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jackviolet:

One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.

Yeah.

They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

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saintjustitude:

needsmoreresearch:

really tho sometimes i picture simon schama writing crappy wish-fulfillment fanfic where bad things happen to jacobins and laughing to himself

(obligatory “oh wait, it’s called citizens”)

That happened though. It’s called the Thermidorian Reaction :(

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courageousbox:

a red panda eating sushi.

courageousbox:

a red panda eating sushi.

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I was at the counter protest against the Nazis in Limhamn in Malmö. A while into the protest the police has started attacking us with horses riding back and forth along the street. Shortly before one of the last times they charge, me and a few others stand and shout to the police, and express that they have used too much violence and that they should stop. I shouted and asked if they really joined the police to protect killers and Nazis. Then I hear comrades shouting ‘there are horses.’ I’m just about to run across the street, and realize that I won’t make it over in time, so I back away and stand on the side where the police stood. But just before the horses reach the place where I’m standing, one of the police pushes me towards the horses. 
I only barely keep my balance and crouch down and protect my head against the charging policemen. Then one of them pulls out a baton and starts hitting me, striking my shoulder and thigh. 

Simon Hansson, 19
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I was at the counter protest against the Nazis in Limhamn in Malmö. A while into the protest the police has started attacking us with horses riding back and forth along the street. Shortly before one of the last times they charge, me and a few others stand and shout to the police, and express that they have used too much violence and that they should stop. I shouted and asked if they really joined the police to protect killers and Nazis. Then I hear comrades shouting ‘there are horses.’ I’m just about to run across the street, and realize that I won’t make it over in time, so I back away and stand on the side where the police stood. But just before the horses reach the place where I’m standing, one of the police pushes me towards the horses. 

I only barely keep my balance and crouch down and protect my head against the charging policemen. Then one of them pulls out a baton and starts hitting me, striking my shoulder and thigh. 

Simon Hansson, 19

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"Monarchy is bad for the common people. When it reigns, it poors"

— Enjolras, in a written speech (via sarahbob24)

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Sitting around labeling individual women and their romantic/fashion choices as feminist or unfeminist is just about the worst waste of time I can imagine for the feminist movement

it doesn’t matter

at all

feminism isn’t about whether a random individual wears lipstick or not, it’s neither feminist nor unfeminist because feminism isn’t a lifestyle, it’s a political movement 

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sirenlovesong:

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big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

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