Posts Tagged 'Moscow'

Leaders Number One – The Putin-inspired Fragrance

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According to the Washington Post –

Moscow shoppers wrinkled their noses and laughed at the first whiff of “Leaders Number One,” a new perfume inspired by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The fragrance, encased in a sleek black bottle with an image of Putin’s profile on the front, is the brainchild of perfumer Vladislav Rekunov. It’s for sale in a luxury store in Moscow for the equivalent of $95 for 3.3 ounces — a steep price when you consider the $72 and $67 that Dior and Dolce and Gabbana charge for their newest men’s fragrances.

And what does Putin fragrance smell like?

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‘Happy New Year’ Text Message Kills Suicide Bomber

Wired reports –

An unexpected and unwanted text message from a wireless company prematurely exploded a would-be suicide bomber’s vest bomb in Russia New Year’s Eve, inadvertently thwarting a planned attack on revelers in Moscow, according to The Daily Telegraph. The would-be suicide bomber was planning to detonate a suicide belt bomb near Red Square, a plan that was foiled when her wireless carrier sent her an SMS while she was still at a safe house, setting off the bomb and killing her. The message reportedly wished her a Happy New Years, according to the report, which sourced the info from security forces in Russia. Cell phones are often used as makeshift detonators by terrorist and insurgent groups. If true, the SMS might be the only time that a wireless carrier’s SMS message has ever been useful.

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Moscow Mayor Promises To Prevent Snowfall This Winter

Mayor Luzhkov plans to prevent snow from interrupting the lives of the citizens of Moscow this winter. The mind reels when one thinks about how many miraculous things can be accomplished if The Obama  chooses to one-up Comrade Luzhkov. What glorious things we would witness!

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Pigs still can’t fly, but this winter, the mayor of Moscow promises to keep it from snowing. For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their snow outside the city. Authorities say this will be a boon for Moscow, which is typically covered with a blanket of snow from November to March. Road crews won’t need to constantly clear the streets, and traffic – and quality of life – will undoubtedly improve.

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