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Posts published in October 2009

Windows to Russia Had Some Jitters! (My Fault)

In the last day or so – if you noticed that Windows to Russia has displayed various issues like a 404 error message? I had several messages from concerned readers and I want to thank them for alerting me. It made me feel good to know that people really do care… It is OK – I have been playing with…

Did Russia Help Slap the Dollar Across the Face?

According to the Western press: Russian officials have held “secret meetings” with Arab states, China and France on ending the use of the U.S. dollar in international oil trading, Britain’s Independent newspaper reported on Tuesday. (Link) Now according to Russian press: Russia has not considered replacing the dollar as the currency used to buy and sell oil, a top Finance…

Russian News From Russia: October 6th, 2009!

Saving money during crisis:The WIN Crisis Index is released every three months. The Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research, including the world’s largest independent pollsters, evaluated the perceptions and behavior due to the economic crisis of 21,088 respondents in 22 countries from mid June to the end of July 2009. Russia to invest $10.6 bln in nanotechnology by 2015 –…

Russia’s Gazprom Enters USA Natural Gas Market!

Gazprom had two big goals in the American market. The first (1st) goal was the LPG market in America. They have already accomplished that goal. Once that happened they started to push for the second (2nd) goal. The Russian entry into the the American Natural Gas market. Gazprom as of October 2nd has accomplished the second goal… (Why?) Because: The…

What is Russia Up To? (September 5th, 2009!)

Seems that Russia can not ever stay out of the news. Lets look at Israel hopping up and down screaming – Russians helped Iran with nukes – Israel: A list of Russian scientists who allegedly helped Iran to develop a nuclear bomb was handed to the Kremlin by Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, The Sunday Times reports. Now all this…

We Finally got our Car Tags in Moscow, Russia!

Sammy the Volga Car! We had an interesting weekend. Svet and I finally won the battle to get our car tagged. This was not an easy war and we lost many battles in the process. But winning the war is what counts – right? I have stayed quiet about this because I wanted to concentrate on getting tags not writing…

In Russia the Village of Tatar Saiman has the "Top-Top"!

In the village of Tatar Saiman in central Russia which use to be a collective farm in the Soviet days. They have the “top-top” – You ask they have what? Glad you asked… “Top-top” – The word comes from the sound that old two-stroke engines make. The hand built cars are mostly used to carry wood and hay, or building…

Russian News From Russia: October 2nd, 2009!

Former deputy PM ‘pleased’ to be sued by richest woman in Russia:Former Russian deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov said on Friday he is “pleased” to be sued by Yelena Baturina, the wife of Moscow’s mayor and the richest woman in Russia. Serbian foreign minister to visit Moscow October 4-6:Serbia’s foreign minister will arrive in Moscow on Sunday for a three-day…


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. - Amelia Earhart