Saturday, November 11, 2006
I would agree to sit in prison if there were a computer and the Internet (and that me fed and started up in a toilet). The Internet, if you yet have not understood, is more terrible than the Siberian ulcer, the bird's flu and AIDS. In the future, people will migrate to the Internet but not in cosmos. I don’t know how it will be; I hope somebody will think it out for me...
And where those times when I stood in a queue at cinema on "The Matrix"!
More ingeniously then the Internet to think up nothing. Judge: on the Internet you can get virtual sex with whom has got, to copy messages from one window to another, to fall in love, exchange gossips and to have 100 friends, and certainly to earn a PayPal.
For example, free-lance work is very interesting thing. Is like you are cool designer from Kolyma, but you have free-lance work in one famous design company in Moscow or Paris. And also you receive for the design so much, how many in Kolyma nobody and never would pay to you.
Or another variant - you whimper in the blog, that you can’t find work and as a result the employer himself find you.
There is the system ReviewMe. The system is engaged in reviews. Any company, may be Audi, decided to arrange PR-action on the Internet and has addressed for service to ReviewMe. And ReviewMe ask bloggers for some payment write about Audi in their blog. Now it is popular to be a blogger and get a blog. It is considered, that it is very favorable to advertise the company in blogs.
P.S. There is same system in Russia.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
In certain quarters of Manhattan these days, it's not unusual to encounter characters that seem to have come right out of a James Bond film: beautiful young Russian girls with revealing outfits and hidden agendas. They're the latest status accessory in New York's power game, the mistresses of the Masters of the Universe. The fact that they're dangerous -- wild, unpredictable, on the lookout for a bigger and better deal -- only seems to increase their appeal. So certain women on the East Side are not seeing their husbands as much as they used to. "How old is your Russian?" one just-abandoned uptown wife asked another not long ago.Originally posted: http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/nightlife/barsclub...
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
The greatest gift Hannibal gave to Russia was a great grand son named Alexander Pushkin. And the greatest gift that Pushkin gave to white Russian was literature written in Russian. Without Pushkin the black poet of Russia there would have never had been some of the most famous poets of Russian history. The white racists need to remember — that the next time they see a book written in Russian. They should say to themselves we own this to a black man named Alexander Pushkin. Then realize that when they attack a black person in a hate crime they are attacking part of Puskin’s African genetics.Originally posted: http://www.dellgines.com/?p=614
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Here you can see t-shirts for sale, t-shirt design contests for PlayBoy, Mtv, Mazda and others. I has chosen this and had a great pleasure of watching. =)
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Both sides raise interesting points. A democrat would argue that social welfare programs better humanity by raising the standard of living among all people. A republican would argue that such programs only further the degradation of society by encouraging indolence. Whereas, competitiveness and self preservation (broadly defined as betterment of one-self, rather than a simple objective of survival) are hallmarks of human nature which must be emboldened at all costs. However, such differences are not always black and white and a balance is critical to the progress of humanity.Originally posted: http://www.dime95.com/blog/politics/2006/02/13/the...
Friday, August 04, 2006
Ukrainians might well wonder why they bothered. The bright 2004 Orange Revolution has turned a muddy, burnt orange shade now that President Yushchenko has been forced to take his arch-foe into the heart of his Government.Originally posted: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2298438,00...
Viktor Yushchenko, the hero of the Orange Revolution and passionate advocate of closer links with the West, has finally picked the pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych as his next Prime Minister.
Today Ukraine’s parliament will vote on the nomination. But the outcome is all but a formality — and for Yushchenko it is a catastrophe.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
All photos are beautiful and comic, but you should know some Russian to understand image text: "Dear brothers and sisters! Candels buyed on the street are not valide in cathedral! Don't use it please.", "Muslim will do massage", "People in building" etc.
Monday, July 31, 2006
As it feels like a sin, then this must be a confession. I have been in Moscow for four and a half years, reporting on the presidency of Vladimir Putin - its slow erosion of democratic freedoms, its savage disregard for the individual, its petro-dollar arrogance. I've been reflexively critical, due to the obvious truth that the battered Russian people deserve something better. They have done for centuries. But now my time here has come to an end, I need to confess: I am becoming something of a Putin fan.The Guardian correspondent in Russia Nick Paton Walsh returning home. Some kind words from he.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
In 2004 the United States Embassy in Moscow received 3126 complaints by Americans claiming to be the victims of fraud. Less than 20% of murders are solved in Russia, so do not expect anyone to take your monetary loss seriously.Review of Russian scams: High Yield Investment Program, Dating Scams, Package and Money Transfers. You should read it before starting exporation of Russia. Danger is real!
Thursday, July 27, 2006
He withheld pay from employees, boasted of his sexual adventures, enraged government officials, and flooded Russia with 25 million emails a day. Then one morning, Vardan Kushnir’s mother found his bloodied body on the bathroom floor, skull bashed in.Wow! Interesting detective story with bad end from Wired. Don't doubt: I am received 1-2 mails from American Language Center, as all Russia.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
President Vladimir Putin’s rating rose from 77 to 79 percent after he hosted the Group of Eight summit and security forces claimed responsibility for killing Russia’s most wanted man Shamil Basayev. The poll was carried out by the independent Moscow-based Levada Center on the G8 weekend when pictures of Putin hosting world leaders in a restored 18th century palace outside St. Petersburg led every television news program in Russia, Bloomberg reports.More info: http://mosnews.com/news/2006/07/21/putinrating.sh...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
An old Ukrainian-made “Zaporozets,” which belonged to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will be exhibited in St. Petersburg’s Konstantinopol’skiy Palace — the museum where the Group of Eight summit took place.Originally posted: http://mosnews.com/news/2006/07/19/putinszaporo...
Once upon a time, McCartney write a song "Back in the USSR!"More strips by Aleksey Nikitin: Britolz and Jesus said.
And all have thought, that he has betraid his native Britain and, god save the, Queen.
- BAD! BAD! BAD!
- Go back to bears in Syberia!
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone, designed by luxury accessories maker Peter Aloisson, is priced at a crisp $1.3 million and is tagged as the costliest in the world. Apart from the enticing looks, this phone manufactured by the Moscow-based JSC Ancort Company uses powerful encryption technology to provide special security. This technology is used with the aim of securing the user’s identity together with keeping intact info about kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial racketeers and corrupted state officials.Originally posted: http://mosnews.com/news/2006/07/18/phone.shtml
Sunday, July 16, 2006
On April 30th, Moscow celebrated Fireman’s Day with a parade featuring burning torches, bowls of fire, fireworks, crackers, stilts and musical instruments.Originally posted: http://mosnews.com/images/g/s139.shtml
People dressed up as firemen, chimney sweepers, lamplighters and other, less recognizable, characters marched through downtown Moscow. The crowd passed through the city scattering sheaves of sparks to its final destination, Tsvetnoy Boulevard, where the event concluded with a large fireworks display.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Everything is extremely simple in "Kissing garden" - grown up your fruit and kiss others. With help of kisses, fruits grow up very big.Originally posted: http://kiss.ksan.ru/about/
Main thing takes part not in Internet, but in you. Watch what occures around you, listen to your feelings, thoughts, senses - what people give you, and what you give to them. that is important.
My fruit grow here.
P.S. Yes, I am still alive. ;)
Now, mostly as an editor.
Monday, July 10, 2006
G8 leaders in St. Petersburg!
Welcome to Vladimir Putin's Russia. The façades are freshly painted; everything glints with the sheen of new money. In the run-up to the summit, the Russian president is not only honoring dead democrats but has taken to spending hours meeting with pro-democracy NGOs. So eager is he to burnish his liberal credentials, in fact, that last week he politely thanked environmentalist hecklers for interrupting him. As leaders of the world's leading industrialized democracies—plus Russia—gather this week to discuss, among other things, Iran and energy security, the larger questions may concern Russia itself. Just what kind of nation has it become under Putin, and where is it heading? "Times are changing; there is a new reality now, says top Putin aide Sergei Prikhodko. Or, as Dmitry Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center puts it: "Moscow has left the Western orbit. It's now in free flight."Originally posted: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13774391/site/news...
Monday, July 03, 2006
Theatres and museums are typical food for typical tourists. But I wanner show you other side of Russia. I wanner shock you.
The 4th St. Petersburg Tattoo & Body Art Festival – is the largest event of that kind in Russia, which gathers the best Tattoo masters and the Largest Tattoo Studios of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. This is the only chance in a year to see the Tattoo Art & Industry in Russian Federation.
…The end of this festival is show called hanging. Least said soonest mended. More and more photos here.
More info about festival here.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
At the 6th of July Vladimir Putin will conduct a press conference. He’ll answer on the questions from foreign and Russian web users.
Of course most popular question (18 527 voices) "Answer, please, what was the reason of your act - kissing boy Nikita in stomach?"
More info here.
Originally posted: http://zhgun.livejournal.com/322879.html
Friday, June 30, 2006
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Very recommended for someones, who learn Russian language and Russian literature.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Was born 29 October, 1985 year at town Pestovo, Novgorodskaya oblast, Russian Federation. Now living in Velikiy Novgorod.
I am a student of Novgorod's state university on specialty programming. I had a big experience in web-development. You can see, for example, these two major government sites (The Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation and National Working Group of the Civil G8 project in Russia), where I was a programming of Content Management System.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org, ICQ: 1377852. Feel free to contact me on different questions concerning Russia and my blog. If you interested in some other information about me, please write comment on this post.
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the founder of Russia's YUKOS oil company, was slashed with a knife in the Siberian prison where he is serving an eight-year sentence, a statement on his Web site said on Saturday.
"Mikhail Khodorkovsky woke up in the night and realized that his face was covered in blood. The attacker cut Khodorkovsky's face with a cobbler's knife," the statement said.
Originally posted: http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?typ...
Thursday, April 13, 2006
For many users LiveJournal is an instrument for both individual and collective creativity. Writers and journalists post drafts of their works in their journal to get an immediate response, which they can use to improve their texts. Others compile books from their LJ postings. Others still write books in online collaboration. Alexander Zhitinsky, the chief of Helicon publishing house in St Petersburg recruits his authors among LJ users. Anton Nosik, the editor-in-chief of Lenta.ru and MosNew.ru, uses LJ as a virtual working place for his editorial teams. Artists, photographers, designers and other creative professionals exchange their works and discuss their ideas with peers. Philosophers and social commentators treat their journals as personal media and win large audiences.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
It's custom in Russia to send uneven number of flowers except for Funeral/Simpathy arrangments. Simpathy and Funeral arrangments must be composed of even number of flowers. This rule is not very strict when you are sending mixed arrangments but very important when you're sending one-of-a-kind arrangment, a bouquet of roses, for example.
Originally posted: http://russianflowershop.com/flowers_in_russia.sht...
Monday, April 10, 2006
Photo from: http://konoplinovich.livejournal.com/278361.html
He's everywhere. Travel the length and breadth of Russia and he'll be your constant companion. The pointed chin is ill disguised by a trademark goatee, his clipped moustache and piercing eyes speak of scholarly austerity and implacable determination. Rarely will he look you in the eye. He prefers the vast expanses of the future, which he surveys endlessly with an expression of noble absorption. Occasionally, he cannot help but fling his right arm outwards in a gesture of visionary yearning.
Originally posted: http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article355951...
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Here is a text of official report about U.S.:
All Americans, including those traveling in the transportation systems, should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicions items or activities to local authorities immediately.
Everybody should establish an emergency preparedness kit as well as a communications plan for themselves and their family, and stay informed about what to do during an emergency situation.
Originally posted: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=29
Travel to Russia!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
The U.S. State Department has advised Americans to take precautions when traveling in Russia, saying a heightened risk of terrorist attack in the country remains, the Associated Press reported.
Originally posted: http://mosnews.com/news/2006/04/05/travelprecautions.shtml
I think, south of Russia, such as Chechnya or Ingushetia, can't be recommended for tourists. All other parts of Russia, hadn't any terrorist attacks in last time, and wait for visitors.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
My recent meetings in Moscow and Washington indicate that Russian-Georgian relations have deteriorated to the point where some officials in the Kremlin are seriously looking for a pretext to start a military operation to topple Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Two Moscow insiders – a veteran senior foreign policy adviser who often informally speaks for the Kremlin, and a prominent Duma member who specializes in foregin affairs -- said that the February statement by the Kremlin political strategist Gleb Pavlovsky about a possibility of Saakashvili;s assassination is more than a boast. It's a warning.
Originally posted: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed03310...
They told the police that they were heading from South America to Great Britain, and had crossed the Russian-American border in the Bering Strait, traveling from Alaska.
Originally posted: http://mosnews.com/news/2006/04/04/britishameric...
Monday, April 03, 2006
NTV correspondent Elkhan Mirzoyev was beaten up by a group of youngsters in the Moscow metro on Monday morning shouting nationalist insults.
The incident occurred shortly after midnight, Mirzoyev recounted later. He was traveling by metro when a group of young men entered the car. They were drinking beer.
One of the new passengers, with hair closely cropped and dressed in camouflage and high black boots, sat down next to Mirzoyev and started to explain to him why people like Mirzoyev “must not live in Moscow”.
After that one of the youngsters poured beer on Mirzoyev, who fought back and received several blows on the head with beer bottles.
The incident occurred only a day after a senior culture official from the southern Russian province of Dagestan was savagely beaten in eastern Moscow. Zaur Titov, Culture Minister of Kabardino-Balkaria, suffered injuries in a fight with a group of drunken youngsters, as he tried to protect children who had been leaving a local cultural centre following a dancing training session, Russian NTV television reported Sunday.
Originally posted: http://mosnews.com/news/2006/04/03/reporterattac...
This is very sad and I am don't understand why goverment still doing nothing on this problem. =(
Sunday, April 02, 2006
As sid Russian proverb: "Better to see one time, then to hear one hundred times".
Saturday, April 01, 2006
A socialist, a capitalist and a communist agreed to meet. The socialist was late. "Excuse me for being late, I was standing in a queue for sausages."
"And what is a queue?" the capitalist asked.
"And what is a sausage?" the communist asked.
One man to another: "Because of communism I will have a plane!"
"What do you need a plane for?"
"Well what if suddenly, say, flour is being given out in Kalug. Fly for half an hour--and I'm there!"
On Armenian radio there came a question from abroad: "Is it true that in the USSR the pay does not correspond to the work?"
"Incorrect. It corresponds quite well. They pretend to pay and we pretend to work."
Is it possible to live on your salary?
Don't know, didn't try.
What's the difference between socialism and capitalism?
Under capitalism one person exploits another person, and under socialism - the opposite.
When did the first Soviet elections take place?
When God put Eve before Adam and said: "Choose yourself a wife!"
The seven miracles of the Soviet Authority:
- There is no unemployment, yet nobody works.
- Nobody works, yet the Grand Scheme is carried out.
- The Grand Scheme is carried out, yet there is nothing to buy.
- There is nothing to buy, yet there are lineups everywhere.
- There are lineups everywhere, yet everyone has everything.
- Everyone has everything yet everyone is dissatisfied.
- Everyone is dissatisfied, yet everyone votes 'Yes'.
Why did the Supreme Soviet decided to invade Afghanistan?
They decided to begin alphabetically.
What is Russian business?
Stealing a box of vodka and selling it so as to have money to spend on drink.
Originally posted: http://www.geocities.com/troys_tales/jokes.html?20...
Thanks to Veronica Khokhlova for link.
Pomogi.Org, the Internet charity foundation, was established in March 2005 by two private individuals - Anton Nossik and Sarra (Yelena) Nezhelskaya - and officially registered with Russian and U.S. authorities in October of the same year.
The foundation's objective is to combine the efforts of Internet users across the globe with a view to ensuring the most efficient collection and distribution of target-oriented charity donations for emergency social and medical needs (operations, expensive medical treatment, assistance to children's and patients' care institutions).
And one more important thing: I recommend this organizationation (knowing authority of it's founders). That is not a scam, they really helps.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Welcome to see latest photos of the Moscow downtown. This is breathtaking views from high rise apartment. Our photos have been updated daily many years. We use SONY Digital Still Camera (DSC F717 and DSC R1). This is real manual work, that is why you can see the best possible quality available for the web.
Ivan.ru take panoramas of University and Stadium, New Maiden Convent, Academy of Sciences, Shukhov Tower, Christ The Savior Cathedral, and Metro Bridge. There are, also, photos of ordinary people from Moscow and all this since 2003! Best recomendations.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
As I think, most interesting on this site is audio-video archive. For example, this clip (2,5 Mb). Starring: Vladimir Ilich Lenin.
Generally, there are six types of Russian visas:
- a tourist visa,
- a business visa,
- a student visa,
- a personal (private) visa,
- a transit visa,
- a short 72-hour visa.
Each visa type corresponds to the purpose of your visit.
However, many people come for a short business trip with tourist visas, or to visit their friends with business visas. So, when choosing the type of visa, the only consideration should be — price / speed of processing / period of stay / the number of entries, and not the formal name of the visa.
Generally, the best options in terms of price, processing speed and flexibility are tourist and business visas. It's better to get a tourist visa if you plan to stay in Russia no longer than one month, and need a single- or a double-entry only. It's better to get a business visa if you plan to stay in Russia longer than 1 month and / or need a multiple-entry visa.
It is easier to obtain a tourist visa, because a business visa costs more, and takes longer to process, although it may save you time and money if you are going to visit Russia several times during 1 year.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
"The drug dealer, a 10-year old girl, failed to get rid of the evidence before she was detained," the spokesman said. "About 30 heroin doses ... were found in her apron during a search. The girl was hiding her money in a yogurt tub and on that day her earnings were about 2,000 rubles ($72)."
Originally posted: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060328/44879972.html
Monday, March 27, 2006
Image text: How are they imagine United Kingdom in United States.
Image text: Around gangsters:
- I can't connect with my brother - thief and bribe-taker.
- But there is he sat?
- In the senate!
Image text: Aim and means:
- People is on the first place for our government, Jim: means for war gets mostly from them.
Image text: Hard way:
- It's difficult to become popular, now...
- As it was earlier, you could write something totally foolish, then Mayakovskiy makes a fun of it and you get known through all the Union.
Image text: Three splinters: vodka, belief and bribe.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Large chunks of Mr. Putin's mid-1990s economics dissertation on planning in the natural resources sector were lifted straight out of a management text published by two University of Pittsburgh academics nearly 20 years earlier, Washington researchers insisted yesterday.
Originally posted: http://washingtontimes.com/world/20060324-104106...
Wouldn't be wondered if it's true.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Elections in Belarus have ended.
Alexander Lukashenko won with 83% of voices. Main opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich garnered 6.1% of the vote.
Lukashenko has had more than 100 activists arrested since Monday, many culled from the daily protests by thousands in downtown Minsk. Many fear a violent crackdown when the opposition mounts a major rally Saturday.
Originally posted: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-e...
As far as I know, there are no violence now. It seems, to be no revolutions in Minsk.
Friday, March 24, 2006
Learn face of usual Russian web-site by clicking on different points of square. It also can be interesting, to see history of Russian Internet in squares. ;)
Thursday, March 23, 2006
- Hitler and Stalin dolls
- Russia for...
- Soviet caricatures from Krokodil
- The communist party!
- Ice Hockey
- World politics on toilet paper
- Once again about the weather on today
- Local facism ;)
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Saparmurat Niyazov, president of the former Soviet republic, urged his country's youth to read his book Rukhnama, while speaking on state television Monday during a concert celebrating Naw Ruz (the Persian New Year).
"Anyone who reads the Rukhnama three times will find spiritual wealth, will become more intelligent, will recognize the divine being and will go straight to heaven,"
Originally posted: http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2006/03/21/bo...
This book is shortest way to heaven, I ever heard. Give me it!
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Art and design:
- T-shirt design
- Kissing garden
- Russian illurtrators
- Russian writers read their pieces
- Soviet caricatures from Krokodil
- Vladimir Vladimirovich™
- Wallpapers from best Russian illustrators
- Russian tales - Sadko
- Best Sherlock Holmes that ever appeared on screen
- Soviet music
- Soviet posters
- Top 10 of the most expensive Russian artists
Saturday, March 18, 2006
- Kazan "off screen"
- 10 years after Chernobyl accident
- Chukotka and Sakhalin photo
- The Russian Photography Collection 1917-1945
- Moscow Photos
- Russian women - Extra body
- The Empire That Was Russia
- Mountain Altai - Photo
- Underground palace in photos
- Let shout "the ugly creature"...
- Russian Beauties - Alsou Safina
- Russian Beauties - Oxana Fedorova
- Russian Beauties - t.A.T.u
- Russian Beauties - Maria Sharapova
- Web 2.0 in Russia
- Russia, Racism and Pushkin
- Let's talk
- Russian Scammers
- Russia’s Spam King - Vardan Kushnir
- Welcome to Russia!
- Flowers in Russia
- Moscow's skyscrapers
- From Vladivostok to Moscow
- Visa to Russia
- Most full catalog of Russian web-servers
- Women's day - 8th March
- Trip to Moscow
- Soviet flag
- Congratulate your friends with Russian Men's day
- Best Sherlock Holmes that ever appeared on screen
- Russian flag
- Who has won Second World War?
- Violence in Russian Army in pictures
- Some nice Soviet wallpapers
- My town
- Soviet posters
- Top 10 of the most expensive Russian artists
- Russian Stereotypes
- National shopping
- Plant a tree on Baikal
- James Bond girls
- Introduction to the Russian Alphabet
- Internet charity foundation
- Learn Russian
- Russia - the place to blog
- If you are Russian...
- Russian programmers
- Clothes for a frost
- Connecting people
- Deep immersion
- Rate your Big Russian Soul!
- Dating service
V.Putin had to decide to leave "Big 8" or still to support dictatorship and to have beseeching humble Belarus. But he is a sly fellow, he tries now to keep both of profits. He called out AL and reprimanded him. Perhaps he said to AL "I’m so tired from your paranoia! Stop hysterics! Let’s they will gather, what can they do against you? Why are you so afraid by results of votes? Declare about 78% of votes went to you and continue to enjoy yourself".
Originally posted: http://dsheiko.livejournal.com/25279.html
- Russian Space Agency Needs 5 Volunteers for Mission to Mars
- Muddy orange
- The week of Putin
- Putin’s First Car
- Russia Launches $1.3 Million Mobile Phone
- Fireman's Day in Russia
- The president in residence means traffic congestion!
- Putin, Nikita and stomach
- Yukos founder Khodorkovsky slashed
- Briton, American Detained in Chukotka for Illegally Crossing Border
- Moscow scinheads
- 10-year old girl, selling drugs
- Mr. Putin plagiarist?
- Last news from Minsk
- About dictatorship
- Jack Straw about Iraq
- Spring aggravation?
- Russia’s Main Pro-Kremlin Party Posts 1 Million Members
- John Paul II
- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov
- Most Expensive eBay Item
- Russian Hackers Steal Over €1M From Personal Bank Accounts in France
- Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov at Munich
- Vladimir Putin speaks
- Energy empire
- Putin set up a committee for the repatriation of Stolichnaya vodka
- World politics on toilet paper
- Minus 36 degrees Celsius
- Nigerian letters
- The perpetual struggle between Capitalism and Socialism
- Nick Paton Walsh: "How I learned to love Vlad"
- Russia and Europe: friends or enemies? What are your stakes?
- Lenin's 136-th birthday
- Russia as safety for Americans, as U.S.
- Elections in Belarus today
- Presidential elections in Belarus
- Khodorkovsky's destiny as destiny of Russia
- What the Russian papers say
- 15 years after death of Communism
- Why Russia still loves Stalin
- Propaganda - US and USSR
- Cold War II?
- Russian yellow press headlines
Friday, March 17, 2006
The "misjudgments", he argued, were taken after the end of the war. "What we have learnt is that the post-war situation has been more difficult than we planned," he said. "The planning for that was less satisfactory than it should have been." The US-led coalition hadn’t understood that the "early euphoria had to be built on very rapidly. That didn’t happen quickly enough."
Originally posted: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,174-209..
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The leader of the Russian Communist Party has said the outbreak of bird flu in a number of European countries including Russia is a plot by the United States.
"It’s strange that not a single duck has yet died in America - they are all dying in Russia and European countries. This makes one seriously wonder why," Gennady Zyuganov was quoted by UPI as saying.
Originally posted: http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/03/15/zyugan...
Thanks to everyone, who helps me for last two months! Special thanks to Jane Keeler, from "From Russia with blog", who was first linking on me, to Raffi Aftandelian, from "Maaskva: nashimi glazami", for his kindness and to Veronica Khokhlova, from "Neeka's Backlog" for promoting me in Global Voices Weblog.
There are two things, what I should strongly work on: some unique content and my English, of course. =)
Now I should categorize my content, so don't be afraid of some system posts.
Hope, I was interesting. ;)
P.S. Afraid, I gonna use "Travel Russia!" as my blog's name. It gave me good SEO results on MSN (now waiting indexing from Google) and this auditory important for me.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Russian blogger and photographer konoplinovich recently visit open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture "Vitoslavlitsy", near Velikiy Novgorod. In his blog you can also find great photos of Saint Petersburg, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Vladimir Ilich Lenin's monument and many more! Best recommendations.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Presidential elections gonna be in Belarus on 19th March. Let's see two opinions:
Perhaps you heard the expression "Last Europe dictator". He, who is called so, heard this too. He very dislike this words. However 12 years passed and the dictator is in power now as before. It’s forbidden by the Constitution of Belarus. So, he rewrote the Constitution. Than he called presidential elections in order to there will be less conversations about dictatorship. KGB reported to him opposition forces are weak and it was guessed that there will not be any troubles. He order already to prepare papers about the dictator took 78% of electors’ votes, but it’s happened surprise.
Originally posted: http://dsheiko.livejournal.com/23974.html
I find it interesting, and frankly quite predictable, that the elections about being placed in a narrative of the Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. In fact, some are already giving the would-be "revolution" a name - the "Denim Revolution." The drama is certainly building with all the physical attacks on the opposition. Let’s see how this narrative plays out in reality. To me this poses all sorts of questions about how "democratic" elections in the Former Soviet states are being framed in the West.
Originally posted: http://seansrusskiiblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/belaru...
I am really don't know what will happen there... United States and Russia had a big interests on this elections and they will compete. Peaceful, I hope.
Once upon a time Vladimir Vladimirovich™ had a dinner in his dining-room together with Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev. The two men faced a saucer with pancakes, a green tin of granular salmon caviar, a piece of New Zealand butter in a silvery pack, a bottle of "Gzhelka" vodka, and two glasses from IKEA.
"A modest party you have", mumbled Vladimir Vladimirovich™, putting some caviar on his pancake, "Where are the guests?"
"What guests?.. Now I have none...", Mikhail Sergeevich waved his hand in disappointment and filled his glass with vodka.
"Well, to you!", said Vladimir Vladimirovich™, raising his glass, "If not you, I would be still in GDR, saving money for a 'Lada'. Thanks, Bro." The two men drank the health of Mikhail Sergeevich.
"You see, how it all happened", putting some dew-coated butter on his pancake, "I gave you all the opportunity to earn billions, and I myself now have to advertise pizza".
"A historical unfairness", nodded Vladimir Vladimirovich™, chewing his pancake, "This is going to happen to me as well. To everyone, in fact".
"I wonder", asked Mikhail Sergeevich, refilling their glasses with vodka, "Who's next? How can we guess?"
"There's nothing to guess", said Vladimir Vladimirovich™, taking the glass into his Presidential Hand, "Lukashenko is sure to be the next. He has a Maidan of his own already".
"You don't say so!", exclaimed Mikhail Sergeevich in surprise, "Well, everything flows and changes, and we are getting old, aren't we, Bro?"
"I still have some time left", said Vladimir Vladimirovich™, raising the glass, "Seven hundred fourty-five days more!"
"You mean what?", asked Mikhail Sergeevich, raising, in turn, his glass, "Are you counting the days?"
"It's Kasparov who counts", answered Vladimir Vladimirovich™, "I have no time for it - I'm ruling the country. Cheers, Bro! To perestroika!"
The two men drank again.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
I am searching wallpaper for my desctop, today. There is a one Russian site, there I get wallpapers all the time. Wallpapers from best Russian illustrators are placed on Wallpapers[ru] and I hardly recommend it to you.
By the way, that's what I am choosed:
Originally posted: http://wallpapers.ru/cgi-bin/arty3/forum/show.cgi?m=...
Deep in the bowels of Siberia, in a grim penal colony where the winter temperatures reach 40 degrees below zero, a man who was once one of Russia's richest tycoons and head of its largest oil company is now serving an eight-year sentence.
Originally posted: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/14...
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Everything changes... And my blog too. Here list of today's, innovations. I hope you wouldn't dislike it very much. ;)
- Name! Yes, I change my blog's name. Greet "Travel Russia!". I am afraid that is not a human name, but robots one. Target auditory of this name is search engine bots. ;)
On the other side, RubLog is a simple weblog server, maybe I shouldn't steal another's name...
- SEO changes in blog template, that I write recently, done at last.
- Menu Explore Russia on the right bar was deleted. Add this page to favorites, if you want to remember this menu. On the blank space I will create a blog navigation menu.
Friday, March 10, 2006
- Novaya Gazeta: "Russia will benefit from any Iranian scenario"
- Vedomosti: "Algerian army to receive new Russian weapons"
- Kommersant: "Business community worried by Putin's counterterrorism bill"
- Gazeta: "Russian almost a priority in Ukrainian election campaign"
- Biznes: "Domestic gas prices will rise in Russia"
Originally posted: http://en.rian.ru/analysis/20060309/44123237.html
In the north of Holy Russia lies the mighty and glorious town of Novgorod, known to all as Lord Novgorod the Great. And once there lived in great Novgorod a bard, a musician of some repute, by name: Sadko. He had little in the way of gold, and to support himself he made the rounds of the noble feasts and banquets, entrancing and delighting everyone, whether prince or boyar, merchant or peasant, with his marvelous skill on the gusli and his golden voice and his skill at weaving words and music into mighty visions of the exploits of Russian folk. He was always in demand and he looked forward to a day when he might have saved enough money to allow him to sing and play simly for pleasure rather than sustenance.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
We were flying just ahead of the sun, outside the time. Time zones changed one another and we could not follow this sudden change. We landed first in Tcheliabinsk and then in Irkutsk; night changed by the day, and then again we were high up in the sky, falling into a deep and bright dreaming.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Japan’s sports minister has been forced to apologize for a public gaffe after saying he was very happy to see Russian figure skating star Irina Slutskaya fall at the Turin Winter Olympics, AFP reported.
Two-time world champion Slutskaya, who was the last to perform in the closely-fought women’s figure skating competition, fell on a combination of jumps, clearing the way for Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa to take the gold medal.
Originally posted: http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/03/07/japanes...
That's fun, how rules of etiquette sometimes limit our actions. Everyone knows, that Japan’s minister did not bear it malice to Irina Slutskaya, but everyone thinks apologies is a very big deal, now.
Good luck to Shizuka Arakawa and his fan minister Kenji Kosaka. =)
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Women is the most beautiful and clever part of humans and we love you this day, more then any other day of the year.
In Russia, it is usual to present flowers on 8th March. You still have time to make it, with Send Flowers or Flowers 2 Russia.
Image text: The Free Land Use Act
The Russian Photography Collection is comprised of approximately 7,000 gelatin-silver photographs by the leading photographers and photojournalists working in Soviet Russia between the two World Wars.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
The 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II was the result of precise orders from the Soviet Union, an Italian parliamentary investigation has concluded.
Originally posted: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-20668...
It's can't be true. There are no one reason to order it in Kremlin in 1981. I think, someone just want to "brand" John Paul II as a world's communism defeater...
You should know: I love all my readers very much, I very greatful to all who helps me, and I very proud of my blog.
What's more I want to say... Did you see it? It is Spring! =)
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Mr Kadyrov, previously a rebel fighter who fought against the Russians, was appointed to carry out Mr Abramov's functions in his absence and began to stamp his own mark on Chechnya by introducing elements of Sharia law, which is derived from the teachings of the Koran. He has advocated polygamy and has clamped down on alcohol consumption and gambling.
Originally posted: http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article348393...
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
In 2000, Alsou recorded her first English language single and was promptly entered into the Eurovision Song Contest, eventually coming second overall. The song she sang went on to sell 100,000 copies and became the biggest selling single of all time in her home country, surpassed only by Alsou`s next single, a duet with Enrique Iglesias. "I really enjoyed performing with him in the Kremlin and I hope our paths will cross again".
Text from: http://www.alsou.com/AboutAlsou.asp
Monday, February 27, 2006
- Slovakia beats Russia in Olympic hockey opener
- Russian hockey team beats Sweden 5-0 at Olympics
- Russian ice hockey team defeats Latvia at Turin Olympics
- Russian hockey squad edges United States 5-4
- Scalpers raise ticket prices for Russia-Canada hockey game in Turin
- Russia to play Czech Republic for ice hockey bronze in Turin
- Russian hockey team falls short of Olympic bronze
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Whether you knew what at Livejournal.com, it is possible to find communities of almost all large cities of Russia? Look there:
- Novgorod: novgorod
- Moscow: overheardmsk, idu_shagayu, moya_moskva, znayu, moscow_ru, moscow_history, msk_pohod, moscow_mystery
- Saint-Petersburg: spb_ru, spb_guide, interesniy_spb, karta_spb, spb_postcards, overheardspb, retro_piter
- Nizhny Novgorod: nnov, ru_nnov, photo_nn
- Novosibirsk: novosibirsk, nsk_ru
- Chelyabinsk: uralochka, chelyabinsk
- Samara: samara_ru
- Ekaterinburg: eburg, ekb
- Zelenograd: zelenograd
- Kazan: kazan
- Koktebel: koktebel
- Vladivostok: vladivostok
- Rostov na Donu: rostov_don
- Kaliningrad: kenigsberg
- Omsk: omsk
- Perm: gorodperm, perm
- Kemerovo: kemerovo
- Krasnodar: krasnodar
- Naberezhnie Chelny: chelny
- Irkutsk: irkutsk
- Ufa: ufa
- Voronezh: voronezh
- Tomsk: tomsk_ru
- Volgograd: volgograd
- Yaroslavl: yaroslavl
- Kostroma: ru_kostroma
- Vybord: vyborg
- Smolensk: smolensk
- Kaluga: kaluga
- Belgorod: belgorod
- Orenburg: orenburg
- Lipetsk: lipetsk
- Chita: chita_foto
- Serpuhov: serpuhov
- Orel: ru_orel
- Bryansk: ru0832
- Ulan-ude: luna_ude
- Krasnoyarsk: krsk
It is written with great help of LJplus.ru.