Пятница, Май 24, 2013
snakesandbondage сказал(а): can i just say ilu for reading asoiaf and double for reading it in Russian….
<3 I first read Game of Thrones when I was 15 and have kept up with them since then. So frustrating at work because everyone watches the show but refuses to red the books, and are all OOOOHHHH APPARENTLY SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS THIS SEASON
I’m like “nooooo harry don’t talk about it you will be saying spoilers”
but i think the books are better
oh man tell me if Cloud Atlas is good I really want to read it but I have a huge pile of unread books already
Четверг, Май 23, 2013
graduating is horrible and all
but i will have so much time to read all my books
i got shit like more Faulkner and Cloud Atlas to read
as well as the song of ice and fire series to reread in russian
not read the first few books of that in years
THIS IS A DAUNTING TASK
Can all please help me?
For school we need to do a Final exam about the things we studied for these 3 years (High school in Swiss sucks) so basically my whole exam is about Russia my arguments are:
- Russian revolution (history)
- Russian politics/ economy/geography (geo)
what do you mean title
A gerontocracy is a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population.
In 1980, the average Politburo member was 70 years old (as opposed to 55 in 1952 and 61 in 1964), and by 1982, Brezhnev’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko, his Minister of Defense Dmitriy Ustinov and his Premier Nikolai Tikhonov were all in their mid-to-late seventies. Yuri Andropov, Brezhnev’s 68-year-old successor, was seriously ill with kidney disease when he took over, and after his death fifteen months later, he was succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko, then 72, who lasted thirteen months before his death and replacement with Gorbachev. (via)
AKA: Rule By Old Dudes.
holy shite. The Kremlin in the 70s must’ve been so old and ugly omg
yeah it was
makes for some sad wanks when nothing but the politburo will do
Over half of Russians believe Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was the best head of state in the past century, followed by Bolshevik Revolution mastermind Vladimir Lenin and dictator Joseph Stalin, a poll by Levada Center has revealed.
Weird phrasing of statistics there… Eltsin is liked by 22%, Gorby disliked by 66%… which would make liked or apathetic towards from 34% of people.
Whatevs. It’s not Gorby’s fault that it failed, and he did a great job in keeping it relatively peaceful. After the last Soviet generation dies I’m sure he’ll be more favoured.
One guy died and it’s a Terrorist attack?
They ‘suspect’ it was a non-white men so of course it is a “terrorist attack.” If white men had done it, it would have been an attack by ”psychologically damaged loners”.
The man responsible then went on a tirade about removing government and how it fails to match the violence seen in his country every day. Terrorism is violence to make a political point.
Why trivialise the terrorism in my country?
i don’t know about you but this looks a bit… suspicious.
what is with his shirt and coat - are they stained? ripped?
Maybe it’s a mountain pattern?
oh bb what are you showing me is it the exampaper i have to sit tomorrow
oh bb are you voting to break ma heart <33
this is pretty much what happened
trust me i have a degree in russian studies
Среда, Май 22, 2013
- Quotes from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Minerva McGonagall is my favorite character in the Harry Potter series.
In Bulgaria shaking your head means yes and nodding means no
ten points from gryffindor
when your teacher sends back a piece of work you wrote at 1am saying it’s full of errors and you just don’t want to look because you’re pulling in too many hours at work while trying to prepare for exams and grammar is terrible and you reread it and you’ve just not declined anything at all like what the fuck harry