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Today's a very important day in my city: 68 years ago the Siege of Leningrad was lifted. I went to the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery where over half a million of civilians and soldiers who died during the siege are buried - it's customary to bring flowers to their graves on September 8 (the day the Siege began in 1941), January 27, and May 9 (Victory Day in Russia). Some of my relatives are buried there, too.

After that, I went to Yabloko's office and filled out an application for the position of a member of an election committee. I've no idea if any good will come out of this, but it certainly beats sitting still and doing nothing, and I'm way too annoyed at the authorities for treating us honest citizens of the country like... hamsters.

And after that, I went to my friend Olga's place, and we drank a bottle of white wine and watched yesterday's episode of The Finder. I must admit that I enjoyed the previous two episodes more, but the characters are still very nice and interesting.

And now I have to translate five pages (deadline: tomorrow!). Ouch. Maybe I should start with making myself another Starbucks mug of hot black coffee.

Date: 2012-01-27 09:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leia_solo
Russia is such a beautiful country! I hope you get the position at the committee.

Date: 2012-01-27 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deathgaze
Oh wow, 5 page translation? You might need more than just one other mug of coffee :P

Date: 2012-01-27 10:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feelslikerain
That's a really awesome way of remembering your elders, I like the flowers multiple times a year thing. It's a shame the government couldn't get with the program and start treating you like real people :(

Good luck with the translations!

PS. the reply section popped up right by the Firefly theme song and apparently my brain knows the tune well enough that I read the first couple lines as the right tune and was horribly confused til I saw that it was actually Firefly and not something I was making up to be Firefly lol

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Athena
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me...

Firefly Theme Song

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