Sovok of the Week, also linked in the post below, is a site I’ve stumbled across a few times, always meaning to read more… I just took the opportunity to read more, and almost peed myself laughing. Self-deprecating humor is usually quite funny, but I find Russian emigrant self-deprecating humor to be just about the funniest thing there is, especially when written in impeccable English with a distinct Russian flavor. Kostia, not being an emigrant, does not share this view and thinks that people like Gary Shteyngart are sell-outs playing on stereotypes to sell books to Americans. Whatever. If you have spent time in Russia but are not a Russian residing in Russia, I think you will get a kick out of both Shteyngart and Sovok of the Week.