Khabarovsk is in east Russia. It's pretty close to northern Japan. In this video, a university student named Natasha takes us on a trip through a supermarket there. It's kind of like a Soviet-era Costco, but with products I've never heard of, like Milkis, a milk-based carbonated drink. Some of the products are based on food created by ethnic Koreans who lived in the Soviet Union. It was also interesting to hear her describe Moscow as the "European part of Russia."
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Maria Alyokhina (previously at Boing Boing), a member of the Russian protest band Pussy Riot, reportedly escaped the country "dressed as a food courier" after being told she was off to the gulag. The New York Times: She decided it was time to leave Russia — at least temporarily — and disguised herself as a… READ THE REST
A large crowd of people in Warsaw waived Ukrainian flags as they surrounded Russia's ambassador to Poland during an event to commemorate Soviet Union soldiers killed during World War II. They began to shout "fascist" at Sergey Andreyev then started throwing blood-redd paint at him. Andreyev made a little reaction other than to wipe the… READ THE REST
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