Monday, October 01, 2012

сердечные друзья

So in playing with all these new dashboard tools on The Blogger, I see that after America, in a distant second place for readership is Russia, a country which I have some (one-eighth) kinship with, and an abiding (and inexplicable) affection for. Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by the Russian language (I can still read it fluently, but don't have sufficient vocabulary to converse), history, and culture. I knew a couple of expatriate Russians when I lived in Mendocino County in the '90s, and found them to be loyal friends and excellent drinking buddies.

So maybe it's spam, but I'd like to assume it's real. Spasibo, dobro pozhalobat, druzya!

1 comment:

The Vile Scribbler said...

Nah, Russia's third place on my audience stats, too. One day I saw that I was getting traffic from a YouTube link, so I checked it out, and found a bunch of bewildered comments from other people who had the same experience, which was apparently due to Russian spammers doing...something.

A friend of mine was in the Air Force during the '80s, and was fluent in Russian for whatever espionage stuff she was involved in. She showed me how to spell "Grouchomarxist" in Cyrillic, but I haven't had the opportunity to put it to use in a post yet.