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Kyrgyzstan’s doomed dogs and contraceptive cats

February 17, 2011


Those of you who lived in the USSR in 1989 might well remember when one of the biggest Soviet horror films was released. It was called Псы (psy, ‘dogs’), and was about a town in Central Asia – devoid of human life. In move a pack of abandoned blood-thirsty pooches. But then, the humans want […]

Soviet sailor seeks Scottish sweetheart (67 years later)

February 16, 2011


The romantics of this world might have already waved a teary farewell to Valentine’s Day, but 87-year-old Konstantin is already used to it. It’s the 67th time that he has had to make do without his Scottish sweetheart. (Original article in Russian) In the summer of 1944 Konstantin and his Soviet sailor colleagues journeyed to […]