Not Saussure

January 6, 2007

Nuclear submarines and Siberian tigers

Filed under: Russia/USSR — notsaussure @ 12:25 pm

Via English Russia, a couple of oddities. First, a detailed set of pictures from Google Earth showing detailed images of Russian military bases, predominantly naval, warships and nuclear submarines up near Murmansk and the Kola Peninsula (in the North West, up by Norway and Finland), the sort of thing that only the spooks would have seen 15 or 20 years ago. There are some astonishing ones of huge hulks just lying on their sides in the water, rusting. Greenpeace would not be happy.

Second, this, taken by a CCTV camera in a Siberian village, apparently showing a Siberian, or Amur, tiger wandering into town one night and being chased off by a very territorial little dog.

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1 Comment »

  1. Wow. This is like an excerpt from some classic of Russian existentialist cinema. I’m thinking, perhaps a long-lost scene from Battleship Potemkin.

    Comment by Fabian Tassano — January 8, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

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