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Posts published in October 2009

Russia’s FSB Stirs Georgia Up!

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB – Federal’naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti) claims Georgian special services are helping Al Qaeda members to wage terrorism in Russia’s southern regions. (That is really not very nice of Georgia!)This morning seemed like a good time as any to cause Georgia to have a hissy fit. So Russia decided to leak a little information about some of…

Russian News From Russia: October 13th, 2009!

Vodka Appeared as Flavored Drink in Ancient Russia:According to chronicles, vodka appeared in Russia at the end of the 14th century. In 1386, Genoese merchants brought to Moscow “aqua vitae” (live water) that was presented to Prince Dmitry Donskoy. Later, in 1503-1505, the monks of Chudovo monastery located on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin created the first recipe of…

In Russia My Plans Never Work Out as Planned!

This morning my wife and I were drinking that wonderful cup of coffee (Svet had tea) and the power and water went off. We were not surprised but just inconvenienced. A few nights ago on the front door of our building appeared a sign that said: On Tuesday – No Power or Water from 9am to 4pm… My first reaction…

Russia Votes, Medvedev Tries to Vote and the Opposition Yells: Violations!

The opposition parties in Russia all scream how there were cases of ballot stuffing, and that the ruling party was given better opportunities during the election campaign. It also claimed that the Solidarity movement was unjustly denied registration over the accusation that it forged signatures it collected. (Link) While all this ballot stuffing was suppose to be going on, Medvedev…

This is the Prolongation of a Tale of a Fateful Ship the Arctic Sea!

As you know I have been following the story on the Arctic Sea Freighter! So while drinking my morning cup of coffee I decided to check on the whereabouts of the Arctic Sea! I found this updated video from Russia Today and it gives the lowdown on the desolate freighter. As of right now the fateful Arctic Sea is located…

Russian News From Russia: October 9th, 2009!

Nanotechnology gets boost from state as focus turns to future:A week with focus on nanotechnology and Russian science has seen Rosnano, and AFK Sistema announce they will invest half a billion dollars in the production of microchips, using 90 nanometers technology. “The shift of military attention to Pakistan is happening”:In Pakistan, the expanding number of American security firms is causing…

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