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back in the cccp [Aug. 11th, 2004|09:58 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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russian nutjobs
2004-08-10 21:56 (lenke til denne kommentaren)
palefire: i understand your pain.
if only 10 wicked internet browsers
could put that mindset there,
we would be a better species.
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Re: russian nutjobs
2004-08-10 22:05 (lenke til denne kommentaren)
Since when are you a Russian? And if I forgot, please forgive me, I forget all sorts of important things.

since like forever
2004-08-10 22:37 (lenke til denne kommentaren)
as a teenager i visited andropov's russia.
the beer was frozen and the badges were cool.
(40 years since the war to liberate the motherland)
we went with sts (student travel service)
so it was a whole bunch of teenagers in one hotel.
bad move.
we just got drunk on frozen beer and swapped our levis.

Re: since like forever
2004-08-10 22:47 (lenke til denne kommentaren)
I find it so fascinating to view 80-s Russia with foreign times and at the same time the view from the inside was so bleak and suffocating. To a foreigner it was an Orwell's novel coming to life, to its citizens a living nightmare. What is so strange, is that I find the testaments from the outside interesting and thought provoking, but the insiders recollections immediately put one into a state of either boredom or depressesion, not a lot of nostalgy. Afterall, fellow countrymen usually remember the things you perfectly know yourself, but foreigners tell you about things that you never knew existed in that wonderful Soviet country of mine.

Tell me more, what do you remember?
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no adverts
2004-08-11 01:50 (lenke til denne kommentaren)
leningrad was the weirdest.
really wide roads and no adverts at all.
you don't realise how much you are surrounded by adverts
until you aren't.
so we went to the hermitage (it wasn't sponsored by ibm in those days) which restored our faith in colour.

friendly faces
2004-08-11 01:52 (lenke til denne kommentaren)
i remember the interest of the people in us.
in a 'what the hell are you doing here' kind of way
asking us questions about pop culture and such
and wanting to buy our walkmans