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English Russia is a website that collects news stories, photographs, and videos of and about the country Winston Churchill famously called “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

Click on CULTURE to see photos from a recent Russian sausage art show, complete with a sliced-meat Mona Lisa. Entries relating to the Soviet era fall under HISTORY, with the Web keepers seemingly confused and awed by their own past. The shaky English-as-a-second-language annotations are charming: “Partying it’s such a fun!” “People simply doesn’t love policemen.” Butthe true highlight is a photo essay on Moscow’s subway system — where every other person appears dangerously liquored up. Your commute never looked so good.

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