Do we have a 'Russians are mental' thread yet? Page 4

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  • glaeken 22 May 2012 11:06:09 11,199 posts
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    @MetalDog I think I must have vertigo to an extent then as I definitely felt unstable and it really did feel like the whole structure was swaying. I wanted to lie down and cling to the ground where as everyone else was walking around like it was nothing.

    I just have a quick read on Wiki and apparently its really common.

    /Removes I am special badge.

    Edited by glaeken at 11:07:26 22-05-2012
  • Deleted user 22 May 2012 11:18:37
    @glaeken How are you with glass floors and the like? CN Tower has a belter that's rendered pretty unnerving purely because of the hordes of overweight American sprogs jumping up and down on it :-D
  • Ziz0u 22 May 2012 11:25:18 8,394 posts
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    Not as mental as the other Russians in this thread, but:

    Will Smith slaps a reporter in Moscow

    (I'm assuming the reporter is Russian.
  • glaeken 22 May 2012 11:34:39 11,199 posts
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    @Rhythm Not great. The below scared the crap out of me. A glass lift going up into it and glass floors in the centre section.

    http://www.gillandtuan.com/Travel/Europe-2008/Paris-La-Defense-2008/5732884_GRZvBd/1/353454221_RbgZB#!i=353454221&k=RbgZB&lb=1&s=A

    Edited by glaeken at 11:42:43 22-05-2012
  • Fake_Blood 27 May 2012 21:31:28 4,221 posts
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    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=611_1338136772

    Darwin has taken the weekend off.
  • Deleted user 27 May 2012 21:57:04
    I've just spent three weeks there. Russians aren't mental at all. Sorry.
  • RedSparrows 27 May 2012 22:02:56 22,892 posts
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    Where were you Greggywocky?
  • Deleted user 27 May 2012 22:07:20
    Moscow. Yes I know, that is hardly 'all of Russia'. :)

    Mockba is excellent though, completely safe, vibrant, historical 24hr city. I'd recommend it to anybody. Walked through it a couple of times from one end of the city up to the other at 3 to 4am at weekend, -10. Was excellent. :)

    Edited by Greggywocky... at 22:14:20 27-05-2012
  • Fake_Blood 27 May 2012 22:16:19 4,221 posts
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    Yeltsin once came close to pushing to button.
    What scares me more is their dead hand launching system.
  • Deleted user 27 May 2012 22:19:49
    Russians are nowhere near pushing any button, and never have been, ffs.
  • RedSparrows 27 May 2012 22:34:40 22,892 posts
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    Greggywocky... wrote:
    Moscow. Yes I know, that is hardly 'all of Russia'. :)

    Mockba is excellent though, completely safe, vibrant, historical 24hr city. I'd recommend it to anybody. Walked through it a couple of times from one end of the city up to the other at 3 to 4am at weekend, -10. Was excellent. :)

    Edited by Greggywocky... at 22:14:20 27-05-2012
    I was there in October for a month, did languages at MGU. Was great.
  • Deleted user 27 May 2012 22:39:22
    Moscow at Night - unedited, but some good pics.

    (no. 53 is my best ever pic I think)

    Edited by Greggywocky... at 22:42:48 27-05-2012
  • RedSparrows 27 May 2012 22:52:29 22,892 posts
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    Nice. Central Moscow is incredible, and I also really enjoyed, for some reason, the burbs/out of the old city: Krylatskoe, Sparrow Hills, Tverskaya, the park around Izmailova. Really want to go back to Russia.

    Need to get back to more formal lessons too.
  • LionheartDJH 27 May 2012 22:53:02 19,486 posts
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    Great pics Greggy, thanks for sharing. Hope to go there one day myself.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • Ka-blamo 27 May 2012 23:11:48 7,368 posts
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    Greggywocky... wrote:
    I've just spent three weeks there. Russians aren't mental at all. Sorry.
    The title was maybe worded abit unfairly, I guess I really meant 'Russians have big balls'
  • RedSparrows 27 May 2012 23:14:51 22,892 posts
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    Some Russians are crazy, though.
  • Deleted user 27 May 2012 23:51:11
    Good call. I have a Facebook album called 'Tverskaya Street'. I was at the Marriot there, and Tverskaya Street is my abiding memory of Moscow, never mind moody night shots of theKremlin etc.. :)
  • Deleted user 28 May 2012 00:01:41
    tbf, I went in March, and we were told all this stuff, like 'only drink bottled water', 'Russians drive on pavements', 'Carry your passport at all times or you'll be fleeced/carted away by the police' etc - and it was all bollocks. Moscow is just like any other European City. It's completely secure and safe, and genuinely 24hr. Honestly, the only massive difference that struck me was smoking, which you can do indoors anywhere. And a packet of Mboro lights cost a quid, as well.

    And their snow-handling skills are second to none. Every night was a -10 blizzard, but they have a virtual army of people on this, and every morning the pavements were clear. :)
  • MightyMouse 28 May 2012 02:05:29 1,133 posts
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    If you're interested in Russian stuff from a western perspective, I'd highly recommend this blog.
  • RedSparrows 28 May 2012 08:19:33 22,892 posts
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    I carried a photocopy of my visa and passport. I saw people bring stopped, but I was ignored.
  • S.J.Rogers 28 May 2012 09:17:50 3,557 posts
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    That's no suprise REDsparrows...!!!! O_o
  • RedSparrows 28 May 2012 09:28:36 22,892 posts
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    O_-

    Or something.
  • S.J.Rogers 28 May 2012 09:30:23 3,557 posts
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    -_O

    Comrade Sparrows...
  • RedSparrows 28 May 2012 09:32:19 22,892 posts
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    Videogames are a worm of capitalist subversion. We must strangle, and then appropriate, the means of production to ensure we control them. First up: Rovio and Zynga.
  • S.J.Rogers 28 May 2012 09:35:14 3,557 posts
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    Pick your new desktop Comrade... :-)

    RED, RED, RED
  • SpaceDave3000 14 Jul 2012 20:59:42 78,266 posts
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    Russian Jackass.



    Try that at home, kids. Don't forget to record it.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • RelaxedMikki 14 Jul 2012 21:11:00 932 posts
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    Crikey fellas. Way to make me jealous!

    I love the idea of one day walking down Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg. I love all that old Russian literature. But I'd always taken to heart the advice a Russian friend gave to me that "St Petersburg is Europe, Moscow is Russia"

    Is it really safe to go off the beaten path as a soft-core Englishman? I've made a few off-piste adventures in Central America (but I speak Spanish, and English is fairly well spoken across the Americas) but I am not sure if even in my twenties I would have dared cut loose in Russia.
  • fletch7100 14 Jul 2012 21:15:30 7,331 posts
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    Collapsing building stunt. :)

    Never worked with Russians, worked with some Ukrainians, crazy enough. Well so was we, litre bottle of Vodka cost us about 1 when I was in Ukraine in 2000
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