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Posts published in July 2008

Russia: Svet’s Happy Birthday Boat Ride!

Hello, Svet and I went on a wonderful boat ride for her birthday. (Sat. 19th,2008) We spent three fantastic hours on the Moscow River. The boat was a large river sightseeing vessel. It had a full bar, inside dance hall, outside seats and food. The trip cost about 600 rubles ($24) each. Svet and I had just gotten out of…

Stories form Soviet Childhood: Garderners! (1)

Hello, as you remember we in Russia strongly believe that it’s very important to know what kind of books read people when they were kids. That’s why to help you to find out about Russian people we publish the Stories from Soviet Childhood! These stories are really very good and maybe you would like to read some of them to…

Russia – USA Relations Going Downhill Fast!

Hello,I have tried to present how Russia feels about the USA meddling in this side of the world…————————————————-“Everything is fine until we’re told how we are meant to behave, who to sleep with and who to push out the door,” the diplomat was quoted as saying. “After all, they are not godfathers of our children, and there are a lot…

Russia: German Prosecutor General’s Office says they found no evidence to link Russia to Litvinenko Murder!

Hello,I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about the German documents given to Russia on the Litvinenko case….————————————————-Documents submitted by the German police last week do not give grounds to allege a ‘Russian trail’ in the murder of former Russian security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko. That’s according to Russia’s Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. Chaika says Russia’s position remains…

Russia: Zimbabwe Talks are Dead or are they Alive?

Hello,Last week I had a reader comment about the British side of the Zimbabwe situation. The British have a strong interest in the country due to past history. So I was thinking about how the press inputs information to the world. Look at the titles on these articles about Zimbabwe…… Last-ditch effort to move Zimbabwe talks forward | csmonitor.com As…

Russian News: July 29th, 2008!

RBC, 29.07.2008, Moscow 11:51:33.NOVATEK’s natural gas production rose 1.9 percent in the first half of 2008 compared to the same period of the previous year, the press office of Russia’s second-largest gas company said today. Oil and gas condensate output increased 2.4 percent to 1.24m tonnes, and 1.066m tonnes of unstable gas condensate was processed at NOVATEK’s Purovsky plant.RBC, 28.07.2008,…

Svet Sunday: Russian Orthodox Church – 1020 Years Since Foundation!

Hello, Today Russia’s Orthodox believers are celebrating Russia’s conversion to Christianity 1,020 years ago. The religion was brought from Constantinople (now Istanbul) by Prince Vladimir. At first it was met with great resistance by the pagans but over time was broadly accepted and came to define the soul of the nation. Orthodox Christian leaders from around the world are in…

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