Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Supermarket in the region


So, I am somewhere between Ural, Sibiria and Kazaksthan.
The small town is pretty amazing, clean, good repairs, high quality roads and buildings.
Way better than what you see in central Russia, e.g. Moscow.

Not the first time I observe this. I assume it's because the 'Intelligencija' was deported during the Stalin Terror to Sibiria.
Not to forget all the Germans sent here. (Even most of them life now in Germany)

However entering an overall nice and clean supermarkte I realized the problem of these regions... shelfes over shelfes filled with Vodka. (In Moscow this would be beer already).

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Cheers :(

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About this blog

This blog is a close up on Russia and the CIS. I am not giving you the big picture.
I would anyway fail. I am too long here. So beauty & decay,
education & corruption, high culture & kafka-style administration are meanwhile normal for me.
So this blog is like a painting from from Roy Lichtenstein... when you are with your nose on it :) You will just see the dots, not gaining any understanding of the whole.

Most things will look strange in this blog. But you can be sure, I would not live here, if there would not be a lot of great things here. Unfortunately, the weired stories are more interesting to tell & read.
Don’t judge Russia on this blog, if you want to know the country, come over and take a look by your own.