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Gender Roles in Russia. For real this time.

Gender Roles in Russia. For real this time.

I noticed a lot of search terms bringing people to my blog are “gender roles in Russia” and I imagine people weren’t too happy to find┬ájust┬ámy snarky post about Nestle chocolate when they were probably looking for real information. So I thought I would do a real post about gender roles in Russia. Now, this […]

Gifties

Gifties

The surprises just don’t end. I went out to dinner tonight with Nils, Liv, Rune, and another professor visiting from Norway. When we came back and went to the front desk to get our keys, mine came with some gifties. One I was expecting: my receipt from paying my rent this afternoon. One I wasn’t […]

Russian Men

Russian Men

In case you hadn’t heard, yesterday was Defenders of the Fatherland Day here in Russia. The holiday was originally the Day of the Red Army and Navy, but the name was changed sometime after the end of the Soviet Union. These days, it’s celebrated more informally as a kind of “Men’s Day,” as a counterpart […]

Gender Roles in Russia

Gender Roles in Russia

I found this when I was grocery shopping today, so obviously I had to buy it. The front says “PROTECT FROM WOMEN” And the back? “A special delicacy especially for men. Potent and sweet. Do not touch, men’s property!” Please note the little warning label in the top left corner, which says “Store out of […]