Yep. Livejournal was off for nearly two days. How beautiful, eh?|
Some excerpts from the Anglo-Russian flood of responses at the LJ-Maintenance updates page:
That's why we can't have nice things. Or something.
This beauty here is the famous Turf tavern in Oxford. But be warned, you probably wouldn't be able to just stumble upon it if you're browsing the streets of the famous Medieval university town. You'd need someone more familiar with the place to direct you, because this awesome pub can only be accessed through a very narrow passage between two old buildings that could be easily missed. And inside, as it always happens on Friday evenings, it's crammed with people who've come to have a drink or two and have a wee chat with other folks. Students from the Oxford University sit ass to ass with tattooed dudes and yuppies in suits with loosened ties and the straps of their laptop bags thrown across their shoulders. Beer is the standard beverage there, and it comes in pints (about half a liter). Some visitors have come to check out the traditional local cuisine. Stuffed potatoes with beans and bacon, or the famous "fish & chips", lavishly spiced with vinegar. They're showing a soccer game from the Premiership on the "telly". Everything is so typically English!
So the famous Russian blogger and opposition activist Alexei Navalny (navalny) is going to stand at court on charges of illicit waste of assets of the Kirovles state enterprise. The high-profile court case will be held at the Lenin District Court in the town of Kirov. Very apt indeed.