What do you want to know about Russia?

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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby vietnammer on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:22 pm

omch@ wrote:England watches hockey?


Do you mean Ice Hockey? I don't think so. It's more for Canadians and Americans
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby pablo jaye on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:44 am

when people in England talk about hockey it is usually field hockey. Ice Hockey is played here too - my local team Basingstoke Bison used to be called Basingstoke Beavers!!
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:12 am

omch@ wrote:England watches hockey?


No my dear chap. We are far more civillised than that. We watch cricket instead of hockey, purely for the fact that any sport that stops for a cup of tea is infinitley more civilised and gentlemanly than any other sport on the planet.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby Hammer.CA on Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:44 pm

In attendance, the EIHL ranks 7th among the European top leagues with an 2,842 average. Three teams are among the top 100 of the continent, 2016 challenge cup champions Nottingham Panthers at 38th (5,720 average), 2016 league champions Sheffield Steelers at 64th (4,830) and 2012 league champions Belfast Giants at 70th (4,603) [36]
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby White Goodman on Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:49 pm

I want to travel the Trans Siberian Express before I'm 45, all the way from the East and probably into China.

Is it full of prostitutes and cocaine as I'd heard or will it just be a load of old boring train spotters?
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:38 pm

White Goodman wrote:Is it full of prostitutes and cocaine as I'd heard or will it just be a load of old boring train spotters?


I'm curious which would put you off? lols.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby White Goodman on Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:40 pm

I'm looking for 4000 miles of debauchery, so the 2nd one
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby the celestial insect on Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:59 am

Who do you consider to be the greatest Russian writer of all time?
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby pablo jaye on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:43 am

White Goodman wrote:I'm looking for 4000 miles of debauchery, so the 2nd one


I thought trainspotting was basically just about drugs and sex ....

Choose travelling across the icy tundra on an overpriced trainride ....
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby Hammertapp on Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:18 pm

omch@ wrote:
I'm sorry my English is bad.


Better than a lot of posters who would cite English as their native tongue!

Do the Russian public believe Putin had a hand in Trump getting elected?
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby BondsoBob on Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:07 pm

Brilliant thread. I haven't laughed so much since my brother fell down the stairs and broke his leg (Truly!).

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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:56 pm

fjthegrey wrote:Does Russia have it's own national cheese, what type of cheese is it and what's the Russian attitude towards cheese and dairy based snacks generally?


Russia does many grades of cheese. I love cheese. But the Russian Camembert and Dorblu are worse than the European analogs. Classical Russian sandwich (after caviar sandwich) - bread, butter and cheese. I like the Russian yogurts they tasty and natural.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:58 pm

vietnammer wrote:
Do you mean Ice Hockey? I don't think so. It's more for Canadians and Americans


TY. I about Ice Hockey.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:59 pm

pablo jaye wrote:when people in England talk about hockey it is usually field hockey. Ice Hockey is played here too - my local team Basingstoke Bison used to be called Basingstoke Beavers!!



TY. The field hockey isn't popular in Russia.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 pm

White Goodman wrote:I want to travel the Trans Siberian Express before I'm 45, all the way from the East and probably into China.

Is it full of prostitutes and cocaine as I'd heard or will it just be a load of old boring train spotters?


I think that cocaine is better in Colombia. :D

Now in Russia there are a lot of modern and pure trains. Prostitutes there likely won't be.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:18 pm

the celestial insect wrote:Who do you consider to be the greatest Russian writer of all time?


It can't be made. Pleasant to me - Gogol, Dostoyevsky and Pelevin.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:21 pm

Hammertapp wrote:Do the Russian public believe Putin had a hand in Trump getting elected?


No.
I don't think that so helpless USA.
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby BSB1 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:23 pm

White Goodman wrote:I want to travel the Trans Siberian Express before I'm 45, all the way from the East and probably into China.

Is it full of prostitutes and cocaine as I'd heard or will it just be a load of old boring train spotters?


What happens at 45, does the price jump up, or do the brasses stop servicing?
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby hawkins_hammer on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:56 am

Who do you think shot down flight mh17?

Can you play chess?

Do you wish Russia had a tsarist/communist/democratic/authoritarian government?
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Re: What do you want to know about Russia?

Postby omch@ on Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:09 am

hawkins_hammer wrote:Who do you think shot down flight mh17?

Can you play chess?

Do you wish Russia had a tsarist/communist/democratic/authoritarian government?


I know that MH17 brought down over Ukraine. I didn't hear the official version after investigation. Geopolitics its :thdn:


I play chess a little.


to me all the same. I don't want Gorbachev and Yeltsin's government.
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