Marta had her first radio appearance yesterday - on BBC Radio Five Live, Pods and Blogs show!!!
I'm kidding, of course: it was me who was being phone-interviewed in our TV room, while Marta was desperately trying to get past the locked door, screaming her lungs out... And I'm exaggerating, too - you can barely hear her, just a couple of times, a sound that resembles a cat's meow (myaaooo).
My segment begins somewhere at 2:45 minutes into the show and lasts till about 8:15.
The audio is here, show notes are here.
UPDATE: The audio content for this episode seems no longer available at the Pods and Blogs site, so here's a clip with my segment (thanks so much, Georgia, for capturing it!) -
First, Chris Vallance quotes from my last night's Global Voices translation, and then I say stuff about Yeltsin and about the Russian blogosphere.
I'm not saying anything special, but I'm still extremely happy. It was damn scary to be interviewed - I haven't spoken English in months, have only been reading and writing - but I think I sound okay. Yes, I do like the way I sound - it's a really nice surprise. :)
Thousands of people have come to the Christ the Savior Church in Moscow to say good-bye to Yeltsin - it takes at least an hour of standing in line to get inside and view the body.
Looks like Putin's got himself yet another peaceful rally - which he can't disperse, mainly because of all the Bushes-Clintons-John Majors coming over for the funeral.
The funeral is a good reason to do some repairs, too. Here's what LJ user grinka reports (RUS, my sleepy translation):
All the janitors that could be found in [Moscow's Central Administrative District] seemed to swarm on Prechistenka at 10 pm. They were washing the facades, painting lamp posts, washing shop windows. Evacuators were [towing cars away], road workers were shutting down [sewage holes] [...]. Someone standing in line [to view Yeltsin's body] said that by the Novodevichye [Cemetery] they had even promptly put fresh asphalt everywhere.