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Всем привет! Меня зовут Андреа и я изучаю русский язык. Я Мексикаика, живу в Америке, и мне 20 лет.

This is a personal blog but my interests include politics, history, and Russia. Five years ago, I had to write a thesis on Joseph Stalin which launched my fascination with Soviet history, the Cold War and, eventually, Russia entirely. I spend my time studying the language, history, and culture of the Russian Federation!

To the right, you'll find more direct links to my posts about Россия, the USSR, my not-so-recent trip to Russia, and the Russian politics 'fandom.' Feel free to click on those or send me a message!

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this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

A Holocaust survivor did an AMA (Question and answer) on reddit today. Her name is Eva. She is a smart, funny and wonderful person. She was part of the medical testing conducted by Josef Mengele. The pictures are the comments that were my favorite. 

My favorite one of all of these is the last one, which I feel certainly applies to tumblr. The comment was:

"I live in Poland and I think your thoughts on forgiveness could be of great use to the people of this country. It seems that we , as Poles, are happy to be the victim rather than use the lessons learned in the past to influence the future. One particular political party still hold great suspicion of the Russians and many people in general do not have a tolerance for Germans. If you could give me one piece of advice on how to speak to someone not willing to forgive, how do I help them move on?"

Her response was:

"Ask them, "Are you happy hating this group or that group? Does it make you feel good that you can hate? Would you like to become friends with them? Are you the strong person who is willing to take the first step? Then if so, think about forgiving the past because it has no importance to the present or future unless you hold onto it. If you want to make friends in the world, become that friend." Become the person you want others to be."

"[I] would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective."
— Mark Twain, “The Awful German Language (via laryngeal)

Let us strengthen the industrial power of the Soviet Union! ☭
Commissioned by the Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Factory

Let us strengthen the industrial power of the Soviet Union!

Commissioned by the Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Factory

stoicmike:

Any philosophy built on the assumption that humans are rational creatures is built on quicksand. — Michael Lipsey

stoicmike:

Any philosophy built on the assumption that humans are rational creatures is built on quicksand. — Michael Lipsey

Аноним сказал: What is a fandom?

illkim:

Imagine that girl in elementary school that never stopped talking about horses in a class with 1700 other girls who are obsessed with horses in a class about horses

shitrichcollegekidssay:

When you tell your close friend or significant other that they should replace you with someone better I want you to know that you cannot be replaced. People don’t spring out of nowhere to befriend or date others. Relationships take time and shared experiences and that time and those experiences can never truly be recreated, new friendships and relationships will never have those moments.

well-meh:

The German newspaper Die Zeit has a graphic on how many Germans have had severe mushroom poisoning in the last five years. “Mushrooms are for central Europeans what blowfish is for the Japanese, grizzly bears are for Americans, and sharks for Australians: A dash of danger adding excitement to a Sunday out.” Which suggests that there’s a lot Die Zeit doesn’t really understand about Japanese, American and Australian Sundays and dangers. :) But it’s still a decent map. <br>
(btw, they mean mushrooms collected in forests to eat. Not psychedelic stuff.)

well-meh:

The German newspaper Die Zeit has a graphic on how many Germans have had severe mushroom poisoning in the last five years. “Mushrooms are for central Europeans what blowfish is for the Japanese, grizzly bears are for Americans, and sharks for Australians: A dash of danger adding excitement to a Sunday out.” Which suggests that there’s a lot Die Zeit doesn’t really understand about Japanese, American and Australian Sundays and dangers. :) But it’s still a decent map. <br>

(btw, they mean mushrooms collected in forests to eat. Not psychedelic stuff.)

zlayaevreika:

aurevoir-mes-amis:

i hate when people call their grandparents weird names instead of grandma and grandpa like babooshka or salami

in the weird ass country where people call their grandmothers “babooshka” we have a timeless saying that we tell to people like you, it is called “иди в жопу” and i think that’s beautiful :)