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Posts published in December 2008

New Year Speech From Russia: by Medvedev!

Dear friends! We will soon be seeing in the New Year, greeting 2009. Getting straight to the point, I would like to give you all my best wishes for this, everyone’s favorite celebration, when we take a moment to remember the past year, in which we saw happiness and disappointment, joy and loss. We each have our own experiences, and…

Russia: Could be the First in the World to Start New Years!

С Новым Годом! (Happy New Year!) Hello, I was drinking my cup of wonderful coffee and was thinking about who is some of the first to get to celebrate New Years? Russia of course! There is an island owned by Russia, located right next to the border of the USA. It is called the Romanov Frontier Outpost. Just four kilometers…

Russia: Ukraine Does Not Want to Pay Gas Bill?

Hello,I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about what Putin said, “They don’t want to pay” Putin is talking about the Refusal of Ukraine to pay her very past due gas bill to Russia. I think that the better statement is “Ukraine can not pay her gas bill”. Ukraine is flat busted, the piggy bank is broke,…

News From Russia: December 30th, 2008!

RBC, 29.12.2008, Kiev 17:43:45.The Ukrainian president’s administration does not rule out the possibility that Naftogaz of Ukraine could file for bankruptcy in 2009, RBC Ukraine reported today. The source in the administration said that the 2009 budget provided for a mere USD 211.9m to cover the gap between the gas import price and prices for the population. However, the actual…

Russia: Thought Of The Day From Putin!

Speaking to reporters today, Putin was expressing about the facts that he had an hour-long phone conversation with Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko on the issue of non payment of the gas bill. It was stated that he said, there was “no deal yet”. When asked why, he added: “They don’t want to pay”. Oh the Ukraine – Russia Gas deal…

Russia: Information Tidbit – Stalin Voted 3rd Greatest Russian!

Hello, Just a tidbit of info for this cold Monday. A poll held by a TV station (Rossiya) was done to find the greatest Russian of all time. Alexander Nevsky who fought off Swedish and Germanic invasions to preserve medieval Russia, came in first in the poll! In second place was reformist Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, who was assassinated in…

Russia: The Tallest Russian New Years Tree!

Hello,The tallest New Years Tree in Russia prize goes to: The city of Krasnoyarsk, a 46 meter high tree in the city’s main square. It has a all metal frame and 15,000 artificial tree branches, decorated with 5,000+ lights, which change color every 30 minutes, and over 2,000 decorations in the theme of Pushkin’s stories. Russia has its type of…

Russia: Kremlin Pulling Russians Out of the Gaza!

Hello,While drinking that second cup of coffee and thinking about countries fighting each other. I felt we had to look at Israel and the Gaza. Since the launch of massive air strikes on Gaza by Israel in response to rocket and mortar fire by Hamas militants, more than 270 Palestinians are reported to have been killed and 500 wounded. It…

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