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Posts published in May 2009

Opel is Officially Sold to Russia and Canada!

Hello, I was drinking my morning cup of coffee here in Moscow, Russia. I have been following the details of the Opel acquisition by Russia. Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank and automotive giant GAZ – along with Canadian car parts firm Magna – are to buy Opel from US motor giant General Motors, which is filing for bankruptcy. The Western press…

Rematch: Russia’s Nikolay Valuev Vs Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Chagaev! (Has Been Canceled)

Nikolai Valuev – Vs – Ruslan Chagaev Hello, This is the news of the day! (Well almost) This Saturday (5-30-09) in Helsinki, Finland, will be the rematch that will settle the debate all over the world about who is the real champion between these two guys! Valuev (The Russian Giant) is looking for revenge after a disappointing loss in 2007…

Tidbits of News on Russia! (5-29-09)

Hello, I was drinking my morning cup of wonderful coffee here in Moscow, Russia. I was thinking about some tidbits of information that had come to my attention. The first thing that hit me this morning was the fact that the ruble had strengthened a lot against the dollar. It now has breached the 31 ruble per dollar mark. That…

Russian News From Russia: May 29th, 2009!

Russia News Source – RIA: May 29th, 2009! Italian investors to develop tourism in Russia’s Altai Territory:Investors from Italy’s South Tirol region have agreed to develop tourism in southwest Siberia’s Altai Territory, the Altai administration said. Russia wants CSTO to be as strong as NATO:Russia is planning to build a strong military contingent in Central Asia within the framework of…

Russia: Lets Step Back in Time – Volga GAZ Model 21 and 24!

Hello, Today I found a couple of videos that I thought were pretty cool. The first one is a step back in time. Lets go for a short ride from the back seat of a Volga GAZ Model 21! Now lets take a short slide show and have a good picture look at the Volga Gaz Model 21 and then…

From Russia: Digital Sky Technologies (DST) – Buys a Stake in Facebook!

Hello, I was drinking my morning cup of coffee here in Moscow, Russia. I was thinking about the information that I have been following about the Russian company – Digital Sky Technologies (DST) buying a 2% stake in Facebook! It evidently has become a reality and now Facebook who has never made any money yet but has signed up their…

Russia Today Interviews Jack Pritchard From Washington, D.C.

Jack Pritchard, a former US ambassador to North Korea and the current President of the Korea Economic Institute. Gives an interview to Russia Today. He does not feel that a major war will break out but that skirmishes could happen…. Windows to Russia!comments always welcome.

Recipe From Russia: Simple Olivier! (The Russian Potato Salad)

Hello, Since Summer is here and us Americans think of potato salad. In Russia, the potato salad is a winter favorite and a summer favorite. The Olivier is a must have at the Russian New Years. That means that there are only 500,000,000 recipes called Olivier, Salad Olivier, Russian Salad or Sour Russian Potato Salad. Rumor has it that a…

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