First is this fun story about Vologdo (sure wish I knew more about Russian geography, I have no idea where this place is), where the regional authorities are practically giving away lumber to help people during the crisis. And some people are actually taking advantage, but feel that "they should do more." Well, one can't have everything, I guess.
Second, Oleg Deripaska apparently feels the same way (even after he has stuffed his pockets with money from the Gov, and been tight-fisted about sharing it).
Third, Boris the Bor-Ring has finally provided some entertainment for the masses (since he literally is like a corpse during the Duma sessions he presides over) by writing a song about... (drum-roll please)... football! Here are some of the words according to The Moscow Times: Russia, go ahead!/ Our turn has come!/ Russia, go ahead!/ Victory is awaiting us!" I kid you not.
And finally, the Georgian Mafia is alive and well in Moscow, according to Robert Amsterdam's blog. This is just entertaining because it reminds me of study abroad days, and the amazing Georgian restaurant in Moscow that had guards with guns out front.