Pottery, 21 cm tall, weighs 600 g, head is detachable & held in place by lead weight. The GF’s going to love it.
I thought at first that the ÐœÐ§Ð¡ acryonym referred to ÐœÐ§Ð¡ Ð Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸Ð¸/Ministry of Emergency Situations Russia, but the shoulder strap is a green, red and gold version of the ÐœÐ§Ð¡ Ð£ÐºÑ€Ð°Ð¸Ð½Ñ‹/State Emergency Service Ukraine lieutenant’s formation patch. The latter service cleared up the Chernobyl mess and has recently controversially (in view of the civil war) been reincorporated into the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Found in a junk shop in Walthamstow, some parts of which are swarming with Eastern Europeans, a fair number of whom are Ukrainian, many of whom (according to the vendor) have (legally acquired) Polish passports. Complicated business, the European Union.
I’m getting the hang of the Russian alphabet – comes in handy on that side of the River Lea.
What am I offered?
- Calling all Barcelona-based Ukrainian anarcho-communists
Local “anarchists” showing Nestor Makhno, paysan d’Ukraine this Friday.
- Beware the European brick
- More thrilling Barcelona police action
In the communal hallway two Moroccans are hard at work extracting objects of value from a rucksack–they’ve got a mobile, cash, documents. I go into the flat, phone the generic emergency number, 112, and clock-watch.
A woman picks up and says hallo like she just woke up.
–Hello, I say, there are two thieves in …
- Svala, swalwe, swalowe
“Swallow, swallow, take my freckles, and give me rosy cheeks.”