Thursday, 15 October 2009

The Global Migration Of Flying Shoes... not a headline from The Onion, but one from Pravda Online, the site set up by former journalists of Russia's favourite party organ a few years after Boris Yeltsin shut the paper down. I highly recommend it, both as an insight into a very different culture and worldview, and for the complete insanity of some of the articles. Sample headlines from today's front page include:

Kosovo Needs To Put Up A Statue Of Bill Clinton Hugging Madeline Albright (lead story)
Russia's Criminal King Receives Pompous Funeral
Italian Millionaire Moves To Godforsaken Village To Marry Russian Woman
Bringing Fish-Tailed Women Home Strictly Forbidden On Pain Of Death