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Russian Winter


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A couple of Muscovites

Way back in the 60s, before Moscow became a modern, throbbing city, when life was hard and pleasures simple, people used to go out for relaxing evening strolls.

One cold winter's night, a couple of Muscovites were walking down the street, when the man felt something splash on his nose. "I think it's raining." he said to his wife.

"No, that felt more like snow to me." she replied.

"No, I'm sure it was just rain." he said.

Well, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing, when they saw a Red Army colonel walking towards them. "Let's not fight about it," the said man, "let's ask Colonel Rudolph whether it's officially raining or snowing."

As the officer approached, the man said, "Tell us, Colonel Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?"

"It's raining, of course!" he replied, and walked on.

But the woman insisted: "Well that certainly felt like snow to me!"

The man quietly replied: "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."

Rain dear? A curious thought comes to mind: Penguins have wings but cannot fly; reindeer have no wings but can fly.

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