SoftPanorama, a vast resource with a Russian edge
February 5, 2012 6:12 PM   Subscribe

SoftPanorama / SoftPanorama Switchboard, created by Nikolai Bezroukov, is one of those vast, practical resources with a fun side too. There is the excellent and very useful Classification of Corporate Psychopaths | Coping with the toxic stress in IT environment | Surviving a Bad Performance Review | Information Overload: How Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime | Science, PseudoScience and Society. But then there is the fun side of the site too: Russian Music Oldies on YouTube | economic crisis humor | Songs from Famous Russian Cartoons on Youtube. posted by nickyskye (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
A grass of warm milk helps micromanagement induced speed disorders. Who knew?
posted by swift at 6:29 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

And while you're in the Russian cartoon songs section, don't miss the Goluboy Vagon (Blue Railroad Car), sung by an animated crocodile with accordion!
posted by homerica at 8:26 PM on February 5, 2012

lol, this is wonderful, had no idea of this version existing. I kind of love how the Russian has no the, so it is just Vinnie Poo(x)h

More Винни Пух

There seems to be quite a lot of Винни Пух on the web, somehow survived the soviet era youtube cartoon cull of last year.

Thank you for sharing these links.
posted by infinite intimation at 9:01 PM on February 5, 2012

I should make another Soviet animation post at some point. There's so much wonderful stuff here!

I know MeFi is all over Vinnie Pooh and Cheburashka, but maybe I can suggest something slightly different: a beautiful baritone from a "groovy 70s" musical version of the Bremen musicians story. It's quite a voice. Its owner died in 2008.
posted by Nomyte at 9:39 PM on February 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

Каштанкa, a rotoscopic animation based on a short story by Anton Chekhov (1952).
posted by hat_eater at 2:55 AM on February 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

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