This site is our response to everyone who has ever asked us what Russia is like, and for anyone who might have never wondered, but should have. It’s an attempt to put into words Russia as we see it; our go at explaining that big old riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, that in fact, never went away. It’s about understanding the views, opinions and psyche of a nation that hits our headlines daily, without many of us ever really knowing why. And ultimately, it’s about providing a picture of Russia, as seen first-hand by two people, who think that although the journey they’re on to try and understand this country might never end, the process itself is worth sharing.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Russia - Atlantis Diplomacy

Photo: Sergey Gorshkov, Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Who says Russians don’t have a sense of humour? In honour of April Fool’s day, the serious folk over at VTsIOM (The All Russian Public Opinion Research Centre) commissioned a poll to discover residents’ opinions towards proposed diplomatic relations between Russia and Atlantis. 40% of respondents realised it was a joke, but 21% answered that, although they hadn’t heard of the plans, they approved of them nevertheless and another 28% hadn’t heard of them and would not support them. A further 9% stated that they had heard of them and did indeed approve. I wonder how the good citizens of Atlantis are relating to all this?

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