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Posts published in October 2009

Ukraine Has First H1N1 Swine Flu Death and they Shut the Country Down!

Ukraine Shuts Schools, Bans Public Events Over Flu: KYIV (Reuters) — Ukraine has closed schools, banned all public events, and imposed restrictions on people’s movements around the country for a three-week period after confirming its first death from H1N1 swine flu. “All educational institutions without exception…will be switched on to a three-week holiday period,” Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced. She…

Russia’s Nikolay Valuev vs. Britain’s David Haye on November 7

I have ignored this long enough. I have waited to see if for some reason it gets called off like so many Heavyweight fights seem to have happen. As of right now it looks like this fight will happen. Going to be held in Bern, Switzerland on November 7th, 2009 Russia’s Nikolay Valuev vs. Britain’s David Haye in a sanctioned…

Russian News From Russia: October 30th, 2009!

“Nothing can be valued above human life” – Medvedev:President Medvedev believes the dark pages of the nation’s history and its moments of glory should be remembered alike. Somali pirates capture Russian sailors:The Thai-flagged fishing trawler “Thai Unit 3” that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean is crewed by 23 Russians, two Philippians and a Ghanian according to…

Windows to Russia: The Russian Blog!

Hello, I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking back to the start of Windows to Russia! It was brought on by the fact that I have well exceeded 1600 posts and really did not realize that we had. The road has been long and not always very fun… When I first started this blog I had a…

Is This the Beginning of the End of the Tale of the Arctic Sea Freighter?

As you all know I have followed this poor freighter from the beginning and now we seem to have at least a light at the end of the tunnel. It looks like the men can come home finally, that have been imprisoned (so to speak) on the vessel for a long time. Russia has lifted all restrictions on the vessel…

Russia has Stood Firm With Iran and No More Sanctions!

For a few days all you heard was positive about Russia and Iran. The sweet sticky bull came from the Western press and it did nothing but make Russia and Iran realize the folly of America. I then watched a Western press that slid into their old habits, they started to degrade Russia and Iran because Iran was not giving…

In Russia Have Tank – Who Needs Roads?

This is a great video and I wish it was in English. (The video that I found in English was terrible.) So lets watch a video about an off road race that included a few tanks. These tanks were hand built from spare parts (don’t ask what parts) and were very underpowered. They are not real tanks, not even of…

The French Auchan is Russia’s King Retailer: Can it Keep Wal-Mart at bay also!

Here in Russia the rumors of Wal-Mart breaking into the Russian market always float around. But the truth is: Russia has a fantastic retail giant called Auchan. I have been a Auchan fan since moving to Russia. It has the feel of Wal-Mart back when Sam Walton was still alive. A company that put people first… Privately held French big-box…

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