Learn German…

… if you der [sic]! We passed by this somewhat amusing and somewhat disturbing word pun at the NYU campus. Taken with my Fuji x100t. Here are some more pics from the New York trip:

Blizhnee zarubezh’e – The Near Abroad

The “The Near Abroad” (Blizhnee zarubezh’e) is often used when referring to the former Soviet Republics from a Russian perspective and which Russia considers its sphere of influence. Looking for a definition of the term for my dissertation I came across this interesting article written by William Safire in 1994: ON LANGUAGE; The Near Abroad