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Posts published in May 2007

The old Soviet Union, CCCP

I was sitting drinking coffee this morning. I was thinking about what it could have been like when the CCCP was still around. I have been on trips to the Ukraine and Moldova. I got to see the remains of the old empire. I have been to several villages in Russia. I have seen what is left of the old…

Russia is Hot!!

I moved to Russia and the weather changed. So everyone in Russia can blame me. I came from the Midwest of the United States. I expected it to be much cooler this far north. Not to be! I brought the Midwest weather with me. The winter was mild, The spring, non existent. The summer is HOT and it is not…

I Quit Smoking When I Came to Russia…

When I came to Russia I quit smoking. I had smoked 0ver 30 years. Its a good thing! The price of cigarettes is so cheap in Russia that I would have smoked even more. In the US I was paying 4 to 5 dollars a pack. In Russia I would only have to pay 75 cents. I am thankful to…

Wow – I’M Hungry Russian Omelet…

Russia holds the world largest omelet record! Ot at least did for a few years… This is one big omelet. I think omelets are great to eat. This omelet was made of 11,000 eggs and it took 20 people in rotating shifts to cook the world’s largest omelette, which weighed more than 1,000 pounds… Windows to Russia! Breaking Free: I…

Cheaper to Live in America?

Hi, I just read an article about the cost of living in Russia. It confirmed what I knew. The cost to live in Russia is more expensive than the USA. Even Gasoline. Which makes no sense. In Russia you do not have imported Fuel. In the USA almost all fuel is imported. Yet the Americans have cheaper gas? In Russia…

Soviet Union: Information on the status of the KGB since the attempted coup in August 1991…

The current status of the KGB in the Soviet Union is somewhat unclear as there have been numerous personnel changes since the attempted coup and several announcements regarding possible reforms. In addition, the Baltic states and some of the Soviet republics have apparently initiated changes to the operation of the KGB on their territories. This Response to Information Request provides…

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