But why? Let's examine the evidence.
- Admittedly, I am something of a vodka hoarder/consumer. My freezer currently holds five bottles of the stuff, none of it however is from the Russian Federation.
- I am not a hand-crafter of balalaikas, borscht, blini or any other product that begins with the letter B.
- Caviar makes me skeeve so hard that I might start speaking Russian spontaneously. If you despise a prized foodstuff of any country, it is generally not a popularity winner. My hatred for the Balut Egg is clearly behind my limited readership in Southeast Asia. Duh.
- I have no Russian bloodline but my children do, by way of my mother in law. However, that bloodline is so diluted by an abundance of Sicilian that even the mainland Italians don't like us. I can't see their 1/8th heritage being a big winner.
So why the sudden jump in my Russian readership? The answer to these questions is often found deep in the belly of the Blogger Analytics tool.
According to the Blogger Analytics tool, Russia appears to be kicking the USA's ass in readership.
Interestingly enough, Google Analytics does not agree with this statistic over the same time period. Zero readers from Russia.