Last week our local PBS station ran a show on how the Beatles influenced Russian youth and, all domino theory-like, led to the breakup of the Soviet Union. [Yakov Smirnov] "In Soviet Russia, glass onion looks through you!" [/Yakov Smirnov] Anyway, while the premise was largely hogwash in my opinion, and it was creepily male-centric for a group with such a solid female fan base through 3+ generations, bits of it were rather charming in that doesn't-quite-translate way. Like the many weirdnesses of English Russia (via Lauren at io9), which in turn links to things like 10 Famous Paintings Recreated in Vegetables. And what's not to love about Santas Take Over the Moscow?