Russia: Faggots not allowed

There is this scandalous Russian blogger – Lena Miro – who I love to read once in a while, purely because her style of writing is very different from anyone else – she is straightforward and not afraid to voice her opinion, which I love.

Some people call her a bully, but I don’t particularly care about people getting offended by what she writes – if you don’t enjoy it – don’t read it – simple as! The main reason I read her blog on a regular basis, is because she sheds some light on current affairs in Russia and she writes about things that are interesting for an average Russian.

She’s posted the below photo, that has been making circles around Reddit, and expressed her opinion, that regardless of current culture and legislation, signs like these, especially in English, are unacceptable, as they strengthen the mood of ‘unsafety’ when visiting Russia, not just for gay people, but for everyone, and tourism is important.

Guess what happened next?

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What makes you happy?

Today is International Day of Happiness, which was introduced by the UN in 2012 to recognise ‘the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives’ as well as to be a useful reminder that the happiness comes from family, friends and good emotional well-being rather than money and fame.

This leads me to a question: who is actually celebrating this day – the happy ones, or the ones looking for happiness?

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‘I don’t vote. I don’t see the point…’

I was recently involved in a conversation about the upcoming General Elections and one lady said that she doesn’t believe in elections:

‘I don’t vote, I don’t see the point. One party promises to cut taxes, another to increase benefits, but all these things are small and unimportant. No matter who’s elected, they will still go and drop bombs on people and make huge nation- and life-changing decisions without public’s input.’

She was mostly opposed, with others in the discussion suggesting that she should show that she feels this way and still go to the polling station and just cross out the ballot as a sign of protest.

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Estimated 64% of 18-24 year old didn’t bother voting in Brexit referendum, and look where it got us.

I don’t get to vote at the general election, but if I did, I would 100% go to the polling station and vote to make a point of my views.

You should too. Don’t forget to register to vote before 22nd of May.

 

Trump has won.

As millions of others around the world, I felt bitter this morning when I read the news  – Donald Trump is the new USA president.

It was a similar feeling to the 24th of June when Brexit results were announced – when you’re convinced that people know better (at least in your opinion) and then get a huge disappointment when faced with the reality.

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My Medieval England obsession

My obsession with English medieval history started quite a while back.
I was back home on holiday when I walked into the lounge where my dad was watching The Tudors with an encyclopedia on his lap. He was fact checking the series (as you do!) and pointed out that since I have moved to England, I should probably spend some time getting to know the history of the country.

I mean, I was sold straight away – watch a drama TV series and learn history at the same time –  ideal. That’s when I found out all about Henry VIII, his six poor wives and the English church reformation.

Even though there are a lot of historical inaccuracies, the cast is great, the plot is very dramatic and there are a lot of sex scenes 🙂Image result for the tudors cast Continue reading “My Medieval England obsession”

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