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    Yakspeare is on The Hot Seat

    Let me introduce a well know guy but a new on the Hot Seat, Yakspeare.

    How does your life in Krasnodar?

    Have you found any differences between Krasnodar and Volgograd from the point of view of condition of life, mentality (if there are some) of locals, may be other?
    not only s.t happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvadim133 View Post
    Let me introduce a well know guy but a new on the Hot Seat, Yakspeare.

    How does your life in Krasnodar?

    Have you found any differences between Krasnodar and Volgograd from the point of view of condition of life, mentality (if there are some) of locals, may be other?
    Hey Vadim and cheers.

    I am enjoying Krasnodar very much...my work gave me a new apartment as compared to my old soviet style apartment...but i lived right in the centre of volgograd and was 200 metres from a big shopping centre, my gym,cinemas etc and 400 metres to the volga and 500 metres walk to work.

    here i am 30 minutes by mashrutka to work and everything is spread out more....but my entire region is new...i now ride a bicycle to work as it is quicker as the traffice here is like moscow!

    I am still meeting people here but there is lots of expats, even aussies here which is good...krasnodar(or as the locasl like to call it ekaterinador) has a rich history much to do with the cossacks. the local language is kubanski, similar to ukraine but usually only village or very old people speak it. the city is very beautiful...with the main street closed to traffic on the weekends and lots of parks and is very green...much more than volgograd....volgograd is a hero city and as a military man it is a powerful reminded everywhere. the main street of krasnodar was called hitler(gitler) street during the brief occupation.

    people here are more relaxed and i think it is because the black sea is only 3 hours away...so for 200 rubles you can go by bus there on the weekend and i think most people do. i think there are more theatres in volgograd though and krasnodar is fighting its growth with so many new areas versus all the historic buildings that date back into the baroque period....volgograd has nothing built from before the war so it is quite different.

    i do love it here but it has been raining and humid of late but everyone tells me this is unusual...anyone from expat.ru is more than welcome to come for a visit.

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    Hi!
    So you live in Krasnodar?! Wow! Did not know it!
    Have you been by the seashore already?
    How's the weather?
    What's your favourite fruit? )))
    PS: i miss chereshnya!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Per Aspera Ad Astra

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    i like tropical fruits found in australia...in my region there are some special fruits not found anywhere else in the world...one they call miracle fruit and after you try it you can eat a lemon and it tastes sweet like an orange...the effect lasts several hours but mkes beer taste unpleasant. i think mangiosteen otherwise is my favourite fruit and i love tropical fruit ice cream...i am still a bit scared to try the fruits here in krasnodar or in russia itself..i need peopel to introduce me to a lot of the cooking etc...it was only a few months ago i had pirozski for the first time!

    i havent been to the sea yet...next weekend my work is all going to a dacha which will be very nice but i think the weekend after i will go to anapa.

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    Yakspeare, you'll like Anapa definitely - quiet rectangular organized resort town of military pensioneers and at the same time children resort too. And pirozhki are nice everywhere in Kuban' region.

    BTW, what a nice news about "local language is kubanski"? Is it your name for mix of Russian and Ukrainian?

    Wish you nice life there! And if have a time - visit Moscow - ALK and Aeroflot make 3+ flights a day from KRR to VKO/SVO.

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    Which team do you support in the State of Origin?

    I hear they play rugby more in the south of Russia. Is this true? Have you come across any union in the city yet?

    And more importantly will you play there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    Yakspeare, you'll like Anapa definitely - quiet rectangular organized resort town of military pensioneers and at the same time children resort too. And pirozhki are nice everywhere in Kuban' region.

    BTW, what a nice news about "local language is kubanski"? Is it your name for mix of Russian and Ukrainian?

    Wish you nice life there! And if have a time - visit Moscow - ALK and Aeroflot make 3+ flights a day from KRR to VKO/SVO.
    kubanski is a recognised dialect which is 70% in common with Ukrainian..a lot of the locals desired independance from Russia back in the day and Ukraine wanted to absorb this whole region into part of urkaine when it got its independance....the cossacks have been here since 1696(krasnodar offically 100 years later) when settled under Catherine the great...who they revere here(and like to call the place ekaterinador for that reason).

    some examples of the differences:

    Russian:

    не за что

    kuban:

    нема за шо

    but definitely looking forward to seeing anapa. ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarski View Post
    Which team do you support in the State of Origin?

    I hear they play rugby more in the south of Russia. Is this true? Have you come across any union in the city yet?

    And more importantly will you play there?
    well i am victorian by birth and spent equal time in both queensland and nsw but by dad is a banana bender so i am maroon all the way. only my sister is a blues supporter...there are few crimes more heinous.

    i have been told there is rugby here and i think i might be up for playing if i can find the team and if they need a 120kg forward built like a brick dunny.

    there is a boxing hall 1km from my place so if all else fails i will go back to that.

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    Are you bald like an avatar?
    Do you like McDonalds?
    Have you been named "Moscal" in Krasnodar?
    Why do you leave your original country?

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    Yaks, what are you doing in Krasnodar? Are there any statues there in honor of Anna Netrebko?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack17 View Post
    Yaks, what are you doing in Krasnodar? Are there any statues there in honor of Anna Netrebko?
    When She was an unknown singer she was told that she was totally ham and deserved only singing in a kinder garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeySnowballer View Post
    When She was an unknown singer she was told that she was totally ham and deserved only singing in a kinder garden.
    Yeah, I heard her say in an interview that her teacher in SPg told her she didn't have much of a voice. I heard her in New York last year in Lucia - and let me tell you, she's got quite a voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeySnowballer View Post
    Are you bald like an avatar?
    Do you like McDonalds?
    Have you been named "Moscal" in Krasnodar?
    Why do you leave your original country?
    i think i have less hair in real life..lol...i am 100% shaved bald.

    i like mcdonalds a bit too much so i try and stay away from it...but there is a rosticks KFC directly behind my work grrr...the great thing about uzbekistan was they didnt have any of these and it forced you to eat healthy.

    i have no idea what a moscal is...i get called mishka or shrek mostly

    as for why i left my own country...hmm...i am like a gypsy i guess without a home....being in a navy family i went to 11 different schools in 2 countries....i travelled through europe as a child and always knew there was a bigger world out there and i just dont think like a typical australian...i like theatre, the arts and i sing and do poetry etc-not have a beer on the beach while discussing cricket...i often felt a foreigner in australia especially because of my british accent. so i am looking for new life, experiences etc

    but i will always have a part of me in australia:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaCzsCSn90&feature=related"]YouTube- I Still Call Australia Home[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack17 View Post
    Yeah, I heard her say in an interview that her teacher in SPg told her she didn't have much of a voice. I heard her in New York last year in Lucia - and let me tell you, she's got quite a voice.
    Let's blame such sh!t teachers

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    BTW, what kinds of art do you like: opera, theatre, cinema (real), paintings, literature?

    Have you already been to Krasnodar Music Theatre (I have never).....

    Krasnaya street, has it become your favourite place for entertaiment already?
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