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Posts published in March 2008

Russia: Vacation Here We Come!

Hello, Left Saturday, 29th. We are on Vacation and will be gone at least two weeks. We are going to post but not near as often. Maybe every 3 to 4 days. (We hope.) Counts on wireless availability. We want to thank all our readers & do not think that we have run away. Do not be a stranger while…

Russian News: March 28th, 2008!

RBC, 28.03.2008, Moscow 11:40:45.According to the Economy Ministry’s estimates, Russia’s GDP growth stood at 7.8 percent in January-February 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier, the ministry’s monitoring report on the economic situation in the country states. Meanwhile, GDP rose 8.2 percent in February 2008 against the same month of 2007. RBC, 28.03.2008, Moscow 11:09:45.Rosneft’s net profit under…

Russia: Visa Information!

Hello, Just a short video on Russian Visa Issues. Worth a watch…. Subscribe in a reader

Russia: I Am Watching The Dollar Sink, One kopek at a time!

Hello, I have watched the Dollar slide downhill slowly but steadily! This effect was not very apparent when I lived in the USA, but living outside of the USA, I see how the Dollar decline is conjunctively with all currencies……————————————————————–Dollar down 13.88 kopeks, euro up 16.91 kopeks – Central Bank 27/03/2008 13:48 MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) – The official…

Russia: Spy Vs. Spy!

Hello, Seems that here in the last few weeks there are spy’s everywhere. Now Belarus has uncovered another spy ring. They must not be very good spy’s because they keep getting caught. Reminds me of: Spy Vs Spy……———————————————————–Belarus says uncovers U.S. spy networkTue Mar 25, 2008 2:17pm EDT MINSK (Reuters) – Belarus said on Tuesday it had uncovered a spy…

Russia: Is Chechnya Getting Safer?

Hello, I was drinking my morning cup of delicious Russian coffee & thinking about Chechnya. I was thinking about doing an article on the troubled area. It has seemed to me that the conflict has mellowed out a lot down that way. Just as I was getting ready to start the article I saw that Yuri Mamchur from “Russia Blog”…

Russian News: March 25th, 2008!

RBC, 25.03.2008, Moscow 17:46:23.Severstal reckons to achieve a synergetic effect worth $50m generated by the acquisition of Sparrows Point, the Russian steel maker said. The company’s management expects that the synergy between the companies will result from lower expenses and higher operating efficiency. RBC, 25.03.2008, Moscow 17:21:03.LUKoil and Iraq have agreed to form a working group for the implementation of…

Russia: Spring Is Trying To Start!

Hello, Moscow has been having some warm days, today has hit over 12.4 degrees C. That is about 54.2 degrees F. These are record temperatures for this time of the year. The previous record for March 25 was 12.2 degrees (53.9 F.) which was registered in 1973. The meteorological bureau said temperatures could climb even higher by the end of…

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