it was as white as I’d anticipated. Other than that though it didn’t seem very special at all… Ignore my picture looking quite festive (I went out into minus 16 wind chill again just to get some … Continue reading

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Putinka, you stinker… or Crappy New Year!

Of course I am not maligning our glorious leader (not mine, but when in Rome, eh?), rather the drink which takes his name, which kinda takes us back to marketing… I think. Being fully aware that here in Russia Putin divides … Continue reading

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Lucky Days (for marketeers)

Being peckish (as I sometimes am) I decided to get myself something to nibble on, so I popped into one of the local supermarkets and these biscuits caught my eye… Lucky Days indeed… And although I didn’t know the word … Continue reading

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Of course they have Ikea here, they aren’t savages you know!

Now those of you who’ve been paying attention will remember that backwards N equals I, so this is indeed the Swedish behemoth (and incidentally the strapline below says ‘for your home’ but there’re too many letters for me to bother… oh … Continue reading

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How the mighty have fallen…

I’m talking of course about 5ive, or as they are known internationally (and hence here in Russia) Five. I’ve always thought this a far better name than Fiveive, which makes no real sense at all and is a bit of a mouthful … Continue reading

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Cyrillic Alpha Better

I so want to tell you that this guy’s name is Timmy Hobnob, but following a ‘Cease and Desist’ action from his legal representatives I am now contractually obliged to point out that he is actually called Timur Novikov… в … Continue reading

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