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Posts published in January 2009

News From Russia: January 27th 2009!

The Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church is in Moscow to elect a new Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk has withdrawn from the election, leaving just two candidates. (Link) Could a car thief, who stole a $US 45,000 offroader in Moscow last night, have ever imagined that it belongs to, of all…

From Russia: Sunken Treasure Ship with a Soviet Past!

Hello, Seems to be the week to find underwater treasures. As I was drinking my morning cup of coffee I found this tidbit of an article. A treasure-filled vessel discovered off the coast of Guyana may contain 10 tonnes of gold, 70 tonnes of platinum, 1 1/2 tonnes of industrial diamonds and 16 million carats of gem-quality diamonds, making it…

From Russia: Leningrad blockade: 900 days of horror!

Russia’s northern capital St. Petersburg is marking 65 years since the breaking of the Nazi blockade. Formerly known as Leningrad, the city lived through 900 days of starvation and horror. Kyle & Svet comments always welcome. PS:The President of Russia visited Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery and laid a wreath at the Motherland Monument. The head of state paid tribute to the…

From Russia: Dmitry Medvedev and President of the USA Barack Obama had a Telephone Conversation!

January 26, 200921:30 D. Medvedev congratulated B. Obama on officially taking on the duties of head of state, and wished him success in this high office. During the telephone conversation both parties expressed their intention to focus their efforts on renewing the potential of the Russian-American relations, and on resolving issues in a constructive way, including those where their opinions…

From Russia: Lets Talk About a Run on the Ukraine Banks!

As close as I could get with a form of camera to bank. You can not see them but the people are lined out the door and down the street… Hello, I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about what I went through on Friday to acquire American dollars in Ukraine. I had to come up with…

From Russia: Back from Ukraine Business Trip!

Walking in Ukraine was always relaxing! Hello, It has been a few days since I last posted but sometimes life gets in the way of the fun stuff. 🙂 So I was just drinking my cup of coffee and thinking about the trip I just made. I got back from Ukraine on Sunday Morning and it is sure nice to…

From Russia: It is a Good Day In Kiev!

Hello, It is really neat today to see Kiev wake up from the coma that no gas brought on. Today for the first time in 5 days the smoke stacks of factories are puffing vapor into the air. The people are running around all over the place instead of huddled by fires and electric heaters. Now you can find heat…

From Russia: High-profile lawyer murdered in central Moscow!

Hello, A man who told everyone that he was getting death threats stands outside in broad daylight doing an interview with a newspaper reporter. (‘Novaya Gazeta’) “I’m getting threats. What kind of threats, I asked him. If I don’t drop this case, I’ll get killed. Who are these threats from, I asked. I’m getting anonymous text messages, he answered. Right…

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