He has an aquiline nose, a close-trimmed beard and a mop of black hair half-hidden under a woolen pakol, or Afghan hat. There is a resemblance to Bob Marley, except for the stern stare, which is more reminiscent of Che Guevara.
It rained in Kabul over the weekend. The sky was overcast above the perpetually empty rooftop bar across from our hotel, and the fancy caged birds in our garden shook their heads, though the buzz of construction drilling kept going in the semi-skyscraper towering above the district of Shar-e Naw.
RIA Novosti would like to introduce to its readers its group of bloggers who will be writing on topical events in Russia and beyond. Feel free to join in their discussions and share your views on the topics they will be covering, from IT and religion to everyday life and entertainment. The number of bloggers, a mix of ex-pats and Russians alike, will be increasing with time as interests grow in finding out more in-depth information on specific topics.
Again, let’s welcome them and hope that you will also become actively involved by sending in your comments, questions and suggestions.