16 February 2006

Stories from 16 February 2006

Russian Pirate Sales

  16 February 2006

Reacting to a report that U.S. copyright holders “lost $1.756 billion through forgeries in Russia last year,” Alistair of Ruminations on Russia argues that it's not pirate copies that these companies are competing against, but bad sales caused by incorrect pricing.

Illustrated Guide to “Dedovshchina”

  16 February 2006

Sergey Belyakov of RUBLog cites the Russian defense ministry's report on violence in the army and links to an illustrated guide to “dedovshchina”, published in Bolshoi Gorod (RUS). “Dedovshchina” is the systematic abusive treatment of new army recruits by their senior fellow soldiers, which is common in the armed forces...

A Mysterious Blast in Moscow

  16 February 2006

A very strange thing happened in Moscow today: at 2:08 PM, people all over the city felt and heard a really forceful blast. There was no official explanation, though one theory has it that this could've been a supersonic plane breaking the sound barrier somewhere near Moscow. Other theories offered...

Photo-Marathon: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer

  16 February 2006

Yekaterina Chistyakova reports (RUS) that photo-marathon “Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer Around the World,” which took place Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow, was a success; winners will be announced Sunday, Feb. 19. Some of the photos can be...

Barbados: Hair history

  16 February 2006

“It never ceases to amaze me how so many people (i.e causian folks) don't have a clue regarding black hair,” says Campfyah, who traces the trajectory of her hair and its various hairstyles in recent times.

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