The Russian blogosphere conveniently, if bafflingly, revolves around LJ. Each week, RUSSIA! scans the chatter and brings you the top five topics
• Proving that Russian goth subculture is undead and well, here're some photos from blogger pushba's wedding—shave-backed-forehead Medieval chic, sky-high stilettos, snow-white groom dreads, ruffles and all. Response: old timer's confusion drowned out by compliments from the familiars. [Свадьба 1
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• A prominent Moscow square once again exploded in a demonstration by the "Oppositioners!" and brave photographer zyalt dove fearlessly in, dragging out awesome visual trophies of modern Russian politics: angry grandmas disapprovingly poking out their tongues at four different kinds of city/military forces, punky-looking youngsters with gas masks, wailing girls, cops pulling all suspicious individuals out of the crowd and the resulting pile of cop-on-protestor-on-cop-on-eldery-on-spe
cial-forces violence. You know, the regular stuff. [Марш Несогласных! Москва.
• Hipster blogger miumau asks for her readers to comment with their portraits and dreams, revealing some of our weekly LJ-round up fodder providers. The illustrated parade includes a blue-haired designer yarning for the ocean, programmers, beer drinkers, bunny-petting, coyness, a sprinkle of androgyny and various deliberate understatements about their artistic careers. [Развиртуализация?
• Blogger zina-korzina once again analyzes Soviet life through its cultural relics, namely the classic, Oscar winning Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears
film from 1980. It follows the lives of three heroines, new Muscovites, as they assimilate and struggle, rustle in stereotypes and meet their character-inherited fates—a steady working class family for the simple girl, a clamor of a marriage to a hockey player for the sexy fame/gold-digger, a new chance at life at 40 for the determined single mother. Insights include a briefly irritated feminist analysis stemming the theory on the over-naive depiction of men. Comments separate bloggers into age groups like an industrial strength filter—"Those were the times..." and "Am I too young to get this or something?"[Москва и слёзы и любовь...
• After practicing in the bathtub, photographer Alexey S. Yushenkov takes a first jab at underwater photography on the set of Alexander Chernayev's new film, resulting in a bright little photo essay featuring fictional synchronized swimming world champions from Kazakhstan and a drowning fat guy. Response: photo techie jabber, "wow"s spelled out in Russian. [20 сантиметров под водой.