Air strike over Moscow.
I don’t have to round up Instagram now! They do it for me. Very touching cartoon about WWII halfway down the page. Russian optional.Some people just can’t press the learn button on Stalin. Soviet Jewish veterans are left behind. Piiictures. This picture. Even more pictures (by Jews.) Even more pictures on Pinterest. If you are Pinning WWII Eastern Front on Pinterest, we may have to talk.
-@la_chica_maria, St. Petersburg, 2012
The first of May used to mean military parades and red flags. All I remember is my hair in pigtails and hundreds of red balloons. And the warmth! No more layers and layers of kolgotki. And ice cream! Eating the unforseen luxury of an ice cream bar! My hands sticky with sugar, holding on to my parents. Crowds of people, walking, laughing. It was supposed to be a celebration of workers, but I think everyone was just glad we made it, finally, through the winter. The breeze ruffled my dress. It was sheer joy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to French actor Gérard Depardieu, who has been embroiled in a bitter fight over taxes with France’s government, the Kremlin said Thursday.
A statement posted on the government website said that Mr. Putin had signed a decree in response to “an application for citizenship of the Russian Federation” on behalf of “Depardieu Gérard Xavier, who was born in France in 1948.”