'Fun' Stories From Russia
Cat rapes woman after performing oral sex on her
Cow and bull have animal sex in office supplies shop
Russian commando smashes bottles on his head and falls asleep on the 24th
Man carries embryo of his brother under scapula for 35 years
British spy caught on tape masturbating on a stone-like transmitter
German cannibal wants to eat all of Rammstein rockers
Black babes lose their African spirit and attraction in Moscow
Man with a bottle of vodka falls through the ice but never lets vodka drown
Kevin Costner's male organ frightens his masseuse
Actually, after looking over these titles, dark, vulgar, and sex-obsessed seems to be a more accurate description. Good stuff from Russia. I think I'm beginning to understand why the Soviet Union collapsed ;-)
Pravda also has some crazy-assed links as well. Here's an entire webpage from their features section entitled 'some people can live well with knives and nails in the heads'. My favorite is the story of Arthur Javanyan who survived having a knife plunged into his face by a drunken 'friend'. This was my favorite line from the story:
The young man is not going to file a police report against his treacherous friend. He said that he would settle scores with him later.
Talk about the 'Wild East' ;-) For obvious reasons, the 'Russian character' seems to contain a very morose and cynical streak to it. They say that humour is one of the most culturally specific aspects of a society...after reading this post some of you will no doubt agree.
P.S. A totally unrelated but interesting point about Pravda. If you think mainstream media outlets expressing vitriolic anti-American sentiment is confined to the Middle East you're sorely mistaken. Check out this section of Pravda entitled The eyes of Donald Rumsfeld are watching the world. You'll find some blisteringly negative, and even somewhat paranoid, opinion on the US here.