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Kategorie: Faces of the East

On endless opportunities and Spartak home matches

Sasha is from Stavropol in Southern Russia. He owns a business that sells software online. According to him, the business is going through the roof right now. “The market is huge! You just need to grab your share!” he exclaimed enthusiastically. He is a huge fan of the football team…

Albert and the giant berries

Albert is selling the best water melons in the whole of the Stavropol region in Russia. At least that’s what he said. Watermelons are traditionally grown in large quantities in the southern regions of Russia and enjoy somewhat of a special status in former Soviet countries. Russian children discover watermelons’…

On Chechen terrorists, good old times and today’s ignorant youth

Alexey is a resident of the town of Budyonnovsk in the south of Russia. It rose to international prominence when a group of more than 100 Chechen rebels led by their leader Shamil Basayev attacked the town in 1995. They stormed the city hospital where they took almost 2000 people…