With all the recent talk about war and Ukraine, we decided to remind everyone what the climate in Ukraine really is like. Basically in winter, though it is a bit milder than in Siberian parts of Russia, it is
still almost as severe as in European Russia. This means snow and temperatures way below zero. Here is, for example, how the highway connecting two Ukrainian cities looked just a few weeks ago.
When a police officer pulls you over you can expect him to give you a ticket, to talk to you about driving safety, or in other words, people don't expect anything good when this happens. However, if you are in Russia these days, you can get pulled over by a cop just to find out that he wants to present to you a flower. Only if you are a woman. The road safety police these days give away hundreds of flowers to random lady
drivers across the country, in an effort to celebrate International Women's Day - a holiday that is widely being observed in Russia. Holding a flower behind his back while pulling the unsuspected lady to the side of the road might be a trick that's a bit cruel, as all things she might have done wrong might go through her mind until she finds out that this was not the reason for the stop.
The newly elected (or appointed) prime minister Yatsenyuk, one of the leaders of the Maidan resistance, was spotted in the Kiev airport going to Brussels on a regular plane (not a private jet) and more than that, waiting with other people in line
for his economy class boarding ticket. Brussels is the European Union capital, so we might guess he is going there for some international talks, not for personal needs, but still he prefers to travel like a regular person.
Russian actors from Chelyabinsk - the city where the famous meteor landed last winter - were very disappointed with Di Caprio not winning his Oscar this year. After giving it some thought, they decided to mail Leonardo their own version of an Oscar made of cast iron. "We have found this trophy here in Russia and it resembles the famous Oscar a lot, however it has a more
muscled body, and seems to be more masculine. It weights more than three pounds and in our opinion it looks like an expression of will power. So we want this Russian Oscar to be a constant reminder for Leo that he shouldn't stop but move forward and hope to get his real Oscar someday". Down there we have a photo of this Chelyabinsk Oscar: